April 28, 2011 11:00 ET

ROCKY DB6 -- Smallest, Fully Rugged, Handheld With Windows 7/Linux

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL) announced the launch of the ROCKY DB6 -- the smallest, lightest, fully rugged handheld that can support standard Windows 7 and Linux Operating Systems (OS). Certified by independent parties to meet military standards for ruggedness, this compact handheld weighs less than two pounds.

"The military is pushing the envelope of connectivity out to the front lines," explains Ron McMahan, AMREL's Director of Engineered Solutions. "They want ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) data in the hands of the warfighter. This creates a need for a computer that can transmit large encrypted files in real time, operate in harsh combat conditions, and is small enough to fit into a cargo pants pocket. The DB6 is that computer."

The key to the DB6 is the Intel® Atom™ Processor. More powerful than typical PDA processors, it consumes very little energy. Consequently, the lightweight DB6 can run the same OS and applications as a laptop, but with significantly longer battery life. This reduces logistical burdens in the battlefield and eliminates the need to modify standard programming for mobile devices.

Since it is an AMREL product, it's been independently certified to meet military standards for ruggedness, including MIL-STDs 810G and 461F. It is also fully compliant to FIPS 140-2, the encryption standard.

"We like to give our clients options, not problems," boasted Mr. McMahan. "So, the DB6 has numerous communication capabilities, including 3.5G. We're especially proud of its multiple configurable I/O ports, which provide a lot of connectivity choices."

As the DB6 was developed with end-user feedback from in-theater warfighters, early adopters are expected to be Dismounted Infantry, and Special Operation Teams. The DB6 is being considered for:

  • Tactical Communications
  • Mobile Biometrics
  • Robotic Command & Control
  • Many other applications

The DB6 has also excited interest for Tactical Vehicle, First Responder, and Oil & Gas applications.

Learn more about the ROCKY DB6 at

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AMREL's Computer Division designs and manufactures small-footprint, highly integrated, rugged mobile computing solutions for OCUs, handheld biometrics, communication, data acquisition and handheld Atom-based applications. Our modular single solution approach minimizes peripheral devices, the total cost, and space/weight requirements. We customize, design, prototype, and deliver your solution faster than any competitor. Visit

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