U.S. Navy Awards Patriot Technologies, Inc. a Large-scale Rugged Tablet Contract for Naval Shipyards

8 March 2017

Patriot Technologies, Inc. today announced a five-year blanket purchase agreement awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-Scott Field Office for the US Navy to procure rugged tablet computer designed by DT Research, Inc., the world's leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets. The US Navy selected the DT311 rugged tablets to deploy to personnel working at various shipyards for technical maintenance management, warehouse inventory control, field testing and training, and other field data operations.

"We are honored to be working with Patriot and awarded a contract of this scale by the U.S. Navy," said Daw Tsai Sc.D., president of DT Research. "This procurement agreement exemplifies our 20-year engineering and design commitment to deliver purpose-built rugged tablets with sleek, fully integrated features that impress even the most demanding users."

"This Blanket Purchase Agreement is the culmination of two decades customer-driven mission-specific design expertise combined with our strategic partnership with DT Research, a U.S. technology manufacturer with the unique ability to collaborate efficiently with U.S. Department of Defense agencies," said Steve Keefe, President, and CEO of Patriot. "We look forward to bringing more innovative technology to the U.S. Department of Defense."

"Our tablets will enable the U.S. Navy to improve productivity and increase efficiencies for a broad range of field-to-office duties," Joe Lewin, Director of Federal Sales, DT Research. "Navy personnel will save significant time as they securely access data and images within a variety of environments using a highly durable, yet lightweight mobile device that has been purpose-built for their needs."

DT311 Rugged Tablets are full-featured, yet lightweight and ruggedized for military operations in extreme environments. The tablets have a built-in Smart Card / CAC Full-slot Reader for multiple security level control and Full HD anti-reflective outdoor viewable screens with brightness to 800 NITS for excellent viewing in sunlight. The devices run on the latest generation of Intel processors for high performance and a fanless design for increased durability.

Fully Ruggedized DT311 Rugged Tablets are IP65 Rated to meet high strength and security standards including:

• MIL-STD-810G
• MIL-STD-461F
• NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) Compliant
• HERO (Hazard of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance) Certified (DT311H)
• Operational in Extreme Temperatures (-4 F to 140 F)
• Hardware-Software Security

The tablets deliver integrated hardware-software security and take full advantage of advanced Windows 10 security including Device Guard enterprise hardware and software security features that only allow the tablet to run trusted applications with TPM 1.2 and 2.0 support. The tablets include Lock Down features to protect against malicious users, which also provide a custom designed user experience and increase system reliability.

The DT311 combines operating system software security with its proprietary hardware security, including media sanitization option that supports both NSA and USA-AF/Navy/Army standards. Hardware security options also include instant blackout, as well as automatic Bluetooth, RFID and WiFi disable functions that can be pre-configured to turn off all radio capabilities under certain conditions.