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Group Mobile Creates the In-Field Computing Solution Featuring the GD8000 Rugged Laptop

Group Mobile Creates the In-Field Computing Solution Featuring the GD8000 Rugged Laptop

Chandler, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 23, 2011

Group Mobile, well known for carrying the top brands in rugged laptops, rugged tablet PCs, rugged PDAs, and rugged handheld computers has recently created an In-Field Computing Solution featuring the General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 rugged laptop. The In-Field Computing Solution is ideal for field service and other mobile workers who need a laptop and the essential accessories for working outdoors, in a vehicle, and in other mobile work environments. This rugged and reliable mobile computing solution helps reduce downtime and increase productivity while on the road. It includes everything field service workers need to stay powered up, connected, and on top of business — regardless of their work location.

Group Mobile’s In-Field Computing Solution includes the GD8000 with PC card and Express card, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g, Gobi 2000 and dual RF pass-thru, and DVD multi-drive upgrades, office docking station, vehicle power adapter, spare AC adapter, shoulder strap, Swiss Army computer backpack and Roxio EZ DVD Creator software. Group Mobile offers a savings of over $ 870 when these rugged mobile computing products are purchased in this mobile computing bundle, instead of buying them individually. To learn more, visit

“We researched several years’ worth of our orders from field workers and professionals to see what they purchased, both initially and over the ensuing weeks (as they often come back for more items to complete their solution). This provided us with the data to develop a ‘get-it-all-with-one-order’ complete solution,” said Richard Lawson, President of Group Mobile. “In addition, we are providing a significant discount on the In-Field Computing Solution bundle. The idea is to make life easier for our customers and offer a tremendous value.”

The GD8000 rugged laptop featured in this bundle has a 320GB shock-mounted hard drive with a heater to provide protection against stress from bumps, drops, shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. The rugged laptop has an Intel® Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM memory, and the Windows® 7 Professional operating system offering speed and performance. Other features of the GD8000 rugged laptop include integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and Gobi™ 2000 mobile broadband wireless to keep users connected no matter where work takes them. The GD8000 has a 13.3-inch DynaVue® display with touchscreen for excellent viewability in outdoor conditions and a backlit keyboard to for use in dark environments. It also has a DVD-RW/CW-RW multi-drive that fits in the laptop's media bay, and PC card and Express card slots allowing for extra storage and other peripheral devices to be connected to the laptop.

The GD8000 office dock enables workers to use the rugged notebook as a desktop computer. The office dock is a 'pass-through' device, providing drop-in convenience with no cables to attach or detach from your laptop. When the notebook is positioned in the dock, the computer's battery is automatically recharged. It includes four USB 2.0 ports, two 9-pin legacy serial ports, an RJ-45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, a 15-pin external monitor/VGA port, a PS/2 Duplex port, a mono microphone interface, a stereo speaker interface, and a DC-in power port.

The vehicle power supply recharges the battery and provides power to the GD8000, allowing users to work in their car and recharge the batteries while driving. The spare AC adapter offers convenience.

The two-point shoulder strap provides a hands-free carrying option. It has two clips which attach to D-rings on the computer, allowing for easy access to the laptop and comfortable carrying.

Lastly, this mobile computing solution includes the Wenger SYNERGY Swiss Army Computer Backpack, featuring a padded computer pocket, comfort fitting back straps, a music player pocket, air flow back padding, an essentials organizer, a headset port, and a case base stabilizing platform. This durable backpack offers three compartments for storage resulting in a very balanced bag and quick access to items frequently used.

To learn more about the In-Field Computing Solution, visit To learn about other Mobile Computing Solutions offered by Group Mobile, visit

About Group Mobile

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Group Mobile serves customers all over North America. We supply customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Military, to local police/fire/ambulance, to small and mid-size businesses, to the frequent traveler that needs something more durable than a commercial, off-the-shelf computer. Group Mobile carries all the leading rugged computing brands such as Panasonic, GD-Itronix, Xplore Technologies, Getac Inc., Trimble, and more. In addition, Group Mobile offers vehicle docking and mounting equipment from Gamber Johnson, Ram Mounts, Jotto Desk, and Havis/Ledco. To learn more about rugged computers and how they differ from commercial, indoor computers, check out the Rugged Computer Guide or visit us online at

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