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Laptop Supports Three Wireless Technologies

Itronix, which makes wireless field computing systems, today unveiled a new laptop computer that supports up to three different wireless networks.

GoBook II, which will be available next month for $4,495, supports 802.11b, Bluetooth, and wireless WAN technologies such as CDMA 1xRTT, CDPD, and GPRS. In addition, the notebook incorporates Itronix's Common Radio Module Architecture (CRMA), which the company said enables users to upgrade to new wireless technologies as they become available.

"GoBook II was designed to support the requirements of the world's growing mobile workforce -- field service technicians, insurance adjustors, public safety officers, or our nation's warfighters -- who need reliable, secure and consistent wireless access to data," said Matt Gerber, vice president of marketing for Itronix. "By simultaneously supporting three wireless technologies, GoBook II allows for a seamless handoff and automatic access to any available network -- guaranteeing wireless connectivity from any location and under any circumstance."

Powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Mobile Pentium IV processor, GoBook II includes a removable hard drive (up to 30GB) and 1024MB of memory. The laptop features a die-cast magnesium housing, an outdoor touch-screen display and NiteVue keyboard. Itronix said it is built to operate in and withstand any situation a mobile workforce may encounter, including rain, snow, wind, dust, fire, shock, vibration, and chemical exposure.

Reprinted from allNetDevices