Hiawatha, Iowa – Tuesday, August 16, 2011. MobileDemand, a leading provider of rugged Tablet PCs for military, government and public sector agencies, announces a reseller partnership agreement with GB Tech, a leading provider of logistics and IT services to the aerospace, homeland security, energy and healthcare industries. MobileDemand also announces that its rugged Tablet PC systems can now be purchased on a GSA Schedule – General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule for General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services.
The GSA Schedule 70 award allows the federal, state and local governments to purchase MobileDemand products from GB Tech through a streamlined process and pre-negotiated pricing that will save them time, resources and money.
The MobileDemand products now available on the GSA IT Schedule 70 include specific configurations of the xTablet T7000, xTablet T8700 and xTablet C1200 ruggedized Tablet PC, options and accessories. MobileDemand has been providing products to the military and government agencies for several years. The US Army is using xTablets for asset tracking, and mapping in the battlefield. The USDA uses the MobileDemand rugged Tablet PC for field inspections. Other military and government applications include: use in Humvee’s for routing and targeting; use by fire departments for post-fire building inspections and on fire engines for routing and accident reporting; use by the Air Force for depot logistics; and use in robotic minesweepers.
xTablets are built military rugged to withstand the rigors of government field work and military battlefields. They are MIL-STD 810G compliant and have an Ingress (Sealing) Rating of up to IP65, which means they have been tested to survive pressured water, temperature extremes, rain, humidity, salt, sand, dust, shock, vibration and 26 consecutive drops from 5 feet.
MobileDemand’s product offering now available on the GSA Schedule coupled with GB Tech’s years of experience in providing managed IT, software testing and logistics services for solutions that demand mission-critical precision and scalability, we can better serve the dynamic needs of government, military and public safety agencies.
“The partnership with GB Tech allows us to provide end-to-end mobile computing solutions to military and government agencies,” says MobileDemand President Matt Miller. “Our xTablet rugged tablet PCs are used for everything from inspections and depot logistics to mapping and targeting in battlefields. These tablets offer multi-functionality, Microsoft® Windows 7 operating system and Intel processing power in addition to their ruggedness. GB Tech provides expertise in IT infrastructure, communications, network management and implementation services. Together we strengthen our ability to help fulfill the growing information technology need of this industry,” Miller continues.
GB Tech, headquartered in Houston, TX, has been serving the needs of the military and other government and public safety agencies since 1985. “We are excited about the opportunity to include MobileDemand on GB Tech’s GSA IT Schedule 70,” says GB Tech CEO Gale Burkett. “We instantly recognized the value-add potential that the rugged MobileDemand products bring and are pleased to be able to offer a product/service mix uniquely targeted to today’s dynamic federal market,” Burkett continues.
MobileDemand is a leading provider of rugged tablet computers used by the military and government agencies to access and communicate mission critical information in real-time. MobileDemand is also the nation’s leading provider of rugged tablet computers used in transportation to improve operational efficiency and allow mobile workers to make better business decisions at the point of interaction. MobileDemand xTablets are used by mobile workers in many other industries including Food and Beverage Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Field Service, Agriculture, and Utilities. MobileDemand xTablet Rugged Tablet PCs provide ultra-mobility and versatility and are built military rugged to withstand harsh environments. They offer a high resolution, all-light visibility touch screen, functionality of a full Microsoft Windows 7 OS and the power of an Intel processor to deliver performance at a lower cost and enable greater efficiency and productivity in the field. Additional information is available at www.RuggedTabletPC.com.
About GB Tech
GB Tech is a leading provider of managed IT, software testing and logistics services for solutions that demand mission-critical precision and scalability. Serving the aerospace, healthcare, homeland security and energy industries, GB Tech delivers scalable solutions that help companies, technology partners and government agencies quickly identify and effectively respond to rapid change in today’s most dynamic markets. Founded in 1985, GB Tech provides the highest degree of proficiency and on-demand scalability to help clients lower costs, streamline operations and ultimately improve productivity. Moreover, GB Tech helps mitigate risk by delivering application assurance in mission-critical systems and operations for some of the world’s most dynamic companies. Additional information is available at www.gbtech.net.