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Trent, Andy ; Miller, Theron . 2007. Evaluation of Two Fully Rugged Laptop Computers for the Forest Service. 0771 2832. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

This report documents the evaluation of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 and General Dynamics GoBook XR-1 fully rugged laptop computers for the Forest Service's Chief Information Office Mobile Computing Program. Forest Service law enforcement officers need fully rugged computers, as might firefighters or researchers. The evaluation included a number of tests—many based on military standards—including drop tests, high and low temperature tests, vibration tests, GPS tests, performance benchmarking tests, battery performance tests, screen visibility tests, wireless connectivity tests, and cellular connectivity tests. In addition, the report includes the results of a questionnaire sent to 10 law enforcement officers who field tested the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 laptop and 10 officers who field tested the General Dynamics GoBook XR-1 laptop.

Keywords: benchmarking, chief information office, General Dynamics, GoBook, law enforcement, mobile computing, Panasonic, testing, Toughbook


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