Rugged gets secure
Itronix Corp. of Spokane, Wash., introduced the GoBook III, the next generation of its rugged laptop computer. It's the first Itronix system to support smart-card and biometric fingerprint readers, although a company official indicated Itronix has not yet seen widespread demand for those security features.
The $4,495 GoBook III runs on Intel Centrino chip technology, which includes a Pentium M processor operating at 1.8 GHz and Intel 802.11g wireless network adapter. It can accommodate up to four wireless radios simultaneously, including wireless fidelity, BlueTooth, Global Positioning System and wide area networking technologies such as General Packet Radio Service.