Dolch NotePAC Receives High Marks From Iraq Battlefield |

Dolch NotePAC Receives High Marks From Iraq Battlefield

July 092003
Dolch NotePAC Receives High Marks From Iraq Battlefield
NotePAC Rugged Notebook Served as Mobile Communications Center

Fremont, California, July 8, 2003 — Dolch, the world leader in delivering industrial portable computer solutions, participated in the Iraq war by sending it's NotePAC products with US troops as well as embedded members of the media. From special operation forces to construction battalions, the all-metal NotePAC survived anything thrown at it. As a mobile communications device, it allowed embedded members of the media to report battlefield information in real-time, as it unfolded. Linked with a satellite communication system, reporters were able to transmit data, audio and graphics to accomplish immediate publication of their reports.

Embedded with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bob Ackerman, Editor and Chief of Signal magazine had this to say about the NotePAC, "The computer worked perfectly when I was in the desert, which gave this war correspondent a degree of peace of mind not easily obtainable under fire." He added, "This rugged laptop was the envy of almost everyone in the 101st. Many soldiers asked to see the machine that they had heard about from their friends, and they expressed the desire to have one."

NotePAC™ is completely sealed from intrusion by water, salt laden air, and blowing dust and sand. It combines a high-strength cast-magnesium case and shock mounted components to form a portable platform that can withstand a 15g operating shock load and a 50g non-operating shock load — as might be experienced during rough transportation. For example, NotePAC can operate continuously in high vibration environments, such as found in rotary winged aircraft and off-road vehicles.

"We are proud that Dolch products supported our troops and the media flawlessly in a very harsh environment," commented Jim Ciardella, company President. "Our products are designed, tested and manufactured to survive the toughest environments known, and we were extremely pleased to see NotePAC stand up in Iraq, no matter how fine the sand and dust particles were."

About Dolch
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Dolch is the world leader in rugged, multi-slot portable industrial PC platforms. Dolch also manufactures rugged touch screen solutions, industrial enclosures and public access kiosk systems. The Dolch Difference — an industry-leading, customer-oriented infrastructure that ensures a consistent product configuration, superior service and lifetime technical support — backs every product. In addition to the Fremont campus, Dolch has offices in San Diego, Baltimore, Cleveland, Germany, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. For more information on Dolch and its products and services, please visit us at or call 1.877.347.4929.

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