GD6000 first choice of CPS Energy for performance, vehicle environments and display viewability

The new GD6000 vehicle-rugged notebook, by General Dynamics Itronix, is now available for field technicians, law enforcement personnel and others whose offices are in trucks, patrol cars or utility vans. Designed to work on the road, GD6000 notebooks combine high-performance computing with secure, wireless-network connectivity at a price that balances durability and affordability.

Based on the award-winning General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-2, new GD6000 notebooks will soon be in the hands of field-service technicians working for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas.

“We needed a durable notebook for our field-service technicians that could withstand the bumpy conditions of a truck environment as well as all types of Texas weather and we opted to go with the GD6000,” said James Trevino, manager of Technical Services and Electrical Engineering for CPS Energy based in San Antonio, Texas. “It offered excellent display viewability’ in direct sunlight and exceeded our requirements for computing performance so we can manage work orders in the field.”

John Schneider, business unit director for General Dynamics Itronix, said, “The GD6000 is our next generation of rugged notebook, designed especially for a mobile workforce. It meets their very specific requirements for durability and superior performance, while supporting increasingly complex applications.”

Commenting on the new notebook, David Krebs, director, Mobile and Wireless Practice of VDC Research Group, said, “The new GD6000 is rugged in all the right places with computing performance that is as good on the road as it is in the office.”

GD6000 Vehicle-Rugged Features and Specifications

Meets the fully rugged MIL-STD 810F standards for temperature range, vibration resistance, dust ingress protection and humidity
13.3″ DynaVue touch screen display technology for increased outdoor viewability
Dual tasks lights and optional white keyboard for low light working conditions
Quick-launch buttons for emergency applications
Spill-resistant keyboard
Shock mounted hard-drive and display
Additional GD6000 Features and Specifications

High-performance Intel CoreTM 2 Duo T9400 processor; 120GB hard-drive; and 4GB memory
Integrated GPS and wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi (WLAN), cellular data (WWAN) and Bluetooth
Ergonomic design, weighing in at only 6.2lbs
EnergyStar and EPEATTM certified
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and embedded Computrace software provide enhanced platform security
The new GD6000 is the first General Dynamics Itronix’ computer to use the GD’ nomenclature.

About General Dynamics Itronix
Based in Spokane Valley, Wash., General Dynamics Itronix is a leading developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers, offering a full range of field computing systems including laptops, ultra mobile notebook PCs and tablet PCs. The company is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Additional information is available at Click here for downloadable images of the GD6000.

About General Dynamics
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information is available at