General Dynamics Itronix GoBook(R) VR-2 Named Best Semi-Rugged Notebook of the Year by LAPTOP Magazine

    General Dynamics Itronix Amasses Multiple Honors, Including 2007
    Award from Cygnus Law Enforcement Group for the GoBook(R) XR-1 and
    Embedded Systems Magazine's Editor's Choice Selection for DynaVue(TM)
    Touchscreen Display Technology

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Nov. 28 /CNW/ -- General Dynamics Itronix, an
industry leading maker of rugged notebook computers, announced today that its
solutions have won three industry awards in as many months. Most recently, the
General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-2, a next-generation semi-rugged notebook,
was named Best Notebook of the Year in the Semi-Rugged category by LAPTOP
Magazine in its December 2007 issue. The General Dynamics Itronix GoBook XR-1,
a high-performance multi-wireless rugged notebook computer, was selected as a
finalist in the Cygnus Law Enforcement Group's 2007 Innovation Awards,
announced on October 13, 2007. In addition, the General Dynamics Itronix
DynaVue touchscreen display technology, integrated into both the GoBook VR-2
and GoBook XR-1 notebooks, was named an Editor's Choice product in the
September/October issue of Military Embedded Systems magazine.
    The General Dynamics Itronix GoBook VR-2 is a semi-rugged notebook
computer that features the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7300 at 2.0 GHz
and superior ergonomic and wireless features. It also provides a 13.3-inch
DynaVue display that delivers superior touchscreen viewability in all lighting
conditions, including direct sunlight.
    In announcing the Best Notebook of the Year awards, the editors of LAPTOP
Magazine wrote, "What good is a notebook you can use everywhere if you can't
see the screen everywhere? General Dynamics Itronix answers that challenge
with the GoBook VR-2, which incorporates groundbreaking DynaVue display
technology for the best outdoor readability we've seen on any laptop."
    More information about the LAPTOP Magazine Best Notebook of the Year,
Semi-Rugged category, is available at
    The Cygnus Law Enforcement Group announced its 2007 Innovation Awards in
October 2007, in conjunction with the annual conference of the International
Association of Chiefs of Police. A finalist in the Computers category, the
General Dynamics Itronix GoBook XR-1 notebook packs full voltage processing
architecture and integrated graphics controller power into a thin and light
fully rugged frame, weighing just 6.8 pounds with a small footprint (11.8
inches by 9.65 inches by 1.97 inches). The GoBook XR-1 combines rugged
features with high-performance computing and unmatched security in a product
designed to perform in mobile outdoor environments. Like the GoBook VR-2, the
GoBook XR-1 features a DynaVue display screen for superior viewability in all
lighting conditions. More information about the Cygnus Law Enforcement Group's
2007 Innovation Awards can be found at
    Recognized with an Editor's Choice award in the September/October issue
of Military Embedded Systems magazine, the General Dynamics Itronix DynaVue
technology uses a patent-pending design approach that balances display
brightness and contrast ratio and virtually eliminates the internal
reflections that wash out display clarity, to optimize viewability in all
lighting conditions - including direct sunlight. This technology is a standard
feature of the touchscreen on General Dynamics Itronix's full line of rugged
and semi-rugged notebooks and tablet PCs, including the GoBook VR-2 and GoBook
XR-1. For more information about the Military Embedded Systems Editor's Choice
awards, visit
    "Receiving these awards is particularly gratifying because they highlight
the way our products aid multiple industries - from military and public safety
to utilities and telecommunications - that rely on the productivity of mobile
workers who do their jobs primarily outdoors," said Ben Thacker, vice
president of strategic marketing for General Dynamics Itronix. "Being
recognized in this manner is a tribute to the effort we put into developing
products that serve our customers' mission-critical needs."
    About LAPTOP Magazine and
    LAPTOP -- Mobile Solutions for Business & Life celebrates the infusion of
mobile technology in our daily lives, and its pages provide the information,
advice, and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world.
LAPTOP is the leading source of mobile technology information and serves as
the essential guide for both mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers who
want to make informed buying decisions and stay connected and entertained on
the go.
    About Cygnus Law Enforcement Group
    The Cygnus Law Enforcement Group reaches more than 500,000 law
enforcement professionals each month through the company's top-rated
magazines, Law Enforcement Technology and Law Enforcement Product News;
award-winning website,; and respected industry tradeshow,
Enforcement Expo.
    About Military Embedded Systems
    The Military Embedded Systems publications are the most complete
resources for developers and integrators of embedded military systems. The
Resource Guide, website, and limited-production magazine, which was mailed to
35,000 engineers, managers, decision makers, U.S. Department of Defense
personnel, and other industry professionals this year, can be used as
year-round resources for engineers, companies, and decision makers looking for
embedded products, software, development tools, hardware, commercial
off-the-shelf systems, technology insertion, end of life mitigation, and
myriad other military-specific technical subjects.
    About General Dynamics Itronix
    A world-class developer of wireless, rugged computing systems,
applications and technology for mobile workers in a variety of commercial
field service markets, the government and military, General Dynamics Itronix
exemplifies the computing technologies capabilities of General Dynamics and
offers a full range of wireless field computing systems, from handhelds to
notebooks to tablet computers, mobile servers and thin clients. General
Dynamics Itronix is based in Spokane Valley, Wash., with European-based
operations in Coventry, England. General Dynamics Itronix is a part of General
Dynamics C4 Systems, a leading integrator of secure communication and
information systems and technology. Additional information about products and
services is available at
    About General Dynamics
    General Dynamics (NYSE:   GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia,
employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1
billion. 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 about the
company is available online at
    Itronix, GoBook and DynaVue are registered trademarks or pending
trademarks of General Dynamics Itronix. All other brands, products or service
names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Denise Nelson, +1-925-837-6277, fax, 
+1-925-837-6324,, for General Dynamics Itronix Web

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