Project Responder to receive an Itronix GoBook II ultra rugged laptop computer for emergency and domestic prepardness operations.

October 16, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Project Responder, the Ultimate Volunteer Firefighter's Emergency Response Vehicle ( and Itronix Corp., a leader in implementing wireless, rugged mobile computing systems, today announced that Project Responder will be equipped with an Itronix GoBook II laptop computer. One of the most advanced wireless, rugged laptops, the GoBook II is designed with integrated wireless features that support up to three wireless networks concurrently, a removable hard drive for enhanced data security, and the most powerful processor on the market. Project Responder joins other satisfied Itronix users throughout the world, such as the United States Department of Defense, Transco, and others.

Project Responder evaluated several laptops and selected the Itronix GoBook II for a number of reasons. In addition to its durability, we were impressed with the laptop's portability in and out of its vehicle-mounted cradle; its quick and accurate touch-screen response; and its high-quality transflective display, which provides PR's operators with screen visibility at various times of day and under diverse weather conditions.

Project Responder found also that the GoBook II's advanced wireless capabilities were well suited to the duties of firefighting and fireground operations. Designed with integrated wireless communications, GoBook II is one of the first rugged laptops of its class that concurrently supports up to three different wireless networks, including 802.11b (wireless LAN), Bluetooth, and wireless WAN technologies such as CDMA 1xRTT, CDPD, and GPRS. With this integrated wireless support, Project Responder will be able to maintain seamless and reliable connectivity and communication any and all agencies necessary.

"We are extremely excited for the support from Itronix and with the GoBook II' said Michael Netherton, project manager of Project Responder. "By outfitting our truck with the Itronix GoBook II in conjunction with it's integrated networking and communications we have the perfect solution GPS navigation, on scene hazmat data and network communication.'

The lightweight GoBook II is a member of the Itronix notebook product line. Like all Itronix rugged mobile computing devices, the GoBook II is built to withstand many situations that a mobile workforce may encounter, including rain, snow, wind, dust, fire, shock, vibration, and chemical exposure. Built with a die-cast magnesium housing, an outdoor touch-screen display, and NiteVue keyboard, the GoBook II exceeds Mil Spec 810F test standards, making it one of the most durable and rugged PC's in its class.

About Project Responder
Project Responder was created to be the Ultimate Volunteer Firefighter's Emergency Response Vehicle. Beginning with an '87 Ford F-250, the truck was completely disassembled and rebuilt from the ground up. The truck was engineered to carry both rescue gear and firefighting equipment. Over 100 companies, large and small have teamed up to make Project Responder a huge success. Firms such as Alcoa, Xantrex, RKO, Pro-Comp, Off Road Unlimited, Tomar, Code3 and many, many more have all supplied critical parts and components that have made Project Responder a huge success. More information can be found on the Project Responder website at

About Itronix Corporation
Itronix is the leader in implementing wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers. Itronix develops and manufactures a full range of wireless field computing systems in addition to providing award-winning iCare Implementation Services that range from project planning and management to first-line help desk support. Itronix serves mobile workers in markets such as commercial field services, telecommunications, utilities, government, public safety, and meter reading. Itronix's worldwide headquarters are in Spokane, Washington. Itronix is a registered trademark of Itronix Corporation. GoBook II, GoBook MAX, and iCare are trademarks of Itronix Corporation.