Stirring through the pages of history of computers will focus on military computers which were rugged, robust and portable. Military computers are more robust, secured and individually supported to meet the various demands of defence. Such inventions have created and developed the technological facet of martial forces.
Military portable computers are essential for places where it is tough to set up a computerwith monitor, keyboard, CPU, mouse. A portable computer, popularly known as lunchbox or luggage computer serves the purpose. The utilities and functionalities of a military computeris equivalent to all traditional counterparts.
Military portable computers are unique and exclusive with mostly17″ resolution LCD display. The viewing space which is effective is approximately 3840×1024 with appropriate brightness and contrast feature. However, optional augmentationscreens can be fixed for improved viewing. Here the display is operated through mono or multi video cards. The LCD displays are available with an anti-glare hard coat. A touch screen can be fitted to the screen on the left side, optionally. The fundamental features of military portable computers are plenty.These computers are endowed with:
- Uneven aluminium alloy built
- Appropriate for ATX motherboard
- Space for plug in cards
- Drive carriers
- Separable keyboard
- Options i5 and i7 processors
- High quality video card
- Slim line DVD
Such devices are compact, light, equipped and handy. The base of such computers are solid with expansion capacity. The slender depth is intended to resemble standard traveling luggage that can be accommodated in airplane’s overhead compartment.A military computermay have someattributes which are not found on a normal or consumer computer such as circular connectors, hot swap power supplies, hot swap fans, custom front sheet features such as LCD displays etc.
All military computers must adhere to the latest FIPS 140 standards (FIPS 140-2) which agree to the latest necessities for cryptography components on devices used throughout the U.S. government. FIPS 140-3, currently under research and survey is intended to target new requirements like facing prevailingextortions, including software safety and few extra levels of security.
To target the risks associated with the increasing prevalence of commercial mobile devices, it is vital to track, observe and configure commercial mobile equipment to meet Army compliance morals. The report identifies currentvoid in tracking and sanitization endorsing a transparent and all-inclusive policy to include requirements for reporting and tracking all commercial mobile gadgets procured under pilot and non-pilot programs.
Over past 20 years, wide recognition of small-scale computer technology in the armed forces has happened, and shows an increasing trend.Sureness has improved in the capacity ofequipment to survive, contest and fightinlife-threatening environment circumstances. Most importantly, modern warfare has become a clash of speed. Quicker and more technologically advanced ordnancedetermines first-strike ability in current battle fields, which is likely only to boost further application of computer technology into systems used in the defence services and armed forces in the forthcoming days.