Eurotech launches the Zypad BR2000 series of Ruggedized Computers

Ruggedized Zypad BR2000 Delivers the Power of Intel Atom into Light, Low Power Design

Amaro (Italy), May 3, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces the launch of the Zypad BR2000 series of vehicle-mounted and man-worn computers ideal for rugged environments such as those often seen in the oil and pipe, industrial, and transportation markets. Compact, light-weight, and power-stingy, the Zypad BR2000 also brings out an impressive list of high-speed I/O, multimedia, and communications capabilities making it a fully functional wearable or vehicle mounted computer. Being low power, battery based and compact, the unit can be used as a man-wearable computer that’s worn on utility belts, in a pocket or backpack or on a vest. The Zypad BR2000 can also be mounted onto a vehicle such as a truck or service car.

Physically robust to endure even the most extreme conditions, the Zypad BR2000 is compliant with IP67 environmental standards, which means the submersible metal enclosure ensures protection against damages due to water or dust. The unit, which weights under 2 lbs (800 g) including the battery, has a wide operating temperature between -40°C to +71°C and supports even military-grade standards so that users can be ensured of a reliable and durable product regardless of the situation.

The powerful Intel® Atom™ E6xx processor on the inside allows Eurotech to bring two Gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, three RS-232/422 ports, VGA video and audio interfaces. Wireless communications capabilities and necessary antennas are fully integrated including 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 1 and a high sensitivity GPS receiver. Data storage options ensure that large volumes of information can be retained and shared. All of this functionality can be run on Linux, Windows Embedded, or Windows 7 operating environments.

“The Zypad BR2000 is the latest testament to Eurotech’s expertise in small, low power, and high performance products,” says Robert Andres, Director of Marketing at Eurotech Group. “This product continues our roll-out of cloud-enabled products which arrive out-of-the-box ready with robust wired and wireless communications interfaces as well as other key functionalities that allow users to quickly get started with managing and sharing critical data throughout all areas of the organization.”

Eurotech Launches the Zypad WL1500 Wearable Computers

Next Generation Zypad Wearable Computer Features Faster Processing and More Communication Options in a New Design

Amaro (Italy), March 21, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today the launch of the Zypad WL1500 series of wearable computers. Following in the footsteps of the popular Zypad WL1000 and Zypad WL1100 products, the new Zypad WL1500 delivers long battery life, even faster performances, cellular communication functionalities and wearing comfort while providing a high IP 54 protection rate.
The Zypad WL1500 is a perfect fit for users who need instant access to information while still maintaining mobility, such as in emergency search and rescue, medical, homeland security, law enforcement, logistics, maintenance and transportation.

The Zypad WL1500 series has extended communication capability: the user can maintain connectivity through a full range of communication standards such as cellular including 3G, CDMA and GPRS, WiFi and Bluetooth. The device features built-in GPS that allows location-based referencing for the acquired data.

To support the mobile user, the Zypad WL1500 series features power conservation techniques and increased battery capacity allowing the device to run for more than an eight hour shift. Also, the unique hot swap functionality allows the user to change the battery on the fly, without losing any data.

The Zypad comes with a 3.5” TFT touchscreen display at QVGA resolution with backlight control. Also included are an integrated microphone, mono-audio speaker and the ability to connect an external microphone. The Zypad WL1500 supports an integrated barcode scanner as an option as well as the external ring-scanner that is available on previous models. Additional features include a Micro SD slot, 128 MB of SDRAM Flash memory and a twelve-key keyboard with built-in backlight for easy viewing.

“Eurotech’s newest Zypad wearable computer is an exciting product that delivers wearability, the great look and feel of the Zypad family with extensive communications and I/O capabilities” says Pete Dombrowski, Director of Engineering at Eurotech Inc. “Zypad WL1500 is supported into Eurotech Everyware Device Cloud (EDC) and so it can be deployed very effectively in M2M applications where hands-free operations, reliable communications and high computing performance are required. With Eurotech’s Zypad WL1500 wearable computer, individual users have instant access to data and corporations can simultaneously access that vital information through the cloud in real-time.”

The Zypad WL1500 series will be generally available in Q2 of 2011. It initially comes with Windows CE 6.0 support.

Rugged Soldier Wearable Computer Unveiled at AUSA Winter Expo Delivering Full PC Performance in Power Efficient, Small Form Factor

BR2000 Targets Civil / Military Man-Wearable and Vehicle Computing Apps for Where Size, Weight, Power, Price and Function Rein Paramount

Amaro, ITALY, February 23, 2011 — Eurotech subsidiary Parvus introduces the Zypad® BR2000, a rugged, small-form factor wearable computer and vehicle server designed to be the highest performance, most versatile, rugged computing subsystem in its class for a host of civil and military applications. Leveraging the low-power architecture of the Intel Atom processor together with high-speed wired and wireless network and device I/O interfaces, the BR2000 serves as an ideal soldier / worker wearable computer or vehicle-mount subsystem ready for Linux and Windows applications.

As a man-wearable computer, the BR2000 is designed to be worn on a tactical vest, utility belt, pocket or backpack and interface with a wrist-worn, vest-mounted or hand-held display, and/or helmet monocle. Weighing in at less than 1.8 lbs (~0.8 kg) when fully integrated with its rechargeable / removable battery, the BR2000 delivers excellent processing and communications capabilities under battery operation while maintaining a very small and lightweight mechanical package, similar in size to a portable cassette tape player.

Designed for extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, and sealed against exposure to the elements, the BR2000 is also an ideal computing solution for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained vehicle and aircraft platforms, delivering full PC functionality for Command and Control (C2) applications. Without the battery, the unit weighs a mere 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) and can be hard mounted inside small nooks and crannies. Standard I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232/422, Audio, and 2D/3D Video Output.

The product can be flexibly configured to meet different application requirements, including mix and match preferences for wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS), internal/removable Flash storage (Onboard Flash, CompactFlash) in standard/secure erase versions, and disposable / rechargeable battery packs or external DC power (i.e. from regulated vehicle power / military battery packs).

• Dual-Use Wearable / Vehicle Rugged Computing Ready:
Military: Soldier Systems, Manned / Unmanned Vehicles & Aircraft
Civil: Medical, First Responder, Mining, Warehousing, Industrial, Homeland Defense
• Compact & Lightweight
Small Enough to Wear on Tactical Vest / Utility Belt / Backpack
Installable Inside Space-Constrained Vehicles / Aircraft
Only 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) in Weight (1.8 lbs / ~0.8 kg with Battery)
• Rugged
Submersible Metal Enclosure Protected from Water / Dust
MIL-performance, Push-Pull Single-Grip Blind-Mate Connectors
Extended Temperature Range Operable (-40ºC to +71ºC / -40ºF to +160ºF)
Designed to MIL-STD-810G / IP67 Environmental Standards
• Low-Power / Superior Battery Life
Power-Efficient Intel Atom E660T Processor
~4-6 Hours Battery Time, Typical Use Case
Compatible w/External DC Power and Military Batteries
• Wireless Radios, GPS
Integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Radios, 50-Chnl GPS
• PC Functionality
Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, Audio, Video (VGA/LVDS/Composite)
x86 Operating Systems Support (Linux, Windows Embedded)
• Secure
Removable Media (CF); Secure Erase Support
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Compatible

Limited quantities of the BR2000 will become available by early Q2 2011 with general availability by early Q3 2011.
Contact for pricing and updated availability information. For additional specs or to download a product datasheet, visit

Eurotech presents a new wearable interactive tourist guide

Amaro (UD), May 15, 2009 – Eurotech, a leading provider of pervasive computing platforms and devices, announces a new wearable advanced multimedia tourist guide application software developed for the wrist-wearable PC Zypad.
Thanks to the collaboration between Eurotech and Mobile3D, now tourists can get the most pleasure from their journeys.
Eurotech’s Zypad, weighing only 290 grams and shaped to the contours of the body, can be worn comfortably on the user’s wrist, preventing the computer to fall down during usage or be lost. Its ergonomic design, coupled with its easy interface with touch-screen functions, allow the
user to operate hands free.
MobileGuide is a software platform, developed by Mobile3D and organized in two main components: a Content Management System and a specific Client for Zypad. MobileGuide can be contained in a miniSD memory card, which can be inserted into Zypad: with this simple action one can immediately use the multimedia guide and exploit its features. The functionalities of MobileGuide do not require previous training to the tourist and provide easy to follow navigation instructions by using pictures and arrows.
Thanks to localization technologies (GPS for outdoor location and active RFID or Zigbee for indoor locations) built-in into Zypad it is now possible to select points of interest or thematic tours closer to the user. Each created tour is enriched with audio, pictures, videos and 3D reconstruction that allow the tourist to follow it without effort. Moreover MobileGuide is able to
exploit 3D graphics to allow the tourist to open a “temporal window” on how the visited place looked like in the past or how it could look in the future, for instance due to planned renovations.

About Mobile3D
Mobile3D is a spin-off company of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCILab) of the University of Udine, Italy, that implements innovative software tools and provides services that combine the most recent technologies in the areas of mobile devices and interactive 3D Graphics.
For more information, please visit the Mobile3D website at

Eurotech and Glacier Computer Sign Master Distribution Agreement

Amaro, UD, Italy March 23, 2009 – Eurotech, a leading provider of low power embedded products and technologies, and Glacier Computer, a leading designer, developer, and supplier of rugged vehicle-mount, tablet, and portable computers, today announce they have jointly signed a master distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Glacier Computer will resell the Eurotech Zypad wearable computer to support warehouse, manufacturing, healthcare, and public service applications.

Glacier Computer added the Zypad wearable computer to its product portfolio due to its rugged design, functionality, quality, and support provided by Eurotech. Eurotech selected Glacier Computer to distribute the wearable computer due to its understanding of the computing needs of customers in supply chain, healthcare, and first responder applications, and its broad sales channel which includes over 50 VARs and distributors.

“Eurotech is a well-established, high quality supplier of rugged, low power, highly functional computing platforms,” says Ron D’Ambrosio, CEO for Glacier Computer. “With the wearable computer from Eurotech in our product line, we are now able to serve the computing needs for companies with mobile users who need to both access and provide data to centralized systems.”

“Glacier Computer’s market and application focus is directly aligned with our expertise in designing and delivering innovative system solutions like the Zypad wearable computer,” explains David Cowan, vice president of sales for Eurotech in North America. “We rely on the expertise of our channel partners to bring our computers and embedded platforms to market, and Glacier Computer fits that model.”

The Zypad wearable computer offers a simple user interface, with the ability to interface with 1D and 2D barcode RFID readers, and hands-free operation. The wearable market is expected to evolve beyond primary target markets such as food distribution and mail sortation. Emerging opportunities are expected to stem from industrial supply chain operations, field service maintenance, bedside care for health care facilities and military/homeland security applications. Market research indicates a worldwide CAGR of 19% over the next 3 years.