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Project: "Harris Android Tablet"
Company:Studio RED
Designer(s): Studio RED- Philip Bourgeois, Aaron Neuhauser, Matthew Bettman, Charles Putland, United States
Category: Other Products designs, Professional
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Entry Description: How valuable are today's mobile devices? What if they were designed to save lives? Consider a device that can record and communicate information to hospitals about critical patients during transport, resulting in dramatically reduced ER response time. Consider a device that can use pictures and video to reunite families who have been separated by a disaster. The rf3590 Ruggedized tablet computer is designed to bring cutting edge communications technology to the front lines. Designed for first responder and military use, the rf3590 brings critical applications for voice, video and data to the hardest hit disaster areas and war zones. Rugged and fully submersible, the device operates on common and emergency LTE networks to stream life saving information in real time. Designed for hand carry, vehicle mount, and use in an opening chest pocket, it carries all the capability of a notebook computer in a small form factor. Typical uses include aerial video to ground troops, inventory management, security checkpoint Identification, video and data entry for law enforcement, and mapping firefight crews against burn-rate, weather, and other hazards. The rf3590 is unique in its use of the Android OS, realizing that today's users would experience a significantly shorter learning curve than in custom operating systems. Android has the additional benefit of easing development for new applications. Designed for gloved and ambidextrous use, the familiar buttons are mirrored with non slip contoured areas around the screen among other surface elements which all contribute to the singular purpose of one-handed grip confidence. Other design challenges faced were maintaining a compact size given the additional equipment it needed to house over and above typical tablets, fitting 4 working internal antennas inside a metal housing, and creating a unique look that maintained all the traits of a rugged device.

About the Designer/Company
Founded in 1983 by Philip Bourgeois, StudioRED is now a premier product development consultancy in California's Silicon Valley. With a background in high volume injection molding and off-shore manufacturing, the integration of US based development with off-shore manufacturing has become the hallmark of our capabilities. StudioRED's work has focused on handheld electronics, medical devices, and a wide range of consumer products. For nearly 30 years, Studio RED has offered Total Product Development services from concept through delivery - a rare and valuable capability. StudioRED's clients receive US development experience with low-cost Asian production.