Ultrathin computer enhances mobility and data integrity
Tadpole M1400 computer works like a secure data terminal to access server-hosted operating systems, applications and data. Runs on centrally managed servers, instead of having local storage, memory or software. Reduces risk of local system crashes and data loss. Provides a safe alternative to security issues normally associated with lost or stolen notebook computers. Interchangeable configuration works with Sun Ray ultrathin computers from Sun Microsystems Inc. Caters to mobile professionals who require access to both local and wide-area networks in wired or wireless environments. Integrates ‘smart card’ technology for user authentication. Users can log in to computer at any time for access to computer sessions via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Optional combination of 3G wireless networking with Virtual Private Network enables secure wireless access from remote sites. General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, Va.