Mobile security provider Becrypt and Motion Computing have collaborated on a new range of tough tablets targeted at British emergency services.
The two vendors will jointly develop the tablet-PC combination to offer durability and security for customers.
Motion's latest Motion F5te and Motion C5te rugged tablets will be offered to the UK, followed by the J3600 version, with Becrypt's DISK Protect software installed.
Europe manager for Motion, Ian Davies, said offering the latest PC tablet technology is not enough on its own.
"Blending our hardware and peripherals with software that is highly configurable and robust is the way forward," Davies said.
"The police and emergency services all require carefully tailored solutions that offer the highest levels of mobility and security.
"Our agreement with Becrypt will strengthen our portfolio with tried and tested encryption capabilities that add real value to these field operations."
The Motion F5te model incorporates features such as digital cameras, a barcode scanner and an RFID reader, which would assist in linking with a range of documentation and collaboration applications, as well as offer better connectivity to Bluetooth, WiFi 3G and GPS.
The Motion J3600 comes with a larger display format with sophisticated security, power and manageability and their twin hot swap batteries allow offering virtually unlimited productivity.
Becrypt's software is currently being trialled on Motion's C5te tablet PC, which is intended for healthcare organisations.
The C5te supports challenging healthcare workflows, while complying with infection control protocols and would enable doctors to access critical patient data from any location, according to the companies.
Becrypt CEO Bernard Parsons said: "Organisations operating remotely and often in difficult or harsh environments need software that can protect their confidential and sensitive data and drive productivity and performance."