The 2nd FlashCom of 2014 with following topics

1.    Trade Fair Highlights AFCEA
2.    Basic Contract Agreement with the German Army
3.   Expert Knowledge: What is a „Passive Cooling Concept”?
4.    Foreign Mission: roda meets Indian Minister of Defence 


Your roda-Team


1. Trade Fair Highlights AFCEA

Intel i7-Server w/ 10p-switch "Mobitough"

roda computer GmbH will also take part in the AFCEA trade fair in Bonn, Bad Godesberg this year. We are pleased to present:

- Lizard® RS11 and RV11: full rugged ultra light notebook for mobile missions in 13“ and 15“
- SolidPad series: light and compact full rugged 7“/10“ tablets with Windows and Android operating system
- Rocky® 10 series: the well-proven form factor now with Intel® i7 technology 

and our latest special development, the MobiTough MK10 as highspeed server with integrated switch for the installation in vehicles by standard mounting plates or in 19” racks.
Visit us on the 7th and 8th of May at our stand Z8 to see our product highlights.

More information can be found at:

2. Basic contract agreement with the German Army

The new Panther DR10 Tablet

Initially 2004 roda has placed the basic contract agreement with the German Army (BAAINBw) for the delivery of “rugged notebooks and accessories”. Since that time the basic contract has been won continuously and has been now published “online” in the Army’s intranet.


Objective reasons for the roda award were besides the best price-performance ratio moreover the consistency of form and fit (FF) over different generations and the appropriate logistic support as well as the diversity of the available laptops.


The “evergreens” of the rugged laptops which the Army can order due to the basic contract are the full rugged Notebook Rocky® RK9 (15“), the RF9 (17“), as well as the currently added Rocky® RK10 (15“) laptop and the Panther tablet DR10, both with Intel® i7 processors.


In case of lower demands on the ruggedness or budget is more sensitive the Panasonic Toughbooks CF19 and CF53 and the low weight SolidPad LR6 (10“ at 1,1 kg) complete the portfolio.


Do you have as a Army member any needs in rugged IT, then write us an e-mail to newsletter(at)

3. Expert Knowledge: What is a “Passive Cooling Concept”

heat pipe principle (source: TU Dresden)

The passive cooling concept leads out the heat, which is generated at different sources of a Laptop (e.g. CPU, graphic chip) through so- called heat pipes. The outer structure of the computer on the case is accordingly adapted, so that a maximum surface is created to cool the temperature optimally. Heat pipes are extremely heat conductive and therefore they arrange that the operating temperature inside of the computer ever stays low enough. The greatest advantage of the passive cooling system is the small failure rate compared to computers with fans which suck dust and dirt. Furthermore there is a significant savings of maintenance costs by avoidance of the fan as a malfunction source. In case of overheating, active components like CPU first pulse down automatically (Step Down) before the shut down occurs to avoid a temporary breakdown of the device.

roda always uses successfully the passive cooling concept for Rocky® and Lizard® series as well as Panther Tablet series to guarantee a high rate of reliability and robustness.

4. Foreign mission: roda meets Indian Minister of Defence

roda meets Indian Minister of Defence

During the exhibition Defexpo India 2014, which took place in February 2014 in New Delhi, our Sales Manager for India, Rajinder Pal Singh Sarna (left), met the Indian Minister of Defence, Mr. A K Antony (right). The Minister visited the specialists of robust IT in the areas of Land, Naval Defence Technology and Internal Homeland Security Systems on site. 232 foreign companies from 32 countries exhibited at the well-attended show. The demand for roda products which could be inspected at several stands of our Indian partners was high. The interested parties were able to convince themselves of the robustness of roda laptops, tablets, and 19''/2 systems. Rajinder Pal Singh Sarna looks back with satisfaction on a successful show with many interesting and promising contacts.

If you want to get in touch with our Sales Manager India, please contact him by e-mail: r.sarna(at)