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U.S. Air Force Selects SAMSUNG Series 7 Slate as First Network Slate Tablet in Blanket Purchase Agreement For Bases Worldwide

on Sep 26, 2012

Intelligent Decisions and Samsung Partner to Deliver Cutting-Edge Slate PC to U.S. Air Force

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Ridgefield Park, NJ, and Ashburn, VA – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a recognized leader in federal IT solutions, announced today that the Samsung Series 7 Slate has been awarded the network slate tablet category contract under the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Client Computing and Servers blanket purchase agreement (BPA). ID and Samsung are partnering to deliver the Samsung Series 7 Slate, which is the first device selected under the new network tablet category, available for deployment at USAF bases worldwide. The USAF has added the Samsung Series 7 Slate to the BPA effective immediately.

The Samsung Series 7 Slate provides the USAF standard desktop configuration implementation of Windows® 7 Professional and supports all the same programs as a full-size PC, in a slim, light tablet form-factor. At just a half-inch thick and featuring a responsive 11.6-inch touch screen, the Series 7 Slate allows for convenient use on the move but can also be docked or connected to an optional Bluetooth® keyboard so no PC functionality is sacrificed. The Samsung Slate is delivered with a Trusted Computing Group certified, Trusted Platform Module 1.2 chip. With no rewriting or retraining necessary for IT departments, this tablet solution has established a reputation for conquering security, acquisitions and functionality hurdles.

“The Samsung Series 7 Slate combines high-end design and graphics with the strength and capabilities of a full-size PC,” said ID President and CEO Harry Martin. “Productivity will never be easier for all levels of U.S. Air Force employees who want the convenience of a tablet without having to compromise when it comes to programs, power and capabilities.”

“Highly mobile government agencies such as the U.S. Air Force are increasingly looking for mobile PC alternatives that can meet their stringent purchasing requirements and give their personnel the computing power they need for maximum productivity anywhere they go,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Samsung engineered the Series 7 Slate with the needs of government in mind, from meeting strict security and network compatibility requirements to durability, quality and TAA-compliance.”

With a powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor and 4GB1 of DDR3 system memory, the Series 7 Slate meets the Air Force’s Gold Master standards for computing performance. The Samsung Series 7 Slate is fully compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), a requirement for government agencies and educational institutions purchasing products with government funds. For agencies such as the Air Force with strict security requirements, the basic input/output system (BIOS) of the Series 7 Slate is NIST SP800-147-compliant and fully supports secure BIOS integrity measurement mechanisms.

The Quantum Enterprise Buy, or QEB, catalog of systems is available through AFWAY, a Web-based Air Force system for purchasing IT that provides a one-stop resource where USAF customers can quickly learn about an array of products and services. For additional details, please go to https://www.afway.af.mil/.

To learn more about the innovative Samsung Series 7 Slate, please visit www.samsung.com/business..

About Intelligent Decisions:

Founded in 1988, Intelligent Decisions, Inc., is a recognized leader in developing and delivering innovative federal IT solutions to the civilian, defense and intelligence communities. For more information, visit www.intelligent.net or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to its business customers and loyal partners with world-class solutions. Samsung EBD offers a complete portfolio of technology solutions to support business growth aspirations including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs, digital signage, medical equipment, set-top-box and hospitality TVs. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, Samsung EBD solutions move businesses forward while helping reduce operating cost. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business., call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

1. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration. Accessible capacity varies; GB = 1 billion bytes.


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