An overview of Opentec Solutions
Opentec is a brand of Inventis Technology, which is an Australian electronics design and manufacturing company established in 1985 and based in Sydney.
Opentec is Australia's original rugged computer specialist. We pioneered ruggedised portable computer technologies back in the 1990s and have been delivering market-leading ruggedised computers and computer-based solutions ever since.
We've helped Australian mountaineers in their assaults on Himalayan peaks, including Everest; helped yachtspeople circumnavigate the globe and stay in touch with it; helped pilots deliver more effective helicopter rescue services; helped soldiers keep the peace; helped hydrographers map coastlines; helped deliver disaster relief to tsunami stricken Pacific neighbours; and helped field-based professionals more effectively run their businesses ... long before many vendors had even heard of a rugged portable computer, let alone made one!
More about Opentec
Opentec designs and assembles ruggedised notebook and tablet PCs, UMPCs (ultra-mobile PCs, or mini-tablet PCs) and PDAs. We also cuctomise these products, as well as create cutomised mounting systems, such as for motor vehicles and boats.
We also create integrated, portable computer-based systems, such as secure, embedded WiFi solutions, situational awareness solutions, and biometrics collection and verification solutions. We also resell a select range of computers and accessories from leading manufacturers that help create application-specific outcomes.
But we're more than just a supplier of COTS and MOTS grade computers.
We're the only Australian rugged computer supplier that is ISO 9001:2008 certified for both manufacturing AND design processes.
We're the only Australian computer solutions developer proven capable of creating ultra-low emission designs that meet the most stringent ‘Ground Army’ EMC levels required for military grade ‘Electronic Warfare’ systems.
We're also the only Australian rugged computer supplier that meets IPC-A 610 Class 3 requirements for PCB assembly and inspection, which is a requirement for products where continued high performance or performance-on-demand is critical, equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required.
That's the true value of the Opentec pedigree: the ability to deliver solutions that are fit for purpose.
Bringing the lessons of the battlefield into the commercial world
We cut our teeth creating solutions for roles where others tried - and failed - namely defence roles, especially front line support and command and control, including operations planning and management, artillery control and communications systems control. Our record for creating incredibly durable portable computers and computer based solutions goes way beyond just building products that pass standards test.
They survive real world use and abuse in environments that are well known to have destroyed other products that their creators market as meeting the same standards we do. Clearly that experience - and the fact that many mission critical Australian defence systems are ONLY run on Opentecs - says something about our products.
What makes us unique in Australia is that not only do we design superior products, but that we're part of a larger electronics engineering and manufacturing business that's created innovative control solutions, including solutions used not only by most Australians, but by millions around the world. That sort of experience just isn't available from your local computer reseller.
That history of technology innovation, our understanding of complex integrated systems, our ability to engineer and deliver world-class electronics solutions and our strategic alliances with other world leaders in advanced technologies, including General Dynamics Itronix (USA), Amrel (American Reliance Inc, USA), LogIn (Sweden) and others, as well as a growing band of highly innovative local solutions developers, makes Opentec unique.
Custom COTS/MOTS - for when Off-The-Shelf isn't good enough
We're an engineering and manufacturing business, so little surprise we can engineer custom housings, add ports and speciality interfaces, integrate electronics sub-systems and develop interfaces to external controls or devices as part of a totally integrated system. Try getting that sort of service from your local computer reseller!
So while every computer reseller will offer to 'customise' a COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) products, we can create a genuine 'custom solution'. From rugged, integrated portable biometrics enrolment platforms, to tactical systems, our engineering capability sets us apart.
ULTRA® rugged for when things get REALLY rugged!
When it comes to really rugged applications, featues such as ULTRA brand ultra-rugged touchscreen overlays help deliver best-of-breed screen durability. Because LCDs are often the weakest part of any rugged portable computer, the ULTRA toughened glass helps ensure superior durability in environments that involve exposure to higher levels of abrasion and impatcs.
That's just one of the many features that sets our Super Rugged products apart.
Opentec: for when the going gets BEYOND tough!