Aviation

Pilots Go Green and Improve Safety with CTL’s 2goPad SL10 and 2go Convertible Classmate NL2

 

Pilots have traditionally carried nearly 40 pounds of paper operating manuals, navigation charts, handbooks, flight checklists, weather information, and logbooks in their flight bags. In a year, that adds up to16 million sheets of paper, and the excess weight causes planes to burn 326,000 extra gallons of jet fuel per year! Switching to digital files on a tablet or laptop saves on printing, paper, and fuel. Not only that, using mobile computers enables pilots to streamline and automate tasks previously done by hand, saving time and ensuring safety. Internet connectivity is also key to make it fast and easy for pilots to download the latest weather radar images before takeoff, or automatically link to ground control after landing. Because there are so many benefits, airlines and aviators are beginning to invest in computers that are lightweight, ultra-mobile, and high-powered with the ability to run essential aviation software.

CTL’s 2goPad SL10 and 2go Convertible Classmate NL2 are great solutions for aviators to make the switch from paper, saving time and fuel, while improving safety with accurate, computerized calculations. The choice to go tablet or convertible netbook will vary among pilots, depending on their work style and preferences. Both machines have the power of a full PC, with the ability to store and download flight manuals, logbooks, charts and other essential documents. In addition, they come with Windows 7, which is capable of running the most widely used aviation software. Both have 3G internet connectivity from AT & T making it easier to go online anywhere, anytime. Here, we’ll outline an overview of the individual benefits of each.

2goPad SL10
The 2goPad SL10This PC tablet is the lightest and easiest to transport, with a weight of only 2.6 pounds and dimensions of 10.3″ x 6.6″ x 0.72″. However, unlike other tablets on the market, the 2goPad SL10 has all the functions of a real PC. Stylus and handwriting recognition software are great for jotting notes, and the easy-to-read touchscreen is ideal for making this tablet a digital flight manual.

Features and benefits include:
• Internet Connectivity includes Wifi, Bluetooth, and wired 10/100 connection as well as 3G connectivity from AT & T.
• Intel® Atom® N470 processor (up to 40% more energy efficient than previous models)
• 250GBHD and 2GB of DDR2 memory
• Built-in 1.3 megapixel video webcam
• USB Ports to plug in a keyboard and mouse
• VGA port to connect to an external monitor, if needed
• Attractive, protective custom leather case

Convertible Classmate PC NL2 Pro 10” Netbook
The Convertible Classmate PCAt only 3.7 pounds, this convertible model offers the versatility of a tablet and a netbook combined! The newest in the Convertible Classmate PC line, this 10” computer features a rotating screen that when flat, functions as a tablet, and when turned upwards reveals a keyboard and becomes a netbook. Its ruggedized design includes a shock-mounted scratch- and water-resistant LCD Screen, spill-resistant keyboard with antimicrobial protective coating, reinforced corners, and protective rubberized case with removable handle. It even has a sensor that shuts down the hard drive to prevent damage in the event of a fall, which makes it great for pilots on the go.

Features and benefits include:
• Internet connectivity – 3G ready so you can go online anywhere, anytime. In addition, the built-in wireless B/G/N allows for a faster, stronger wireless internet connection.
• Intel Atom processor
• 160 GB hard drive (larger SSD options available) and 1 GB of RAM (upgradeable to 2 GB). The RAM has been updated from DDR2 to DDR3, meaning it’s faster and uses less power.
• Battery life is estimated at 40% longer than previous netbooks. The 6-cell battery lasts up to 8.5 hours!
• Built-in 1.3 megapixel video webcam

Pilots aren’t the only ones to benefit from the 2goPad SL10 or 2go Convertible Classmate Nl2. Flight crews enjoy these computers because they can go online in any airport and contact home, and they provide hours of entertainment in the way of games or downloaded books. Whether it’s in the cockpit or the cabin, the light, powerful 2goPCs are the perfect travel companion!