Charleston County Awards MDT Port Securities Grant to Nova Mobile Systems

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Mobile Computing Integrator Selects Getac Rugged Notebooks to Build Security System

The Charleston, S.C. County Government has selected Nova Mobile Systems to implement a federally funded grant to provide rugged mobile computing systems to 10 emergency response agencies within the County. Structured under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Grant provides funding to protect critical infrastructure from terrorism and other security breaches in and around its port areas.

Under the Grant, Nova will manage and coordinate the procurement and field installation of approximately 230 rugged mobile computing systems installed within police vehicles and marine vessels throughout the Charleston, S.C. area. The installation will feature rugged notebook computers from Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers designed to meet the demands of field-based applications such as law enforcement and maritime. Its B300 fully rugged notebook and V200 rugged convertible notebook systems were chosen for their ability to perform in extreme environments and consistently provide the speed and performance Charleston law enforcement need.

The Getac rugged and convertible notebooks will be mounted and secured inside cruisers and vessels using custom hardware, installation services and special turnkey solutions provided by Precision Mounting Technologies.

"Today's award is the culmination of a very lengthy proposal process that brings together a broad industry group committed to delivering innovative solutions and a cost-effective approach to program management and execution," said George Ecker, president and CEO of Nova Mobile Systems. "We are privileged to partner with Getac in the deployment of the Charleston Port Securities Grant public safety systems.”

"Charleston County has made it possible for a new technology program to be implemented in one of the highest demand areas of mobile computing – police cars and marine vessels. Our partnership with Nova brings together substantial talent in the industry," said Jim Rimay, president of Getac, Inc. "By combining Nova's 30-plus years of experience and program success, with Getac’s proven line of rugged mobile computing products, we are providing the ideal system for one of the most demanding environments."

About Nova
Since 2008, Nova Mobile Systems, Inc. has been an innovator and integrator of mobile computing systems technologies. Housed in Charlotte, N.C. and Carlsbad, Calif., Nova is a true value-added reseller and integrator of technologies specializing in mobile computing solutions integration, project management, software and services to supply its customers with leading reliable technology solutions deliverables to meet the demands of multiple verticals industries with a full line of commercial and rugged computer technologies. The company focuses on the specific needs of its customers without limitations through a complete understanding of the customers’ mobile computing needs, and then combines with reliable, stable industry-leading solutions. Nova puts the reliability and value back in the VAR (Value Added Reseller). For more information, visit

About Getac
Getac, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getac Technology Corporation. Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue $25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customization and all-aspect hardware–software integration solutions. Apart from the rugged computing business, Getac is also involved with the design and manufacture of plastic and lightweight metal components. The acquisition of Waffer Technology in 2009 has made Getac the world’s third largest aluminum–magnesium alloy producer. For more information, visit

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