Published in Government Computer News.
May 10, 2021

Keydata builds secure hard drives into its latest 300-MHz portables

By Bill Murray
GCN Staff

The Keynote 7700 notebook PC takes several paths to security.

Its KeySecurity IDE hard drive works only in a particular machine, unless altered by the manufacturer. The unit has ROM bootup security, hardware-generated 32-bit encrypted passwords and two Kensington Lock slots from Kensington Technology Group of San Mateo, Calif.

All included

The $2,695 notebook features a 300-MHz Pentium II processor, 64M of synchronous dynamic RAM expandable to 192M, a 4.3G removable hard drive upgradeable to 10G and a 13.3-inch thin-film-transistor display.

Also included are a 10/100-Mbps Ethernet interface, an internal V.90 modem and two Universal Serial Bus ports. Users can choose preinstalled Microsoft Windows 95 or 98.

Keydata International Inc. of South Plainsfield, N.J., built into the top of the plug-and-play notebook a charge-coupled-device camera with videoconferencing capability and a 200-Mbps Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1394 FireWire port for video capture and editing.

The $1,995 Keynote 7500 model has a 5G hard drive and the same processor and memory. Keydata plans a 366-MHz Pentium II Keynote, said John Saling, the company’s federal sales director.

Agencies can buy Keydata products from the company’s General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule contract, the Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Command in Norfolk, Va., and two regional GSA Federal Acquisition Service for Technology blanket purchasing agreements.

Come and get it

Engineering Systems Solutions Inc. of Frederick, Md., sells the Keynote 7500 on the Army’s Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Automated Tool Set contract.

Contact Keydata Federal at 800/486-4800