First of all, I decided to cover here notebooks up to
2000, not newer. But this unit is quite strange so I'll describe it.
This is a very specialised notebook for field applications in industry and military. It is waterproof, absorbs large shocks and has large tolerances of temperatures. It was sold by SilTech and it figured as "SilTech Rocky IIFX" in its papers.It has Pentium III 800MHz processor with fully passive cooling, two slots with RAM (by default 256MB) and scratch-proof screen. Its keyboard (the notebook's case is hermetically closed) is backlit to work in dark. Keys are not comfortable, but waterproof. All connectors have rubber corks to prevent water from flowing in, but these connectors are sealed inside notebook too to prevent water damaging internals. This notebook has 2 serial ports, what is quite unusual in hardware from 2002.
To this notebook I have a dock, which can be mounted on table by screws. This dock allows to connect 2 PCI cards to this notebook, has all connectors on its rear, but has no power supply - notebook's power supply must be used.
The notebook itself has quite extensible mainboard, there are connectors for different types of screens, touch overlay or indicators. Both serial ports can be used from mainboard too.
(most parts: China or Germany)
|Year of unit||2002|
|Year of introduction||???|
|CPU||Intel Pentium III 800MHz|
|RAM||256MB (upgradable by SODIMMs, 2 slots, no on-board memory)|
|Floppy Disk||None (3.5" external or in a bay)|
|Hard Disk||?? (currently none)|
|Other media||CD/DVD drive in a bay.|
|Graphics and display:||1024x768x24-bit LCD TFT, (ATI Rage 3D chip)|
|Keyboard and pointing device:||Small PC keyboard without numeric
part, with LED backlight.
1 - Ground
|I/O:|| - 2x PCMCIA
- 2x PS/2
- 2 serial ports
- VGA (15 pin)
- Parallel port
- Dock connector
|Additional peripherals:||Floppy disk drive, dock|
My unit comes from militiary scrap and has no hard drive nor hard drive caddy. I can't get this caddy anywhere, so I can't use it other way than from CD-ROM (it can't boot from most USB disks). It was damaged (capacitor blown in power circuit) but now it works.
Files below come (except dock manual which is scanned) from recovered Driver CD-ROM, but as this CD was scratched, I couldn't recover all. I think that they'll work, but I don't guarantee that they're completely OK.
|Dock user's manual|
|Audio: DOS, Win9x|
|Audio: Windows 2000, XP|
|Other: BIOS, CD-ROM DOS driver, PCMCIA
driver, unknown utilities
WARNING! DO NOT FLASH BIOS IF YOU ARE NOT SURE - YOU MAY DAMAGE YOUR HARDWARE!