Tablets, iPads, Kindles and other eReader devices are not allowed in Navy submarines because they pose too much of a threat. Between cameras and cell signals, they could betray extremely sensitive information. However, the Navy eReader Device is about to change how information is displayed underwater.
From the US Navy's General Library Program,the NeRD is an electronic ink tablet similar to a Kindle, but without any internet connecting abilities, removable storage or ways to add or delete content. While many would consider this a limited gadget in terms of technology, the NeRD is a way of perfecting it for its intended user.
The Navy plans on making 365 of the eReader devices to begin with, each of which can hold up to 300 titles.
The Navy eReader Device Will Not Betray Important Information
1. Ereader Security - The development of secure eReader devices with limited functionality to protect sensitive information.
2. Submarine Technology - Advancements in technology specifically tailored for use in submarine environments, such as the Navy eReader Device.
3. Electronic Ink Displays - Innovations in electronic ink technology for improved visibility and adaptability in specialized use cases.
1. Defense Technology - Opportunities for developing advanced secure devices and technologies for defense applications, including submarines.
2. Ereader Manufacturing - Manufacturers can focus on producing eReader devices optimized for secure and specialized use, like the Navy eReader Device.
3. Display Technology - Companies involved in electronic ink technology can explore further advancements to enhance visibility and durability for specific environments.