Aloha! This year’s TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Expo, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and AFCEA Hawaii, is set to be one of the most enriching yet. Now in its 33rd year, the conference will be the largest gathering in the Indo-Pacific Rim focusing on regional defense issues.

From November 13-15 more than 2,000 military, government and industry professionals (including commanders of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and other top federal, state and local government officials) will gather in the Hawaiian Village of Waikiki. Samsung will be showcasing the true power of mission-ready mobility at the network’s edge — from the flightline to the frontline — in booth #801.

Regardless of where the mission takes the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, Samsung is ready to help empower personnel to move beyond basic mobility with secure, flexible and easily managed mobility solutions that enhance capabilities — wherever the mission takes them. Visitors will be able to interact with a variety of mobile solutions for tactical, C2 and workforce productivity tailored to the unique needs of Defense environments.

Here are five reasons you should visit Samsung at TechNet Asia-Pacific this year:

See How You Size Up

Stand toe-to-toe with Samsung’s warfighter display, which shows how a range of mobile solutions that can seamlessly integrate into a service member’s uniform to provide tactical advantage. The model will feature the Samsung Galaxy S9 Tactical Edition, Tab Active2, tactical radio hub and cables from Black Diamond, a battery from Revision and Juggernaut ruggedized case solutions.

Learn How to Gain a Tactical Edge

Operational success and survival require situational awareness during all phases of the mission. Experience how our devices can help tactical teams and special operators on the battlefield. See how the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), an Android-based geo-spatial infrastructure app, performs on a rugged Galaxy Tab Active2. Or try on a wearable that monitors health and human performance.

Be in Command and Control

View how the HARMAN AMX AV switching equipment solution connected to a Samsung Tab Active2 with ATAK can provide enhanced visibility and information sharing in C2 and training environments. When integrated with tactical mobility and communications systems, HARMAN solutions provide powerful situational awareness for informed decisions.

Feel Good About Forgetting Your Laptop — on Purpose

Samsung DeX is a mobile productivity solution that connects the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience powered by the phone. Demos will feature Citrix and MobiKEY solutions for providing CAC-authenticated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) access to DoD networks and mission-critical information.

Experience EFBs, EKBs and eTools in Action

A device showcase will illustrate to visitors how the latest Samsung Galaxy tablets combine the operational readiness of a commercially available tablet with the versatility of a customizable mobility solution designed to meet strict DoD security and mission requirements. Learn how Samsung’s flexible, interoperable and secure tablets can be used for applications such as electronic flight bags, flight line maintenance, tactical applications and more.

Experience the beauty of Hawaii and gain insights into how you can gain the tactical advantage through mobility at this year’s TechNet Asia-Pacific.

Visit us at TechNet Asia-Pacific in booth #801 and learn more about Samsung’s federal government mobility solutions.

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Chris Balcik

Chris Balcik currently serves as Vice President and Head of Mobile B2B at Samsung Electronics America. With over 26 years experience, including management consulting with the Department of Defense and other Federal clients, Chris has deep expertise in organizational transformation and the role of technology. Prior to his current role, he led Federal government sales for Samsung’s Mobile B2B division. Prior to that, he assisted public and private sector clients including the FAA, DNI and DoD on complex, large-scale systems engineering and technology transformations, concept of operations design, program management, business case analysis, and business process optimization. Prior to entering the civilian workforce, Chris was an Officer in the United States Air Force leading Command and Control support to military operations.

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