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Did you miss MobileDemand's announcement last week on the new, thin and rugged xTablet T1400? The versatile xTablet T1400 ruggedized tablet PC brings you the power of a laptop and the versatility of a tablet. Whether you're in field service, utilities, warehousing, agriculture, food and beverage, or throughout the supply chain, the T1400 is the perfect device for your Windows 7 or 8 applications.
MobileDemand announced on Wednesday, April 30th, the availability of a new thin and rugged Windows tablet called the xTablet T1400. Compact and lightweight for mobile enterprise users, the fully-rugged xTablet T1400 is feature rich with a 10.1” high resolution display, high capacity hot-swappable batteries, barcode scanner and full Windows 8.1 or 7 operating system.
For years there have been advances in barcode reading speed for 1D and 2D barcodes. You start to ask yourself how much faster really matters. Despite popular belief, users can distinguish even a tenth of a second difference in performance. So with management pushing for more productivity and profit, users are less patient and they expect instantaneous results.
Trying to justify the higher up-front cost of ruggedized tablets for your mobile employees, sales staff and fleet personnel? Don’t forget to budget in soft costs like device failure, system maintenance and lost revenue. It’s a mistake many companies, law enforcement agencies and field service units make—and one our team encourages clients to avoid.
Warehouses and distribution centers have undergone tremendous – in some cases sweeping -- changes in recent years. Your operations don’t look much like they used to, and in a few years they’ll be very different again. It’s likely you’ve already adopted new technologies such as handheld tablet computers to make your facilities operate more effectively.
In many ways utilities represent the front line of the battle between increasingly complex business performance demands and the need to control costs to remain profitable. It’s a volatile environment and your people and facilities are spread over a wide area. Your operation is the definition of “mobile,” the kind of workplace where a rugged tablet PC can really shine.
One of the toughest lessons in business life is the fact that items which seem “cheaper” up front often turn out to be more costly down the road. Every equipment purchase has two components – the initial cost, and the cost to operate it – which is why budget-conscious executives now focus on total cost of ownership, or TCO. If you’re comparing a rugged tablet PC against lighter-duty devices, it’s crucial to let TCO be your guide.
Despite industry-wide improvements in process management, those involved in logistics and supply chain operations continue to face a plethora of challenges. Companies that have already adopted mobile technology – typically a ruggedized tablet PC – understand the critical role these tools play in linking new processes with the people who need them.
Achieving the perfect order may be a tall order, but food and beverage operations consciously working toward that goal are realizing considerable benefits. Exactly what constitutes “perfect order” may vary from company to company, but whatever your standards, meeting them depends on real-time tracking and responsiveness. That requires complete mobility, the kind provided by a tablet PC.
The key to traceability in any supply chain is immediate access to detailed information.
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