In the food and beverage distribution industry, it is vital to have mobile technology that will withstand temperature variations, multiple drops to hard surfaces and even absorb impacts to the screen. That's why rugged tablets are so popular amongst distributors. The battery life is outstanding, they're ultra-durable, have sunlight-viewable displays and have no problem going from the heat of outdoors to cold coolers multiple times throughout a shift. Plus, they're powerful for all-day computing and can even come with a barcode scanner to make it the ultimate productivity tool.Read More
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When it is critical to share information gathered in the field, public sector professionals depend on rugged tablet computers to deliver information when and where it’s needed. Tablets, or more importantly in that industry, RUGGED tablets, are field-ready solutions that are compliant with current public sector specifications.
Mission-critical mobile computing puts the power of information at the responders’ fingertips and allows users to interact wirelessly with dispatch and other officers when needed. This improves efficiencies—quickly and accurately sharing information—both in the field and in the office. In addition, mobile users are able to generate and submit incident, supplement, field contact and accident reports. Wireless technology enables the reports to be submitted directly into the agency’s record management system, where they can immediately be accessed and searched upon, enhancing communication between dispatchers, law enforcement and firefighters.Read More
The world of sports is constantly evolving year after year, and the use of technology is just one of the areas that has made an impact on many sports in the modern day. One sport that is far ahead of others when it comes to technology advancements is motor sports. If you're familiar with NASCAR, you'll know that the cars are technological masterpieces, each part is specifically designed to help improve the car's performance and the goal is to finish ahead of all of the other drivers. But a race team is more than just what you see on TV.
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.
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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.
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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.
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