The growth of mobile devices, such as rugged Windows tablets, has positively impacted police, fire, EMS and military as they're able to be more productive and efficient in the field. For many scenarios, the touch-centric user experience of the tablet offers an appealing and modern way for public sector agencies to securely access their enterprise software, the web, email and standard Windows applications.
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Join MobileDemand and TabTimes on Tuesday, July 16th at 3PM Eastern for a free webinar covering tablet PC applications in the government, healthcare and military. This is a must-attend event for technology professionals in the public sector!
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The last few years have seen an exponential increase in public sector use of mobile technologies and specialized software applications to improve efficiency and productivity, better manage assets and save money. A tablet PC has surfaced as the preferred choice to help workers at any remote location – indoors or out – work faster and more accurately.
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MobileDemand will be exhibiting at the upcoming FOSE tradeshow on May 14-16 in Washington D.C. Taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, FOSE is the premier event for government technology professionals interested in innovative, effective tools and solutions allowing you and your agency or organization to advance your mission. From IT managers and buyers to CIOs and other technology management professionals, FOSE has the right products, people and solutions for you in one very accessible location.
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Of necessity, the military has long been in the forefront of new technology development. Whether mobile communications devices are carried by aircraft, ships, vehicles or foot soldiers, they have to provide the utmost agility and reliability, even when literally under fire. But efforts to boost functionality are often hampered by weight and size restrictions.
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Even small improvements in workforce productivity can add up to substantial results for your bottom line. So it’s no wonder businesses across all industries are introducing automation wherever they can, to work both better and smarter. The advent of tablet PCs has made that the transition to automation not only possible but even more beneficial.
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The ability to establish In-Transit Visibility (ITV) has transformed consignment logistics for NATO allies, saving significant time, money and manpower and allowing full interoperability. The key to success has been adopting RFID labels, readers and software. A rugged tablet PC puts this instant data capture capability into the hands of military personnel all along the supply chain.
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While technology-based solutions are helping every industry streamline and enhance productivity, nowhere is the value more apparent than in the aviation industry.
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The military’s increasing need for smaller mobile computing and communications equipment makes it harder for manufacturers to fit required features into fully rugged devices, but they’re working to do just that. From hardware, networking equipment and power systems to computing tools such as a rugged tablet PC and companion peripheral devices, ruggedness is a top priority.
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MobileDemand, the nation’s leading provider of Rugged Tablet PC systems in the Transportation industry announced today the launch of the high-performance, all-light readable Windows 8 xTablet T1200 Rugged Tablet PC. This best-in-class military rugged tablet was developed to bolster productivity for mobile users who work in demanding environments such as utilities, mining, oil and gas exploration, construction, inspections, maintenance and repair, warehousing, transportation/distribution, military, police, fire, public safety, rail and intermodal.
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A rugged tablet PC is at its best not only in harsh environments but in locations where assets, inventory and people are widely spread out; Places like airports and military bases. If you’re responsible for Air-Ground Equipment (AGE) and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) fleets, an equipment fleet management solution that includes rugged tablets could give your operation better visibility, productivity and profitability.
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We’re seeing an exponential increase in government use of mobile and wireless technologies to streamline processes. Tablets in particular help employees and managers accomplish more, and tablets specially engineered for rugged use can work anywhere, extending their usefulness and cost-effectiveness.
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Review of the xTablet T7200 tablet PC by GottaBeMobile: The MobileDemand xTablet T7200 is a fully ruggedized Tablet PC built for professionals that don’t have the luxury of working in cozy office buildings. This tablet means business and packs a several features mobile users will appreciate.
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Military agencies are increasingly turning to advanced wireless communications and mobile computing devices, such as the rugged tablet PC, to afford increased levels of security and safety to our soldiers in the field as well as the facilities and vehicles they rely upon. By employing advanced technologies within combat troops, operation and communication centers, logistics centers and throughout the supply chain, our military can effectively leverage wireless communication.
The ability to provide secure wireless communication of voice, data and video transmissions to forward operating troops, through the use of rugged tablets, has enhanced our soldiers protection by providing real-time situational information to a higher degree than previously afforded to them. By making reconnaissance information and other intelligence data available to them in real-time, soldiers can anticipate potentially dangerous environments and encounters before they become real threats to their safety. Video capture add-ons can also enhance situational awareness by enabling our troops to gather, analyze and securely share images in the field.
The ability to gather information and analyze it in real-time is a key component of military security and combat capabilities. Secure broadband networks are the backbone of these activities and rugged tablet PCs are the tools that make them work effectively for our soldiers operating in hostile areas or harsh environments. The capacity to securely share voice, data, and video between troops or with command centers enables military personnel to effectively manage incidents of any kind through the collaboration with multiple devices throughout the network, allowing them to gather intelligence, coordinate rapid responses and effectively manage potential threats.
Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Military agencies have begun to use wireless communications to improve asset management, tracking through direct part marking (dpm) solutions. These solutions include laser etching, chemical etching, and dot peen marking. By implementing rugged tablet PC add-ons or integrated accesssories like bar code readers and image capture devices military personnel are now empowered with durable readability for parts and vehicle components that are exposed to harsh operating conditions, reducing the risk of failure in the field when our troops need them most. Supply chain management has also benefited from rugged tablet portability and computing by implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and associated reading devices.
DPM and RFID information, once captured, can be transmitted via secure wireless networks throughout operating centers and forwarded to bases to ensure proper supply and management of parts and vehicles, further enhancing the protection of soldiers in the field.
The security and safety of military personnel are enhanced through mobile computing technologies available utilizing Rugged Tablet PC systems. Learn more about the military benefits of mobile tablet PCs. Read Military and Public Safety Applications for Rugged Tablet PCs.
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