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Introducing the 3rd Generation in the xTablet T1600 Series: The xTablet T1691

Introducing the xTablet T1690, the 3rd generation device in the customer favorite xTablet T1600 series. The high-end device offers the latest technological advancements plus the highest levels of performance and protection for field service and frontline workers who rely on rugged devices to streamline mission-critical tasks and workflows, improving productivity in the most demanding industries, including agriculture, warehousing and manufacturing.

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Rugged Tablet Leader MobileDemand Launches 3rd Generation of Customer Favorite xTablet T1600 Series with the xTablet T1690

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – November 29, 2022 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases and all-in-one mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the Windows-based xTablet T1690. The company continues to invest in the customer favorite xTablet T1600 series, with the introduction of the 3rd generation, xTablet T1690.

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The Rugged xTablet T1185: Designed for Performance and Value

Say hello to the all-new xTablet T1185; the compact rugged form factor delivering powerful protection and high value. The T1185 stands as a mid-level performance device in our lineup of rugged tablets but boasts many popular features and benefits.

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New Rugged High-Value xTablet T1185 Introduced by Industry Leader MobileDemand

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – November 15, 2022 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases, and mobile all-in-one computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the Windows-based xTablet T1185. The device will serve as a complementary replacement tablet for the xTablet T1180 by year end.

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MobileDemand Nominated for Technology Association of Iowa 2022 Prometheus Awards Creative Technology Solution of the Year

The MobileDemand team is proud to announce our mobile point-of-sale (POS) solutions have been nominated for The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) 2022 Prometheus Awards for Creative Technology Solution of the Year. The annual awards unite Iowa’s innovators and leaders from technology, business, education, and government to celebrate the year’s most momentous achievements.

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Top 3 Findings from the 2022 ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference

The 2022 ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference brought supply chain professionals together from far and wide for a conference packed full of education and networking. We break down our top 3 findings from the conference below.

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10 Brilliant Ways to Serve Your Customer and Make a Profit

Customers demand lightning-fast service. Business management demands extreme productivity with razor sharp precision. Nearly all customer experiences, B2B and B2C, are now mobile or off-premises. Modernizing transactional technology to do more in a smaller, lighter, more durable manner is vital for success - and survival.

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9 Brilliant Ways to Drive Retail Customer Innovation

Customers want a no-hassle experience across digital and in-store retail. They want retailers to personalize their experience while at the same time keeping their data private and safe. As shopping habits evolve, customers now expect retailers to provide a streamlined experienced that allows them to move smoothly between digital and in-store transactions. More retailers are using omnichannel tools to build this seamless experience for their customers.

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Sun & Ski Sports Gains 25% E-Commerce Order Efficiency

Sun & Ski Sports is undergoing a self-described “technological metamorphosis,” according to Sean Rutherford, SVP of IT and Logistics. The company recently upgraded its backbone network service to all fiber which is much faster. During and post-COVID pandemic, the company tackled the creation of electronic work and ski tickets. Currently the majority of their e-commerce fulfillment is performed in the stores. Associates use to complete work orders and fulfillment using paper, and each store printed a daily to-do sheet. Sun & Ski Sports knew their new e-commerce provider had fulfillment software, so they started investigating tablets to support that software.

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Top 3 Findings from the Package Fulfillment, Logistics and Delivery Expo: North America

The leading global event for the world’s parcel delivery, e-commerce logistics and postal industries has branched out to North America. Package Fulfillment, Logistics and Delivery Expo was the first end-to-end expo for the e-commerce and parcel industry in the United States, covering everything from package fulfillment all the way through to final delivery and returns. After two days of discussions with industry leaders, we broke down our top three key findings below.

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Coming Soon! All-in-One Parcel Sort and Dimension

Workers will soon be able to easily capture dimensions while they move parcels through sorting operations thanks to a first-of-its-kind, patented, and patent-pending, stationary 3D camera system from MobileDemand.

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Top 3 Findings From the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show

Industry-leading products and solutions for growth were at the forefront of The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show, highlighting key solutions for navigating today’s new business realities. After four days of talking with executives and leaders in everything from fast food and quick-serve restaurants to festivals and food trucks, we highlighted our top three takeaways.

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MobileDemand's rugged mobile point-of-sale solutions enable restaurants to deliver fast, efficient customer service

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 17, 2022 – Now more than ever, restaurants require nimble operations to stay competitive and provide the optimum customer service. MobileDemand, a leading provider of rugged productivity-enhancing mobile systems for frontline workers, will be demonstrating its latest mobile solutions for streamlining operations at the National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, May 21-24 in booth # 7859.

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The New Warehouse Podcast: MobileDemand at MODEX 2022

MODEX 2022 was packed full of supply chain innovations and solutions, and the team at The New Warehouse was right in the thick of it. Kevin Lawton, founder of The New Warehouse podcast, sat down with industry experts all four days of the show, discussing “news, ideas and insights about the future of the industry in a modern way.”

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Updated xDIM Mobile adds large box dimensioning capabilities to speed parcel processing and reduce costs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 10, 2022 – Large box dimensioning just got easier. MobileDemand announces that the award-winning xDIM Mobile Dimensioning, powered by 4DMobile, has added the next step in large box dimensioning.

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Third Party Review of MobileDemand's Rugged Case and Bundle for Lenovo Tab K10

Trusted rugged computing trade publication, Rugged PC Review, recently reviewed the rugged xCase for the Lenovo Tab K10. Editor, Conrad Blickenstorfer provides a highly detailed review of this first-in-market rugged case for the 10-inch, enterprise-ready, Android-based device.

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xDIM Mobile, Powered by 4DMobile, Awarded 2022 Bronze Edison Award

The MobileDemand team is proud to announce xDIM Mobile Dimensioning, powered by 4DMobile, has been awarded the Bronze 2022 Edison Best New Product Award™ in the Manufacturing, Logistics, and Transportation: Supply Chain Solutions category!

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xDIM™ - Solving Dimensioning Problems with a Portable Solution

Whether you stock and store thousands of SKUs or have an ever-changing list of parcels for last-mile delivery, having accurate dimensional data is critical in enabling smooth operations and making sound business decisions, both of which have a significant impact on a supply chain environment's bottom line.

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Key Learnings from MODEX 2022

After a long two years away, MODEX returned with a powerful vengeance. Attendees and exhibitors alike were excited to reconvene for a week of supply chain solutions and innovations. We broke down our top four learnings from MODEX 2022 below.

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Why Use an Integrated RFID Reader Module?

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been a popular data transmission tool for many years. An RFID reader is used to identify uniquely tagged assets, aiding and streamlining workflows in industries like government, healthcare, supply chain, and enterprise. An RFID reader module integrated in a rugged tablet offers two unique benefits: nearly limitless identification options and mitigation of human error.

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Beginner's Guide to C1D2

Class 1 Division 2, or C1D2, is one of the most important factors to consider when looking for rugged tablets to use in hazardous industries. Any electronics being used in a potentially dangerous environment or around flammable hazards must be C1D2 certified to prevent dangerous explosions and ensure worker safety. But what exactly does C1D2 mean and how do you know if your operation needs certified tablets?

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Upgrading to the Surface Pro 8? Our Rugged xCase is Too

Microsoft has recently released their most powerful Pro ever: the Surface Pro 8. The device is more than just a standard incremental update, however. Microsoft’s flagship tablet has been updated and modernized in the Pro 8.

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Three Most Common Problems Solved by Mobile Box Dimensioning

The value of accurate box dimensions is indisputable, but the process of attaining them is something many warehouses, distribution centers, and other supply chain environments struggle with. Many of these struggles are solved with a mobile dimensioning solution – below are the three most common problems solved by xDIM Mobile.

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Take Safety to the Next Level with a C1D2 Certified Rugged Tablet

Are you working on a job that exposes a device to potentially explosive gases or vapors? Then you need a C1D2 certified device to ensure worker safety and meet government regulations. Without it, you risk injury to your workers and your bottom line due to hefty audit fees.

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First-In-Market Rugged Case for Android-Based Lenovo Tab K10 Launched by MobileDemand

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – December 9, 2021– MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases, and mobile all-in-one computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of a rugged, patented, and feature-rich xCase for the new Lenovo Tab K10. With its durable rugged construction, extreme protection, and unlimited mounting solutions, the xCase extends the tablet’s capabilities even further. Mobile workers among energy, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries who rely on the Tab K10 benefit from a rugged device that can withstand the inevitable bumps, drops, and spills. Through its partnership with Lenovo, MobileDemand is the preferred provider of industrial grade rugged cases for the Tab K10.

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Innovative Minds Scholarship: 2021 Winners Announced

MobileDemand is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Innovative Minds Scholarship: Alyssa Doyle of Texas Christian University and Nicholas Currant of The University of Iowa. The scholarship was created to help celebrate and encourage the spirit of innovation. Selected based on their academic accomplishments, exemplary leadership, and participation in school and community activities, each recipient will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

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Expand Frontline Workers' Power This Holiday Season with Rugged Tablets

Retailers across the globe are being challenged to navigate a supply chain upheaval and persistent labor shortage while preparing for record-breaking holiday sales. Many are turning to technology to help them get more work done faster by investing in new tools and applications to expand the frontline worker's power. Whether it's e-commerce, in-store, or supply chain operations, rugged tablets are standing by to answer the call.

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Saving space, time, and money with mobile box dimensioning

Warehouse space is at an all-time premium. With supply chain constraints, heightened consumer expectations, and ever-growing SKU numbers, the need to save space, time, and money is more crucial than ever before.

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Texas Cooperative Inspection Program Increases Accuracy, Improves Costs, and Reduces Inspection Time with the xTablet T1180

The Texas Cooperative Inspection Program is a Federal-State Cooperative Program of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service created to conduct grading and standardization inspections of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and peanuts in Texas. TCIP has been a loyal MobileDemand customer since 2017, first deploying the entry-level Flex 10A devices. As their technology needs evolved, they switched to the ultra-rugged xTablet T1150, and now deploy the T1180.

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Worth the Weight? Saving on Shipping Costs Begins with Accurate Dimensioning

Whether you ship orders directly from a distribution center or use a third-party logistics partner, you will likely encounter dimensional weight (commonly referred to as DIM weight), a major factor in determining shipping costs.

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Rugged Tablets in the Cold

In winter or cold climates, ice and snow won’t be the only thing that may pose as a problem to your tablets. If you work out in the field, consumer grade technology, designed for stable and indoor climates, won’t last long in the frigid environment. The wrong equipment can lead to damaged or ruined hardware, lengthy downtime, increased total cost of ownership, and unproductive workers - ultimately resulting in lost potential revenue. That's where enterprise grade, rugged tablets come in.

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Rugged Tablets Aid in Food Safety Compliance for Convenience Stores

In recent years, convenience stores (C-stores) have shifted focus to the development of foodservice, now the second largest contributor to in-store sales.* C-stores are transitioning heavily from pre-packaged foods and drinks to full menus of foodservice products, fresh produce, and more. This significant increase in the variety of foodservice options has brought attention to the food safety practices of C-stores. Many aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act do not apply to C-stores, however this legislation has put pressure on the stores to implement preventive controls rather than reactive processes.

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Microsoft Designed for Surface Certification: What is it and Why is it Important?

MobileDemand's Surface® Pro and Go Case, with first-to-market rugged, integrated scanner and MSR, have recently been certified by Microsoft's Designed for Surface (DfS) program. But what does this certification actually mean and why is it important?

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xTablet T1190 Reviewed by RuggedPCReview

Tablets and smartphones have revolutionized the way we use computers. In terms of numbers, about 165 million tablets were sold worldwide in 2020, compared to about 220 million laptops and about 1.35 billion smartphones. Huge numbers, all.

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MobileDemand Announces New VP of Sales, Scott Medford, Respected Industry Veteran

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA -- Oct. 4, 2021 -- MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, is proud to announce the appointment of its new VP of Sales, Scott Medford. In this role Medford will be responsible for worldwide direct and channel sales of all MobileDemand rugged xTablet and xCase products and services.

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RLS Logistics Modernizes Operations, Elevates Productivity, and Reduces Costs with Rugged xCase for Surface Go

RLS Logistics is a family-owned New Jersey based third-party logistics company with nationwide satellite cold storage warehouses. Customers rely on RLS to manage their complicated frozen and refrigerated cold chain solutions and they have been named one of the top third-party logistics companies in America.

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Shopping for a Rugged Tablet Solution? Consider Ergonomics

Trying to decide which rugged tablet is the best fit for your business? As rugged tablet experts, we know what's important to consider. Here are three ergonomic considerations when choosing a rugged tablet.

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Meet Our Interns!

After a successful internship program in the summer of 2020, the MobileDemand team knew we wanted to participate in the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's (JPEC) internship program once again.

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Do You Need a Bigger Warehouse or Better Organization?

Now more than ever, companies are expanding their number of SKUs to account for the continued growth of e-commerce. You may be thinking that in order to expand your selection of SKUs, your company will need to increase the amount of warehouse space - whether by expanding the current building or purchasing an entirely new one. But you might just need to reorganize your current storage space.

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Turning Warehouse Processes Into a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Even for ultra-productive warehouses, innovation and evolution are critical for long-term, sustainable growth. Staying on top of the latest technologies and innovations can turn your warehouse processes into a sustainable competitive advantage.

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