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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rugged Tablets: The Ultimate Line Busting Solution
Any quick-serve restaurant knows the struggle of long, stagnant lines during peak times. Even more problematic is seeing customers leave due to long wait times.Finding ways to move customers through quickly and efficiently is crucial to retention. One of the most effective ways to reduce the amount of time customers spend in line waiting to order is through line-busting.
Slotting: The Key to Optimizing Warehouse Storage
Slotting, the process of organizing a warehouse to maximize and use storage space as efficiently as possible, can increase picking efficiency, minimize replenishments, and improve overall operational costs. The process organizes SKUs based on dimensions, weight, unit sales velocity, and/or products that are frequently ordered together.
Top 5 Reasons Quick Serve Restaurants and Convenience Stores Need Rugged Tablets
Now more than ever, customers expect quick serve restaurants (QSRs) and convenience stores (C-stores) to be just that, quick and convenient. As a result, operators are looking for ways to alter service models to boost customer experience and drive profits.
MobileDemand launches sleek and powerful rugged xTablet T1190
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - July 16, 2021 - MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile all-in-one computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the xTablet T1190 as part of their portfolio of rugged xTablets. Optional add-on functionality such as multi-payment systems and barcode scanner enable the dynamic tablet to support today's ever-changing retail environment. At only 15 millimeters in depth, the company's thinnest tablet is designed to be easily carried and operated throughout the day. The new Windows® xTablet T1190 is available now for immediate delivery.
What is the NTEP Certification?
A key feature of xDIM™ Mobile Dimensioning software is the Legal for Trade, independent third-party certification. This is a huge bonus for companies operating in states where this certification is required, but also benefits companies who establish the cost for services or hire on the basis of a measurement.
Optimize Warehouse Storage Space with xDIM
Optimizing warehouse storage space begins with knowing the exact dimensions of each box, container, parcel, and pack type entering the facility. Inaccurate or incomplete dimensioning results in poor staging, load planning, slotting, and re-racking all of which contribute to inefficient space usage. With xDIM™, a one-of-a-kind mobile volume dimensioning system, workers capture accurate and reliable measurements with point and click functionality of a tablet. Enhancing stackability and enabling more efficient slotting ensures precious storage space is used as effectively as possible.
MobileDemand Launches the First NTEP Certified, Truly Mobile 3D Parcel Dimensioning System
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – June 3, 2021 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of xDIM™ Mobile Dimensioning Software, the first absolute mobile, patented 3D dimensioning software for cuboidal parcels. xDIM, powered by 4DMobile, quickly and accurately captures measurements with a simple point-and-click, wherever the box is located. The innovative cloud-based application provides rich data via a user-friendly dashboard that integrates with a myriad of enterprise resource management systems for deeper business analytics. With successful completion of the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) evaluation qualifies xDIM as Legal for Trade, meaning it is legally approved for establishing cost for services or hire based on measurement.
MobileDemand Launches First-of-Its-Kind Rugged Cases for Microsoft Surface Tablets with Integrated Barcode Scanner and MSR Options, Certified by Microsoft's Designed for Surface Program
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – April, 21, 2021 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of the first-to-market rugged cases with integrated barcode scanner and magnetic stripe card reader (MSR), designed exclusively for Microsoft® Surface Pro and Go tablets. Available integrated options include barcode scanner, MSR, or combination of a barcode scanner and MSR, all for the Surface Pro and Go. The rugged, all-in-one solutions are certified by the Microsoft Designed for Surface® (DfS) program, ensuring the cases and integrated modules are reliable, high quality, fully functional and engineered to Microsoft requirements and regulatory guidelines for Surface.
Is a Mobile, Integrated POS Right For Your Business?
Implementing a mobile, integrated POS device has become increasingly popular among retail stores, restaurants, and hospitality businesses. From seamlessly connecting associates to updating inventory in real-time, the technology opens up a world of opportunity, but how do you know if this powerful sales and productivity tool is right for your business?
Limited To Take-Out Orders? Try Rugged, Mobile POS
As the world stands today, social distancing is making a huge impact in the ways restaurants are able to operate. Depending on regional restrictions or preference, restaurants may be closing their dining rooms and serving customers through take-out or delivery. However, this scenario may cause new issues to arise when it comes to completing the payment and ordering process. Customers aren't able to enter into the restaurant to complete a payment causing servers to travel back and forth. Others may opt not to pay online or through an app. That's where a mobile POS system comes in.