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MobileDemand's Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Rugged Tablets

Firstline workers all over the world, spanning countless environments and workflows in industries such as manufacturing, retail, restaurants, and more, are using MobileDemand rugged tablets and cases to achieve more. Many of these devices get passed from one person to the next as shifts change throughout the day. Now, more than ever, it is highly recommended that organizations adopt processes for routine cleaning and disinfecting devices for the health and safety of employees and customers.

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5 Ways Rugged Tablets Can Streamline Curbside Ordering and Pickup

As the world begins to open up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are facing new challenges in everyday operations. Even as we find some normalcy, these businesses will ultimately function differently from what we were used to, pre-pandemic.

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5 Ways Rugged Tablets Are Streamlining Health Checks

With businesses and healthcare offices slowly beginning to allow customers back in, many organizations are making the choice to implement 'health' checks for their employees and customers or patients upon entrance to the facility. These screenings may include checking temperature and pulse oximetry, as well as a questionnaire about general health, recent travel, or potential exposure.

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The Ultimate Guide to Mounting Your Tablet

Following ruggedness, mobility is one of the most important requirements for companies investing in a rugged tablet for their workplace; but sometimes workers need their tablet to become stationary. Having the option to easily switch from handheld to mounted can increase worker efficiency and productivity in a number of industries including field service, manufacturing, retail, and so many more. That's why MobileDemand offers mounting options for every rugged tablet and case we offer.

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10 Questions to Consider Before Mounting Your Tablet

Rugged tablets are extremely popular for frontline workers due to their ease of mobility. But sometimes, even the most mobile of workers need to be stationary. The ability to quickly switch from being mobile to stationary can increase productivity by leaps and bounds. If you are considering mounting a tablet, there is a lot to think about, so here are our top questions to ask yourself before making a mounting decision.

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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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MIL-STD-810G in Consumer Products - What Does it Mean

MIL-STD-810G is something you often see referred to when it comes to rugged technology. Companies will claim MIL-STD-810G designed, certified, and tested, but what exactly does that mean? What is MIL-STD-810G?

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MobileDemand Donates Surgical Masks and Face Shields to Corridor-Area Healthcare Providers

MobileDemand is pleased to announce the donation of 50,000 surgical masks and 14,000 face shields to Corridor-area hospitals and healthcare providers.

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Newly Launched Microsoft Go 2 Fits with the Rugged xCase for Surface Go.

Microsoft recently phased out their Surface Go tablet to make enhancements for the newly launched Surface Go 2. MobileDemand’s rugged Surface Go 2 xCase will accommodate this updated version of the popular tablet. The Go 2 has an additional .5 inches of screen size, and the bezel has been thinned out, keeping the dimensions the same as the original and maintaining the 3:2 aspect ratio.

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Innovation Announcement: NEW Rugged Protection for the Ultimate iPad Pro 11 and the Mighty iPad Mini

More and more companies are starting to run their workforces from powerful consumer-grade tablets, like iPads, that meet their on-the-go business needs. Unfortunately, consumer grade tablets aren’t designed for rough-and-tumble industries like beverage distribution, warehousing, or logistics. That’s where MobileDemand is filling the gap, with a steady cadence of product launches focused on ruggedizing consumer grade tablets and improving productivity.

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Lifespan of Rugged Technology

Consumer tablets come to market extremely fast and leave even faster. While useful, and sometimes even vital, for the operation of many businesses, it’s costly to have to replace outdated technology every few years. Rugged tablets help ease that trouble.

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Advantages of Rugged Tablets in the Field

When it comes to working out in the field, nothing is more frustrating than when you have technology that won’t work, or worse, breaks. Fortunately, rugged tablets are not only able to get the job done, they won’t crack under the pressure.

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Custom Mobile Retail Solution Exceeds Expectations

Business is dynamic and everchanging. It can be difficult to find the perfect solution to a problem. While most companies just give you their product and expect you to make it work, MobileDemand takes a different approach.

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3D Cameras - Solving Dimensioning Problems with a Portable Solution

Whether you’re working in a large warehouse or shipping a single product, knowing dimensions of packages is important to the bottom line. It's imperative that package and pallet measurements are recorded accuractely and efficiently. While a dimensioning station might work for large amounts of product being received or shipped out, they are costly and stationary. What if your work environment demands a more flexible and mobile solution?

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What makes a Rugged Tablet Rugged

With so many companies shouting the benefits of their tablets, it can be difficult to know what is actually true and what is a bit of a stretch. Since the first touch screen broke, everything has slowly become more rugged. But what makes a true rugged tablet rugged?

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What are the Benefits of Mounting a Tablet to Your Forklift

Rugged tablets and forklifts work in tandem to elevate productivity. Sure, ruggedized laptops are useful in their own space, but they’re not really built for kind of punishment a forklift can dish out. Here are just a few advantages of this versatile, mountable solution.

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Benefits of Tablets in Warehousing

Warehouses are only as efficient as their employees, and their employees are only as efficient as the tools they're given. Forklifts and pallet jacks have aided in moving product quicker, but what helps move it more accurately? While pencil and paper may be the age-old technique, what if there was a better way?

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MIL-STD-810G Drop Test: Ours vs Theirs

MIL-STD-810G is one of the major factors to consider when determining what rugged tablet is suitable for your needs. But not all MIL-STD-810G testing is the same. In fact, there is no actual set of regulations used to test for drop resistance. So how do you know what the company does to test for MIL-STD-810G? By staying vigilant.

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4 Benefits of Tablets in Retail

There are many benefits to having a tablet in your retail environment beyond the benefits it can provide in your warehouse. Here are four benefits of a tablet in retail.

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Brief History of Barcodes and How They Work

We are all familiar with the idea of barcodes. Any trip to the grocery store means you will encounter thousands of them, each one assigned to a product. But how exactly do barcodes work? Here is a brief history on barcodes and how they work.

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Rugged Tablets vs Rugged Laptops

If you’re looking to purchase rugged technology, chances are you’re looking for something that’s tough enough to take out into the field. But with field work, there’s more to it than just having a device that can take the bumps and drops. You want something that’s not only going to be powerful enough to run the applications necessary for your business, but something that will be comfortable and easy to carry. In today’s day and age, there are numerous choices for ruggedized technology, but it boils down to one major question: Do you use a rugged laptop or rugged tablet?

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Goodbye Windows 7

After nearly 10 years with the Windows 7® operating system (OS), it's nearing time to say goodbye. As it stands a little under half of all the computers in the world still use it.

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Not all Tablets are Created Equal - Differences between Consumer and Rugged Tablets

Which is the right choice – consumer or rugged tablets? No doubt that’s a question that anyone with the need for such technology has asked themselves. Other questions that might be asked include: What’s the real difference between the two? Is one superior to another, and if so, why? Here are six differences you’ll quickly notice between the consumer and rugged tablets.

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Tablet PC for Forklift Mount

This blog post comes from Russ Martin, Southeast Regional Sales Manager here at MobileDemand. -- For more than 20 years, Forklift Mounted Computers, originally known as Vehicle Mounted Terminals (VMT), have been transforming the way products move throughout the supply chain. Early implementations of these VMTs usually emulated traditional host-based terminal applications. Adding bar code scanning to the system greatly improved the timeliness and accuracy of the data in the system, allowing companies to be more attuned to their operational efficiencies. As with most process improvements, these strides going forward did come with a step or two back. In the case of the Vehicle Mounted Computers, these back steps came in the form of power glitches, resulting in the terminal shutting down, or rebooting; usually resulting in the loss of critical data. These interruptions could cause a loss of productivity due to downtime that resulted while the user waited to log back on to the system to resume their duties.

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