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MobileDemand Rugged Technology Blog

A comprehensive blog about rugged tablet technology, industries, and applications; rugged tablets; and rugged cases for Microsoft Surface and iPad Pro. Brought to you by MobileDemand, a worldwide leader in innovative rugged tablets and cases for business productivity.

An Alternate Route: Using Rail to Control Transportation & Logistics Costs

Talk of rising fuel costs is hotter than ever around the water cooler as consumers feel the pinch at the pump. Likewise, executives are having similar conversations behind closed doors as fuel …

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Rugged Tablet PCs Keep Soldiers Connected

Computers have been present on the battlefield for decades. Until recently, ruggedized PCs have come mainly in the form of notebooks. In order to meet the US Military’s standards for …

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MobileDemand Exhibiting at NSA 2011

On Monday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, MobileDemand will be co-exhibiting with Planet Java Corporation at the 2011 National Sheriff's Association …

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Eliminate Long Lines by Implementing Rugged Tablet PCs

Nothing daunts a customer more than walking into a store and seeing long lines at the register. It's no secret the experience at the checkout stand has one of the biggest impacts on …

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Communicate Via Rugged Tablet PC in Times of Natural Disaster

Recent large-scale natural disasters like those in New Zealand, Australia, Japan as well as smaller-scale disasters like the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri have collectively killed …

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The Changing Retail Supply Chain Market: Making the Most of 2011

In the 21st  century, new tools and technologies are changing the business world almost moment to moment. Gone are the days when local brick and mortar stores catered to nearby …

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Tablet PCs with GPS Can Increase Business Profits and Productivity

In a global marketplace, business is where you find it. Employees travel far and wide: selling, collecting and delivering products as the need dictates. GPS’s, or global positioning …

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Streamlining the Food and Beverage Industry with Rugged Devices

The term “ruggedized devices” implies high-danger jobs in difficult locales, such as oil rigs or in the military. While rugged tablet computers work exceptionally well in such …

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Tablet PCs, a Key Component to Precision Agriculture & Farming Success

The need for accurate, timely information in the field is becoming common for best management practices. Precision agriculture meets that need by relying on new technologies such as satellite …

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MobileDemand Receives Fastest Growing Companies Award

The Corridor Business Jounal's annual Fastest Growing Companies Awards were held this morning, May 24th, at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa.  The Awards …

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Rugged Tablet PCs vs. Other Mobile Devices

The advent of iPhones and similar devices such as Droids has created a sea of change in remote technologies. Consumers everywhere can now use remote devices for all manner of tasks, from …

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Five Differentiators for Hotel Revenue Managers in 2011

Jean Francois Mourier, CEO of REVPAR GURU, compiled a list of the top five ways for hotel revenue managers to make their property and work stand out from the competition this year. 1. …

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Tracing Perishable Goods with Mobile RFID Technology

Perishable goods run a perilous course from the manufacturer to the consumer. The Obama Administration estimates that one-third of all fruits and vegetables are rendered inedible before …

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How Does In-Transit Visibility Benefit Your Business?

In-Transit Visibility (ITV) is a concept invented by the US Department of Defense and adopted by private industry. ITV allows the company to track the location and status of their product and drivers …

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Tablet PC Interoperability and Real-Time Info is Key to Public Safety

With the current state of the economy, public safety agencies are continuing to downsize budgets and staff. Despite lean resources, agencies are spending funds on interoperability when major …

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Field Service Evolves Through Automation and Tablet PCs

The field service industry has outgrown manual and paper-based processes in its never-ending quest to improve efficiencies and productivity. Many companies today understand the …

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Rugged Tablet PCs - So Many SKUs, So Little Time

In recent years the beverage market has seen an explosive introduction of new products. While this has been good for the consumer, the growing number of SKUs has become a challenge for …

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Top 10 Trends for Retail Supply Chainers in 2011

Chain Store Age published a list of 10 trends for retailers to watch in 2011. In addition to positive sales gains, the following are trends for retailers: International market focus …

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Form Follows Function

Mobile Computing in Manufacturing Still Requires Durability With each new consumer-grade tablet computer and Smartphone released, manufacturers may be tempted by these devices to improve …

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Line Busting at Amusement Parks with Tablet PC

When a fleet of busses shows up, or flocks of customers suddenly appear, moving guests into the park quickly is a top priority. No one likes waiting in line. Waiting in line wastes the …

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