The Ruggedized Computing Blog

A comprehensive blog about rugged tablet technology, industries and applications. Brought to you by MobileDemand, a worldwide leader in new, innovative Windows tablets for business productivity.

Surface Pro 4 Case for Field Applications

Off-the-shelf mobile devices tend to be fragile. Fragile enough where a simple drop of a cell phone or tablet to a solid surface could result in a shattered screen, or even worse, a …

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The Basics of a Barcode


A barcode is a square or rectangular image consisting of a series of black lines or squares and white spaces of varying sizes that can be read by a scanner. Barcodes are applied …

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MobileDemand Launches Free Online Barcode Generator

Most people know what a barcode is - lines, rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns of different widths and sizes representing data, that when read determine what the scanned …

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3D Camera Technology and Its Uses

3D camera technology for mobile devices has been in the talks for years and at CES 2015 is when the cameras started to appear in mainstream products including PCs, cell phones and tablets. 3D …

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MobileDemand to Unveil Groundbreaking Product at MODEX

At MODEX, you'll find the solutions you need to solve tough manufacturing and supply chain challenges, identify best practices, exceed customer demands and gain a competitive advantage. Innovative …

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Keynote Speaker Throws Rugged Tablet Across Stage

This past week at the Butler Builder Sales Meeting, the keynote speaker took a MobileDemand xTablet T1200 and tossed it across the stage. He was demonstrating to construction and building …

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What Does "MIL-STD-810G" Even Mean?

For many semi-rugged or fully rugged products on the market, you'll often see the notation "MIL-STD-810G" listed under the product specifications and touted in various marketing documents and …

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Rugged Surface Cases: Protect Your Investment

When you use a tablet or phone without a protective case, it comes with some level of risk. You risk dropping the device and having it crack, shatter, break, scratch, dent, etc. You risk losing …

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How Does a Barcode Scanner Work?

Most barcode scanners consist of three different parts including the illumination system, the sensor, and the decoder. In general, a barcode scanner “scans” the black and white elements …

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Top 3 Reasons for Vehicle Mounted Tablet

Tablets are everywhere these days, from at home in the kitchen to overseas in the rugged battlefield. No matter where the device is being used, its general purpose is to serve you information when …

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