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More Performance and Flexibility with xDIM Mobile Dimensioning System Enhancements

As companies look for solutions to everyday dimensioning challenges, 4DMobile, the developer of xDIM Mobile Dimensioning is always innovating to help users realize cost savings from challenges like shipping chargebacks, shipping and receiving labor costs, slotting, capacity planning and reverse logistics.

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Fareway Improves Productivity by 40,700 Hours Annually

Fareway Stores, a growing Midwest grocery company, currently operates more than 130 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas. Ensuring a superior customer experience is one of their top priorities. To make sure their shelves are stocked with what customers need, the flow of products from producers and manufacturers must be proactively managed. Fareway had been using clipboards, paper and pens on the store floor to gather shelf levels and compliance information for later entry. To stay competitive, Fareway knew they needed to streamline its operation by eliminating this manual process. They found that the process took too much time, was prone to errors and made it difficult to share data.

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Top Findings from NRF: Retail's Big Show 2023

After a bustling few days at the National Retail Federation: Retail’s Big Show 2023, the MobileDemand team felt one thing was certain; in order to stay ahead of the game, retailers must find ways to adapt to the ever-changing needs of consumers while navigating the uncertain economic times. We identified our top three ways to stay ahead of the retail game.

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MobileDemand Expands its Line of Productivity Accessories with Smart Scan Handle and Scale for Retail

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – January 13, 2023 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases and all-in-one mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced it will be unveiling its new, modern Bluetooth xScanHandle G200 and xScale S200 at National Retail Federation 2023: Retail’s Big Show in New York City, January 15-17. With complete portability and Bluetooth communication, these smart devices will work wherever merchandise needs to be managed or shipped, adding more functionality and productivity for frontline retail and warehouse workers.

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Top 4 Benefits of Enterprise Devices in Healthcare

Many healthcare facilities are looking to enable their workers with mobile technology solutions. When choosing devices, it is important to understand the benefits of choosing enterprise devices, rather than consumer grade devices. Here are four of our top reasons for choosing enterprise devices in healthcare.

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Powered Mounting Docks for Rugged Tablets

There are many benefits to mounting a rugged tablet to a forklift, truck, or other vehicle. If you decide to mount a tablet, you are faced with many questions, but there is one you must ask yourself: How are you going to supply power to your tablet?

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MobileDemand's Guide to Barcodes

From retail to hospitals and field services to supply chain, barcodes have been used since 1974 to increase efficiency and engagement. They enhance data management and are becoming more dynamic in their usage. There are multiple types of barcodes, however, so how do you know which is the best option for your business?

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A Shift in Healthcare Delivery: Virtual Patient Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare systems to learn more about isolation and how it affects patients and their quality of care. Not only are patients physically removed from their loved ones, the people they interact with, their care team, present themselves hidden behind sterile personal protective equipment (PPE) that hides nonverbal expressions that would normally offer patients comfort and assurance.

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Rugged Tablets Enhance Retail In-Store Customer Experience

Today's consumers expect an increased level of service and overall enhanced shopping experience from all retailers. While online shopping is increasing in popularity, retailers need to give consumers a reason, outside of their product and service offerings, to come into their store.

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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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MIL-STD-810G Designed, Certified & Tested: What Does That 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?

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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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MobileDemand's xTablet T1150 and T1180 Now Verizon LTE Certified

For today's modern enterprises, staying connected is crucial. Operating at the level of reliability Verizon connectivity provides is what frontline workers expect. Verizon Wireless has certified the proven rugged xTablets T1150 and T1180 making it easier than ever to work from anywhere.

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MobileDemand Donates 300 Rugged iPad Cases to The County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 11, 2020 – MobileDemand is pleased to announce the donation of 300 rugged iPad cases to The County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS). The donation is through a partnership with the Annenberg Foundation, Brilliant Corners and MobileDemand. The 300 iPads and rugged iPad cases will be used in DHS hospitals, including Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, to facilitate patient-family and patient-medical staff communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MobileDemand deploys 2,000 protective case bundle solutions with barcode scanning and payment systems to streamline in-store retail processes and customer checkout

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Jan 13, 2020 – In retail, keeping the right products flowing from the manufacturer to the consumer is critical to ensuring a superior customer experience. MobileDemand’s versatile, rugged mobile computing solutions are helping cooperative food wholesalers like AWG and retailers such as Fareway Meat and Grocery to streamline their store operations and stay competitive. MobileDemand rugged cases with barcode scanning and payment system add-ons encase the Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface Go, and Apple iPads at several retailers with great success.

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MobileDemand to Demo Enhanced xDIM Mobile Box Dimensioning Software at National Retail Federation NRF 2020

The upgraded xDIM software — the first of its kind on a mobile device — eliminates the need to move packages to a stationary system to accurately measure boxes.

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Entry-Level Flex 10B Rugged Windows Tablet Introduced, Providing Value to Enterprises

New Flex 10B is the third generation of bestselling entry-level tablet and offers twice the performance and drive storage, at same price point as predecessor, for basic rugged tablet needs.

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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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New Rugged iPad Cases with Versatility and Future Productivity Options Launched by MobileDemand

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 10, 2019. MobileDemand launches another series of rugged cases, delivering productivity in the enterprise through built-to-be rugged tablets and innovative rugged cases. Rugged cases by MobileDemand enhance the capability of consumer and light enterprise grade tablets, such as Apple® iPad™ and Microsoft® Surface™ devices, converting them into highly productive tools for front-line workers. Announced today, the company has created two robust, rugged cases for the Apple iPad Mini and Apple iPad Pro 11” with patented features and utility to allow their users to get more done, faster and more accurately.

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MobileDemand Ranked on 2019 Inc 5000 List

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Aug 20, 2019 – Inc. magazine recently revealed that MobileDemand is No. 4761 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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MobileDemand Innovation - New Rugged Cases with Productivity Options for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Go

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - JULY 23, 2019 - MobileDemand is leading the way in delivering productivity in the enterprise through rugged mobile devices in both built-to-be rugged tablets and innovative rugged cases. The rugged cases enhance the capability of consumer and light enterprise grade tablets, such as Microsoft® Surface™ and Apple® iPad™ devices. Announced today, the company has created two robust, rugged cases for the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Go with patented features and utility. These breakthrough cases include options to allow users to scan barcodes, take mobile payments with a credit card reader or payment device, build a 3D model of a scene or object, and mount the device to almost anything one can imagine. The Microsoft Surface devices, with the new MobileDemand cases, turn into mobile computing multi-function tool to get more done with the mobile workforce in retail enterprises, as well as logistics, supply chain, industrial, healthcare, field service and field sales applications.

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MobileDemand is launching xDIM Mobile Dimensioning Software

Hiawatha, IA, April 3, 2019 – This week marks the launch of a new patent-pending technology, xDIM™ Mobile Dimensioning software, for use on mobile devices. It’s engineered to measure package dimensions using a specialized 3D camera and then uploaded to a cloud-based dashboard. This will provide companies in warehousing, logistics, supply chain management, shipping and receiving, and courier industries with a more efficient solution for managing packages and arm them with a more rapid return on investment.

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Introducing the New Faster T1680 Mobile Rugged xTablet from MobileDemand

Cedar Rapids, IA – March 6, 2019 - MobileDemand’s best-selling high-performance rugged tablet just got even better. Our customer favorite T1600 has been upgraded, now selling as the xTablet T1680, when rugged mobility is required for the job. Built around the latest 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor with double the cache, means you get a 125% increase in performance. We’ve also doubled both the RAM and solid-state drive storage, while providing the newest generation of WWAN and WLAN/BT. The 8M camera (standard) on the back will produce higher resolution images than ever before.

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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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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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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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Quality Equipment Inspires Quality Workmanship at Civil Engineering and Surveying Company

HRAOK, Inc. was founded in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2000, with their primary focus being assisting the private sector in the development of quality residential communities in and around the Tulsa metropolitan area by offering professional land surveying and civil engineering services to a variety of clients in the housing industry. Today their services range from all types of residential, commercial and institutional development projects to complex municipal infrastructure improvements.

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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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Fire Department Replaces Inefficient Toughbook with Tablet and Rugged xCase

In the town of Sherborn, Massachusetts, the Sherborn Fire and Rescue Department was undergoing change. Adapting to the state’s mandate for electronic medical records, the Fire Department was in the market for rugged-yet-mobile technology that was powerful enough to run their software. With around 75 active members performing between 500 and 600 emergency calls per year, the technology needed to be rugged enough to withstand the high demand and the rough environments the first responders experience.

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Body Shop Increases Efficiency with Windows Tablet and Rugged Case

In today’s day and age every job has technology at its heart. Some companies are more advanced than others, and that can make coming to a new company difficult. That’s what Steve Fenske experienced when he left his old job and took a position as the Body Shop Manager at Huber Chevrolet in Omaha, Nebraska. The difficulty wasn’t that he had to learn a new technology, it was that he had to go back to the old ways of doing his job – pencil and paper.

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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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Distributor Increases Efficiency with Digital xKeypad

In 1962, Walling Distributing began distributing Anheuser-Busch beer with just three sales routes. Now, over 50 years later, they are stronger than ever. They are at the forefront of their industry, partly due to their early adoption of new technologies that help them deliver and sell on their routes. But they were running into a keypad issue with their most recent tablets, an issue that needed to be fixed.

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