Calculating Dimensional Weight for Shipping: A How to Guide
Regardless of whether you dispatch orders from a central distribution hub or collaborate with a third-party logistics provider, a package's weight significantly influences the shipping cost and method. Yet, in the realm of logistics, it's not solely about the physical weight; the dimensional weight stands as an essential metric. So, what is dimensional weight, and why is it significant?
Revolutionizing Field Service: How Christianson Air Conditioning and Plumbing Enhanced Efficiency with Ruggedized Surface Go Tablets and Secure Payment Solutions
Christianson Air Conditioning and Plumbing has been serving central and south Texas since 1950 with one goal in mind – ensuring customers get their money’s worth. This is truly embodied in everything they do, even down to the solutions used by their field technicians.
MobileDemand Launches AI-Powered Multi-Mode Mobile Dimensioning System
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – September 19, 2023 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases and all-in-one mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced the launch of xDIM™, an innovative multi-mode, mobile dimensioning and weighing solution designed to deliver speed and efficiency in the warehouse and beyond. Unlike stationary dimensioning systems, xDIM is a portable, versatile tool that quickly and accurately captures dimensions of boxes, irregular items and pallets with a simple point-and-click of a rugged tablet, anywhere in the warehouse.
Entry-Level Flex 10B Rugged Windows Tablet Introduced, Providing Value to Enterprises
Cedar Rapids, Iowa– January 7, 2020. MobileDemand, provider of rugged productivity enhancing mobility systems to firstline workers, today announced the xTablet Flex 10B, its third-generation Flex 10 rugged Windows®-based tablet. Built upon the foundation of its proven rugged predecessors in the Flex 10 series, the Flex 10B feature-rich tablet has the latest power and performance upgrades to help users maximize workforce efficiencies. With this launch, MobileDemand is enabling businesses to protect their investment and improve their bottom line with a budget-friendly industrial tablet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University Department Uses Rugged Tablet Solution to Engage and Teach Students in the Field
The University of Iowa department of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a department focused on conducting research and teaching students about social and biophysical systems and the events that shape the world. They focus on understanding these dynamics with emphasis on human-environment interactions as well as the science and technologies needed to analyze, model, and visualize geographical processes.
University Biological Researchers Equipped with Rugged Surface Tablets
At the University of Minnesota (U of M) in the Twin Cities, research, education and outreach is changing the lives of not just students and alumni, but people around the world. Tomorrow’s visionaries are focusing today on important issues affecting individuals and communities.
Patrol Cars Receive Technology Upgrade with First In-Car Computers
The Signal Mountain Police Department is comprised of fifteen full-time officers who address a wide range of enforcement and service issues including active neighborhood patrol, traffic enforcement, drug detection and enforcement, investigations, call response, and community services. With such a wide array of duties, it was difficult for the department to keep up with their antiquated pen and paper methods. When they decided to upgrade, MobileDemand rugged tablets became their first in-car computer systems.
Box Canyon Dairy Reduces Cattle Wrangling Time with Rugged Tablets
Klein Volunteer Fire Department provides fire suppression, rescue, and medical emergency assistance to the people of Harris County, Texas. The department operates nine fire engines, three aerial apparatus, two heavy rescue trucks, two tanker trucks, two grass/brush trucks, one special services support truck, one command/rehab truck, and various miscellaneous support vehicles – a total of 30+ vehicles in their fleet. With a fleet as large as this, the firemen needed a tablet that is as rugged, durable, and reliable as they are.
Ducks Unlimited Uses Rugged Tablet to Conduct Largest Study in History
Ducks Unlimited focuses on the conservation, restoration, and management of North America's wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl. Their efforts benefit other wildlife, people, and the environment. They partner with government, industry, non-profit organizations, and landowners to connect people to nature and make a healthier world for future generations. In 2017, they began a two-year study for Ducks Unlimited Canada, (DUC) the largest they've seen to date*. The study covers included 76 million acres of the Borel Forest in the Northwest Territories' wilderness.
10-Year-Old Rugged Tablet Still Going Strong
When Daryl LaMonaco purchased a MobileDemand xTablet T8600 in 2007, he had no idea that 10 years later it’d still be a very useful device. The tablet was originally purchased to be a point-of-sale terminal in his New Jersey storefront and has since taken on roles as a home PC and a truck-mounted tablet. The reliable Windows 7 (was Windows XP for a while) rugged tablet is now tripod-mounted, helping Daryl control his two state-of-the-art telescopes.
Most Advanced Water Pump Fire Truck In the World Uses MobileDemand Rugged Tablets
MobileDemand partner Phantom Controls has developed a patented system to automate fire truck water pumping with remote capabilities to allow the operator to move about the scene and work with the crew. The system utilizes the MobileDemand xTablet T8650 which can withstand a fire scene's harsh conditions.
Manufacturer Relies on Forklift-Mounted Surface Pro
Rimports is a company consistently moving products across the globe. With their fleet of products produced in China, and distributed throughout the United States and Canada, Rimports has become a major name in the fragrance retail market.
Marine Exploration Driven By Rugged Surface Pro Tablet
Southern California is famed for its sunny weather and dramatic Pacific Ocean coastline. But from land, one might not realize that the rocky and rigid coastline has caused many shipwrecks throughout the course of history, many of which are undocumented.
Heat Exchanger Manufacturer Relies on Rugged Tablets
As a preeminent manufacturing company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Steeltek, Inc., designs and manufactures shell and tube heat exchangers. Since 1984, Steeltek has served the needs of the petro-chemical, gas processing and refining industries.
Construction Company Mobilizes Data Capture Processes
Kirlin Florida (part of The Kirlin Group) has been a preeminent leader in the mechanical contractor field since it opened its Florida office in 1982. Today, Kirlin is in every major region of the state, and their management team continues to push both the success of their services, and their customer satisfaction higher and higher. Their problem for the longest time, however, was the tedious and cumbersome way they collected their business data.
Toyota Dealership Expedites Service Center with Surface Pro
As all car dealerships know, it’s more than just the initial sale of a car that leaves a lasting impression with customers. It’s the fast and reliable service in the months and years to come that keeps individuals coming back to purchase other cars in the future.
HVAC Technicians at J.R. Bolton Using Rugged Surface Tablets
J.R. Bolton Services, Inc. was founded in 1983 with one goal: to provide residential and commercial customers with the highest quality energy products and customer service. That business model has remained in place to this day while their service area has expanded to include metro Atlanta and the greater Lawrenceville area.
Erdner Bros. Warehouses Replace Pen and Paper with Rugged Windows Tablets
In the transportation and distribution industry, knowing where your products are in the warehouse and out on the road is key to running a profitable business with excellent customer satisfaction. For Erdner Bros., Inc., an East Coast Regional carrier out of Swedesboro, New Jersey, it’s no different.
Honda Manufacturing Replaces Rugged Laptops with Rugged Windows Tablets
In the quaint Midwest town of Russell’s Point, Ohio, sits one of the largest manufacturers and employers in the entire state, Honda Transmission Manufacturing (HTM). With over 10,000 full-time employees, HTM produces automatic transmissions, gears and four-wheel drive components that are supplied to other Honda companies worldwide.
Redefining Southern Lumber with Surface Pro and Rugged Case
For over 50 years, Alabama-based Linden Lumber has been specializing in producing and exporting Southern hardwood lumber across the globe. Their process of producing lumber is a complex “art form” that takes years of experience and knowledge, ensuring that lumber moves through their facility as smoothly as possible with the highest-yield. With over 250 employees involved in their daily operations, they saw room for improvement in inventory and shipping activities.