If you are in an industry where the hazards exceed the level of durability of your tablet, then in the long term, you will end up paying more. In these cases, a rugged computer is the better choice because it is designed specifically to withstand harsh challenging conditions. These are ultra-mobile, tough, and customer-engineered devices, specifically designed for use in mission-critical applications.
With a reliable and fast new way for employees to communicate real-time updates with each other regardless of location, the City of Brenham Police Department achieved significant cost savings on both the purchase of the Xplore mobile technology and rugged tablet PCs, and the recovery of productivity levels among its first responders.
Combining the right software with the right mobile computing hardware: Brasfield & Gorrie construction company uses Atlanta project as a proving ground for LATISTA software and Xplore rugged tablets.
"Getting issues to and from subs is so important on a large project like this. We hand them a hard copy and send them a version by email, and if they have any questions they can call us and we can bring it up on screen immediately and see exactly what they're talking about. We don't have to track paper because everything is in the database and available any time."
- Steve Gilbert, Corporate Operations IT Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie
Barton Malow drives innovation and extends existing BIM model with field-ready solutions including Xplore Rugged Tablets: “These tablet PCs will forever change our workflow for the better. The facilities staff really likes the idea that everything is bar-coded so information is readily available on the tablet. They like the camera and especially the ability to write directly on the tablet and have that information recorded on the appropriate forms and submitted automatically. It’s very exciting. We can no longer afford to work without this system.”
- Corrine Ambler, Baron Malow
“Before we began using the F5s, we were working within the limits of the laptops that weren’t really designed for field use or running back to the trailer, to look at hard copies of the records and trying to integrate information,” said Frank Bejarano, a Sundt project superintendent. “Now project information is more accurate and accessible, making it easier to stay current on project status and issues.”
Forget about axes and helmets. Some of the most valuable weapons in any firefighter’s arsenal are mobile technology solutions – tools that can deliver reliable communication (voice and data), grant immediate access to critical patient information, eliminate error-prone paper processes and improve annual inspections. Benefits of embracing mobile computing range from time and cost savings to enhanced dispatching and routing.
The Xplore XSlate R12, PC Mag's Editors' Choice for rugged Windows tablets, is a rugged slate Windows tablet with useful features like an Intel Core i7 processor, a full HD display that's visible in sunlight, and a removable kickstand that also acts as a carrier for a wireless keyboard. It's protected by a rubberized case, and has been tested for drops, extreme environmental conditions, and resistance to blowing dust and water. This is the best tablet we've tested recently for use in nonconventional workspaces.
Deploying seamlessly-integrated workforce automation solutions across multiple departments within a utility can either be a career-enhancing experience or your greatest career challenge. That’s why picking the right mobility partner is as important as picking the right device. Fortunately, when you work with Xplore you'll have the right formula for both personal and organizational success. Xplore has been partnering with utilities for over 20 years to execute mobility projects that can reach anywhere from hundreds of field service technicians to over 10,000 technicians each time.
On October 25, 2016, Xplore Technologies introduced the XSLATE R12, a powerful, versatile 12.5-inch rugged tablet for professionals who split their time between office and field. We ran a pre-production XSLATE R12 through our standard PassMark benchmark suite to test its performance in various categories. The Kaby Lake-powered XSLATE R12 is ludicrously fast. It aced every performance category. It turned in the highest CPU benchmark score and the highest overall PassMark score we ever tested in any rugged mobile system.
Survey Says: Intel® -Powered Rugged Tablets Still the Mobile PC of Choice, Despite Feature Expansions in Other Rugged Form Factors & an Increase in Business-Grade Tablet Competition
Xplore and Intel recently asked hundreds of mobile workers and mobile computer resellers worldwide: “Which Computer is Right for You (or Your Customers)?"
The results clearly show that 10-12” rugged tablets are still the best-suited PC form factor for mobile workers and preferred more by global companies than notebooks or handhelds. However, investments in rugged tablet solutions are no longer motivated solely by the 3-5 year reliability of their internal and external components.