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.
Successful operations necessitate constant preparedness and situational awareness. Both are contingent on the availability and proper utilization of real-time data during dispatch, incident response, and investigations. All require a certain level of computer durability, connectivity, and true mobility. When your job is to keep crews safe while simultaneously protecting the people and interests of the communities you serve, your response should be driven by an Xplore rugged tablet solution inside and outside the vehicle.
Public safety employees need devices that support an array of mobile workflows to capture evidence, manage inventory, issue citations, conduct inspections, access databases, file reports, take photos, and even integrate video into databases and documents — all in real time. Because responders often work in dangerous conditions, they need mobile solutions that help support situational awareness while capturing data and images.
Mobile solutions that are ideal for public safety employees are nimble, fast and efficient. They help boost productivity, allowing police, fire and rescue, and EMS professionals to spend more time in the field, providing
Ferrovalle is a railroad and intermodal operator that receives and delivers an average of 20,000 trains and more than 1,000,000 railcars per year. Services include switching, terminal switching, origin switching, intermodal operations and other services within 200 hectares (494.2 acres) in operative yards for Mexico’s three line-haul carriers.
They selected the Motion F5 by Xplore rugged tablet for many reasons. The F5 rugged tablet features a touchenabled View Anywhere® Display, a removable battery, and rugged pens for data capture while walking and working. Plus, the F5 can be easily carried throughout Ferrovalle’s terminal and intermodal facilities using the molded handle, shoulder strap or tablet back hand strap. It can also be securely mounted in the locomotives and cranes for around-the-clock access while workers are on the move. The F5 provides a truly mobile, and full computing, solution for every member of Ferrovalle’s workforce.
The Reading Fire Department handles a very high volume of fire and medical rescue calls on a daily basis and, as a result, needs an efficient way to manage the heavy data demands that come with incident reporting in real-time, while they are in the field.
“The F5m rugged tablet gave us anytime access to sensitive ePCR data with the right combination of internal and external safeguards,” Deputy Chief Hart explained. “We didn’t have to compromise on workflow software capabilities or data security, and we didn’t have to adjust our processes to accommodate hardware limitations as before. The F5m adapted to our operational environment.”
Bristol Township is a small, tight-knit community focused on creating a safe, clean, positive environment for its residents.To support that effort, the Bristol Township Police Department equips officers with rugged tablets to ensure their time is spent protecting the public — not in an office writing incident reports.
Now Officers use the large-screen, lightweight Xplore rugged tablets to write incident reports, log information and access the county’s dispatch system using a digital pen, attached keyboard or touch-screen. Because each of the department’s tablets includes built-in connectivity capabilities, officers have access to records management systems, software, and local and federal databases such as CJIS.