Feb 23, 2018

5 Ways to Tell if Your “Rugged” Tablet, Laptop or Handheld is a Knock-Off

by Tom Kost

You can’t compare the price of a mobile device that’s engineered to be rugged to the core to a device that claims to offer equal protection via the addition of a Gorilla Glass screen, a “ruggedized body” or external rubber casing. Yet, there are dozens of companies offering what they call “rugged”, and hope that those 6 letters will win the sale.... Continued

Feb 08, 2018

Is the Business Market Finally Folding on Laptops?

by John Graff

What the Next-Generation of Mobile Computing Means to You (and Xplore): Traditional laptops are no longer the “one” computer that can go anywhere – or that professionals really want to lug around everywhere. This is driving OEMs to increasingly invest in 2-in-1 tablet designs that can serve as laptop replacements.... Continued

Jan 24, 2018

Crash Test Comparison: What Cars and Mobile Computers Have in Common

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Tablets, laptops and handhelds are dropped every day, and each time they are subjected to over 300 to 425 Gs. The difference between these mobile computers and cars in such “crash tests” is that the mobile devices survive, if designed to be rugged.... Continued

Jan 09, 2018

Weighing Your Options: The Mobile versus Portable Scale

by Bob Ashenbrenner

The words “portable” and “mobile” have been used interchangeably for years to talk about how easy it is to move a computer from one workspace to another. A lot of ambiguity still remains in the proper use of these terms – especially when it comes to distinguishing between “portable” and “mobile” computing and communications technologies.... Continued

Dec 20, 2017

Why the “Normalization of Risk” Can Put Your Organization, and Mobile Workers, at Risk

by Bob Ashenbrenner

The normalization of risk has led many organizations to make risky mobile technology decisions that has ultimately cost them more in losses (time, money, customers) than what they ever stood to gain.... Continued

Dec 12, 2017

A Time for Gratitude: Reflecting on “The Year of Rugged Rewards”

by John Graff

For Xplore, 2017 has been a year of many achievements, including industry awards, product innovations, and more. However, the biggest reward for us is seeing the impact we have for our customers. ... Continued

Nov 30, 2017

Meet the Team Behind Xplore Rugged Tablets: Dave Reber, Senior Mechanical Engineer

by admin

For the last nine years, Dave Reber has been responsible for the design, testing and refinement of every last mechanical component incorporated into Xplore’s many award-winning rugged tablets and accessories. That’s no small job for any team. Yet, this one man has made a very big impact on the performance, reliability and overall flexibility of our 2 in 1 tablet designs. ... Continued

Nov 10, 2017

Mobility in Today’s Military: The Benefits of Tablets Beyond the Flightline

by Michael Zimmerman

The Xplore team honors this servicemember, and all the other veterans, who have sacrificed so much for their country. That is why we are working so diligently to ensure that military and veterans organizations have access to the mobile technologies they need to serve and protect these men and women who protect us. ... Continued

Nov 08, 2017

Maintaining Military Air Power with Rugged Mobility on the Ground

by Michael Zimmerman

Real-time intelligence is one of the most decisive resources available today – not just for frontline combat units, but for troops responsible for asset readiness. That’s why mobile PC technologies are so critical to the success of today’s military aircraft maintainers, especially in the midst of force reductions and surging operational demands.... Continued

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