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Category: Public Safety

Sep 20, 2018

Disasters, Drones and Developing the Future Capabilities for Mobile Workers and First Responders

by Bob Ashenbrenner

We are seeing the quick evolution of complementary technologies to improve the knowledge and capabilities of field responders. As core mobile computing technologies such as rugged tablets are put in the hands of these workers as part of standard operating procedures, they become the platform upon which additional drone capabilities can most effectively be applied in a “layers of support” concept. ... Continued

Sep 06, 2018

Don’t Fall Into the “Domain Transfer” Trap During Your Digital Transformation

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Why You Should Seek Out Third-Party Experts, Leverage Peer Insights for Your Next Mobility Project... Continued

Mar 29, 2018

Mobile Workers Take Note of Tablets’ Handwriting Skills

by admin

​Did you know that cursive has been dropped from the Common Core Curriculum Standards shared by all U.S. states? Yet handwriting is still the fastest way to write in this digital – or should I say mobile computing – age. And, despite being the most efficient way to capture data in long or short form, cursive has been replaced by typing – at least in mandatory school lessons.... Continued

Jul 25, 2017

Mobile PCs Can Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

by Bob Ashenbrenner

As mobile technology advocates, utility industry leaders, and employers to millions of field workers on the roads every day, we must heed today’s strong call to action to remove mobile device distraction as best as we can. ... Continued

Jun 22, 2017

4 Out of 4 Analysts Agree – Mobile Tech is Big and Growing

by Bob Ashenbrenner

CEOs and other executives finally see the ROI advantage of mobile technology and, therefore, the analysts are seeing greater use of mobile technology in field service organizations. Four out of four analyst firms agree that there is little resistance to the belief that more mobility tools are needed.... Continued

May 10, 2017

Making a Match: How to Select the Right Router + Rugged Tablet for Reliable In-Vehicle Wi-Fi

by Bob Ashenbrenner

There are many in-vehicle connectivity platforms to consider for public safety use; though most customers who choose to install a mobile gateway for their vehicle data needs do so because of the breadth and performance of available features sets. ... Continued

Nov 01, 2016

5 Reasons Why Fire and Rescue Departments are Replacing Panasonic Toughbooks with Tablets

by Tom LaHoda

Here are five reasons why the rugged tablet is the one mobile PC platform that’s been able to save fire and rescue departments from operational failures when the stakes are high, especially as notebooks and other mobile devices increasingly fall short. ... Continued

Sep 09, 2016

Managing Multiple Generations of Workers, Workflows with Rugged Tablets

by Bob Ashenbrenner

There are lots of different types of workers – and even more variety in your workflows – that must all be accommodated with a single cohesive mobility solution. We advocate for field technician involvement in every technology decision that impacts them. Solicit worker feedback in the mobile solution design, evaluation and implementation processes. ... Continued

Sep 02, 2016

Which Piece Comes First in the Complex Mobility Puzzle…The Chicken or the Egg? (i.e. The Rugged Tablet or Accessories?)

by Tom Kost

Successfully introducing a highly functioning mobility solution across multiple working locations is never as simple as picking the right rugged tablet alone. You need to consider both the tablet and the accessory ecosystem. The fact is that you can't buy one without the other. They are a system and both are equally important to the successful application of your entire mobile solution. Accessories should never be an afterthought.... Continued

Aug 23, 2016

Xplore Rugged Tablets: The Past 20 Years, the Present, the Future

by Mark Holleran

Despite the changing technology landscape and economic climate over the last 20 years, the best mobile computing technology has always proven to be the rugged tablet. That’s why Xplore has always been hyper-focused on rugged tablet solutions, remaining at the forefront of the rugged tablet market since our first tablet was manufactured in 1996. ... Continued

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