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Category: Transportation & Logistics

Nov 09, 2018

American Railroads on Track to Set Mobile Technology Standards for Global Industry

by Bob Ashenbrenner

You may not be aware of the smart logistics systems and award-winning technology applications that railroads across the Americas have been implementing for several years now to keep their conductors safely connected, and critical scheduling and cargo data visible, regardless of the distance traveled or the amount of shock and vibration endured.... Continued

Aug 08, 2018

How Airlines Can Avoid Mobile Technology Meltdowns on the Tarmac

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Both mobile devices and airplanes have a dramatic failure mode if operated above their temperature limit. In fact, there have been instances of this is happening on the tarmacs of some U.S. airports this summer amongst mobile devices that weren’t built to be used in such extreme environments.... Continued

Aug 08, 2018

Spotlight on Airlines: When It’s Too Hot, Planes Don’t Fly and Mobile Devices Fail

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Travel is hot right now – literally and figuratively. We are at the peak of the summer travel season, which means airlines must do everything within their power to keep operations running smoothly and flights arriving on time. That’s why airlines are turning to technology both in the terminal and on the tarmac to unlock new efficiencies in their aircraft maintenance, refueling and even passenger loading operations. Mobile technology, specifically. ... Continued

May 17, 2018

Android in the Rugged Enterprise

by admin

Over recent years, the consumer market has exploded with the ever-increasing adoption of the Android operating system on smartphones. Consumers and mobile device manufacturers alike have been drawn to its open architecture and the widespread availability of applications that can be downloaded from the Google Play website. ... Continued

Apr 26, 2018

Want to Mobilize Your Warehouse/DC?  Don’t Wait to Make a Move

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Chess is all about strategy. So is mobility. Even if you have the right game plan mapped out, waiting to execute a critical move until you “absolutely have to” may place the odds of winning (easily) against you. Perhaps that’s why I was so perplexed when Bridget McCrea reported in Logistics Management that many Warehouse and Distribution Center decision makers were “simply waiting until their existing technology becomes obsolete to upgrade” to mobile technologies inside the four walls.... 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

Oct 05, 2017

How STEM Can Spur Even More Manufacturing Innovation & Growth This Year

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Today is Manufacturing Day, an annual “holiday” of sorts intended to celebrate everything that makes manufacturing so spectacular – including the people driving the industry’s continuous innovation. It is also a prime opportunity to (hopefully) appeal to the next generation of manufacturing professionals. ... Continued

Sep 12, 2017

The Real Reason Why You Shouldn’t Go All-In on All-in-One Mobility “Bundles”

by Tom Kost

The “all” part of an “all-in-one” or “all-inclusive” mobility bundle likely does not use the operating system currently powering your information systems. That translates to lost productivity due to the lack of continuity between workflow applications as workers transition between their traditional office and mobile office in the field.... Continued

Sep 05, 2017

Rugged Tablets are Smoothing Out Massive Road Improvement Projects

by Brett Gross

Learn what Main Roads Western Australia is doing to keep one of the most widely geographically distributed road networks in the world in top shape for the millions of people and billions of dollars and goods that traverse the region every day.... 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

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