Humans still control computers. At the same time, computers still dictate the extent to which humans can excel. Even the most skilled experts can only power through a task as quickly as their computer allows them. That’s not to say our speed of innovation or application of brilliant ideas is completely hampered by a slow computer. But insufficient computer performance can restrict workers’ productivity, and therefore, overall performance.
Consider the “computer” limitations that NASA faced back in the 1960s. Human computers, while brilliant, could only analyze and produce data as fast as the mind allowed. That is why there was such an urgency in bringing the first IBM online ahead of the Friendship 7 launch, which catapulted the first U.S. astronaut into space. It was a faster computer that could process more data in a matter of minutes than multiple minds could process in hours. Yes, it still demanded manual data input and human intervention to achieve accurate calculations. However, human achievement is certainly accelerated when there is a fast and powerful computation driving data-intensive processes.
Hence the reason why the computational power and speed of a mobile device matters as much to organizations today as IBM’s early mainframe did to NASA more than 50 years ago. Especially industrial and field service companies whose products, services and overall success are produced by mobile workers who demand around-the-clock data access but do not have the luxury of around-the-clock desktop access.
“With each passing season, another wave of mobile devices is released that's more capable and more powerful than the generation preceding it. We're at the point where anyone armed with a current model smartphone or tablet is able to handle almost all of their at-home—and even at-work—tasks without needing anything else.”
That is why there has been a drive to engineer faster, more powerful mobile computers over the last two decades. It is also why companies that serve the professional mobile computer user like Zebra have taken dramatic engineering leaps to accommodate every one of the durability, performance, security, safety, connectivity and usability requirements needed to power a mobile workforce without requiring organizations to give up some aspect of the desktop experience. Zebra has already developed some of the highest performance mobile computer technologies in history.
As RuggedPCReview’s Conrad Blickenstorf noted back then: “It's amazing how Zebra’s proactive adoption of leading-edge technology is boosting rugged tablet performance to levels thought impossible just a short time ago.”
Reaching that benchmark only accelerated Zebra’s continued innovation. The company elevated mobile computing performance standards once again in June 2018 with the debut of the Zebra L10 rugged tablet-based platform. According to the 2018 Speed Demon List just released by RuggedPCReview, the Zebra XSLATE L10 model is the fastest rugged tablet their team has tested in its 20+ years covering rugged mobile computers – and the XSLATE R12 still ranks in the top three .
Zebra has made it clear that customers’ success comes first, and engineering the highest quality, highest performance rugged tablets will always be its foremost priority for the customers best served by this type of technology. The company will not stop trying to improve upon its tablets’ performance levels, even if competitors do not come close to matching Zebra’s capabilities. The goal is continuous productivity gains so that your workers will always be empowered to work smarter and faster, without having to work harder. With the right mobile computing tools in hand, they will always have access to the business intelligence your organization needs to capture its edge.
See why the Zebra/Xplore XSLATE L10 and XSLATE R12 rugged tablets came out on the top of the lists in RuggedPCReview's performance benchmark tests of December 2018.