If you are in an industry where the hazards exceed the level of durability of your tablet, then in the long term, you will end up paying more. In these cases, a rugged computer is the better choice because it is designed specifically to withstand harsh challenging conditions. These are ultra-mobile, tough, and customer-engineered devices, specifically designed for use in mission-critical applications.
With a reliable and fast new way for employees to communicate real-time updates with each other regardless of location, the City of Brenham Police Department achieved significant cost savings on both the purchase of the Xplore mobile technology and rugged tablet PCs, and the recovery of productivity levels among its first responders.
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
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.
Have you ever felt like Goldilocks? Searching for the perfect mobile computer that is just the "right size" and built to work "just right" for you? Or that satisfies all of your workers' "tastes," supports your numerous workflows, integrates with your legacy business systems, and aligns with your future goals? Join us for a discussion with Intel's Alan Rose and Bob Ashenbrenner, President of Durable Mobility Technologies, LLC.
It’s nearly impossible for your mobile workforce to “get the job done” with piecemeal technologies. That’s why you can’t focus on buying the best products. Rather, you need to create the best (budget-friendly, scalable, future-proof) solution that won’t fail when IoT, Industry 4.0, or other emerging tech redefines your operating environment. And that’s just one reason why you need to work with a mobile “solution provider”.
There is no single mobility solution on the market today that can be applied broadly to fulfill public safety’s widely varying mobility computing requirements. Each agency and workflow requires a different level of processing power, storage capacity, safety and communications capability. Plus, devices used by police, fire and EMS face a combination of harsh conditions, unique data requirements, and uncompromising reliability and security demands that would quickly kill off typical corporate machines and consumer tablets. Here are the features to consider when choosing mobile computing devices for public safety. See the Public Safety Infographic for a quick reference of the features and functions you'll need to consider before you make your mobile computing investment.
In this on-demand webinar, Tom Kost, Product Marketing Manager at Xplore Technologies, and Bob Ashenbrenner, President, Durable Mobility Technologies, LLC, will help you navigate the factors that define mobile PC hardware pricing and the actual cost of ownership for the total mobile solution. They'll also help you balance the pros and cons of various mobile PC form factors and feature sets against the price of maintaining device/data protection and performance.