Vital Farms had a dilemma at the end of 2016: its auditing system was largely pencil and paper-based. Vital Farms’ Vice President of Quality and Compliance, Jeff Hinds, shared that the system caused inefficiencies, slowed operations and increased costs.
Vital Farms wanted to automate the process and spent time vetting eight firms and suppliers before choosing Kansas City-based DCT Mobile Solutions. In DCT, Vital Farms found a like-minded company, or “partner” as Hinds said, dedicated to excellence.
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.
With 3G/4G/LTE, police vehicles can use the in-vehicle connectivity and a rugged tablet to power mission critical applications, not only for reporting, but also for body cameras, video streaming and dashboard cameras. With ignition sensing, in-vehicle networks can run even while the vehicle is parked, creating networks that are powered by the officers' vehicle.
Combining the right software with the right mobile computing hardware: Brasfield & Gorrie construction company uses Atlanta project as a proving ground for LATISTA software and Xplore rugged tablets.
"Getting issues to and from subs is so important on a large project like this. We hand them a hard copy and send them a version by email, and if they have any questions they can call us and we can bring it up on screen immediately and see exactly what they're talking about. We don't have to track paper because everything is in the database and available any time."
- Steve Gilbert, Corporate Operations IT Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie
Barton Malow drives innovation and extends existing BIM model with field-ready solutions including Xplore Rugged Tablets: “These tablet PCs will forever change our workflow for the better. The facilities staff really likes the idea that everything is bar-coded so information is readily available on the tablet. They like the camera and especially the ability to write directly on the tablet and have that information recorded on the appropriate forms and submitted automatically. It’s very exciting. We can no longer afford to work without this system.”
- Corrine Ambler, Baron Malow
“Before we began using the F5s, we were working within the limits of the laptops that weren’t really designed for field use or running back to the trailer, to look at hard copies of the records and trying to integrate information,” said Frank Bejarano, a Sundt project superintendent. “Now project information is more accurate and accessible, making it easier to stay current on project status and issues.”
Forget about axes and helmets. Some of the most valuable weapons in any firefighter’s arsenal are mobile technology solutions – tools that can deliver reliable communication (voice and data), grant immediate access to critical patient information, eliminate error-prone paper processes and improve annual inspections. Benefits of embracing mobile computing range from time and cost savings to enhanced dispatching and routing.
The Xplore XSlate R12, PC Mag's Editors' Choice for rugged Windows tablets, is a rugged slate Windows tablet with useful features like an Intel Core i7 processor, a full HD display that's visible in sunlight, and a removable kickstand that also acts as a carrier for a wireless keyboard. It's protected by a rubberized case, and has been tested for drops, extreme environmental conditions, and resistance to blowing dust and water. This is the best tablet we've tested recently for use in nonconventional workspaces.
Deploying seamlessly-integrated workforce automation solutions across multiple departments within a utility can either be a career-enhancing experience or your greatest career challenge. That’s why picking the right mobility partner is as important as picking the right device. Fortunately, when you work with Xplore you'll have the right formula for both personal and organizational success. Xplore has been partnering with utilities for over 20 years to execute mobility projects that can reach anywhere from hundreds of field service technicians to over 10,000 technicians each time.