Rugged Accessories for Your Rugged Device

There are plenty of accessories to choose from, but here are a few of our accessories that will help make your daily job tasks easier and ensure that your rugged device keeps up with all your needs.

You’ve selected the rugged device that will work best for you: a tablet or laptop that’s tough enough to handle everything you do across the course of your daily job responsibilities. Now, you need the accessories that will go along with it: the additional tools that will make it possible for you to handle your daily job tasks as easily on the road as you do in the safety and comfort of a traditional office. There are plenty of accessories to choose from, but here are a few of our accessories that will help make your daily job tasks easier and ensure that your rugged device keeps up with all your needs.

Rugged Keyboard

Versatility is a necessity in rugged industries. With detachable keyboards you can transform your tablet to a laptop in just seconds. When you’re finished with your project you can simply detach the keyboard and return to your tablet; making rugged keyboards an accessory essential for the rugged industry.

Here are our some of our rugged keyboard available now:
Getac F110 Detachable Keyboard
iKey Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard for Xplore Tablets
DT Research Detachable Keyboard

Shoulder-Strap

Tired of holding your rugged tablet or rugged computer? A shoulder strap allows you to have the ease of having your rugged device accessible when you’re in a hands-on environment.

Here are our some of our shoulder straps available now:
Getac F110 & V110 Shoulder Strap
Xplore Adjustable Shoulder Strap
DT Research Tablet Shoulder Strap

Hot Swappable Batteries

When you’re on the go, you want your device to keep going no matter where you are, and that includes those times when you don’t have access to docking stations and chargers. Hot swappable batteries can make a huge difference in your device’s functionality when you’re out on the road, making it easier than ever for you to use your device when you need it most.

Here are our some of our hot swappable batteries available now:
Getac F110 Spare Hot-Swappable Battery
Xplore External Second Battery for Bobcat & XSLATE D10
DT Research Battery Pack

 

Once you’ve selected your rugged device, make sure that you have the accessories that will work best with it to make your work day run smoother. Contact us today to discuss the accessories your job requires in order to make the most of your rugged laptop or tablet, to learn how these devices can help increase your productivity, or to be sure that you’re choosing the accessories that are best for your devices.

Xplore Rugged Tablets for Utilities & Field Service

Xplore rugged tablets can help you achieve these goals with solutions that expedite both planned and unplanned utility fieldwork.

Inherent in the job title “Utility and Field Service Worker,” is the necessity of being out in “the field.” The utility field is not a field of pretty little plants made for frolicking about with flowers in your ear — It’s a field that requires ruggedness and efficiency.

This is an industry that needs workers who are equipped with the right rugged computing device.

Xplore Rugged Mobile Computing for Utility Field Service Workers

The goal of any computing device is to help increase productivity, protect financial investments, and provide employees with necessary information when needed.

To accomplish these goals in the utility industry, you need a device that helps field workers and technicians prevent errors in data, avoid delays in work order completion, and resolve customer satisfaction issues. Xplore rugged tablets can help you achieve these goals with solutions that expedite both planned and unplanned utility fieldwork. Xplore rugged tablets provide everything you need to get the right utility field technician at the right location, with the right tools, right now.

If field workers have standard tablets out in the field or tablets that don’t meet industry standards for field utility workers, they are going to break down and incur durability problems. You don’t want a scenario that involves a complete standstill in a field worker’s ability to make repairs and upgrades or complete various work orders, downtime such as this can be very costly.

Your Devices Need Durability

Your mobile computing devices need to be as rugged as the field workers using them. You have a bottom line that needs protected, and this means protecting financial investments. The majority of gas, water, and electric utility work happens outside the office, amid extreme working conditions. Can your mobile device handle extremes in temperature? Can it handle dust, debris, sunlight and humidity? What’s going to happen when it dangles from the side of a field worker and clangs against a sewer pipe or telephone pole?

Can it handle these conditions? If not, you’re going to have problems, big problems, problems you won’t have with an Xplore rugged tablet purpose-built for utility and field service workers.

Xplore Rugged Mobile Computing for Gas Utility Field Service

Gas pipeline inspections, gas leak repairs, and scheduled maintenance tasks often involve workers in extreme environments. These environments require a rugged mobile computer, a device lightweight enough that can go anywhere a field service technician goes, one that will deliver the same critical workflows as a desktop or rugged laptop with the I/O ports field service workers need.

Xplore rugged tablets for gas utility workers accomplish tasks associated with asset life-cycle management, customer service, infrastructure inspections, inventory management, maintenance and repair scheduling, safety audits and compliance reporting, and work orders.

Xplore Rugged Mobile Computing for Electric Utility Field Service

An exceptional rugged device needs to do more than simply stay in tact if it bangs against a utility pole. Xplore rugged devices deliver immediate asset intelligence to dispatchers, infrastructure assessment teams, and repair crews. This contributes to efficient and coordinated field efforts and leads to fewer trucks in the field, faster incident response times, and lower costs associated with work order recalls and power outage recovery.

With the right Xplore Rugged device, for example, electric utility field service technicians and plant managers identify and resolve outages, complete inspections, and repair damaged and aging infrastructure without even returning to the office.

Xplore Rugged Mobile Computing for Water Utility Field Service

Xplore Rugged computers provide solutions involving asset life-cycle management, customer service, GIS mapping, infrastructure inspections, inventory management, maintenance and repair scheduling, safety audits and compliance reporting, and work orders.

Xplore Rugged technology helps manage and mobilize water utility work projects, getting people and equipment from the office or the vehicle to where they need to be, helping manage work flow–and water flow.

Solving Your Rugged Mobile Technology Needs

When it comes to Xplore Rugged tablets and rugged accessories for utility field service workers and technicians, you need devices as tough as the job being completed.

When it comes to Xplore mobile computers in field service and utilities, Group Mobile  knows exactly what you need. Group Mobile specializes in providing a perfectly customized mobile solution for every customer.

Xplore Rugged Tablets in Manufacturing

The computing needs of a manufacturing plant go beyond what most jobs require. Workers need these devices to work optimally both indoors and outdoors. The demands of the manufacturing environment require devices with resiliency, mobility, and ruggedness — the exact qualities Xplore rugged tablets possess.

When customers peruse the automobile sales floor, the appliance store, or look online for the right piece of equipment, they give little thought to the individuals that manufacture these products or the tough environments where they work. The men and women that design and manufacture Xplore rugged tablets, however, are thinking of these exact people when designing rugged mobile computing devices.

The Manufacturing Workplace

Workers in manufacturing floor environments require more rugged computing power than ever before. Xplore rugged tablets are an ideal solution for manufacturing plant personnel. They are designed for workers that need:

  • Computing devices that withstand the knocks and dust of manufacturing
  • Reliable mobile technology that can handle plant maintenance, inspections, and quality control operations
  • Optimized solutions to improve logistics
  • Simple transitions from older computing systems with desktop and laptop computers to efficient rugged tablets
  • Security and data privacy

Why Rugged Tablets for Manufacturing?

No matter how “careful” you are with technology, simply “being careful” on the floor of a manufacturing plant is not enough. Certain hazards are simply unavoidable.

The computing needs of a manufacturing plant go beyond what most jobs require. Mobile devices in manufacturing find their way into the hands of rugged individuals handling assembly, repair, and maintenance. Workers need these devices to work optimally both indoors and outdoors. The demands of the manufacturing environment require devices with resiliency, mobility, and ruggedness — the exact qualities Xplore rugged tablets possess.

An average consumer-grade mobile computer is not designed to handle the hazards of a manufacturing workplace or the vibrations generated by manufacturing equipment —forklifts, heavy machinery, power tools, for example. And the IT department doesn’t always like to enter the manufacturing area, so you need devices you can rely on.

Xplore Rugged Tablets: More Than Just Rugged

Avoiding manufacturing hazards is only part of the solution for providing durable computers in a rugged environment. You need devices that have constant access to real-time data and the ability to integrate with applications and networks.

Xplore rugged tablets for manufacturing function seamlessly with serial ports, USB connectors, RFID readers, barcode scanners, and all the specific hardware and software used in manufacturing. That means you can manage parts installation and inspection, report compliance, track inventory, mobilize workflow, and collect critical data.

Xplore Rugged Tablets for Automobile Manufacturing

With the increasing demand for quality, manufacturers, engineers, production managers, assembly line operators, and manufacturing inspectors want constant access to data, data that they can find in electronic user manuals, work orders, repair tickets, and shipping labels.

Xplore rugged computing tablets provide a paperless environment that helps the right people move fast, deliver real-time data, schedule parts delivery, and track quality.

Here’s what Xplore rugged tablets can help auto manufacturers do

  • Review and assign daily job orders
  • Assist the production line with real-time documentation and data retrieval
  • Help the production line communicate throughout the plant
  • Help with inspection, maintenance and repair tasks
  • Connect to and track sophisticated machinery
  • Document incidents

Xplore Rugged Tablets for Aviation/Aerospace Manufacturing

The aviation and aerospace industry produces the most sophisticated, automated and electronically controlled aircraft ever. You don’t manufacture such advanced airplanes and components without using the most advanced equipment. Xplore designs its rugged tablet technology for the most complex manufacturing jobs — an aircraft, for example.

With Xplore rugged mobile computing devices, you can transform the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your entire aviation and aerospace manufacturing operation with highly flexible mobile workflows. Here’s what Xplore rugged tablets can do.

  • Streamline plant floor processes with paperless factories
  • Accelerate information delivery to anywhere in the manufacturing line
  • Manage scheduling
  • Refine maintenance planning
  • Improve workforce scheduling
  • Improve quality management
  • Access electronic user manuals and review complex diagrams

When it comes to Xplore mobile computers in manufacturing, Group Mobile  knows exactly what you need. Group Mobile specializes in providing a perfectly customized mobile solution for every customer.

Group Mobile Launches New Microsite Dedicated to Xplore Products!

The Xplore powered by Group Mobile microsite also offers pages dedicated to vertical market industries that require rugged mobile computing solutions. 

Group Mobile has launched a new microsite dedicated to Xplore Technologies maker of industrial rugged tablets for customers in Energy, Utilities, Manufacturing and Distribution, Public Safety, Field Services, Transportation, and Military sectors for more than 20 years. This microsite will provide Xplore customers with a faster and more flexible way to shop for Xplore rugged tablets and accessories online. The Xplore powered by Group Mobile microsite also offers pages dedicated to vertical market industries that require rugged mobile computing solutions.

Visit buyxplore.com and enjoy a limited-time 15% discount on XSLATE R12 award winning, fully rugged tablet! The Xplore XSLATE R12 is a highly mobile, extremely flexible and always resilient tablet PC. The transformational two-in-one device gives you all the high performance capabilities and complete computing functions you need in a single platform. You’ll have the right connectivity and ergonomics for a quick transition from the field to a full desktop computing experience – and the most conveniently stored rugged keyboard on the market. With a highly responsive pen and touch input capabilities, magnetically-attached Companion Keyboard, adaptable form factor, and customized mounting options, this powerful rugged XSLATE R12 tablet gives all of your workers the flexibility to quickly and comfortably complete any task at hand no matter what working condition they face.

See why people are talking about this award winning Xplore XSLATE R12 tablet.

Visit https://BuyXplore.com to learn more about the Xplore rugged tablets Group Mobile offers.

A Durable Tablet for the Warehouse Floor — The Xplore Bobcat Fully Rugged Tablet!

The Xplore Bobcat will bring real value to applications in markets such as field service, public safety, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, distribution, and wherever a tablet is a more suitable choice than a laptop.

Whether you need to protect your data, your workers or both, ultra-portable, fully rugged Xplore Bobcat tablet will prove its worth. This Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet will power all of your complex warehouse and manufacturing operations while on the move, including a forklift mount for ease of use when mobile.

The Xplore Bobcat fully rugged tablet is ideal for warehouse management including:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Asset Tracking via RFID
  • Barcode Scanner-based Inventory Management
  • Inventory Quality Inspection and Damage Documentation
  • Warehouse Maintenance and Repairs
  • Work Order Management for Packing, Shipping and Receiving

The Xplore Bobcat features a Kensington Lock Slot, a broad range of I/O ports and optional NFC, Smart Card reader, Fingerprint Scanner and CAC/Smart Card Reader safeguards.  This tough Xplore tablet ensures only authorized personnel gain access to your most sensitive data. The Xplore Bobcat will bring real value to applications in markets such as field service, public safety, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, distribution, and wherever a tablet is a more suitable choice than a laptop.

The Xplore Bobcat is powered by the latest Intel Quad Core 1.9GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. The Bobcat offers a full suite of enterprise tools for any application. Integrated options for CAC, NFC, fingerprint scanner, and 1D/2D scanner, give the Bobcat the flexibility to meet exact user needs. A multi-modal communications suite, including 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, and optional 4G LTE mobile broadband, enables real-time data transfer and uninterrupted communications for field workers.

Contact one of Group Mobile’s trusted technology advisors to get a personalized quote today.

Xplore Xslate D10 Fully Rugged Android Tablet — Gets a Big Boost From Android Marshmallow Upgrade!

The new Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow OS improves the battery life of the Xplore XSLATE D10 rugged tablet more than 10 percent, extending the use time beyond 8 hours. A hot-swappable second battery option provides up to 22 hours of continuous work time.

The recent Google upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is the most widely used operating system on Android devices, exactly why the Xplore Xslate D10 fully rugged Android tablet is now loaded and ready to go with this new operating system. So, why does this matter? Android Marshmallow has several new features that make rugged tablet functionality even better. With the surge of mobile workers today these critical upgrades will make employees more productive and efficient — who doesn’t want that?

Check out the reasons this new upgrade is pretty darn “sweet” —

  • The upgrade to Android Marshmallow on the Xslate D10 provides critical security, power management and mobile device management enhancements that aren’t as uniformly accessible with other operating system options.
  • Numerous enhancements made to Android for Work and Voice Assist APIs with Marshmallow mean that the rugged tablet’s users enjoy faster application responsiveness and, subsequently, greater worker efficiency. The expanded data security and encryption features make the tablet’s overall appeal rating and the return on investment rise  — especially when the built-in security features such as biometric and SmartCard/CAC authentication options are jointly considered. The power, performance, and security Marshmallow offers will significantly increase mobile worker productivity.
  • The new Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow operating system improves the battery life of the Xplore XSLATE D10 rugged tablet more than 10 percent, extending the use time beyond 8 hours. A hot-swappable second battery option provides up to 22 hours of continuous work time.blog-android-for-work-Sep30-side

Why buy the Xplore Xslate D10? — It may seem like you’re saving money when you buy a less-expensive off-the-shelf tablet PC for your military, factory, manufacturing company, public safety, energy, transportation, or field service. However, put a  non-ruggedized tablet to work on an oil rig, in a warehouse, on a fleet truck without shocks – or anywhere water, dust, vibrations, fuels, grease, or salt fog are prevalent and the device will fail in a short amount of time.

When deciding on what to buy, an Android rugged tablet proven to work well within the work environment can notably improve your entire mobility solution’s total cost of ownership and improve your bottom line.

Contact one of Group Mobile’s rugged mobility specialist today to customize a mobile computing solution to suit your exact user requirements.

Rugged Mobile Devices for Outdoor Computing

Using an rugged mobile computing device that’s up to the task of working outdoors saves money in the long run, thanks to lower repair and replacement costs.

Harsh weather shouldn’t be a barrier to using mobile computers on-site. A rugged device that can stand up to an unpleasant environment is a huge help for inspections, surveying, temporary checkpoints, emergency services, journalism, and crowd management. Using a device that’s up to the task saves money in the long run, thanks to lower repair and replacement costs. A ruggedized device lasts longer because it can:

  • Survive falling on hard surfaces.
  • Withstand extremes and sudden changes of temperature.
  • Go out in rain and snow without damage.
  • Present a readable display in sunlight.

When choosing a mobile device for regular outdoor use, you should look for two important ratings. A good IP (ingress protection) rating tells you that liquids and particles can’t get inside it. MIL-STD-810G certification indicates that it can survive rough treatment such as dropping and temperature changes. These are a few of the rugged mobile computers we offer that will stand out in a demanding outdoor environment:

Trimble Nomad 1050Nomad-Mud-Forest

This tough little Windows device, less than 7 inches long and weighing 21 ounces, is built to survive in any environment. With its IP68 rating, it can shrug off hours under water, and its MIL-STD-810G rating means it will survive drops and bumps. Its color touchscreen is readable in sunlight, and it includes a numeric keypad for ease of data entry. Its battery will keep it running for up to 15 hours without recharging.

The optional integrated GPS has many uses in the field, and the barcode scanner option allows reading from any angle or orientation.

Xplore XSLATE R12R12_thumb-2_530_350_s_c1

Lightweight yet rugged, the XSLATE R12 is well suited for outdoor work. It features a 12.5 inch wide-angle sunlight-readable display and the Windows 10 Professional operating system, Its construction includes a rubberized enclosure, magnesium alloy frame, and Gorilla Glass screen for extreme durability. Users can operate it either through the touchscreen or the optional clip-on keyboard.

The XSLATE R12 is drop resistant per MIL-STD-810G, and its IP54 rating makes it resistant to dust and splashed water. It comes with an integrated fingerprint reader for security. At less than 3 pounds, it’s easy to carry wherever it’s needed.

MX50_Facing_LeftGetac MX50

The MX50 mini-tablet boasts that it’s “built for the battlefield,” and it will stand up to the harshest outdoor environments. In spite of its rugged design, it weighs just 14 ounces and is 7.4 inches long, so it comfortably fits in a pocket. Its Gorilla Glass screen is sunlight-readable and provides a broad viewing angle. It’s certified for MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F. Rated at IP67, it will keep out all dust and withstand liquids short of deep or sustained immersion.

Being designed with an eye to possible capture by the enemy, the MX50 features NSA-quality security with Trivalent Data protection. Sensitive data will stay safe.

FZ-A2_Aviation_MUBA0359Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2

With its 10.1-inch backlit screen and Intel Atom processor, this Android 6 tablet delivers a lot of power in a tough package. Its touch screen works even in the rain or with gloves, or you can use the included stylus. It’s rated for MIL-STD-810G and IP65, so it will stand up to almost anything. The battery lasts for 9 hours and is hot-swappable, making it well suited for extended use away from power outlets.

Its equipment aids in gathering information at a site. The 8MP rear-facing camera allows on-site photography, and a digital compass sensor is included. Available options include GPS, a barcode reader, and a SmartCard reader.

A Kensington cable lock slot helps to secure against theft. and the tablet’s security suite keeps its data safe in the event that it is lost or stolen.

These are just four of the many rugged mobile computers Group Mobile offers which will provide excellent performance and durability in harsh outdoor environments. Contact us to learn more about these and all the other rugged mobile solutions and mobile technology lifecycle services Group Mobile offers.