New Getac ZX70 Fully Rugged Android Tablet — Everything You Need to Know!

The Getac ZX70 tablet is a rugged, reliant, innovative and useful device. It has several important features that companies and individuals should consider when shopping the market for a durable tablet computer.

The Getac ZX70 tablet is a rugged, reliant, innovative and useful device.  It has several important features that companies and individuals should consider when shopping the market for a durable tablet computer. The Getac ZX70 tablet is used in many different field operations and critical situations with different functionalities. Users interested in purchasing this device should consider the specs, uses and configurable capabilities of this Android based system.

The Getac ZX70 is primarily designed to exist in a rugged and unpredictable environment.  It has a powerful casing that protects it from falls, spills, splashes, heat, wind, water and high impact.  That is crucial for field service professionals that can rely on.  It has a 7 inch screen that is wide enough to clearly see from an outstretched hand.  The arc case is actually extremely easy to carry and use.  It is light enough for field staff will have no trouble carrying it in one hand, yet tough enough to survive falls up to 6 feet with no damage to the device.

The Getac ZX70 can endure different weather patterns including temperature of all ranges. It also can function with 95% humidity which means it will work even in a hurricane.  It is also ATEX and IECEx for durability and can be brought into places where there are flammable materials.

Even in the wind, rain or dark, the screen will also still be visible to read with the 580 NIT brightness.  That is much better than other devices and also still comfortable on the eyes.  The screen is a LumiBond 2.0 LCD panel that is interactive and touch screen, even sensitive enough for use with a glove.  It offers clear contrasts and colors that are easy to distinguish.  It also includes a hard-tip stylus which can be used for signatures, notes, drawing, mapping and planning.  Field workers need this tool to operate when they don’t have easy access to pen and paper.

The ZX70 tablet also has an extremely powerful battery (3.8V) with a long life span.  Operators can go out in the field for a full 12 hour shift without worrying about recharging the device (unless they have extremely heavy use or downloading requirements).  Of course, it also has a camera although this drains the battery a little faster while using video.  Still, the device charges up quite quickly once it is plugged into an outlet.

Of course, the tablet has various ways to connect to the internet including wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and optional 4G LTE broadband access. Users can download a massive amount of data and store it in the 32 GB of memory.  That allows local saving of location data, audio and video recordings, patient or criminal data and much more.  That can be processed and produced quickly with the Intel chip that runs at 1.44GHz with 2MB of Cache RAM.

Due to the ruggedness and versatility of this device, the ROI is quite high.  Because the ZX70 rugged tablet uses an open Android 6.0 system, new updates are constantly available as the device ages through the ubiquitous Google Play store.  New software that are required to operate are also easy to download. Many of these open source tools are free or low-cost.  The device’s durability ensures that it can last at least 4 or 5 years, which is much longer than the industry standard for tablets.

Group Mobile is the leading provider of hardware, software and solutions for public safety, security and construction organizations among others. A unique product mix of rugged hardware, focused solutions and professional IT services have helped many organizations find the tools to meet their objectives on time and under budget.

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Take Your Office Anywhere — Juniper Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet

Snap a photo, record field notes, view maps or images, or capture a GNSS location, and then quickly analyze the data you just collected using the Mesa 2 rugged tablet!

Snap a photo, record field notes, view maps or images, or capture a GNSS location, and then quickly analyze the data you just collected using the Mesa 2 rugged tablet! Running Windows 10 or Android, the sleek Mesa 2 brings potent functionality to your mobile data collection, featuring a large, 7-inch, extra-bright display for easily viewing in the sun,  all-day battery power lasting up to 15 hours, and last but definitely not least, the unmatched ruggedness that can stand up to even the harshest environments. The rugged Mesa 2 tablet comes standard with a Quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 64GB flash storage. The Juniper Mesa 2 rugged tablet offers a complete data collection solution to markets in agriculture, natural resources, industrial, geomatics, public works, military, oil and gas, utilities, public safety, and construction.

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Operating System Options

The Mesa 2 provides either the Windows solution or Android. Android is available for workers seeking mobile versatility, while Windows 10 provides users with powerful functionality in the field—making the use of a desktop computer an option. Having a full Windows operating system also means a wide range of data collection software and apps to choose from, making it easy to find a solution that fits each individual requirement.

Ruggedness

The Mesa 2 rugged tablet has an impressive IP68 rating, and is designed to exceed MIL-STD-810G for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, and temperature — this tablet is nice looking but make no mistake, it’s tough as nails.

Battery Power

If battery life ends, work ends — the Mesa 2’s battery lasts a full 8–10 hours on one charge to easily get you through a whole work day and beyond. If more battery power is needed, opt for an additional internal battery that provides an extra 4–5 hours of runtime, plus hot-swap capability for easily changing batteries during those extra-long days in the field.

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.

Getac MX50 Wearable Military Tablet Review — Battle Ready!

The MX50 tactical tablet delivers defense personnel high processing speeds and low power consumption to quickly view, manipulate and receive or send data, access battlefield applications, disseminate blue and red forces tracking, fire control orders, and mission command information.

The new Getac MX50 wearable tablet is the first rugged tactical tablet carefully crafted to meet strict government guidelines for combat ready military forces including dismounted warfighters, elite enforcement agencies, and Special Forces military units. Getac designed the MX50 wearable tablet based on feedback from Special Forces and tactical operators in need of a small and lightweight, battle-ready tablet solution built to exact tactical specifications to eliminate the currently deployed consumer-grade technology lacking rugged design and system security.

The Getac MX50 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, making it easy to build a custom application or use one of the top operating utilities available on the market. The Getac MX50 tablet is powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5 Processor with a base frequency of 1.44GHz and burst speed up to 1.92GHz for optimal energy efficiency. It has a quad-core chip as well as Intel® HD graphics, so it can perform well, even with the most challenging graphic applications. The MX50 offers 2GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage, that can be complemented via microSD card. It has a 15.5 watt-hour pack. If more battery power is needed, Getac offers an optional SnapBack Battery. MX50-Rugged-Ratings

The Getac MX50 is designed to integrate with the other elements of the soldier system, including tactical hubs and power management systems like the Black Diamond Advanced Technology APEx — if the MX50 is needed to operate independently for extended periods then the SnapBack battery can be attached to increase operating time.

The MX50 tactical tablet delivers defense personnel high processing speeds and low power consumption to quickly view, manipulate and receive or send data, access battlefield applications, disseminate blue and red forces tracking, fire control orders, and mission command information.

Key Features on the Getac MX50 tactical tablet include:

  • SoC Intel Atom Z8340 Quad Core Processor
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
  • Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch Screen with Rain, Stylus and Glove-Touch Modes
  • 2GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage
  • Front Camera: 2MP Fixed Focus; Rear Camera: 8MP Autofocus
  • Dedicated GPS With Built-in Antenna (GPS+GLNSS)
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Fixed Focus; Rear Camera: 8 MP Autofocus
  • GlenAir 6 Pin (Plug with Pins) With Cable, or AB or ODU 20-Pin Connector (Plug With Pins), MicroSD slot, MicroUSB OTG, 3.5 mm Earphone Jack
  • IP67 (1 m Waterproof)/MIL-STD 810G (5’ Drops)/MIL-STD 461G Compliant/Operating Temperature Range of -5.8° F to 140° F

MX50-MOLLEThe Getac MX50 rugged tactical tablet meets strict government guidelines for capturing and protecting classified data in the field. The MX50 meets the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 computer security certification, and the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) guidelines (certification pending) and Data-at-Rest (DAR) requirements, enabling commercial devices to be integrated into layered solutions to protect classified national security systems information.

To learn more, contact one of Group Mobile’s rugged technology experts.

 

 

 

Why Rugged Android Devices?

As conventional devices are becoming increasingly fragile, rugged devices are stepping up to the plate to ensure that people in challenging professions are able to count on their devices.

Is Android the right choice for your rugged enterprise application? Until recently, Android was only an option on consumer grade smartphones and tablets, which of course made it a risky choice for more demanding application environments — this is no longer true. As technology changes by the minute, a number of rugged device manufacturers have launched Android-based industrial mobile computers. One glaring benefit to the development and evolution of Android in rugged mobile devices is the high level of end user familiarity can make training easier and less expensive. Take a look at some of the most common benefits when implementing Android devices into your organization:

Track Your Fleet

When you need to know where your employees are, the GPS in Android smart phones can let you know exactly where everyone is located. That allows you to keep up with your fleet, find out whether or not everything and everyone is moving on time, and even track unscheduled stops and shifts in the daily schedule.

Clock In Remotely

NFC chips in Android devices make it easy for employees to clock in with their mobile devices. That means less paperwork–not to mention a higher level of honesty and integrity. By integrating this technology into your everyday processes, you can enhance your ability to keep up with important records and ensure that every employee is starting their work day on time for maximum efficiency and productivity.

Increase Connectivity

Rugged devices are specifically designed to go wherever your employees do — that doesn’t just mean they’re built tough. It also means that they have enhanced connectivity that makes it possible to access the internet, run important programs, and keep up with work tasks even when employees are out of reach of towers that normal devices would need to operate.

Better Sound Performance

When you work in a noisy environment, it can be difficult both to understand the person on the other end of the phone and to be understood by them. Rugged Android devices are designed to correct this critical fault: they have enhanced voice clarity and better speakers specifically engineered to make it easier for both parties to hear one another. This is the perfect solution when you can’t leave a noisy warehouse or construction site, but still need to answer your phone.

Enjoy Tough Devices

Phones are intended to go wherever their users go, but traditional Android devices are often very fragile, making them difficult for individuals in harsh environments. Rugged Android devices, on the other hand, were created with the specific needs of their users in mind. They’re perfect for individuals in a number of professions who find themselves going through traditional phones all too fast. Protections include:

  • Shock and vibration protection for individuals who find themselves in conditions where the phone is subjected to numerous small impacts over the course of a typical day
  • Drop protection to make up for phones that go flying in the worst of circumstances
  • Waterproofing that is designed to make devices usable not only in the rain, but even underwater

Rugged Android devices are becoming increasingly common in many work environments. From law enforcement professionals who need to know they can count on their device to keep working no matter where their daily job duties take them to construction workers who have sacrificed all too many phones to drops, shocks, and water damage over the course of their careers many individuals will find that rugged Android devices are the solution to a lifetime of problems. As conventional devices are becoming increasingly fragile, rugged devices are stepping up to the plate to ensure that people in challenging professions are able to count on their devices. To learn more about rugged Android devices, or for assistance in picking the best device for your needs, feel free to contact us. See our full list of featured rugged Android devices.

Rugged Android™ Tablets Available at Group Mobile!

Why Android™

Rugged devices are designed to tolerate the abuse of being outdoors in harsh environments on a regular basis. The are often sealed to prevent rain, moisture and dust from getting inside, and engineered with cases sturdy enough to survive falls onto concrete. Workers in field services like telecom, utilities, oil and gas typically carry these devices. You’ve seen them in the hands of delivery workers, and now we are seeing healthcare providers carrying rugged tablets and handhelds for viewing patient records and vital signs. 

With the evolution of Windows and Android platforms, new market opportunities are being created to enhance user experience, create efficiency, and improve productivity in the workforce. Selecting the best rugged mobile device and operating system really depends on feature set, form factor and environment needs. The good news is that the operating system is becoming less critical as development moves towards a cross-platform paradigm. Device manufacturers are paving the enterprise road for next generation devices, providing stable, secure, and feature-rich rugged mobile computers. A few reasons one might consider Android over Windows would include affordable pricing, wide array of software and apps, largely supported by Google, and full personal customization. 

Until recently, Android was only an option available on consumer-grade smartphones and tablets, which made it a risky and uncertain bet for more demanding application environments. Today, a number of major rugged mobility manufacturers including Getac, Xplore, and Panasonic have designed Android-based industrial mobile devices. A few options for Rugged Android devices available at Group Mobile include:


  • Xplore XSLATE D10 Rugged Android Tablet — The XSLATE D10 runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and is powered by a 1.9GHz Quad-core Intel Atom E3845 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB M.2 solid state drive. Inspired by over a decade of customer feedback and experience in the rugged tablet space, the Xplore XSLATE D10 Android tablet features a lightweight and highly portable form factor. With MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications, the XSLATE D10 is engineered to protect critical data under the most challenging conditions such as 5′ operating drops to plywood over concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more. Learn more about the Xplore XSLATE D10 Rugged Android Tablet here…

  • Getac Z710 Rugged Android Tablet — The Z710 operates on the Android platform. This highly-customizable, open source operating system is well-known for its simplicity and energy-saving capabilities. Expansion possibilities are nearly endless via access to over 350,000 applications at the Android Marketplace. The Z710 is powered by a Texas Instruments® OMAP 4430 Dual Core 1Ghz processor, 1GB RAM and has a 16GB solid state drive. It meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage or disable a commercial-grade tablet computer. Learn more about the Getac Z710 Rugged Android Tablet here…

  • Panasonic FZ-B2 Rugged Android Tablet PC — The rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 Android tablet PC runs the Android™ 4.4.4 operating system and gives mobile workers all the integrated features and options they require in a tablet that goes anywhere business takes them. The Toughpad FZ-B2 is perfect for one-handed use, fits in a coat or cargo pocket, and is one of the lightest Panasonic mobile computers weighing only 1.2lbs. It is designed to MIL-STD-810G and to IP65 specifications to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. Learn more about the Panasonic FZ-B2 Android Toughpad here…

Featuring the New Unitech TB120 Rugged Android Tablet: Streamline Inventory Management!


Unitech TB120 Rugged Android Tablet 

    Systematize Inventory and Asset Tracking with Aggressive 
Scanning Technology! 


The Unitech TB120 Rugged Android Tablet is a powerful inventory tool for any warehouse or small business. Powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4477 processor, the TB120 can easily manage heavy data collection applications. Standard model TB120 rugged tablets come with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard eMMC Flash, with expandable storage via SD cards up to 32GB. 

The Unitech TB120 rugged tablet comes equipped with a barcode scanner, 37-key physical keyboard, a 7″ scratch and shatter-proof Gorilla Glass touchscreen, and an optional magnetic stripe reader. Connectivity options on the TB120 rugged Android tablet include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and mobile broadband.  

The TB120 rugged tablet is tough enough to withstand repeated falls of up to 4-feet, protection from water and dust, extreme temperatures, and can even withstand extensive vibrations and tumbles, ideal for any warehouse, stockroom, or delivery truck. Learn more and order the Unitech TB120 rugged Android tablet here…