Mobile Computing Solutions for Automotive Manufacturing and a Review on Getac’s New A140 Rugged Tablet!

The multifunctional hard handle on the Getac A140 serves as a kickstand or handle for simple carrying in the field.

Production and assembly process: How to take the guesswork out of knowing where your product is!

• Comprehensive Inventory Control: Losing track of your product during the production and assembly process always costs money. Group Mobile sophisticated barcoding technology shows you where your product is at all times. And by simply scanning the product into your system, you can greatly reduce errors. With asset staging and tracking, from the day the equipment is deployed and placed into service, to the day you retire the equipment from operations, Group Mobile iCare™ will keep track of your mobile equipment.

• Fewer Network “Dead Spots”: Maintaining connectivity and monitoring can be your IT department’s worst nightmare, since large production and assembly staging areas often include a maze of semi-compatible devices. Group Mobile can even help you find “dead spots” you never knew existed.

• Just in Time (JIT) Capability: A single minute of lost connectivity could cost your company thousands of dollars in lost productivity, as assembly lines come to a halt. A Group Mobile designed, installed and maintained wireless network helps to secure a constant connection with internal and external suppliers. With Group Mobile technology,
your automotive inventory is always “just in time,” and your customers have what they need, when they need it.

• Access to Critical Data in Real Time: Missing or inaccessible information can cost millions in lost productivity when it slows or stops the assembly process. From raw materials to finished goods, Group Mobile data-gathering and real-time reporting solutions provide instant access to critical data – giving you the information you need to make crucial, time-sensitive decisions.

From automotive manufacturing to final distribution, if you’ve been searching for streamlined solutions for your production and plant assembly operations, call Group Mobile today. Through our consultative approach, you can have peace of mind, knowing your product is safe and your deliveries are on-time.

Getac A140 Fully Rugged Tablet

The new Getac A140 fully rugged tablet has an optional multifunctional hard handle which serves as a kickstand or handle for simple carrying in the field — a host of mounting and carrying options make this tablet a perfect choice to maximize mobile productivity!

The Getac A140 is Getac’s largest and most powerful fully rugged tablet! This A140 rugged tablet operates the Windows 10 operating system and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. It can be optionally configured with the Intel Core i7, i5 vPro, or i7 vPro processors. It comes standard with 4GB of memory (expandable to 32GB) and an Opal 2.0 128GB solid state drive, with upgrades to 256GB or 512GB solid state drives available.

The Getac A140 has a vibrant 14” HD display that is sunlight readable and features LumiBond™ touchscreen technology for great viewability in any lighting condition. The Getac A140 tablet features various touch modes, allowing for operation in the rain, with gloves on, and utilizing a hard-tip stylus.

Three USB ports, dual RJ45 LAN jacks, HDMI and an optional serial or VGA give the Getac A140 a rich choice of I/O ports. The Getac A140 has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and optional dedicated GPS and 4G LTE multi-carrier mobile broadband to keep users connected. Workers can use the optional slim-profile vehicle dock to avoid crowding cab space in your vehicle with tri-pass through ports for connection to high-gain GPS, WWAN and WLAN roof mounted antennas. Additionally, the Getac A140 can be configured to include an RFID reader, a 1D/2D imager barcode reader, and a fingerprint scanner.

When it comes to Getac mobile computers in public safetyfield service and utilitiesGroup Mobile  knows exactly what you need. Group Mobile specializes in providing a perfectly customized mobile solution for every customer.

Need a rugged laptop or tablet fast? Group Mobile offers the Getac F110, S410 and V110 with a QuickShip option, which means, get your tablet or laptop in 48 hours!

 

 

Can’t decide between a laptop and a tablet? Get both with a 2-in-1 Hybrid Laptop!

Two-in-one devices are a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet, for those who need the computing power of a laptop, yet the light weight and flexibility of a tablet.

Can’t decide between a rugged laptop or a rugged tablet? Get both with a 2-in-1! By now we all know that a two-in-one isn’t new. They have been around for a while, around 2013, and many companies are adopting them as their new standard and for good reason. Simply put, a 2-in-1 is a touch-optimized convertible-hybrid laptop or detachable-hybrid tablet with both a touch screen and a physical rugged keyboard, preferably rugged.

Whether it’s flipping around into presentation mode to turn a quick discussion into a quick showcase or going from laptop to tablet mode for quick video viewing, 2-in-1s are at their best in situations that you didn’t foresee, especially when out in the field.

Choosing between the regular laptops and the modern 2-in-1 types are very subjective and it completely depends on what industry you work in whether it be public safety, utilities, field service, warehousing or other. Two-in-one devices are a hybrid of a laptop and a tablet, for those who need the computing power of a laptop, yet the light weight and flexibility of a tablet. Here are a few of the main benefits of these versatile devices:

Lightweight

Often weighing in at only a few pounds, these devices allow you to complete the job without carrying around a heavy computer all day. For those with mobile jobs that require substantial travel by foot, or call for access to computing when away from a vehicle or computer stand, the ability to hold a device in one hand without straining your muscles is a huge energy-saver.

Rugged

Rugged two-in-one devices are purpose-built with flexibility and a long lifespan in mind. Manufacturers understand the need for hardy devices that can withstand substantial abuse throughout its working life, so there are many options for two-in-one devices that meet rugged certifications such as IP65, and MIl-STD-810G. All the devices mentioned here and many others we offer are fully rugged – meaning they are tested to military and industrial standards for ruggedness. This means you don’t have to worry about travel, the elements, or just tough working conditions taking the life out of your device. For mobile workers in rugged environments who need electronic access on a daily basis, this kind of reliability in harsh conditions is not optional, but necessary.

Mobile

For those workers traveling long distances in rugged environments, or spend most of their day inside of a vehicle, the ability to easily pack and transport electronic devices is extremely important. Many two-in-one devices retain all the mobility of a tablet, coming in astonishingly compact sizes. One example is the Getac V110, with a thickness of barely 1.3 inches. Devices like these are easily slipped into a pack or briefcase, while retaining all the computing power of a traditional laptop. And don’t worry about tossing it around – the Getac V110 and many other thin two-in-one devices are still fully rugged.

 Flexible

The beauty of two-in-ones is that they can function as both a laptop and a tablet — many have unique features that highlight this benefit. This notebook is lightweight and very versatile, allowing you to attach and detach the keyboard with only one hand. Detachable notebooks are an excellent choice for mobile computing, allowing workers to access a lightweight touch screen while on the go, all the while, still having access to a full keyboard when needed.

It’s easy to see why two-in-one devices are a popular choice for mobile workers in rugged environments, as these devices have all the benefits of a traditional computer or tablet but with the added bonus of a flexible form factor, rugged, fully mobile, and lightweight. To learn more about two-in-one devices, or for assistance in picking the best device for your needs, feel free to contact us. See our full list of featured rugged convertible two-in-one devices.

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.

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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Group Mobile Features Four New Industrial Rugged Tablets from DT Research

DT Research designs rapid time-to-market solutions at affordable prices which make them well received among budget-conscious tablet consumers.

Four new industrial tablets from DT Research have been added to the vast product portfolio at Group Mobile. DT Research is a leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for numerous vertical markets including military, law enforcement, education, healthcare, retail and logistics, utilities and telecommunications, construction, manufacturing and enterprise. DT Research leverages two decades of rugged computer design and manufacturing experience, their rapid time-to-market solutions and affordable prices are well received among budget-conscious tablet consumers.

Group Mobile’s mobile technology advisers have first-hand knowledge of specific vertical market applications where they work one-on-one with clients to enable these specific custom solutions to meet exact requirements for improved productivity, lowered TCO and return on investment.

The four new DT Research rugged tablets now offered at Group Mobile include:

  • DT Research DT313 features the integration of a vibrant 13.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display, weighing in at under two pounds for a slim, durable, and highly-portable design. The DT313 rugged tablet offers seamless information capture for instant transmission on the sales room floor, classroom, and in the field — with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, as well as options for RFID reader, and front and back camera modules. For healthcare professionals, the DT313-MD model is available to configure — used as effective tools to monitor, record, and retrieve patient information. The DT313-MD is highly durable and made from easily sanitized, anti-microbial materials.
  • DT Research DT395CR features an 8.9-inch Full-HD screen with capacitive touch, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connection, as well as options for camera, barcode scanner, RFID reader, NFC module, and I/O ports. The DT Research DT395CR is available with the Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system, and includes an Intel Atom Quad Core 1.44GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB SSD with an option to upgrade to a 128GB SSD for extra storage. The DT395CR is rated IP65 and MIL-STD-810G to provide reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments. For those in search of a rugged tablet without a huge price point, the DT395 rugged tablet will offer custom features and complete protection from inevitable drops and spills at an excellent price.
  • DT Research DT311 is a rugged two-in-one device purpose-built to protect utility, and energy companies, government and military agencies, first responders, and other field service organizations with removable encrypted data and camera security to guard against data loss or theft and unwanted image transmission. DT311 rugged tablet line includes a 6thgeneration Skylake CPU for high performance, increased screen brightness to 800 NITS for superior sunlight viewability, and a fanless design for increased durability. The DT311 includes an encrypted SD card slot that leverages software encryption from Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, and TPM 2.0 to secure data. Users can remove sensitive data in an encrypted format to avoid theft and loss of data if the tablet is misplaced or stolen. The DT311 hardware security options also include instant blackout, as well as automatic Bluetooth, RFID, and Wi-Fi disable functions that can be pre-configured to turn off all radio capabilities under certain conditions.
  • DT Research DT301 is a two-in-one hybrid 10.1-inch tablet sporting a modern, sleek, and attractive design. The DT301S is built on the high performance, energy efficient Intel Core Celeron processor with optional upgrades to an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The DT301 is a true mobile solution with the ability to be used as a tablet or interchanged to a laptop for easy keyboard data input. Weighing under three pounds, the DT301 includes a full-slot Smart Card reader, hot swappable battery, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The DT301 has a truly practical keyboard for easy data entry in the field, and all pertaining accessories are interchangeable with DT Research’s line of two-in-one devices.To learn more on DT Research tablets and how Group Mobile can assist you in implementing an affordable mobile solution, contact one of our mobile technology experts.https://youtu.be/KxzaGKG1GXc