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.

Labor Day 2017: Honoring the Great American Mobile Worker!

Group Mobile would like to invite mobile workers to visit our website, here you will find a large selection of hardware and a suite for professional services perfectly suited for mobile industries!

Do you know the history of Labor Day in the United States?

We all know about Labor Day. After all, who wouldn’t want to be informed about an extra day off work? Just because we know that the day is a rest from our labor doesn’t mean we know the true history behind Labor Day. Here’s a quick overview of why we celebrate Labor Day.

Labor Day got its start in the late 1800’s, when union leaders in New York City decided that they wanted to host a massive festival for workers across the city. Because Labor Day was not yet a national holiday, in order to attend those laborers would have to give up a day’s wages. Early in the first Labor Day celebration—which was held on September 5th, 1882—few people turned out. Over the course of the day, more and more people joined the festivities and by the day’s end the rally boasted 10,000 people!

News of this celebration of hard-working Americans and all our labor force has contributed to the nation spread, and in 1887 Oregon became the first state to declare Labor Day an official holiday. It took just under a decade for the festivities to gain traction across the country, and in 1896 President Grover Cleveland declared the first Monday in September as an official national holiday to celebrate American laborers.

This year on Labor Day, Group Mobile is honoring mobile workers! The world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion in 2016, representing 37.2% of the total workforce. Mobile workers, virtual workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and other terms have been used to describe those of us who more or less works anytime, anywhere. And this type of work is becoming a new norm around the world, so the growth of mobile workers is likely to continue. Such workers often work from multiple locations, and use at least three devices. Mobile workers carry their work in their pockets or carrying case, powered by a multitude of applications. Group Mobile would like to invite mobile workers to visit our website, here you will find a large selection of hardware and a suite for professional services perfectly suited for mobile industries!

Three different Getac devices are in stock and ready to ship in 48 hours, the Getac V110 convertible laptop, F110 rugged tablet and S410 semi-rugged laptop. These rugged computers are three of the most popular computers manufactured by Getac with the most popular custom features on the market.

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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.

Group Mobile Launches New Website Dedicated to Getac Rugged Mobile Devices, In Stock and Ready to Ship in 48 Hours!

48 hour QuickShip is unmatched and innovative in the rugged computer industry as rugged devices typically have a 6-8-week lead time from order to delivery.

Need a custom Getac rugged device shipped in 48 hours? Group Mobile has launched a new microsite dedicated to Getac rugged devices and accessories. Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, insurance, utility and field-service customers. The ShopGetac.com microsite will provide Getac customers with a faster and more flexible way to shop for Getac rugged devices and accessories online. Customers can order select configurations of the Getac S410 rugged laptop, F110 rugged tablet and V110 rugged convertible to have shipped in 48 hours – this is unmatched and innovative in the rugged computer industry as rugged devices typically have a 6-8-week lead time from order to delivery.

Three Getac devices are in stock and ready to ship in 48 hours, the Getac V110 convertible laptop, F110 rugged tablet and S410 semi-rugged laptop. These rugged computers are three of the manufactured by Getac with the most popular custom features on the market.

Getac F110 QuickShip Models

The F110’s compact design is less than 1 inch thick and just more than 12 x 8 inches in size. At 3 pounds, this rugged tablet is among the lightest large-screen, fully rugged tablets ever built. The Getac F110 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 a MIL-STD-810G .

Getac V110 QuickShip Models

The Getac V110 is a compact and lightweight convertible that quickly transforms from 11.6 inch display notebook to tablet computer. The V110 is among the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertibles ever built. It is less than 12 x 9 inches in size, a mere 1.3 inches thick and weighs just over 4 pounds.

Getac S410 QuickShip Models

The Getac S410 is a semi-rugged notebook designed to withstand the rigorous daily routine of today’s mobile professionals, including public safety officers, insurance adjustors, engineers and field service professionals. The Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility, security, and durability in a form factor that is extremely thin and light.

Visit ShopGetac.com to learn more about the Getac rugged tablets Group Mobile offers.

Getac F110, RX10 and T800 Fully Rugged Tablets — A Review

Getac intently listens to customers and finding new ways to improve product and solve pressing problems many organizations are facing within their own network infrastructure.

Getac has made a big splash in the world of rugged mobile computing. Many law enforcement agencies, state and local government agencies, fire departments, healthcare facilities, utility companies and many more have adopted Getac devices to improve productivity and stay in step with the new technology available today. Getac intently listens to customers and finding new ways to improve product and solve pressing problems many organizations are facing within their own network infrastructure.

Getac rugged tablets and rugged laptops have proven to be an industry leader in rugged mobile computing. Since 1989, Getac has been providing rugged computing solutions for demanding professionals in extreme environments. Getac offers an extensive rugged computing product lineup including convertibles, tablets, laptops and handheld computers.

Getac has made several technological breakthroughs that improve the performance and safety of using computers in dangerous environments including:

  • QuadraClear sunlight readable display screens.
  • Night vision without goggles.
  • Advanced power saving technology.
  • Industry’s first resistive multi-touch display for use with gloves.

Today, we are discussing three Getac fully rugged tablets: Getac F110, RX10 and T800.

Getac F110 Fully Rugged Tablet

The Getac F110 rugged tablet was designed to be about the size of a typical piece of paper. This rugged computing device is a popular choice for in-vehicle deployment, manufacturing, public safety, military, home and building inspection, and many more. The Getac F110 has opened the door for many organizations to solve pressing internal mobile computing problems. With an 11.6-inch display, 6th generation processor, amazing graphics and dual batteries for extremely long days in the field, the Getac F110 tablet is sure to impress any mobile worker. F110_HD_880_373

Getac designed the F110 tablet with a revolutionary LumiBond 2.0 touchscreen display which bonds the display glass with the touch panel and LCD, creating a single pane that is more reliable and exceptionally durable. The F110 rugged tablet features four touch modes: Touch-Rain, Glove or Pen mode, or an optional digitizer mode — included is a hard-tip stylus allowing users to capture signatures, take more precise notes in the field, drawings, form entry and maps. Another incredible feature on the Getac F110 rugged tablet is the battery power — how many field service professionals do you know that lose power in the field which in turn results from lost information, decreased productivity and user frustration. Getac thought of it all when they designed the F110 with two hot-swappable batteries for potentially limitless battery power. This feature allows users to remove one of the two removable batteries and replace it with a fresh battery without shutting down the device.

Getac RX10 Fully Rugged Tablet

The Getac RX10 is a feature-filled rugged tablet with a built-in ergonomic handle designed specifically for field service. The RX10 has multifactor authentication including password protection, radio-frequency identification (RFID), a fingerprint reader and a smartcard reader. Confidential documents will stay safe and secure with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and Absolute DDS software . RX10_glovetouch

For vehicle deployments, the RX10 can be configured with tri pass-through antenna ports, allowing mobile workers to simultaneously connect high-gain GPS, wireless WAN and wireless LAN roof-mounted antennas for expanded signal range while in the field. A detachable rugged keyboard and kickstand allow users to transform the RX10 to a two-in-one device, a design trend growing in popularity, all working together for accurate data input in the field.  The RX10 rugged keyboard is easy to clean and features a backlight function and IP54 dust and water protection. A wide range of accessories make this rugged RX10 tablet an excellent mobile computing tool for field, sales, service and inventory management.

Getac T800 Rugged Tablet

The Getac T800 fully rugged tablet is designed for comfortable one-handed operation, the T800 features a thin, ergonomic design, a nice sized touchscreen for easy viewing, and best-in-class battery life with an optional hot-swappable SnapBack battery for potentially limitless power in the field. The Getac T800 is an ideal solution for field service workers, technicians, construction workers, officers collecting field data and more. T800

Vehicle mounts from Gamber-Johnson and Havis allow tri-pass-through antenna ports to synchronously connect to high-gain WWAN, WLAN and roof-mounted GPS antennas. The sunlight-viewable LumiBond 2.0 display provides a responsive 10-point touch experience along with a 170-degree viewing angle and 16:10 aspect ratio for optimal reading from virtually any angle. Rain, glove and pen touch modes provide just the right sensitivity for writing and signing on the Getac T800 tablet.

To learn more on Getac rugged tablets and how Group Mobile can assist you in implementing an affordable mobile solution, contact one of Group Mobile’s technology experts.

 

 

 

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.