5 Reasons You Need a Rugged Mobile Printer

If you frequently find yourself needing to transfer documentation from your mobile device to paper, however, there’s one more piece of equipment you need: a rugged mobile printer.

If you take your business on the go with you, you may already have experienced many of the benefits of rugged mobile devices. A rugged computer that’s tough enough to handle being bounced around in your truck all day, a rugged tablet that you can safely use in the rain, or a rugged handheld that doesn’t quit just because it bounced out of your hand and landed face-down on the sidewalk are incredibly useful. If you frequently find yourself needing to transfer documentation from your mobile device to paper, however, there’s one more piece of equipment you need: a rugged mobile printer.

Rugged Printers Make Creating Paperwork Easy

There are rugged mobile printers that are designed to handle all of your needs, whatever they may be. Whether you’re printing out a work order for a client to sign before you leave a work site or you need a printer that can print a receipt or tickets, there’s a rugged printer designed with your needs in mind. Many things have gone digital, but there’s still paperwork involved in your business. Rugged printers make creating that paperwork easy!

Speed and Quality are Increasing

Just a few years ago, a printer rugged enough to be used in the field meant a slow, clunky printer that offered poor quality at best. Today’s rugged printers, however, are rapidly increasing in quality. Now, you can expect to create everything from neat documents that print at a perfectly reasonable speed to full-color printouts that allow everyone to see every detail of the page.

Small Size Allows for More Equipment

You don’t need yet another clunky piece of equipment taking up vitally necessary space in your vehicle. Thankfully, today’s mobile printers are designed to be compact. They’ll fit neatly in the center console of your vehicle or tuck in with the rest of your equipment, allowing you to carry your rugged printer without having to sacrifice other necessary equipment.

Set Up and Use Your Printer Fast

The convenience of a printer that can go wherever you can is quickly outweighed if it takes an hour to get it set up. Thankfully, as more rugged printers hit the market, it’s becoming easier than ever to set up and use your printer. Within a matter of minutes, you can have your printer connected to your rugged mobile device and ready to use. It’s a simple process that will have you handing over important paper documentation to your clients, your coworkers, and anyone else who needs that critical information in a quick, timely manner.

Enjoy the Confidence that Your Printer Will Last

Portable printers shouldn’t be a regular line item in your budget. Instead, choose a portable printer that’s designed to be rugged–that is, a printer that is as tough as the rest of your devices and able to withstand all the conditions you face every day. From weather protection that will keep your printer functioning in spite of the fact that you’re using it outside to drop protection and more, rugged printers are designed to be used as hard as the rest of your equipment, making them a critical addition to your kit. Don’t settle for a printer that has to be replaced constantly because it’s not tough enough to handle it. Instead, choose a rugged printer that’s up to handling all your needs.

Your job demands rugged equipment, and we’re here to make sure that you have exactly the printers, scanners, and mobile devices you need in order to get your job done every day. Contact us today to learn more about the devices we carry and how they can transform your work day, your efficiency, and your budget.

 

Popular Accessories for Rugged Tablets, Laptops and Handheld Computers!

Choose additional tools that will make it possible for you to handle your daily job tasks as easily on the road or in the field as you do in the safety and comfort of a traditional office.

With so many rugged accessories to choose from today, how do you evaluate the must-have accessories you need for optimum productivity? So, you’ve selected the rugged device that will work best for you: a tablet, handheld or laptop that’s tough enough to handle everything you do across the course of your daily job responsibilities. Or, maybe your IT department has chosen the rugged computer for you and your department and you’re not exactly sure how to make it work as a valuable tool for you. The next step is selecting the mobile accessories to accompany your rugged computing device: the additional tools that will make it possible for you to handle your daily job tasks as easily on the road or in the field as you do in the safety and comfort of a traditional office.

So, first evaluate your job requirements and begin to ask yourself the following questions: Do I need to use my rugged tablet or laptop in a company or personal vehicle? Do I need the ability to print or scan documents while on the road or in the field? Will I be charging my rugged computer in my vehicle?  Do I need the ability to dock my tablet or laptop inside my office for use at my desk? Do I need connectivity over commercial, municipal or public safety wireless networks using either a built-in or plug-in data card or mobile router? Do I need a shoulder strap to easily carry my tablet or laptop in the field? Will I be using my rugged laptop or tablet on a forklift therefore requiring a forklift computer mount? Will I be operating my rugged device for long hours which will require a spare battery for my device? Do I need a bar code scanner to read labels from just a few inches to 40-feet away? Do I need a rugged keyboard to easily attach and remove from the unit and often fold for easy transport? These are only a few of the vital questions to consider when evaluating your work environment and what must-have rugged computing accessories you need for optimum productivity.

There are plenty of accessories to choose from, but these five must-have rugged computing accessories will help make your daily tasks easier and ensure your rugged device keeps up with all of your needs to increase productivity and efficiency at work, now who doesn’t want that?

  1. Rugged Printers and Scanners

How many times have you been out on a job site, only to discover that you needed to share information with someone in paper form? From printing out critical instructions for a patient in need of detailed care to printing an invoice or receipt on the go, you can’t always rely on digital formats. Public safety and field service workers heavily rely on the availability of rugged mobile vehicle printers. Mobile rugged printers are easy to operate and maintain in the field, offering full-page printing with high resolution text, graphics and images. Another added benefit to mobile rugged printers is how easily adaptable they are to almost any vehicle in your fleet. Rugged printers are just as tough as your rugged tablet or laptop and can be easily attached to your device for precise, professional and simple mobile printing.

Many people working in realty, home healthcare, insurance appraisal, police, legal, and construction to name a few will highly benefit from a rugged vehicle scanner. Do you really need a rugged scanner? It depends on what your job entails! If you regularly handle a great deal of paperwork while you’re on the road or find yourself needing to get clients’ signatures in the system quickly, a rugged scanner can help provide the speed you and your clients need to keep your day running smoothly.

  1. Rugged Keyboards

Rugged keyboards are ergonomic and can be an invaluable tool for workers in the field. Many rugged keyboards are completely sealed form the elements and designed with LED backlit keys for use in dark environments or inside vehicles at night. Rugged keyboards are used by police, medical professionals including travel nurses, oil and gas, mining and energy, EMS and fire and fleet management. Rugged keyboards designed specifically for your business will provide real return on investment and exceptional value.

  1. Vehicle Mounts

Some people are perfectly content to store their rugged devices in a bag or case, pulling it out whenever they need it. In other cases, however, you may find yourself wanting to install your rugged device within your vehicle. Vehicle mounts are the perfect mobile solution: they hold your device where you need it, making sure that it’s always at hand. Vehicle mounting solutions offer a flexible form factor that delivers strength and durability to protect your technology investment. Worried about drilling in your vehicle? Consider the No-Drill vehicle mounting solution — installation is simple with the use of your existing passenger side seat leg bolts. Several adjustment points throughout the mount enable you to position your laptop in the most ergonomic and comfortable position possible.

  1. Power Accessories

You don’t always have the luxury of heading back to the office to plug in your device as the battery starts to run low. When that flashing power indicator shows up, you want to have options! Some rugged devices offer hot swappable batteries allowing you to swap out the battery while your device is still running. In other cases, a vehicle charger will be enough. Wherever your day takes you, make sure you have plenty of battery power to keep pushing through your work day.

  1. Gateways and Modems

Do you need internet connectivity no matter where you are? If being able to bring in data is a critical part of your daily job, you need to be sure that you’ll get wireless access no matter where your day takes you. Gateways and modems will provide the wireless signal your device needs to ensure that you have access no matter how far from the office, or how far off the beaten path you might be on a given day. Carry the internet with you wherever you go and enjoy the assurance that data is just the press of a button away. Many companies rely on mobile workers that need access to the same tools available at the office.  These tools need to be accessible anytime, anywhere – even for workers in vehicles, on the move and at remote work sites. Organizations can more efficiently manage operations by knowing the location and status of their mobile assets.

Once you’ve selected your rugged device, make sure that you have the accessories that will accompany it to make your work day run smoother and more productive. Our team of mobile solution experts can evaluate your business and streamline a solution to increase productivity and efficiency of your workers — a common goal we all have in mind.

Contact a Group Mobile sales professional to get started.

See Why Mobile Printers and Scanners Will Complete Your Mobile Office!

Group Mobile carries many solutions for printing and scanning with mobile professionals in mind. Mobile printers and scanners are extremely portable and can be mounted in vehicles or carried in a small bag or briefcase. Whether you are a warehouse associate, manager of a distribution company, architect, field service worker, or a traveling salesperson, having the ability to print on demand is highly valuable. Group Mobile specializes in the full mobile office solutionmake your mobile office complete with a mobile printer or scanner. 
 
Brother PocketJet 6 Plus Portable Printer 

One of Group Mobile’s most popular printers is the Brother PocketJet 6 Plus Portable Printer which is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. With print speeds up to 6ppm, fast throughput, and high quality prints, you’ll always be prepared to print on the go. It is compatible with most PCs, laptops, or palmtops running the Windows operating system. At barely over 10″ long and 1 pound in weight, the PocketJet 6 Plus fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. Learn more about the Brother PocketJet 6 Plus Portable Printer here… 

Brother PocketJet 673 Portable Printer for Apple iPad and iPhone Devices

The Brother PocketJet 673 Portable Printer, designed for Apple iPad and iPhone devices, is small, lightweight, durable, and can easily fit into your briefcase, computer bag, or mounted inside your vehicle or small work area. The PocketJet 673 is just over 10″ long and 1 lb. in weight. It has 300dpi resolution, providing high-quality printing for applications that require the best output for fine text and graphics. The PocketJet 673 also uses advanced Direct Thermal Printing Technology, which eliminates the need for messy and expensive ink, toner, or ribbons. It is compatible with Apple iPad and iPhone devices only. Learn more about the Brother PocketJet 677 Portable Printer here…

Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner

The Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner is extremely versatile, allowing for easy color scanning for virtually anyone, whether you are a mobile professional or working at home. It’s ideal for capturing two-sided business

documents, as well as receipts, business cards, embossed plastic cards, invoices, photographs, and more. Simply connect to a computer via the included USB cable, and you are ready to scan. Getting organized has never been so simple! Learn more about the Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner here… 

Brother RuggedJet RJ4040 Mobile Printer with WiFi and Battery

The Brother RuggedJet RJ4040 mobile printer is designed to be fast, tough, and versatile with print speeds up to 5ips, fast throughput, IP54 certification, 6 foot drop protection, plus the ability to print receipts or labels with one printer. RuggedJet RJ4040 printers feature USB, serial, and WiFi wireless interfaces, a wide selection of resident and downloadable fonts, support for the major linear and 2D barcodes, optional magnetic card reader, and much more. The RJ4040 can be used for a wide range of receipt and label printing applications in public safety, field service, route accounting, manufacturing, warehouse markets, and more. Learn more about the Brother RuggedJet JR4040 Mobile Printer here…

For information on all Brother Mobile Printers and Scanners, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=49, or call 866-RUGGED8.

Group Mobile offers a variation of rugged mobile computing accessories including printers, scanners, computer mounts, and tablet stands to help improve worker productivity and efficiency on the go!


http://www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=10/Vehicle+Computer+Mount.htmlIn-Vehicle Computer Mounts

Group Mobile carries the top brands of vehicle computer mounts, including Gamber-JohnsonRAM Mounts, and Havis. There are also computer-specific cradles and docking stations available for many rugged computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer a custom fit for your computer as well as port replication, with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. 

Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van, or boat, Group Mobile has the mounting system you need. Visit the Group Mobile Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to fit your vehicle, or fill out the Vehicle Computer Mount Questionnaire and one of our vehicle mount specialist will help you select a vehicle mounting system to fit you exact requirements.

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Rugged Mobile Printers and Scanners

Mobile printers and scanners are great rugged mobile computing accessories. They are extremely portable and can be mounted in a vehicles or carried in a small bag. 


One of Group Mobile’s most popular printer is the Brother PocketJet 6 Portable Printer which is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. With print speeds up to 6ppm, fast throughput, and high quality prints, you’ll always be prepared to print on the go. It is compatible with most PCs, laptops or palmtops running the Windows operating system. At barely over 10″ long and 1lb. in weight, the PocketJet 6 fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. Learn more about the Brother PocketJet 6…

Group Mobile carries several different brands and models of printers and scanners. To view our entire selection and learn more about the rugged mobile printers and scanners Group Mobile offers, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=49

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Save $10 on the fliTablet Hands-Free Tablet Floor Stand!*

Group Mobile is offering a $10 discount on each fliTablet you order so stock up today! Simply mention this blog oenter promo code flitablet10 when you place an order on our website. Discount will be taken when order is processed. To order, visit www.fliTablet.com

The fliTablet™ hands-free tablet floor stand securely holds the most popular, lightweight tablet computers, including the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, Kindle Fire, Nook, Galaxy, Nexus, and many other lightweight tablet computers.  The heavy base on the fliTablet ensures stability. The adjustable tablet holder secures your computer in place without scratching or damaging it. The fliTablet stand allows you to tilt and swivel your tablet, as well rotate it a full 360° to view your tablet in both portrait and landscape modes. The fliTablet floor stand is lightweight and easily portable. You can use the fliTablet while working at your desk, lounging on your sofa, or lying in bed. It also makes an incredible music stand!

To shop for accessories for your Applie iPhone and iPad products, as well as other commercial tablet accessories, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=443.

Rugged Brother Mobile Printers and Scanners Offered at Group Mobile!

Brother Mobile Solutions offers unique, robust printers and scanners for mobile professionals. Mobile printers and scanners are extremely portable and can be mounted in vehicles or carried in a small bag. To learn more about Brother Mobile Printers and Scanners, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=49.


Brother PocketJet 6 Portable Printer 

One of Group Mobile’s most popular printer is the Brother PocketJet 6 Portable Printer which is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. With print speeds up to 6ppm, fast throughput, and high quality prints, you’ll always be prepared to print on the go. It is compatible with most PCs, laptops or palmtops running the Windows operating system. At barely over 10″ long and 1lb. in weight, the PocketJet 6 fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. Available with 200 dpi and 300 dpi resolution.

To learn more and order a PocketJet 6 Portable Printer with 200 dpi, visit www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=1611/dept_id=49.

To learn more and order a PocketJet 6 Portable Printer with 300 dpi, visit www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=1619/dept_id=49.

Brother PocketJet 673 Portable Printer for Apple iPad and iPhone Devices

The Brother PocketJet 673 Portable Printer for Apple iPad and iPhone Devices is small, lightweight, durable, and can easily fit into your briefcase, computer bag, or mounted in any vehicle or small work area. The PocketJet 673 is just over 10″ long and 1 lb. in weight. It has 300 dpi resolution, providing high-quality printing for applications that require the best output for fine text and graphics. The PocketJet 673 also uses advanced Direct Thermal Printing Technology, which eliminates the need for messy and expensive ink, toner, or ribbons. It is compatible with Apple iPad and iPhone devices only. 

To learn more and order a Brother PocketJet 673 Portable Printer, visit www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=6493/dept_id=49.

Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner

The Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner is versatile so you can scan media from a business size up to 8.5″ x 32″ — all at up to 600 dpi. Perfect for scanning receipts, invoices, photos, embossed plastic cards, and more. The DSmobile 720D even allows you to scan two-sided documents in a single pass. The Brother DSmobile 720D is simple to use and is the perfect scanning solution to help reduce paper clutter and help get better organized. 

To learn more and order a Brother DSmobile 720D Portable Duplex Scanner, visit www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=6855.

Brother RuggedJet RJ4040 Mobile Printer with WiFi and Battery

The Brother RuggedJet RJ4040 mobile printer is designed to be fast, tough, and versatile with print speeds up to 5ips, fast throughput, IP54 certification, 6ft. drop protection, and the ability to print receipts or labels with one printer. RuggedJet RJ4040 printers feature USB, serial, and WiFi wireless interfaces, a wide selection of resident and downloadable fonts, support for the major linear and 2D barcodes, optional magnetic card reader, and much more. The RJ4040 can be used for a wide range of receipt and label printing applications in public safety, field service, route accounting, manufacturing, warehouse markets, and more.

To learn more and order a RuggedJet RJ4040 Mobile Printer, visit www.groupmobile.com/product.asp/sku=6088.

For information on all Brother Mobile Printers and Scanners, visit www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=49, or call 866-RUGGED8.

Limited-Time Discount on the Brother DSmobile 700D Portable Duplex Scanner – Only $199!*

Group Mobile is offering a limited-time $50 discount on the Brother DSmobile 700D Portable Duplex ScannerThe Brother 700D scanner offers easy color scanning for virtually anyone — whether you are a mobile professional or using at home. 

The Brother DSmobile 700D Portable Duplex Scanner is versatile so you can scan media that is the size of a business card, up to 8.5″ x 14″ legal size documents — all at up to 600 dpi. Perfect for scanning receipts, news articles, handwritten notes, school papers, photos, recipes and more. The DSmobile 700 even allows you to scan two-sided documents in a single pass. So simple to use, the DSmobile 700D is the perfect scanning solution to help reduce paper clutter and help get better organized. 

The DSmobile 700D is lightweight and portable, so it won’t take up much room in a briefcase or on your desk. And as it is powered by the USB system in your computer, you don’t need any batteries or AC power supply. Learn more about the Brother DSmobile 700D Portable Duplex Scanner and all Brother Mobile Printing and Scanning Solutions.


*Offer good until August 30, 2013

Rugged Printers and Scanners for Highly Mobile Workers

Rugged mobile printers and scanners are great additions to rugged computers. They are extremely portable and can be mounted in a vehicles or carried in a small bag. Group Mobile carries several different brands and models of printers and scanners. Some of our most popular models are featured in this post. Visit our website to view our entire selection and learn more…

Brother RuggedJet Printers
Fast print speeds and a tested-tough design
 

Brother RuggedJet mobile printersare designed to be fast, tough, and versatile, with print speeds up to 5ips, fast throughput, IP54 certification for protection against dust and water, 6ft. drop protection, and the ability to print receipts or labels with one printer. In addition, Brother’s industry leading, “bumper-to-bumper” warranty covers against defects or damage for two full years. 

The RuggedJet RJ4030features USB, serial, and Bluetooth wireless technology interfaces. The RuggedJet RJ4040features USB, serial, and WiFi wireless interfaces. Both models offer a wide selection of fonts, support for linear and 2D barcodes, optional magnetic card reader, and much more. Learn More…

Canon PIXMA iP100
Remarkable quality and print-anywhere portability

The rugged, compact Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printerfeatures a patented print head technology and 5-color ink system to let you create spectacular photos. It offers IrDA compatibility and an optional BU-20 Bluetooth interface, so you can print wirelessly from a PC, PDA, or camera phone. Or, connect a digital camera and print photos direct – no PC required! The Auto Image Fix feature corrects images for the best possible exposure, color, brightness, and contrast. Learn More…

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 
Mobile scanner offers high performance in a compact size

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 mobile scanning solution takes document scanning to a whole new level. Whether its digitizing receipts, bank statements, or capturing mission critical documents, the ScanSnap S1300 is designed to be the smallest Fujitsu multi-page duplex scanner for one-button ease of use at the desk or on the road. Learn More…