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.

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.

Group Mobile is Proud to Congratulate Our Valued Partner Xplore Technologies on their 20th Year Anniversary

Xplore may have the most complete line of rugged tablets on Earth, but that’s not all they’re celebrating this year. Xplore is now the first and only mobile computer manufacturer in the world to have successfully – and exclusively – designed and delivered rugged tablets for 20 consecutive years.* Starting with their first tablet in 1996, Xplore has been working closely with partners like us, and customers like you, to architect complete mobility solutions for almost every global industry. Xplore’s vertical expertise and commitment to continuous innovation has anchored them firmly as The Rugged Tablet Authority™. They know which technologies work best for each customer’s unique business environment, and Xplore rugged tablets have weathered every extreme operating environment for generations. See Group Mobile’s line of Xplore rugged tablets here…


Join our valued partner, Xplore Technologies, on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 1pm ET / 12pm CT / 10amPT for the webinar! 

Which mobile computer is really right for you?
If you’re struggling with the Goldilocks dilemma, tune in August 30 for a live discussion with mobility experts Alan Rose of Intel, and Bob Ashenbrenner of Durable Mobility Technologies, LLC.

Webinar
Goldilocks and the Three Mobile Computers:
Which Would She Say is “Just Right” for Your Field Service Environment?
Part of Xplore’s “Rugged or Risky?” Webinar Series
August 30 at 1pm ET / 12pm CT / 10am PT


Featuring the XSLATE D10 Rugged Android Tablet from Xplore! Impressive on the inside, supremely rugged on the outside!

Group Mobile is excited to offer the Xplore XSLATE D10 Rugged Android Tablet! The Xplore XSLATE D10 rugged tablet is designed to meet the diverse demands of customers from various rugged industries, including telecom, utilities, and manufacturing. 

 

The new XSLATE D10 from Xplore Technologies is a purpose-built rugged Android tablet for industries such as public safety, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, and distribution. 

 

The XSLATE D10 runs on a powerful Intel Bay Trail E3845 Quad Core 1.91GHz processor, 5.0 Android Lollipop operating system, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB internal storage. The XSLATE D10 weighs only 2.4 pounds, providing customers with a sleek, thin, and easy transport design. The rugged XSLATE D10 offers a full set of ports that cannot be found on other Android devices. Ports include two USB 3.0, RJ-45 wired Ethernet port, and an optional HDMI input, ideal for Telco/Cable workers performing on-site diagnostics. 

 

The XSLATE D10 is engineered to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions including heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more. The user-replaceable main battery remains at a capacity of 39 watt-hours and a battery life of up to 8 hours, and an optional external add-on battery that allows hot-swapping and boosts battery life to a full 20 hours.

Kickstand

The XSLATE D10 comes with many optional features including NFC module, HDMI input, WWAN 4G LTE, second battery, and a 1D/2D barcode scanner. The XSLATE D10 has a vibrant, outdoor and wide-viewable display for outdoor applications. This rugged D10 tablet has a capacitive display that can be controlled with a fingertip, and used effortlessly when the screen is wet or while the user is wearing gloves. Learn more about the XSLATE D10 here…

Xplore offers a very wide range of optional accessories for the Xslate D10, including a desktop dock, car mount, carrying strap, and an external keyboard and stand that allows this tablet to function as a 2-in-1 laptop. Learn more about the XSLATE D10 accessories here…

Featuring the Xplore XSLATE B10 Rugged Tablet!

Group Mobile is excited to offer the Xplore XSLATE B10 Rugged Tablet! The Xplore XSLATE B10 Windows rugged tablet is designed to meet the diverse demands of customers from various rugged industries, including telecom, utilities, and manufacturing. 

XSLATE B10

Rugged Mobility with Zero Compromise!  

The Xplore XSLATE B10 is designed to meet the needs of the mobile professional who requires a supremely rugged Windows-based PC that can weather any environment, the rugged  XSLATE B10 addresses both processing and connectivity concerns directly. This affordable, rugged and versatile XSLATE B10 tablet has a 10.1-inch-display and is meant to withstand the harshest of environments, including exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, salt water, vibrations and perfectly suited for those of us who are prone to drop!  The Xplore XSLATE B10 is both powerful and fast, this rugged tablet accelerates through workflows in the field, resulting in a more efficient and productive workforce that reduces errors and costs. 

The XSLATE B10 rugged tablet features a set of eight ports, four sealed from behind, and an IP65 durability rating. In addition, the XSLATE B10 comes standard with the Intel Core i5 central processing unit or can be upgraded to an Intel i7 vPro CPU. The XSLATE B10 rugged tablet weighs in at 2.4 pounds, and thanks to the B10’s slightly raised rubber edges, it feels extremely easy to grip and comfortable to hold in one hand. Ports include power, two USB, a Micro HDMI, Micro SIM, Micro SD, serial, audio and RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet. This rugged XSLATE B10 tablet is equipped with 4G LTE broadband; 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. As for the external features of the XSLATE B10, there is a front-facing 2-megapixel HD camera, rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with flash and a standard finerprint reader. Other features include a Wacom pen digitizer and active pen, the xCapture Pro camera application and an optional integrated barcode scanner. Learn more about the Xplore XSLATE B10 here…

Kickstand


The rugged XSLATE B10 has optional accessories including removable companion keyboard, office or vehicle docking stations, kickstand, a second hot swappable battery to extend system run-time to twenty hours and 2-bay or 6-bay simultaneous battery charging options, all available at Group Mobile. Learn more about the XSLATE B10 accessories here…

Group Mobile Adds the Newest Rugged Tablet from Xplore – the Bobcat!

The Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet’s core construction features a lightweight magnesium alloy mid-frame in an ultra-portable form factor for the utmost rugged reliability. With MIL-STD-810G and IP65 ratings, the rugged Bobcat is engineered to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions such as 5′ drops to plywood over concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

The Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet is powered by the latest Intel Quad Core 1.9GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB solid state drive. It offers a full suite of enterprise tools for any application. Comprehensive standard I/O features include two USB 3.0, micro SDXC, micro SIM card reader, micro HDMI-out, RS-232 serial-ready port, DC power, and headphones/speaker mini-jack stereo. Integrated options for CAC, NFC, fingerprint scanner, and 1D/2D scanner, give the Bobcat tablet 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. Other integrated features on the Bobcat tablet include front and rear cameras.

The Bobcat rugged tablet sets the standard for field mobility with a full-shift, hot-swappable battery that lasts up to 14 hours, maximizes time in the field, and boostsproductivity. The Bobcat’s brilliant outdoor viewable, multi-touch display allows seamless transition from indoor to outdoor use. Options for carrying straps, handles, and mobile docking make the Bobcat tablet ideal for handheld and vehicle applications. Learn more about the Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet…