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Which Toughbook Should I Buy? The Buyer’s Guide

Posted September 26, 2018

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A few tips on choosing a toughbook that’s right for the job, 

  1. Determine where the toughbook is going to be used
  2. Seek the durability and size that you need
  3. Understand what operating system you need to work with (most software requires Windows)
  4. Any custom configuration (memory, mobile broadband, gps, barcode readers, webcam, fingerprint authentication)

Here is why we recommend the Panasonic Toughbook 33, because no matter what your need might be this 2-in-1 Toughbook is can outperform your task on the field. With a detachable screen and hot-swappable battery, you can take this anywhere. Hello Maximum Mobility! Give the workers what they need to complete their task with ease to increase productivity and efficiency for your daily operation.

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  • 2-in-1 laptop or tablet mode, foldable and detachable
  • Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Pro downgrade
  • Ultimate Endurance with 12″ display designed for dust and dirt resistance
  • Optional Mobile Broadband Carrier with Satellite GPS, Insertable and Contactless Smartcard readers
  • IP65 certified with rain/glove mode to be used in weather demanding conditions and with gloves
  • 4-foot drop rating
  • 10-point multi touch screen
  • Hot-swappable battery that lasts for up to 10(standard)-20(long life) battery
  • A large line of accessories that keeps the Toughbook charged and strapped

The best part of it all is that each Toughbook is customizable, whether a feature is needed or not you can choose one that’s right for you and your price point. The value of a Toughbook is a function of the price, these rugged and durable computers are made to last for years. The Toughbook 33 provides reliability, longevity, and value to your daily tasks. It is engineered to equip the extraordinary.

Contact us if you like to learn about the configurable part that you need or check out other Panasonic Toughbooks for your daily operations. We can help you find the solution, stage what you need, and even provide services to keep your equipment up and working for long periods to come.

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Zebra’s ET50/ET55: An Enterprise Tablet Built for Business

Posted July 5, 2018

Combine the best of consumer-styling with all the enterprise-class features needed to increase workforce productivity and you get the ET50/ET55. The rugged tablet is designed to last for years and can be used both indoors and outdoors even in rain, snow, or dusty areas. Built with exceptional battery power, users have the option to add a hot-swappable backup battery to provide additional power and charge the tablet’s main battery giving the tablet more than enough power to last an entire shift.

With first-time every time rapid data capture users will be able to scan 1D and 2D barcodes in virtually any condition and on practically any surface. Available in two display sizes 8.3 or 10.1″ giving you the option to select the right display size for any business application. The operating system is an important feature in mobile computers, and Zebra designed the ET50/ET55 to support either Windows 10 or Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowing you to select the best operating system that best fits your technology strategy.

Whether you select the ET50 or ET55 you’ll be getting a consumer styled tablet on the outside, all business on the inside. For more information on the ET50/ET55 click here.

Give our dedicated account managers a call if you have any questions or would like a quote on any of your mobile computing needs.


Honeywell Introduces the ScanPal EDA70: An Enterprise Ready Tablet

Posted December 19, 2017

eda70The ScanPal EDA70 can provide real time connectivity for business-critical applications and efficient data capture capabilities. The enterprise-grade rugged tablet is also sleek and lightweight. The Honeywell tablet is built on the Android 7 platform for fast performance, enhanced security, and future O/S upgradeability. With a fast processor (1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8916 quad-core), built-in camera, and a battery to last a full shift, mobile workers will always be connected to crucial information to place orders, check stock, check order status, or scan items as they are removed for delivery.

With the ScanPal EDA70 tablet, mobile workers can effectively manage a wide variety of tasks thanks to an advanced connected mobile user experience facilitating large file transfers, video streaming, and remote access to business applications.

ScanPal EDA70 Features:

  • Powerful, Flexible Android Operating System: Installed with Android 7 operating system with GMS to provide smooth system operation to support multi-tasking operating requirements, enhanced security and a future upgrade path.
  • Large Touchscreen Display: Large 7″ Corning Gorilla capacitive high durability touchscreen is readable both indoors and outdoors, and can be used even with wet hands.
  • Easy To Use Integrated Barcode Scanning: Increases productivity and throughput with an integrated and easy-to-use, industry-grade imager that provides aggressive scanning of linear and 2D barcodes.
  • Built For Rugged Environments: A sleek, modern, and contemporary design plus enterprise-grade ruggedness. Built tough to withstand 4 ft (1.2 m) drops to concrete, and 200 (0.5 m) tumbles; IP64 seal rating against dust and water spray.
  • Flexible Network Coverage: 802.11a/b/g/n and 4G LTE support ensures robust high speed network connection in external and/or interwork network environments.

Janam’s XT1: Rugged Mini Tablet

Posted November 13, 2017

An all-purpose built, flexible, rugged tablet that can withstand the rigors of everyday use in any enterprise. The XT1 is designed to improve operational efficiencies and increase productivity for workers in field services, hospitality, retail and healthcare. Play the video below to check out the features of the XT1 rugged mini tablet.

For any questions or a quote, contact Barcodes Inc for a dedicated solution provider.


A Next Generation Rugged POS Tablet the Quest III from Touch Dynamic

Posted October 25, 2017

questiiiThe next generation of the Quest Tablet has arrived in the form of the Quest III. The Quest III is the industry’s first EMV Level 3 certified tablet. It has been tested and proven to work with each card brand, providing another layer of protection and ensuring the security of all your customers’ preferred payment methods. The Quest III is compatible with both Windows and Android operating systems, allowing you to select the OS that is best suited for your environment. The standard charging dock that accompanies each Quest III tablet allows you to conveniently dock the mobile POS device in an upright position.

The Touch Dynamic tablet comes in two sizes, a 7-inch and a 10-inch option. The rugged tablet comes standard with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of memory. There’s no need for your staff to worry about charging the Quest III half way through their shift as it comes with the Intel Atom Cherry Trail Processor that offers ultra-low power consumption and extended battery life when in continuous operation.

Quest III Features:

  • Enhanced Wireless Connectivity
  • Rugged IP54 Rated Design
  • 4′ drop Specification
  • Standard Features including WiFi, Bluetooth, and MSR (encrypted optional)
  • Level 3 Certified EMV (For Windows) Level 2 Certified EMV (For Android)
  • Standard Dock
  • Standard MSR (Encryption Optional)
  • Standard Hand Strap

Panasonic Introduces Toughpad FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android Tablet

Posted March 1, 2017

Panasonic has announced their new fully rugged 10.1″ FZ-A2 Android Toughpad, the latest addition to its Toughbook family. Equipped with powerful enterprise class features, the FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in.

At just under two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is light weight for easy portability and has been certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet MIL-STD-810G certification to ensure unmatched durability. The FZ-A2 offers protection from drops of up to five feet1 and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water.

Equipped with an 800 nit, 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, the FZ-A2 tablet provides bright, crisp imagery in any condition whether workers are using their mobile devices in an indoor hospitality environment or outdoors in the field. Additionally, its screen can be used with or without gloves to capture signatures or other annotations in direct sunlight or even in the rain. The FZ-A2 tablet is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera for high-quality, professional image capture.

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Add Enterprise Scanning to any Mobile Device with Zebra’s CS4070/CS3000

Posted October 8, 2016

Zebra’s companions series scanners, CS4070 and CS3000, are the easiest and more effective way to add enterprise-class scanning to any mobile device. If your workers are using tablets, laptops and smartphones, they all share a common challenge with the consumer-grade camera used to capture barcodes making scanning slow, uncomfortable and impossible unless the barcode is perfect.

With Zebra’s companion series you can assure every barcode is scanned with the first effort for improved workforce  efficiency.


Biometric Associates’ 3000MP Reader Approved by DoD for Android

Posted June 14, 2016
Biometric Associates baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card ReaderBiometric Associates, LP has announced that the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader has been approved for use with Android smartphones and tablets by the US Department of Defense. The baiMobile 3000MP is the first and only Bluetooth CAC/PIV reader to pass all NSA and DISA required Bluetooth security tests for Android devices.  DISA approval of the reader is documented in the DISA Mobility Security Technical Implementation Guide recently published.

In addition to the 3000MP Reader, the baiMobile solution also includes 1) middleware libraries, device drivers and APIs that are provided to developers enabling them to build smart card-enabled applications and 2) security files installed on the Android device to enforce Bluetooth security policies.

The baiMobile solution permits network or client applications residing on the Android device to access the credentials stored on the smart card to perform functions such as digitally signing and decrypting emails, and authenticating to secure web sites and network servers.

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Zebra’s CS4070: Designed for Smartphone and Tablet Mobility

Posted January 7, 2016

In today’s ever mobile work environments, many business are looking for ways to enable their workforce without hindering them with fixed stations or heavy, clunky mobile devices. A common trend today is using existing iOS or Android devices paired with rugged cases and for enhanced data capture capabilities, a cordless barcode scanner.

There are a wide range of cordless scanners to choose from but few have been designed with smartphone compatibility specifically in mind. Zebra’s CS4070 is the perfect solution for any application looking to add enterprise-level scanning to any smartphone or tablet.

The wireless Bluetooth CS4070 Companion Scanner provides the reliable scanning and  ergonomics that are missing in your tablets, laptops, smartphones and other devices that are not designed with intensive barcode scanning in mind. This affordable pocket-sized device offers advanced barcode scanning that’s able to capture virtually any barcode, in any condition, in the time it takes to press the trigger, even if it is damaged, dirty or scratched. And the natural feel delivers comfortable no-fatigue scanning, no matter how many times a day your workers need to scan.

Key Features:

  • Wireless scanning for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices
  • PRZM Intelligent Imaging technology for next generation bar code scanning performance
  • Scan any 1D, 2D or PDF417 barcode on any medium
  • Superior ergonomics
  • Point-and-shoot scanning simplicity8
  • Full-shift power
  • Real-time and batch mode support

For assistance finding the right Zebra scanner for your specific needs, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Star’s mPOP Now Integrated with Many Point of Sale Applications

Posted December 7, 2015

With Star’s latest release of its mPOP, Mobile Point of Purchase Solution, the first dedicated hybrid peripheral for tablet and mobile device based POS systems, industry leading POS software providers have shown keen interest in integrating this solution into their offering.

This compact and sleek ‘printer and cash drawer combined’ peripheral is the perfect solution for many retailers who are embracing the new era of electronic payment. Less cash usage allows smaller peripherals, like the mPOP, to be used at many stores’ point of sale.

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