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Epson Teams with Touch Dynamic for Mobile POS Solution

Posted February 27, 2015

2015-02-27_0918Epson has announced a partnership with Touch Dynamic to address the growing importance of mobile POS as the overall mobile expansion in retail and hospitality continues. By bundling Epson’s new ultra-compact Mobilink P20 receipt printer with Touch Dynamic’s new 7″ and 10″ Quest Tablets specifically designed for mobile POS, merchants can increase sales and improve customer service.

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The Hidden Costs of Using Consumer Grade Mobile Devices for Data Collection

Posted February 16, 2015

With the widespread use of consumer grade smartphones and tablets, many business have been looking to these types of devices for a variety of applications. While consumer grade devices may be viable solutions in limited environments like Point of Sale, most enterprise applications will find that for the same costs a dedicated ruggedized mobile device will greatly reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve your ROI.

For more in depth comparison of consumer based devices vs dedicated mobile devices see this previous post as well – How Durable Handheld Computers are Better Suited to the Mobile Workplace than Consumer-grade Smartphones


APG 2015 Cash Drawer Solutions Overview

Posted January 20, 2015

As a leading global manufacturer and provider of cash drawers, APG has one of the most  rigorous manufacturing processes to ensure their cash drawers are rugged enough to handle the challenges of daily use and beyond. With a wide range of models and options to choose from, APG has solutions to meet the needs of fixed, mobile, and tablet applications.


The Benefits of Mobile POS for Restaurants

Posted December 3, 2014

TabletGathering1With restaurateurs searching for new and innovative ways to make their businesses more efficient, many are turning to technology to impact their bottom line. One of the latest technology trends gaining momentum in the restaurant industry is the use of mobile point of sale (POS) solutions. With the increased popularity of wireless networking and the decreased cost of mobile computing devices, such as tablets and smart phones, more businesses are adopting mobile solutions. In the hospitality environment, a mobile POS solution enables wait staff to perform all the basic functionality of your stationary POS system while also adding a few new benefits. A mobile POS solution enables wait staff to greatly improve efficiency by taking orders, busting lines, and processing payments tableside.

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Janam XT1 Mobile Computer Delivers Powerful Performance to the Mobile Workforce

Posted September 22, 2014

Janam XT1 Mobile ComputerJanam has announced the launch of XT1, the industry’s lightest and most powerful rugged mobile computer. With industry-leading performance and unparalleled versatility, the new rugged XT1 is Janam’s first device to support the Android operating system and is built to meet the diverse needs and demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers.

The XT1 combines best-in-class technologies with a sleek and rugged form factor, providing mobile workers with the information they need to make better informed decisions, increase customer satisfaction and improve operational efficiencies. Equipped with integrated 2D barcode scanning technology to eliminate the challenges often associated with camera scanners or bulky sled attachments, the XT1 is designed to improve worker productivity in field sales, field service, healthcare, hospitality and retail markets.

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Motion Obtains CID2 Certification for F5te Tablet and EasyConnect UHF RFID Reader

Posted August 12, 2014

Motion Computing has announced it has secured Class I, Division 2 (CID2) certification for the F5te Rugged Tablet & EasyConnect UHF RFID Long-Range Reader. With CID2 certification, Motion F5te Rugged Tablets & EasyConnect RFID Long-Range Readers can be used in new environments, in new ways, such as streamlining inspections at oil and gas companies and improving plant safety and integrity across process manufacturing.

Motion F5te rugged platform is the ideal companion tool for mobile workers, featuring a slip-free grip and molded handle.The Windows tablet is powered with up to the Intel Core i7 vPro processor with a sealed and full-body rubberized casing, the Motion F5te is designed to prevent and survive bumps or drops that mobile workers can face on a daily basis on the job site. It is rigorously tested for IP54 rating and MIL-STD-810G drop test (48” drop). In addition to the tablet itself, Motion offers a full line of workflow-enhancing accessories, wireless networking solutions, as well as software and other rugged tablet platforms.

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Auto-Star Partners With Motion Computing To Offer Mobile POS Solution

Posted July 31, 2014

In today’s competitive retail market, keeping up with industry trends is imperative and retailers who adopt early are able to meet their customer’s growing expectations. Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, and Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, are pleased to announce the certification of the Star-Plus POS and the Motion CL910 and F5te Tablet PC. Together, the solution offers retailers the latest in mobile point of sale technology.

Durable and lightweight, the CL 910 and F5te tablets can be equipped with a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, allowing retailers to easily scan products, check inventory and update pricing information on the go. In addition, retailers are able to process transactions and capture customer data from anywhere on the selling floor, providing them with a dynamic line busting tool. This significantly decreases wait times for customers, enhancing their buying experience, while also reducing the stresses placed on traditional cash lines.

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Xplore Introduces Its Thinner, Lighter, Fully-Rugged Bobcat Windows Tablet

Posted July 17, 2014

Xplore has announced the release of the Bobcat—a fully-rugged Windows tablet boasting the most comprehensive standardized interfaces available, an extensive array of options through its proprietary Xpansion Port and a sleek lightweight design. The Bobcat operates Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro operating systems and continues to build upon Xplore’s reputation for fully-rugged durability with a MIL-STD 810G certification and IP65 rating. The Windows tablet is an ideal choice for a variety of industries including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and utilities.

The Bobcat offers a robust suite of standard inputs and outputs that make the transition across different business applications as frictionless as possible. The tablet comes standard with two full-sized USB 3.0s, Micro SDXC, Micro SIM, Micro HDMI-Out, RJ-45 Ethernet, GPS engine and a true serial port connection. The Bobcat is the only fully-rugged tablet on the market to offer GPS, RJ-45 Ethernet and a true serial port connection in one device. With this comprehensive selection of ports, businesses are not forced to making compromises on port selections upon purchase.

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Five Things to Consider When Using Tablet Computers in Forklift Applications

Posted July 11, 2014

2014-07-10_1133Why Tablets and Purpose Built Forklift Mounted Computers Are Not Interchangeable

Tablet computing is one of the fastest-growing categories of consumer electronics and enterprise IT alike. The buzz is leading many businesses to explore new uses for tablet computers, and some are finding their way into evaluation trials on forklifts and other vehicle applications in the distribution center. With their large screens and available Windows operating systems, tablets can seem quite similar to the forklift-mounted computers that are widely used today. They can also be taken off the forklift and used on the floor, which some organizations find intriguing.

However, tablets should not be considered drop-in replacements for purpose-built forklift mounted terminals because there are several major differences between the product categories. If you are considering using tablet computers on forklifts, it is important to know these differences and how they may impact operations. Careful evaluation will highlight compromises in integration and everyday use.

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Motorola Vehicle Terminals – Infographic

Posted July 10, 2014

Meeting the physical demands of a warehouse environment, especially in the case of forklift use, can be a daunting task for most mobile computers and tablets. Many mobile devices may have a rugged outer case but dealing with vibration and misuse on a vehicle/forklift requires even more specific design changes few devices have.

Motorola offers a range of terminals designed for vehicle use and can handle every application from the warehouse to cold storage and even the outdoors. This infographic is a quick overview of the key Motorola vehicle terminals and their main features to get you started finding the right unit for your needs.

Motorola Enterprise - Vehicle Terminals


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