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Zebra XPAD L10- The Reliable Rugged Tablet

Posted June 26, 2019
Zebra Technologies XPAD L10 in use in a construction zone Best recognized for its ergonomic hard handle, Zebra Technologies XPAD L10 has much more to offer. The rugged tablet, formerly manufactured by Xplore Technologies, is field proven among those in field service and industrial sectors who spend all day walking and working. Designed for custom configuration, the XPAD L10 gives users the exact technology they need to complete tasks faster than ever, even with tough conditions typically found in construction, manufacturing, transportation and field service environments. Part of the popular L10 Series of tablets, the XPAD L10 has a 10.1 inch display made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with a Capacitive 10-point touchscreen. Designed with auto-sensing standard to sense glove and wet touch. A combination of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Near Field Communication (NFC) and 4G LTE wireless technology keeps signals strong in both dense and remote locations worldwide. The standard battery snap into the body of the XPAD tablet for a quicker and easier swap of a fresh battery. The 36 watt-hour battery can last up to 10 hours. Zebra Technologies XPAD L10 Shop Now ButtonXPAD L10 Rugged Tablet Features:
  • Lightweight Strength: IP65 Waterproof and dustproof, C1D2 certified for safe use in Hazardous locations.
  • MIL-STD-810G rated for 6 foot drops.
  • Integrated fingerprint reader.
  • Integrated Barcode Reader.
  • Multiple I/O options for easy connection: HDMI-In, True Serial, USB 3.0, USB-C, and RJ45.
  • Shared Accessory Ecosystem with all Zebra L10 tablet models.
  • 13 Megapixel Rear Camera.
  • 2 Megapixel Front Camera.
  • High-speed 8th generation Intel Core or Intel Pentium processor.
Perfect time to order your XPAD L10 rugged tablet, right now use promo code: SUMMER to get FREE 2-Day shipping!* Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how the XPAD L10 rugged tablet can help you in your daily operations.

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How to Spot a Knockoff Rugged Tablet?

Posted April 4, 2019
5 ways to tell if your tablet mobile device is a knock off

Like anything else you buy, if the price seems too good to be true, there’s an excellent chance that your instinct is right. You always get what you pay for.

True rugged computers are engineered for quality and performance first. Not only do they meet the industry benchmarks, they are the ones setting new standards. That is why you can trust these fast, powerful, and high- quality devices to do what you need them to do. (Examples: work with your software, connect in remote areas, IoT, sensors, etc)

So how to spot a knock off device?

1 )How many rugged specs are disclosed?

IP rating may provide information against dust and ware but dust and water are not the only hazards threatening the tablet’s reliability, data security, or even worker safety. A truly rugged device will be MIL-STD-810G tested for drops, vibration, shock, extreme temperature tolerance at a minimum. The best rugged manufacturers will test device behavior when exposed to high humidity levels, salt fog, fluid containment, and frequent altitude variations.

2) How specific does the manufacturer set their specific specs, and how are these capabilities certified?

It’s not enough to say that a tablet can handle extreme temperatures or it’s safe to use in Hazardous locations. Are there any certifications to certify HazLoc safety with a third-party and detail the exact operating range for every other rugged spec that applies to their device’s claimed rating?

3) What level of engineering has gone into achieving a rugged rating?

How are these devices tested? As a consumer, you may want to understand the exact technology used to make them these way. True rugged device manufacturers, supply you the information so you know how rugged your mobile device actually is. Other relating engineering questions to ask are, is the tablet still waterproof when the I/O ports are open? How are internal antennas designed, will the tablet stay connected in dodgy reception areas? At what temperature can the processor withstand to protect it before it gets too hot?

4) How long is the device expected to last?

This isn’t about the length of the warranty of the device but about the time that you can use your entire installed mobility solution and workflow. Your rugged computer should last a minimum of 3-5 years on average.

5) What is the sticker price and total cost of ownership?

True rugged tablets are designed to survive and thrive for many years. It requires lots of engineering, materials, and manufacturing process. As a result, some of the costs are front loaded. A well-made rugged tablet will dependably do the job you need it to do. The return would be it will reduce and oftentimes prevent organizational costs incurred by other less expensive device options.

As industry experts, we believe that it is hard to make a fair assumption about the device actual value based on the upfront cost. A rugged device superiority over another can only be determined once you understand the ancillary costs that will be required to implement the right workflow software for the device, deploy comparability accessories, and ultimately secure and maintain the entire mobility IT solution for the future. Check out our selection of rugged tablets and rugged laptops selection that have passed all the tests. Feel free to contact Barcodes if you have any questions, don’t sacrifice performance to save money that will help you secure approval on your next project.

Trimble’s Yuma 7 – Everything you Need in a Rugged Tablet

Posted February 24, 2019
Trimble Yuma 7 in use by a field worker

The Yuma 7 rugged tablet was designed to deliver productivity in the places you need it most. Small enough to carry but big enough to take the knocks, the Yuma 7 was contrived for the mobile field workers in mind. The Windows 10 Pro operating system allows users to move seamlessly from both field and office applications. Designed with powerful and dependable system capabilities that include 4G mobile data connectivity, wireless communications and broad peripheral support; all aimed to get the job done faster and in the places users need it most. Empower your Yuma 7 with optional modules for your daily operations. Scalable and flexible, the  Yuma 7 comes with two module bays that can be paired with EMPOWER modules deliver the perfect combination to field data capture in nearly any industry and application. The EMPOWER modules offers a barcode imager, barcode imager/ RFID combo, and a sub-meter GNSS reciever module. Furthermore, the Trimble Empower Developer Program allows 3rd party developers to create innovative module solutions for a more customizable device and future- proofing your device for any future applications.

Trimble’s rugged tablet provides the perfect combination of size and robustness to survive the rigors of real-world use. With a MIL STD-810G and IP68 rating, the Yuma 7 rugged tablet was purpose built to perform in any environment, hot or cold, wet or dry. The rugged tablet was constructed with dual Lithium-Ion hot swappable battery packs to work anywhere users need to as long as they need to.

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Yuma 7 Features

  • 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (EMMC).
  • 10 Point Capacitive multi-touch with rain mode.
  • Daylight Readable
  • Rear 8 MP Auto-Focus Camera with a Front 2 MP Camera
  • Full Charge in 3.5 hours, 80% Charge in 2 hours.
  • Two Trimble EMPOWER module slots. (RFID/ Barcode or GNSS module)
  • Included Accessories in the Box: Battery, AC Power Adapter, Stylus with tether, and Screen protector.

Users shouldn’t have to compromise their mobility for productivity, with Trimble’s Yuma 7 they won’t have to. Invest in equipment that is destined to last for years. With the type of work that outdoor operations demands, go with the quality that you can trust. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how the Yuma 7 can help you in your daily operations.

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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 to Acquire Xplore Technologies – Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted July 12, 2018

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Zebra and Xplore Technologies corporation announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Xplore.

XplorenetHere are 3 things you need to know about the acquisition:

  1.  Diverse Portfolio – Xplore has established a leading position as an innovative developer of the ultra- rugged tablets, laptops and a range of performance matched accessories. They are designed to withstand the demanding conditions across diverse end markets in oil & gas, manufacturing, military/ government, healthcare, public safety, transportation & logistics, and retail verticals. This is going to give Zebra a more diverse portfolio in rugged mobility.
  2. Leader in Data Capturing – With Zebra continuing to invest in their Enterprise Tablet category, this acquisition further solidifies Zebra’s position as the world leader in Enterprise Mobility.
  3. In-Process – Business is as usual for Zebra and Xplore until the acquisition is complete in Q3 2018.

 

As Zebra continues to grow, Barcodes Inc will still be your number one source to any data capturing mobility products and resource. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our barcode experts and we will be happy to help!

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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.

Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 

Honeywell’s Mobile Computers: Purpose Built for the Task at Hand

Posted April 18, 2018

Combine the advantages of consumer PDAs with industrial mobile computers and you get Honeywell’s set of rugged mobile computers. Honeywell’s mobile computers include the latest Android or Windows operating system technology, their SmartSystems device management software, and superior industrial design and ruggedness. Whether you have a small business or an enterprise, Honeywell’s mobile computers are easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to support.

The Dolphin CT60 is designed for enterprises that require anywhere, anytime connectivity, and fast data capture in a highly durable, long-lasting form factor that’s built for maximum up-time and productivity. Packed with features to keep users connected and productive throughout the work day. With an advanced network connectivity that facilitates large file transfers, video streaming, and quick remote access to business applications with enough battery power to last an entire shift. Has accurate 1D and 2D scanning and data capture is possible even on the most damaged barcodes.

ct60CT60 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform.
  • Industry-Leading Future Proof Protection.
  • Optimal Power and Connectivity.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design – Built to Last: Fits easily in to a pocket, IP67 rating against dust and water spray, withstands multiple 1.5 meter drops to concrete and 1,000 1 meter tumbles.
  • Future Proof: Support for four Android generations starting with Android 7.1.1. As well as an easy Windows to Android migration without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.

Currently there is a transition from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential in many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations. In comes the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80, a mobile computer that can help bridge that gap. A large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads gives users the option to select which input method is best for their everyday environment. At the same time users will benefit from the use of the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future. With fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as previous generations; users will be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts.

CN80 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Best of Both Worlds With Keys and Touchscreen: If you have high transaction rates, an environment where workers wear gloves, or applications or workers accustomed to working a certain way, keys are a necessity. The Dolphin CN80 offers productivity with a real numeric or QWERTY keypad for fast and easy data entry plus a full touchscreen for new or future application migration.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.

To learn more about Honeywell’s Mobile Computers, contact our dedicated account managers.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Choosing the Right Scanner

Posted April 3, 2018

It might be kind of hard to choose the right scanner to use. So to make things easier below is a flow chart with recommended scanners to find out what kind of scanner will work best for your application. For corded scanners, the main questions are what type of barcode do you need to scan and what kind of environment will you use the scanner? Which, will ultimately determine if you need a rugged or a non-rugged scanner. If you are still unsure about what type of scanners you need feel free to contact our dedicated account manager and we will be happy to help.

                                                                 

   Intermec SR61                               Airtrack S1                                Zebra DS3608                                      Airtrack S2

Janam’s 3Ps with the XT100: Power. Performance. Price Advantage.

Posted March 21, 2018

 

Janam’s new XT100 rugged touch computer, you can easily equipped your mobile worker with a line of business applications in the palm of their hand.

The XT100 will give you the maximum return on investment, it’s ease of accessibility gives your worker more efficiency and productivity. Additionally, with it’s ruggedness, it is designed to meet every industry needs. The XT100 provides the latest technological advances to organizations of any size at an extremely attractive price point.

Featuring a sleek smartphone design, it’s also:

  • Built with an Android 6.0.1 operating system
  • Well lit 4.3-inch touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Wide-viewing angles
  • Superior 2D barcode scanning
  • Integrated with RFID and NFC capability
  • Lightning fast voice and data
  • Certified by Google Mobile Services
  • With Removable and rechargeable battery

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact one of our dedicated account manager.

 

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