5 Steps To Safe In Vehicle Mobile Computing

5 Steps To Safe In Vehicle Mobile Computing

In vehicle mobile computing is a key element of many deployments we get involved with. This interesting article has an number of tips to ensure your mobile environment is safe.

5 Steps To Safe In Vehicle Mobile Computing

One of the key points is to ensure that the device is mounted in such a way that it is effective but not distracting for the user. Consider how often the user will be docking and un-docking the device from the cradle what apps are loaded and how they can be locked down during a journey. Read the whole article in Electricity Today

Learn More (22)We can help you get this important element right to ensure that your installation fits your mobile business processes.

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Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

Ever since users started entrusting their field based productivity needs to iPAD’s and Android tablets manufacturers on the Microsoft platform have had a problem. A vast number of users have been looking for devices able to run Windows apps whilst being more robust than a consumer product but avoiding the steep cost overhead of traditional WinTel rugged tablets.

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 Over an iPAD Air

xTablet Flex 10 is an entry level 10″ Windows 8.1 tablet with enough computing horsepower to run all but the most demanding applications. Ruggedness is provided by the pre-installation of a purpose made protective case, carry handle and back strap along with a super tough screen protector.

Why Choose xTablet Flex 10 over an iPAD Air – 3 Reasons

We love the iPAD Air but for many field based users who are looking to run traditional Office and desktop apps buying a device that does not run these apps natively can be an issue. Adding an aftermarket case for ruggedness can also prove problematic.

Technology

xTablet Flex 10 ships with a bang up to date environment comprising 4GB RAM, 64GB drive, WiFi Bluetooth and Windows 8.1.  The unit runs on Intel’s Bay Trail-T Z3770 processor and has a plethora of ports, 2 cameras Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as an e-compass ambient light sensor, G-sensor and gyrometer.

The xTablet Flex 10 has a super sharp 10″ display which utilises 10-point capacitive multi-touch and also has a capacitive stylus.  WUXGA resolution with 1920 x 1200 pixels in 16:10 wide-format. Learn More.

Cost

2 versions with Wi-Fi are available at launch and are now shipping. Rates include UK delivery. What is the difference between the 2 versions?  In comparison a Wi-Fi 64GB iPAD Air is currently around £465 (£559 inc UK VAT) + a protective case.

  • Windows 8.1 with Bing at £532 (£638.40 inc UK VAT)
  • Windows Professional 8.1 at £646 (£775.20 inc UK VAT)

Call us about pricing in other EMEA countries.

Real Life Computing

xTablet Flex 10 Vehicle CradleAs well as the protective case xTablet Flex 10 is available with a variety of carry solutions and a vehicle cradle. The unit is rated to MIL-STD-810G so is able to survive 26 drops from four feet onto concrete. The screen protector enables the unit to survive a ten-ounce steel ball being dropped from three feet onto the screen.

 

Contact UsSo why choose xTablet Flex 10 over an iPAD Air ? Simple – when your mobile workforce needs a entry level rugged tablet that runs Microsoft apps…

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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Conference

MobileWorxs at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health National Conference 2014

MobileWorxs at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health National Conference 2014

 

MobileWorxs will be exhibiting at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health National Conference which is taking place in Nottingham on 7th and 8th October.

We will be on Stand 1 along with Brother UK where we will be showcasing our latest mobile working solutions along with the Brother mobile printers the A4 PJ and rugged RJ.

Our aim is to help organisations rationalise field based processes and make sense of travel planning with workflow based mobile device apps that allow officers to record transactions on the go and eliminate re-keying back at the office. Where a hard copy letter or visit report is needed either send via email as a .pdf or print there and then using the PJ printer

Many field based mobile applications for regulatory services such as environmental health, trading standards, housing, licensing, animal welfare health & safety and dog wardens share similar workflow. For example PestWorxs is our the mobile app for Pest Control Technicians, it allows a pest control call centre to log calls, issue jobs to field technicians who can manage materials track bait boxes book follow up appointments and send up-to-date information back to the system.

All our solutions are built on enterprise grade IT architecture either installed within your own data centre or in the cloud. Either approach provides for secure real time data entry and allows for deployment management and integration into your existing corporate systems.

Mobile solutions do need to run on something.  So as well as the Brother Mobile printing products we will also be showcasing Tablet and hand held devices utilising Windows and Android operating systems from leading manufacturers such as Panasonic MobileDemand Motorola and Toughshield. As well as Mobile Device Management software from SOTI.

MobileWorxs at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Nat Conference 2014Time savings of 20% are not uncommon with deployments of this type so come and talk to us about how we can give your mobile staff the tools to spend more of their time on the job.

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Presentation About Hazardous Area Mobile Computing

Presentation About Hazardous Area Mobile Computing And The Ci70

Learn More Whatever your industry we can help you get the most out of apps for hazardous area mobile computing and the Ci70.
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GPS Receiver For Motorola Solutions MC9090 and MC9190

GPS Receiver For Motorola Solutions MC9090 and MC9190

GPS Receiver For Motorola Solutions MC9090 and MC9190

 

It’s Back. After a brief production hiatus we can announce the renewed availability of the OrbitGPS Snap On GPS G3090 receiver for Motorola Solutions MC9090 & MC9190 mobile computers. Learn More about G3090

The OrbitGPS Snap On GPS receiver is the only way to add tightly-integrated GPS to your MC9X90 based mobile data collection or RFID solutions. Just snap it on, point your app to the com port and you have GPS…simple.

The Meaning of Life

GPS Receiver For Motorola Solutions MC9090 and MC9190

Get in touch about the G3090 GPS Snap on and see how you can leverage your investment in MC9090 and MC9190 mobile computers.

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How Windows 8.1 with Bing is Different from Windows 8.1 Professional

How Windows 8.1 with Bing is Different from Windows 8.1 Professional

 

How Windows 8.1 with Bing is Different from Windows 8.1 ProfessionalMicrosoft announced in May that it would launch a version of Windows 8.1 with a reduced set of features and capabilities. Clearly they are looking to allows OEM’s to compete with the open source OS’s especially Android.

No doubt they would like to emulate the reasons Android has remained dominant in the recent past especially in tablets:

  1. Lots of hardware buy in from OEM’s.
  2. Access to plenty of Apps.
  3. Having something more attractive price wise than an iPad.

I am sure Microsoft will be happy if this expands their reach especially in areas where they have been hammered by Android. Even if it does imply another nail in the coffin of RT. Products are shipping already including our own rugged tablet the xTablet Flex 10.

Is it much different to the Windows 8.1 that you are already used to?  No.

Key Features of Windows 8.1 with Bing

  • Lower price to compete with open source OS’s such as Android Chrome and Linux.
  • Internet Explorer and Bing search are the default browser and search location. Whilst the manufacturer cannot mess with them as defaults users can swap to others.
  • All app loading via the app store.
  • Want another browser – must be downloaded via the Other browsers via store.
  • No “Side Load”.
  • Cannot upgrade to 8.1 Pro or Enterprise.
  • Some devices may be bundled with Microsoft Office or a one year subscription to Office 365.

Why do some Enterprise Mobility Users adopt Windows 8.1 Professional Instead.

  • Company Policy.
  • Security and Management.
  • Bitlocker and EFS for file encryption and protection.
  • Custom applications loading and management.
  • Windows domain.
  • Group policy – manage apps and rights by group.
  • Allow use of Hyper V a way of running Windows 7 apps.
  • Latest version of IE.

Windows 8.1 with Bing is similar to a tactic Microsoft used in the past to get users to adopt Windows Vista and Windows 7. Whilst these OS’s were crippled in some way 8.1 with Bing is a full install.

How Windows 8.1 with Bing is Different from Windows 8.1 Professional

Get in touch to chat about the various OS options to consider during your enterprise mobility project.

 

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How Hazardous Area Mobile Computing Boosts Productivity

How Hazardous Area Mobile Computing Boosts Productivity

A guest blog by Mike Davies UK Marketing Manager at ecom instruments.

How Hazardous Area Mobile Computing Boosts Productivity

Recent innovations in the field of hazardous area mobile computing technology has enabled mobile workers to automate a much wider range of tasks than ever previously possible. In sectors such as oil and gas, biochemical, pharmaceutical manufacturing and other process industries using mobile computing to improve the productivity of workers is key.

How can you boost productivity by taking advantage of this new technology?

The ability to record data on a portable device has made paper-based inspections obsolete, allowing for a greater degree of accuracy efficiency and productivity. Using of an intrinsically safe ATEX Zone 1 certified i.roc Ci70-Ex, workers can remain fully connected while in the field. Built in imaging functionality can help record data and immediately upload it into specific mobile line of business apps and integrate with host systems such as Maximo or SAP.

Rather than waiting until the end of the day to find out the status of key assets mobile workers can also use this technology to communicate data with colleagues in an instant over Wi-Fi or WWAN thus improving the visibility of results around repairs or adjustments. Workers can also communicate with each other using VoIP to stay in touch with each other throughout the day on large sites.

The development of hazardous area mobile computing technology has given mobile workers the ability to focus on the task-in-hand at all times and not have to spend time manually uploading data at the end of each day thereby offering a significant boost in productivity.

How Hazardous Area Mobile Computing Can Boost Productivity

With hazardous area mobile computing devices, you can significantly boost the productivity of your workforce and allow them to complete a much wider range of tasks while on the move.

 

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MobileFrame Issued Patent for Intelligent Rendering on a Mobile Computing Device

MobileFrame Issued Patent for Intelligent Rendering

MobileFrame Issued Patent for Intelligent Rendering

 

We have been working with MobileFrame for six years and were delighted to hear that they had been issued with a patent for intelligent rendering on a mobile computing device.

 

This innovative feature allows MobileFrame developers to build mobile, desktop and web-based applications that dynamically re-size to fit any sized screen. Generating an excellent return on investment for users has always been at the heart of a MobileFrame deployment. This development means that it’s position among mobile application development MEAP platforms is enhanced.

Read the Press Release

MobileFrame Issued Patent for Its Intelligent RenderingInterested in learning how we can help you use MobileFrame to mobilise your business processes?

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Worcester Wolves Academy Golf Day

Worcester Wolves Academy Golf Day

MobileWorxs are delighted to have become a sponsor of the Worcester Wolves Academy Golf Day which will take place at the Bankhouse Country Club Bransford Worcester on September 17th 2014. Reserve your tickets here.

Worcester Wolves Academy Golf Day

Spirit Executive are orgainsing the event on behalf of Worcester Wolves Basketball Academy which is a Community Interest Company (CIC) run solely by volunteers. The academy is a not for profit organisation encouraging young people of all ages to get involved in basketball.

There will be spots for over 70 golfers who will begin with lunch followed by 18 holes of golf and plenty of opportunities to win prizes for best score, worst score and longest drive. All wrapped up with a three course dinner raffle and auction where 150 guests are expected.

Worcester Wolves Academy Golf Day

Come along and join in what is bound to be a fun day. Click the link for more information to book a ticket or become a sponsor.

 

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