Government To Spend More Money Filling Potholes

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Local Councils Claim to be Fixing a Pothole Every 17 Seconds

In this weeks budget the UK Chancellor’s announcement of £2.5 billion (€2.8bn) of extra funding over five years will certainly be welcomed by hard-pressed local authorities dealing with reduced highway maintenance budgets. Rick Green, Chair of the Asphalt Industry Alliance commented about the budget. Read his full text here.

Check out the AIA Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey (ALARM) which aims to take a snapshot of the general condition of the local UK road network.

Filling Potholes

In his address to Parliament Chancellor Rishi Sunak commented; “We can’t level up Britain and spread opportunity if we are spending our journeys dodging potholes and forking out for the damage they cause. It’s vital we keep roads in good condition.” 

In spite of the news that government is to spend more money filling potholes in roads campaigner Mr Pothole was not impressed. He claims around 95 percent of potholes could be avoided with long term management and said the government was wasting hundreds of millions of pounds.  With hundreds of people killed and seriously injured due to pothole-related accidents he urged people to report road defects to help save lives.

We Can Help....

Filling potholes can be a tricky business. We believe utilising new technology can assist in the fight on potholes by producing accurate measurements of road defects in the first place. By providing a quick and accurate way of measuring defects means on site time and material costs are kept to a minimum. Traditional methods of measuring reinstatement dimensions are slow restrictive and the results are often not integrated with other systems. Our software calculates volumetric measurements using a single photo. It logs the location and provides details of the material needed to perform a repair thus reducing waste. Learn more. Get in touch to arrange a demonstration.

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Introducing A680 New 6″ Rugged Phablet

A680 New 6" Rugged Phablet

Introducing A680 New 6″ Rugged Phablet

Since 2003, MobileDemand has successfully provided the market with rugged tablet PC solutions, which are used by mobile workers in many verticals, the largest being manufacturing, transport and logistics and distribution and many other industries in both the public and private sector.

MobileDemand has expanded its product family to include a rugged, ultra-mobile handheld tablet, called the xTablet A680. This enterprise-ready, later generation Android 8.1 with MT8735b Quad Core processor, operates at 1.1GHz, with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

John Chis, VP of Sales and Marketing at MobileDemand explained, “Workforce mobility demands are evolving, and our customers have been asking for a high-quality, high performance Android handheld device. They recognize the incredible customer service delivered with our devices, which includes personalising tablets with the necessary accessories so that our customers can simply plug-and-play when the devices are delivered.”

Large Display

The A680 is lightweight and easy to carry for workers on the move who require instant connectivity with real-time access by 4G or Wi-Fi to enterprise applications and data, all in the palm of their hand. With its large 6″ display  fully-rugged design and MIL-STD-810G certification, IP65 and 4-foot drop resistance, it’s perfect in rugged changing environments as the device is capable of operating in temperatures between -10°C to 50°C

With the integrated Honeywell 3680 barcode scanner, the A680 makes it simple to manage inventory, and a dedicated GPS receiver makes it easy to track and route employee locations from headquarters. It’s designed for mobile workers in the transportation, logistics,parcel delivery, military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, utilities, retail, industrial and manufacturing sectors.

The rugged A680 can be used in any industry where a robust, feature-rich mobile device is required but a full sized rugged tablet would not be suitable.

GMS

In a Google dominated world, MobileDemand understands the importance of having GMS certification, and the A680 has this feature and comes GMS EU and GMS EEA (European Economic Area) ready.

Learn more about then A680 rugged handheld phablet by taking a look at the 3rd party review here.

Or talk with one of our tablet experts to answer questions or get a quote. Call +44 (0)1905 799555 or email sales@mobileworxs.com

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New T1180 Windows 10 10″ Enterprise Tablet with Intel i5

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New T1180 Windows 10 10″ Enterprise Tablet with Intel i5
New T1180

Another New Tablet from MobileDemand . The xTablet T1180 is the Windows version of the T1150/A1180 tablet. Same rugged features in a compact, thin and light 10″ display enclosure, but with the latest Windows 10 operating system.  

T1180 has impressive high performance Enterprise grade credentials. 12 hour hot swappable battery, 8GB of RAM, optional 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage, Intel 8th Generation i5-8200Y Amber Lake processor, and Windows 10 Professional OS. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as standard 4G LTE as an option.

Made Rugged from the Inside Out 

T1180 has passed industry standards to MIL-STD-810G from a 5-foot drop and IP65 sealed to withstand dust, dirt, rain and snow.  With the end user in mind, the tablets feature ergonomic considerations like glove-fitting back hand strap and a briefcase handle. These accessories make the tablet easier to carry and hold while in use and helps to keep the tablet secure in the hands. Making it less likely to be dropped and protecting your investment. T1180 is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Mount the T1180 Anywhere 

There are multiple powered and non-powered docking stations available for the T1180 and A1180, like the T1150depending on what the job requires.  They both can utilize the proven T1150 vehicle mount for use in a forklift or cab of a vehicle. Another mounting option includes a patented Snap Mount systemThe optional mounting rail is ultra-slim and sturdy, adding functionality in the field to mount the tablet to walls, beams, bars, sides of machinery, counters, desks, cabs of vehicles, and even securely mount it in forklifts. The mount is engineered for quick insertion and release of the rugged tablet – perfect for situations where workers are in and out of vehicles or need to undock from a forklift 

Our innovative magnetic mount system is available to magnetically attached to metal walls and sides of machinery or vehicles without having to drill holes. MobileDemand also offers RAM mounting solutions to work with existing mounting systems.   

Enhancements for Productivity 

Enhance the easy to read 10″ display with a wide array of productivity enhancements. For barcode scanning in warehousing or shipping/receiving, users can opt for a high performance, integrated 2D barcode scannerDigital 3D scans of objects using the Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415Or retailers can add an MSR or chip and pin reader for taking credit card payments from anywhere – great for quickserve restaurants, Q busting, or open-air markets. We have already field trialled T1180 with the UEM from 42Gears.

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Surface Go Case Now Supports Type Cover

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Surface Go Case Now Supports Type Cover

Surface Go Case Now Supports Type CoverOur Surface Go Case Now Supports Type Cover 2-in-1 functionality enables easy use while providing full rugged case protection whether the type cover is attached or not.

  • We found that our competitor’s cases compromise the bottom of the Surface Go when the type cover is removed.
  • Four-sided rugged case protection that still allows for a type cover keyboard attachment.
  • Magnet and slot mimic the Surface for secure snap-in-place attachment

Our next generation of rugged Surface Pro cases now incorporates a kit to add a type cover Keyboard that can instantly turn your Surface into a laptop or PC.  Shock-absorbing rubber bumpers and a rigid shell are designed to fit securely around and provide superior protection to your Microsoft Surface  Go when you need to carry it around or use it somewhere other than a work station.

Surface Go Case Now Supports Type Cover

Our new Type Cover Adapter makes it simpler than ever to attach a keyboard to our rugged Surface Go case.  Keep your new Surface Go fully protected, whether the type cover is attached or not!

Our standard fit Asset tags allow users to maintain an efficient, effective system for controlling and tracking the Surface tablets.

For on-the-road applications, we recommend the use of the tablet vehicle mount. It keeps the device safe and secure and is an ergonomic way to utilize the tablet whilst on the move.

Our Rugged Surface Go Case that now Supports Type Cover includes:

  • Case
  • Back Hand Strap
  • Briefcase Handle
  • Easel/Kickstand
  • Stylus Holder
  • Type Cover Adapter

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New A1180 Android 9 10″ Enterprise Tablet with GMS

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The xTablet A1180 is the Android version of the T1150/T1180 tablet. Same rugged features in a compact, thin and light 10″ display enclosure, but with the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system and GMS certification.  A1180 already has 42Gears UEM approval MobileDemand expects to have this tablet SOTI certified later this year. 

A1180 has impressive Android Enterprise credentials GMS certification Android 9.0 and a hot swappable battery that lasts up to 10 hours, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and Rockchip RK3399 processor.

Made Rugged from the Inside Out 

A1180 has passed industry standards to MIL-STD-810G from a 5-foot drop and IP65 sealed to withstand dust, dirt, rain and snow.  With the end user in mind, the tablets feature ergonomic considerations like glove-fitting back hand strap and a briefcase handle. These accessories make the tablet easier to carry and hold while in use and helps to keep the tablet secure in the hands. Making it less likely to be dropped and protecting your investment. A1180 is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Mount the T1180/A1180 Anywhere 

There are multiple powered and non-powered docking stations available for the T1180 and A1180, like the T1150depending on what the job requires.  They both can utilize the proven T1150 vehicle mount for use in a forklift or cab of a vehicle. Another mounting option includes a patented Snap Mount systemThe optional mounting rail is ultra-slim and sturdy, adding functionality in the field to mount the tablet to walls, beams, bars, sides of machinery, counters, desks, cabs of vehicles, and even securely mount it in forklifts. The mount is engineered for quick insertion and release of the rugged tablet – perfect for situations where workers are in and out of vehicles or need to undock from a forklift 

An innovative magnetic mount system is available to magnetically attached to metal walls and sides of machinery or vehicles without having to drill holes. MobileDemand also offers RAM mounting solutions to work with existing mounting systems.   

Enhancements for Productivity 

Enhance the easy to read 10″ display with a wide array of productivity enhancements. For barcode scanning in warehousing or shipping/receiving, users can opt for a high performance, integrated 2D barcode scannerDigital 3D scans of objects using the Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415Or retailers can add an MSR or chip and pin reader for taking credit card payments from anywhere – great for quickserve restaurants, Q busting, or open-air markets.

 

A1180 learn more

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Five Key Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2020

Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2020

Five Key Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2020

Advancing technology and a shift in work habits have seen more employees working out of the office by leveraging the use of mobile devices and cloud based services to improve business tasks.
Creating solutions that map processes and increase productivity is a moving target. So what do we think will be the five key enterprise mobility trends for 2020 ?

1. IoT- the Internet of Things

It’s everywhere! a system that connects all your devices that can exchange data with each other through human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Statista predicts the installed base of IoT devices is forecast to grow to almost 31 billion worldwide by 2020, and 75 billion by 2025.

Using IoT can bring many benefits to businesses. Reduced cost, next generation real time tracking, and seamless work flow. All of which create a more efficient and smooth running business

Some Companies have already introduced the use of the IoT within their warehouse systems. Amazon the global e-commerce giant have made significant movement in warehouse management automation. They have 493 warehouses covering around 180 square million feet globally. 100,000 robots are in use so far.

Another sector that can make use of the IoT is healthcare. According to Frost and Sullivan, the internet of medical things could be expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.2% and reach $ 72,000 million by 2021.

Gartner believes that the providers of Internet of Things platforms are currently fragmented and would benefit greatly from cobbling together a better ecosystem where data is shared more broadly. 451 Research believe that at the moment a relatively small number – Nineteen percent of companies are using, planning to use or will be evaluating the use of IoT in their organisations.

2. 5G

4.5 billion Mobile users worldwide are subscribed to 4G data plans, Ericsson predicts that figure to rise to 7.7 billion by 2021. But now we have the introduction of 5G. Tele companies everywhere are now testing out fifth generation mobile networks.

A comparison between 4G and 5G, would see users accessing 4G networks to download one feature- length film in eight minutes. The New York times reported users with 5G connections would be able to complete the same activity in fewer than five seconds.

5G will enable developments in lots of industries and will leverage the adoption of IoT. A hugely significant one being healthcare. Qualcomm imagines a future in which patients who may need extra monitoring, such as a person who recently suffered a heart attack, could wear special sensors to track their vitals at home- if something goes wrong hospitals or doctors can act quickly and effectively due to the speed of 5G. Market research future projects that the global telemedicine market will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 16.5 percent from 2017 to 2023.

3. UEM Adoption Will Accelerate

Increasing numbers of IoT endpoints including mobile devices are spurring businesses to secure them more businesses seeing the benefit of Unified Endpoint Management.

Recent polling by Enterprise Mobility Exchange suggests UEM adoption reached 25% during 2019. In large part due to the continued adoption of Windows 10 as one of the key Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2020

4. Further Decline of the Desktop

Technology is forever advancing and is becoming more mobile. Seems like Desktops other than for gaming are in serious decline.  IDC predicts that desktops will face a year over year decline of 1.9%. Whilst Notebooks/Mobile Workstations and Detachable Tablets are expected to take 53% of all Personal computer shipments by 2023

5. Microsoft Surface Sales Continue to Get Stronger

The Surface is becoming a more common sight in Enterprise deployments. From a rough start in 2013 Microsoft have managed to build a portfolio of devices that combine what users expect from a mobile device whilst addressing the productive goals of an enterprise project. Although the first Quarter of the current financial year  showed a slight dip due to a large scale product refresh Surface sales year on year over the last four years are growing at a compounded rate of around 20%+per year.

Microsoft do not spilt out sales by division but it is thought that the Surface is now accounts for around $2 billion of Microsoft’s $33 billion quarterly turnover.

 

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Have a great 2020, get in touch to chat about Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2020 arrange a webinar or meeting about your enterprise mobility project.

 

Are You Battling to Manage All Your Mobile Devices ?

Are You Battling to Manage All Your Mobile Devices ?

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In the earlier days of enterprise mobility, Mobile Device Management software was developed to manage a host of mobile devices across an organisation, both inside and outside the premises, and across regions and borders. MDM manages all your mobile devices across platforms, such as iOS, MacOS, Android, Windows and the Internet of Things, providing enhanced control and visibility.

Read moreAre You Battling to Manage All Your Mobile Devices ?

Rugged Microsoft Surface Case Drop Test

Rugged Microsoft Surface Case Drop Test

 

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To test the durability of a competitors Surface Pro case, the boffins at MobileDemand performed a head-to-head drop test against the MobileDemand rugged Surface Pro case. Tablets with cases were dropped from 4-foot to plywood over concrete. The goal of the test is to end up with a fully functional unit showing no physical damage after 26 total drops to all corners edges and faces.

Both products claim MIL-STD-810G, which is a series of tests that are designed to determine how well a device can put up with general physical abuse while in operation. To pass the drop test portion, up to 5 devices may be used to pass all 26 drops. MobileDemand takes it to the extreme and uses only ONE tablet to pass all drops!

Watch out for vendors not specifically stating a drop height or being short of drop detail for their product.

Does this make your Surface indestructible  – certainly not and we don’t recommend you try the rugged Microsoft Surface case drop test at home but its good to know we have thought about what sort of punishment your tablet might encounter.

 

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Contact us at 44 1905 799555 or at sales@mobileworxs.com we can help you configure a Case or complete ready to deploy bundle for Surface Pro or Surface Go.

 

 

New Large Format Rugged Tablet

New Large Format Rugged Tablet

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Goodbye old friend ! our best selling T1600 has had a hardware boost and has turned it into a new large format rugged tablet. The T1680.

For the first time we are offering the latest  8th-generation Intel Intel Core i5-8250U processors with double cache resulting in a huge increase in performance. giving users more computing power regardless of whatever environment their work takes them to.

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How to Pick an Android Phone for The Gig Economy

How to Pick an Android Phone for The Gig Economy

 

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If you are considering doing full or part time driving or delivery work you will get around to considering how to pick an Android phone for the gig economy

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MobileWorxs Adds Unitech Mobile Devices To Its Range

MobileWorxs adds Unitech Mobile Devices to its Range

MobileWorxs Adds Unitech Mobile Devices To Its Range

 

When an enterprise has numerous mission-critical handheld devices deployed across their operation and a technology refresh is needed, a change-over strategy is key to the successful roll-out of new devices to minimise disruptions in the supply chain.

Read moreMobileWorxs Adds Unitech Mobile Devices To Its Range

Rugged Microsoft Surface Pro and Go Bundles

Introducing Rugged Microsoft Surface Pro and Go Bundles

Introducing Rugged Microsoft Surface Pro and Go Bundles

Searching for a tablet for use in your organisation can be a huge task. Then you find it – a Microsoft Surface, a device with great pedigree and it is a great solution in many scenarios. Now you need to protect that investment so the tablet can go wherever your work takes you.

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