New A1180 Android 9 10″ Enterprise Tablet with GMS

A1180 Android 9 10″ Enterprise Tablet with GMSNew A1180

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.

 

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The facts about Google Mobile Services (GMS) in the Enterprise

GMS, what is it? How does it affect Android devices? Do you really need it? Chances are you’re reading this because those are all questions you have been asking yourself (either that or you’re subscribed to our newsletter). Over the next few blogs we aim to look at the history of the Android OS and break down its key areas to see how it compares against other operating systems. In this first part we will look at what GMS is and how it affects Android devices. We will also be looking at the facts about Google Mobile Services (GMS) in the Enterprise to help determine whether or not you really need it.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Seuic AUTOID9 Android Handheld

10 Things you Didn’t Know About the Seuic AUTOID9 Android Handheld

10 Things you Didn't Know About the Seuic AUTOID9 Android Handheld

Seuic AUTOID9 Android Handheld Terminal is a classic high performance in premise Android PDA that is used in various industries. The design is based on backlit physical keys and a touch screen which is practical comfortable and easy to operate. AUTOID9 can fully meet the requirements of industrial and warehousing installations for stability and durability.

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10 Facts about the Cruise 1 Rugged Smartphone That Will Amaze you!

10 Facts about the Cruise 1 Rugged Smartphone That Will Amaze you!

10 Facts about the Cruise 1 Rugged Smartphone That Will Amaze you!

Calling mobile workers in all marketplaces here are 10 facts about the Cruise 1 Rugged Smartphone logistics, transport, shipping…! Ever wondered how much easier it would be to work with your own personal smartphone? The latest addition to the MobileWorxs array of handheld devices, Cruise 1, is the closest thing to working with a Smartphone; only with 3 slight differences: it is tougher, more powerful and long-lasting. The folks at SEUIC – leading suppliers of mobile data, terminal devices, services and solutions – have outdone themselves with this one! A remarkably robust, sealed, rugged device. So what are the 10 facts about the cruise 1 rugged smartphone.

Cruise 1 The Work Smartphone Reimagined

  1. Utilizes Android 5.1, soon to be on Android 7.0
  2. It has a gross weight below 220g, and a thickness of 12.8mm. A perfect size for workers on the go…!
  3. High Quality 5.2” 1080P Full HD Screen.
  4. Honeywell scanning technology allows users to read barcodes that are stained, damaged barcodes in bubble wrap and those on screens.
  5. Contains a New Virtual Scanning Key Design with the ability to suspend the scan key on the screen which makes for more convenient operation.
  6. Rather than having the NFC reader on the back of the terminal, Cruise 1 has the reader at the front making scanning easier for the operator.
  7. 3 in 1 Positioning Module GPS. BEIDOU and GLONASS.
  8. Comms – 4G, dual sim card dual standby 802.11a/b/g/n/ac meets the need for high volume Wi-Fi throughout in Healthcare Hospitality and Retail.5-mode dual-band WIFI with unique signal amplification technique, high performance anti-interference and seamless roaming.
  9. Advanced electronics automatically reduces the impact of background noise and enhances voice quality.
  10. Rugged, with IP67 sealing rating and a drop resistance of 1.5m, and 50kg pressure on screen

Ok it’s that impressive here are 5 More….

  1. A 4500mAh battery (removable from July) with rapid charging, low power consumption and long-lasting for a 12 hour shift.
  2. Advanced fingerprint module improves abrasion resistance.
  3. Removable cover for the battery compartment helps extend the life of the Cruise 1 in real life deployments.
  4. Uses water-resistant Type C connector for worry free plugging in rated at being used 10,000 times.
  5. Out of box 12 month warranty, Lifetime helpdesk & 36 Month payment plan helps you spread the cost of your investment.

10 facts about the Cruise 1 Rugged Smartphone that will amaze you!  seuic cruise 1

After reading 10-facts-about-the-cruise-1-rugged-smartphone we hope it will definitely hit the spot for your mobility project.

MobileWorxs add Seuic Android Handheld to Portfolio

MobileWorxs add Seuic Android Handheld to Portfolio

MobileWorxs add Seuic Android Handheld to Portfolio

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 a successful roll-out of the new devices so as not to cause disruptions in the supply chain. It is also important to ensure that mobile workers are familiar with the new technology and that any new software apps are thoroughly tested.

Many companies are considering replacing their aging Microsoft PDA based devices and migrating to Android across their supply chains before the Windows Mobile OS end of life deadline at the end of 2019.  MobileWorxs have added the Seuic Rugged Android Handheld and Tablet range to the product portfolio to give users  a viable replacement option that combines affordability, quality and reliability Seuic will be incorporated into our sales support and workshop capabilities.

China has the world’s largest manufacturing, e-commerce and logistics industries, and is also the largest market for barcode and RFID mobile computers. Seuic has high sales volume across 25 countries. As a result, we can benefit from the cost advantages of Seuic’s scalable production and help our users be more productive in their supply chain.

MobileWorxs will initially focus on three products with more to come soon. These include the Seuic Cruise 1, which is a rugged smartphone suitable for field service, delivery and store operations. The Autoid 9, a rugged key-based PDA, will be a great drop-in replacement for legacy Windows mobile users in the general, as well as logistics and manufacturing industries. The Autoid Pad is a small tablet with a horizontal focus across many industry sectors.

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Get in touch to see how we can assist by doing an audit of your Windows Mobile assets and preparing an easy-to-adopt Android migration path that is affordable to deploy across the entire supply chain.

Dealing With Microsoft Windows CE OS End of Life

Dealing With Microsoft Windows CE OS End of Life

One of the most important operating systems that at one time underpinned many enterprise mobility deployments is about to enter the last phase of its life. So how do you go about dealing with Microsoft Windows CE OS End of Life ?

Microsoft Windows CE OS End of Life

Long before iOS and Android Microsoft announced Windows CE in 1996. The OS was designed to operate satisfactorily on the small memory capacities of palm sized devices at the time. Although recognised by many as targeted at hand held computers many platforms ended up using derivatives of CE.

In the enterprise mobility market Windows CE, Windows Mobile, and Pocket PC are often used interchangeably this is in no doubt in part due to their common origin. This practice is not entirely accurate. You can read more about the history of Windows “CE” here.  and Windows “Mobile” here.

Windows CE Legacy

A roll call of key Windows CE based devices used in the enterprise would generate a blog post of epic length. These are three of our favourite devices that were sold in large quantities all across the world into a variety of application areas including Manufacturing T&L and Retail,

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A faltering mobile OS business hurt Microsoft for many years, although popular in the enterprise due to high adoption market appropriate hardware and plentiful development tools. Versions of the OS for phones had been losing market share since 2007.

End of an Era Key Dates

These EoL dates have been trailed by Microsoft for some time.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 went EoL in June of 2018
June 2019 – Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld
January 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5

So What Comes Next

For many users this will be something to discuss with their software vendor. The coming Microsoft Windows CE OS end of life may make little difference if the devices are working and no major system upgrades are planned. However patch support will cease and as hardware itself becomes EoL and developer resource dries up it will be time to move on to something else.  What that is very much depends on your circumstances, there is no one sized fits all approach. In a straight swap the main options for many sites are clearly Android a traditional rugged tablet on Windows 10 or a Microsoft Surface. Some may consider iOS but it has its drawbacks when it comes to device management.

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Don’t let the Microsoft Windows CE OS End of Life get the better of your operation. Call us to discuss how we can help you weigh up the options and plan for the future.

How To Manage The Transition From MEAP TO MADP

How To Manage The Transition From MEAP TO MADP

How To Manage The Transition From MEAP TO MADP

 

What is A MADP – Mobile Application Development Platform

MADP refers to an inclusive group of products and services that allow mobile applications for the Enterprise to be developed. Think of MADP as different from the traditional app development tools. Enterprise Mobility generates unique challenges that are different from those faced in the development of consumer mobile solutions.

MEAP to MADP  So what..?

MEAP has been around for a while and can usually be characterised as an interface with existing back end systems to enable data and applications on mobile devices. Whilst popular they were often a jumbled set of “parts” for developers to cobble together with custom code, leading to time-consuming and costly development projects. Headaches teams undertaking B2B enterprise grade app development could do without. In contrast the MADP helps to build a set of common features and services that can be leveraged in mission critical apps for integration to multiple platforms in a “we need it yesterday” business environment.

MADP Platform Selection Essentials

  • Single skill set that client developers can adopt and use.
  • Support for devices to work in network disconnected mode.
  • Make use of dynamic data.
  • Well proven barcode thermal print and GPS support.
  • Built in Mobile Device Management – MDM
  • Desktop console to manage the entire system.
  • Simple to deploy and integrate.

 

Pick a Highly Regarded MADP Supplier

Our partner MobileFrame has been recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms MADP

We have been working with MobileFrame for 10 years providing clients with mobile apps tailored to their unique workflow. MobileFrame is a leading code-free mobile application development platform that includes everything a company needs to ensure that their mobility projects run smoothly.  With MobileFrame technology, companies can give their field force the apps they need on the devices they love. Even the most complex applications can be written once and simultaneously deployed to any iOS, Android and Windows based device.

In their sum up Gartner says that, “if you don’t already use a MADP, evaluate and deploy one as a cornerstone product supporting your mobile development strategy, especially if your organization is starting to develop and deploy mobile apps at high volume (for example, more than six apps per year).”

“We’re proud to maintain and build upon a strong and loyal customer base committed to supporting us in identifying areas of core strength and further growth. Our client testimonials speak to MobileFrame’s ability to deliver better time to market and ease of use through our platform”, said Lonny Oswalt, Chief Executive Officer, MobileFrame. 

Read the entire MobileFrame Press Release about this prestigious award.

To receive a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant click here.

How To Manage The Transition From MEAP TO MADP

To learn more get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about MobileFrame MADP.

How Mobile Devices Capture High Resolution Images

How Mobile Devices Capture High Resolution Images

A smartphone with a 16mp autofocus rear camera, 8mp front camera, and recording in 1080p or UHD 4K is becoming somewhat the norm. This is mainly on the case on the consumer side rather than enterprise, but the enterprise is following suit. A typical old school Windows Mobile MC67 for example has an 8MP rear camera.

Windows Mobile devices are somewhat limited here as the 32mb RAM allowance means large images and videos will probably crash the unit. This is where iOS, Android, Windows 8.1 or 10 for the Enterprise are key.

Giving the end user the ability to capture media in high resolution is a big plus point. Images of completed works, or videos problem areas can be highlighted in detail. But at what cost?

Cost!? Surely a high res image is better than a low res image? Agreed, but what is the cost of transmitting a 16mp image, or a 30 second 1080p video? A 16MP image is roughly 5MB, one visit can require 1-10 images for example. Worst case of 10 images, that is 50MB of data. A 30 second video clip in 1080p is about 210MB (other file types may be increase file size considerably.) UHD 4K would be even bigger.

If the device is 4G compatible uploads speeds are very fast @ 8MBps, 3G considerably slower 0.4MBps, under 3G it becomes a big issue. 4G would take about 30 seconds if a good connection.

210MBps video file / 0.4MBps upload speed = Nearly 9 minutes to upload. That assumes a solid constant connection for the full nine minutes. Driving to/from jobs means the signal will strengthen/weaken or stop altogether.

Why Capture High Resolution Images

The purpose of real-time mobile applications is to receive the results back in real-time, no delays, immediate billing cycles customer records instantly updated etc. If working in large cities with a good 4G presence this may work fine, if uploading images over Wi-Fi only this is also a solution, but not real-time in the majority of cases.

Consider if a 16mp image is actually required. Would a 5mp image suffice? On a PDF report to the customer the image will be scaled down anyway. Smaller file sizes improve the mobile connection speed and increase the probability of real-time communication, as well as greatly reducing the storage requirements on the back-end.

How Mobile Devices Capture High Resolution ImagesGet in touch to book a webinar or meeting about Windows based enterprise mobility devices.