MobileDemand T8650 Gets Performance Boost

MobileDemand T8650 Gets Performance Boost

MobileDemand T8650 Gets Performance Boost

T8650 is the ultimate among enterprise grade feature rich rugged 8″ Windows 10 tablets. This is one tablet that delivers a superb ROI and has a whole range of accessories as well as a standard 3 year warranty. Options include 4G a fingerprint scanner, choice of 2 high capacity hot swap batteries and high performance 2D barcode imager (with optional pistol grip handle)  make this a great tablet for use in the warehouse on the shop floor or in the field.

MobileDemand T8650 just keeps getting better with 2 new performance upgrades that are now shipping.

  1. Brighter 8″ Display now rated at 470 nits. The panel is 10-point project capacitive touch providing great performance against moderate rain conditions. Resolution 1280 (W) x 800 (H). T8650 comes supplied with a screen protector.
  2. Drive upgraded from 64GB to 128Gb eMMC. Further storage available through SD card.

RAM Mounts – 3 steps to an ideal vehicle mount solution …

Get in touch to arrange a show and tell of the T8650 in the meantime review T8650 specifications.

xTablet T1270 Rugged Tablet Review

xTablet T1270 Rugged Tablet Review

Rugged PC Review took a look at our full size T1600 tablet in the past so decided to put the new xTablet T1270 rugged tablet review through its paces.

T1270 is now available and finding new users. Users like the traditional MobileDemand ruggedness and ease of use features, Core i5-7200U, giant 12.2″ bright screen, Windows 10 Pro, plenty of memory and drive choices as well as options like desk dock, vehicle cradles, barcode scanning 3D camera and 4G. T1270 ships with lifetime helpdesk a 3 year return to UK base warranty or 3 year xProtect accidental damage cover. All in all we believe T1270 will be a hit in the field service surveying, public sector and utilities markets.

xTablet T1270 Rugged Tablet Review Excerpt:

MobileDemand’s new xTablet T1270, the company’s biggest and most powerful tablet PC to-date, and one that may well contribute to redefine tablet PC customer expectations.

We’re not sure how the xTablet T1270 came about. Maybe those enterprising minds at MobileDemand got together and figured that light and handy tablets with 8 and 10 inch screens worked great for many tasks in the field and in factories where dedicated, touch-optimized software is used to collect data within Microsoft IT infrastructures. But that for other work — logistics, planning, positioning, financial, or advanced project work come to mind — a tablet with a larger screen is better, as is the performance users generally expect from a desktop or big laptop.

Not many tablets can meet that challenge. In fact, while the average desktop monitor measures over 22 inches diagonally, and the average laptop screen about 16 inches, most tablets are quite small, with just a few over 12 inches. And for thermal management reasons, most of the small Windows tablets are limited to lower-end Intel processors.

So what did MobileDemand come up with? In essence, a tablet that provides a larger screen and more performance for power users. The xTablet T1270’s screen measures 12.2 inches diagonally. That’s the biggest screen they have ever offered.

xTablet T1270 Rugged Tablet Review

To learn more about the xTablet T1270 Rugged Tablet Review click here take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about T1270.

What’s New for the Summer ?

What’s New for The Summer?

What’s New for The Summer

Its Summer 2018 and we know our loyal readers are eager to find out what new tech toys we have. So, we would like to proudly present the new  devices and solutions that our partners at MobileDemand will be launching over the next few months.  As many of you might remember, they are not only great partners of ours, but they are also pioneers in enterprise grade and configurable rugged computing devices.

Mobile Dimensioning System

 What's New for The Summer Firstly, presenting the Volume Dimensioning method, ideal for warehouse, distribution and supply chain work alike. It comes with the Intel RealSense 6415 Depth Camera and the 3D camera as an optional joined or supplementary item. Read our previous posts on this technology and what applications it can be used for.

xTablet T1270

  Amazingly, what could be the fastest rugged tablet at launch. A 12.2″ IP65 rugged tablet with an Intel Core iSeries processor and all those accessories that you need for large format tablet computing on the move including one HUGE battery. Fastest IP65 tablet in the world…probably. Sign up to see one in June.

xTablet A1150

 What's New for The Summer In June for all those T1150 fans, we will launch an Android 7.0 version called A1150. At last a rugged Android 10″ with hot swap battery and all those enterprise grade desktop and vehicle install accessories you have been looking for.

xTablet T1540

 What's New for The Summer Equally important is the appearance of the T1540. Thin, light, powerful and mount-friendly. T1540 is bound to become a firm favourite for projects looking for a great value for money 10″ Windows 10 tablet with incredible battery capacity. Coming to market in July

Rugged xCase For 10.5″ Apple iPad Pro

 What's New for The Summer The latest version of the xCase will bring a new dimension to using an iPad Pro in the field – easy to carry, fully adjustable easel, MIL 810, vehicle mount ready, protected ports and rubber bumpers. Available in June.

xKeyPad

 What's New for The Summer Last but not least, the xKeyPad. The keypad snaps into place on-screen so other software and apps are fully viewable. Compatible with any Windows 10 device. utilises the camera for barcode scanning. A keypad and barcoding scanning application that can improve the level of efficiency in a very smooth way. Available NOW on the Microsoft Store.

What's New for the Summer

What’s New for the Summer ? a busy schedule of product launches that we are impatient to tell you more about! Offering what we know best, rugged, efficient and flexible solutions to help you and your business. Watch out for more news soon or get in touch for early sneak peeks at these new devices.

Potential Uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

Potential uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

 Potential uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

In this blog we will take a look at the potential future uses of a Intel Realsense 3D cameras, some of which are currently being tested there required environment. Check out our previous post on what Intel Realsense is and how it works.

Where could Intel Realsense 3D Cameras be used?

Intel Realsense 3D camera technology brings an entirely new toolbox to many industries. Firstly let’s briefly cover some of the applications of Realsense 3D in devices.

  • Computer front facing cameras/ webcams and VR headsets
  • Mobile computers/ tablets and smartphones
  • Areal drones

In this blog we will focus on the uses in tablet devices as the front facing/ webcam camera applications use a short range technology. They are uses for things like facial recognition and motion detection, popular within the gaming industry and education. And then machines such as drones use it for object detection and automation.

Moving onto Realsense in mobile devices. When Intel launched the R200 unit which allows rear facing long range cameras to feature in mobile devices it opened up a whole new level of use for the technology. It could now be used for measuring distances, depth and scanning environments into 3D. We’ve had the chance to get hands on and explore the MobileDemand xTablet8650 that features this technology and demo some of the software currently available. Some of the biggest potential uses are in

  • Logistics and warehousing – For the measuring of boxes, pallets and stock, measurements can be calculated in less than a second.

Potential uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

  • Medical –Monitor the depth and size of wounds, as well to track progress.  Allowing greater efficiency and clinical decision making.
  • Highway maintenance – Calculate the total size of potholes, cracks and damages. This would give a more accurate measurement for reinstatement calculations and a better understanding of the damage to the surface.

Potential Uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

  • Surveyors and service engineers – For taking 3D scans of areas and environments. A more detailed result can be produces than typical measurements.
  • Airlines – Allows passengers to accurately measure luggage before arriving at airport. Allows airlines to get a more accurate understanding of how much space is being used and provides an audit trail of checked baggage.

 

If you are interested in the potential uses of 3D cameras in tablets then take a look at our units featuring the technology.

8″ Tablet -MobileDemand xTablet8650 

10″ Tablet – MobileDemand xTablet1150

and the new T1270 due out in June. More

 

Potential Uses of Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

We are sure there will be many other potential uses of Intel Realsense 3D camera in tablets and smartphones in the future. f you would like any more information or have any questions get in touch.

Rugged Tablet T1200 End of Life …and introducing T1270

 

Rugged Tablet T1200 End of Life

…and introducing T1270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rugged Tablet T1200 End of Life has been announced. Due to shifts in technology and components soon to be no longer available, the device will officially be EOL on July 31, 2018.

Service Plan

We are planning to continue full service support for the xTablet T1200 for three years following the EOL date. This is contingent on the ability to acquire replacement parts from component manufacturers. Due to the age of the device design we reserve the right to use refurbished replacement parts in the event that new parts become unavailable.

Accessories

Accessories for the xTablet T1200, including batteries, may continue to be purchased and will be sold on a first come, first served basis until completely sold out. Minimum order quantities may apply on certain parts.

Replacement Product

We are pleased to report that the MobileDemand family of innovative tablets is continually growing to ensure we are meet the needs of our customers and provide the right tablet for the job. There are several new products in 2018. The replacement for T1200 is planned to be released in June 2018. The 12.2” xTablet “T1270” features a 7th generation Intel i5-7200U processor and is potentially the fastest tablet on the market.

T1270 is a next-generation device engineered specifically for the mobile workforce, offering a larger screen and boasting impressive productivity-enhancing options such as a 3D camera, 2D barcode imager, and fingerprint reader.

Rugged Tablet T1200 End of Life

T1200 will be available until July please check out the specs to see if this workhorse may be useful for your project. We encourage you to be in touch with any questions about the current and new products in the range or set up a meeting.

xTablet T1150 Rugged Tablet Review

xTablet T1150 Rugged Tablet Review

T1150 Rugged Tablet Review

We are planning on two major additions to our MobileDemand Rugged Windows 10 Tablet portfolio before the end of 2017. The first one adds a new feature packed 10″ device to the range including removable high capacity battery, 4G comms and  a high definition screen. Rugged PC Review were given an early peek  to do a T1150 rugged tablet review in advance of public availability at the end of October.

Fitness for the task is key with T1150. 4G Integral 2D and Intel RealSense 3D scanning are all options. Along with standard fit 2 cameras Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

T1150 Rugged Tablet Review Excerpt:

“First impression matters, and the xTablet T1150 certainly makes a very good one. Here, the good/better/best certainly applies. The T1550 is a true rugged design and certainly trust-inspiring,  It looks and feels like a serious tool for the job, a rugged tablet that was designed from the ground up to handle the bumps and grind and drops that come with work in the field.

There are hefty bumpers on all four corners, the kind that aren’t just a design element but clearly afford true real-word protection. There are all the doors, compartments, locks, hooks, loops and attachment and mounting points and details that one expects from a rugged tablet. There’s nothing wrong with the gleaming etherial sleekness of premium consumer tablets, but those are detriments out there on the job where the rubber meets the road. With the the xTablet T1150, form follows function, not fashion sense.

Despite being in the same 10-inch display class as the standard Apple iPad, the T1150 is a considerably larger and heftier device. Some of that extra heft and size is due to a good deal of built-in protection, another to the presence of ports and integrated functionality. The display’s 16:10 aspect ratio is pleasant to our eyes, between the iPad’s squarish 4:3 and the narrow (or wide, depending on whether you use them in landscape or portrait mode) 16:9 aspect ratio favored by many non-Apple tablets. 

While consumer smartphones and tablets increasingly have displays taking up the entire front of a device, that makes them damage-prone and such displays really aren’t very practical. So the T1150 has a nice margin around the actual display that’s large enough to a) allow for a flush front glass surface for easy touch operation, and b) allows for easy holding of the tablet without blocking part of the LCD. The actual LCD is recessed just a bit from the housing bezel, just enough for a fairly thick screen protector”

T1150 Rugged Tablet Review

To learn more read the Review or take a look at the xTablet_T1150_Specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about the T1150.

xTablet T1550 Rugged Tablet Review

xTablet T1550 Rugged Tablet Review

Rugged Tablet Review

 

Rugged PC Review carried out an xTablet T1550 Rugged Tablet Review when the device took over from the previous T1500 model.

Affordable flexibility is the key with T1550. Integral 1D or 2D scanning GPS and NFC are all options. Along with 2 cameras Wi-Fi and Bluetooth a serial port is also a standard feature something not very common on devices at this market level.

Excerpt:

While the xTablet T1550’s processor and memory make concessions in the interest of affordable pricing, the tablet’s display definitely does not. Measuring a roomy 10.1 inches diagonally — it’s very noticeably larger than the 8-inch screen of the smaller xTablet T8540 — it offers WXGA resolution. That’s 1280 x 800 pixel in 16:10 wide-format — 30% more pixel that the 1024 x 768 XGA format that was commonly used in rugged tablets (even ones with larger screen sizes) for many years, and is still being used today.

On a 10.1-inch tablet screen, that translates into 149 dots per inch (dpi), which is not very high by today’s standards, but still more than adequate. The xTablet T1550 uses 10-point projected capacitive multi-touch for effortless tapping, panning, pinching and zooming. We can’t think of many crucial operations that require more than just a couple of fingers, but Microsoft wants ten, and so ten it is.

The display is of the IPS (in-plane switching) variety that makes for perfect viewing from all angles. We cannot overemphasize how important a wide viewing angle is for a satisfying, non-disruptive viewing experience. Older and lesser display technologies are prone to often dramatic color and contrast shifts when viewed from different angles, something that we don’t consider acceptable anymore. The xTablet T1550’s IPS display is totally immune to such shifts, which makes it a pleasure to use. And outdoors the display feels brighter than its listed 320 nits luminance rating.

rugged tablet review

To learn more read the review take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about the T1550.

Rugged Tablet Keyboard

Detachable Rugged Tablet Keyboard

Rugged Tablet Keyboard

 

One of the major innovations with the new Flex 10A has been the detachable tablet keyboard. An inexpensive option that goes really well with the easel which at low cost it turns the Flex 10A into a great productivity tool across a variety of application scenarios.

Hybrids are a real growth area of the overall PC and tablet market. Just take a look at the innovative detachable keyboards on the market and all the heat  around the Microsoft Surface and it’s competitors. Even rugged manufacturer Panasonic has replaced their Toughbook laptops with hybrids.

Back in the real world where budgets are perhaps not so generous the tablet keyboard for the Flex 10A is an 87% scale QWERTY with US layout. That aside the Flex 10A tablet keyboard has a sturdy hinge that benefits from the addition of the easel and excellent tactile keys that actually move! Unlike some of the space age designs on consumer grade devices.

You are connecting the tablet keyboard to a Quad Core Intel device which has 64GB of Storage and 4GB of memory.that can be ordered with Windows 10 Home or Professional. Flex 10A is an entry level is MIL-STD-810G 26 drops rugged it is not “sealed” tablet that has a 1280 x 800 10 point 10″ capacitive screen at 280 nits.  The Flex 10A ships with a mesh tip stylus, 2 cameras, AC adapter, back of hand strap carry handle integral WI-Fi and Bluetooth.

Rugged tablets and hybrids have historically been over-specified for many users who require a level of ruggedness beyond consumer grade but balk at the huge investment needed. If this sounds like your project and the Windows OS is on your wish list then the Flex 10A may well be for you.

Rugged Tablet Keyboard

To learn more take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar our 90 Minute Tablet Workshop to discuss the Flex 10A.

xTablet Flex 10A Rugged Tablet Review

xTablet Flex 10A Rugged Tablet Review

xTablet Flex 10A Rugged Tablet Review

Rugged PC Review had taken a look at the classic Flex 10 3 years ago and decided to do a new xTablet Flex 10A rugged tablet review and put the new Cherry Trail version through its paces.

The New Flex 10A has been a real hit since it’s launch earlier this year. Users like the traditional MobileDemand ruggedness and ease of use features, Windows 10 Home or Pro OS, accessories such as the detachable keyboard and of course great value for money.

Excerpt:

It’s important to understand MobileDemand’s philosophical approach to the Flex line. In essence, the difference between the company’s higher end xTablets and the Flex models is that the former are designed and built as cohesive, fully integrated rugged tablets with significant performance and capabilities, whereas the Flex line makes a ruggedized package available at the lowest possible price.

For the Flex models, MobileDemand is sourcing generic tablets that meet the company’s features and performance goals. MobileDemand then custom-designs protective rubber boots with thick bumpers to securely cushion and cradle the tablets, and that assembly then goes into a sturdy, also custom-designed polycarbonate backplate. The picture below shows that the Flex approach goes well beyond what any third party aftermarket case can offer.

Unlike the weird waver-thin accessory keyboards offered for many consumer tablets, MobileDemand’s Flex 10A keyboard is a true keyboard with full keyboard functionality, good key travel, and excellent tactile feedback. It also has a very sturdy hinge that allows for a very solid connection to the tablet. Combined with the easel, it makes for full and complete laptop functionality, should that be required.

xTablet Flex 10A Rugged Tablet Review

To learn more read the review take a look at the specs or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about the Flex 10A.

Rugged Tablet Scan Handle

Rugged Tablet Scan Handle

 

Rugged Tablet Scan Handle

 

A true first in its class – a Rugged Tablet Scan Handle !. Our cordless, high-performance Bluetooth scan handle for the T8650 allows users to quickly scan 1D/2D barcode images while using a rugged 8″ Windows 10 Tablet at the same time. The handle attaches to the T8650 via a Snap Mount plate which comes standard on the device itself. The module is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery providing users 85 hours of continuous use. This attachment helps to leverage your investment in T8650 platform – read the review.

Rugged Tablet Scan Handle includes:

  • Scan Handle module.
  • Two rechargeable batteries.
  • Two charging cables – Micro USB to USB.

To get a better understanding of how the Scan Handle works take a look at the short video and check out all the specs on the T8650 page.  The Scanning process uses a high performance digital imager scan engine to read in codes in the most fast and efficient way. This can all have a significant impact on inventory operations where a large number of barcodes need to be scanned and access to a larger than PDA screen is preferred.

Rugged Tablet Scan Handle

To learn more take a look at the specs and video or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting about the T8650 rugged tablet scan handle.