How is Windows 10 S Different From Windows 10 Professional

How is Windows 10 S Different From Windows 10 Professional

You might have heard about Microsoft’s newer, faster, and more streamlined OS, but how does it compare to the more mainstream versions? In this post we will be taking a look at Windows 10 S its features, purpose and main differences to the Windows 10 Home & Professional offerings.

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New Large Format Rugged Tablet

New Large Format Rugged Tablet

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App

Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App

Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App

The folks at MobileDemand have introduced xKeyPad the Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App.

This revolutionary app provides a persistent numeric keypad and barcode scanning application in one.

  • Fast numeric data entry.
  • Auto-entry for fast and efficient use.
  • Day or night vision modes.
  • Left or right side positioning.
  • Snaps to side of screen, allowing your working software to remain.
  • Stays on screen, say goodbye to the annoying pop up Windows soft keyboard.

Base Features  – Keypad Number Data Entry

Manually input numbers quickly and efficiently, without your keypad getting in the way.  xKeyPad conveniently docks to the side of the screen that you prefer, working effectively with multiple applications. Other programs snap into place while xKeyPad stays where you left it.

Premium Features – Keypad & Barcode Scanning

Your device no longer needs a dedicated built-in barcode scanner. xKeyPad utilizes your device’s camera to scan 25 different types of barcode symbologies. It has the capability for custom formatting, to make your mobile productivity even faster. Already have a built-in barcode scanner on your MobileDemand rugged tablet? No problem; you can purchase the xKeyPad base plan for just the keyboarding features.

  • Handy view window to target barcodes
  • All major 1D/2D symbologies supported with pre- and post-ambles
  • Configure barcode input – allows auto tab, enter, or other key functionality
  • Custom formatting and programmable actions increase your productivity

Open Platform

xKeyPad is not only for MobileDemand tablets. It will run on the Microsoft Surface or any other Windows 10 tablet.

Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App

To learn more about the Windows 10 Tablet Numeric Keypad and Barcode Scanning App download an evaluation copy here.

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.

Intel RealSense 3D Camera in Tablets

Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

2019 update: Check out our latest 3D camera dimensioning tools here

With the demands and uses for mobile computers growing, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve their products and beat their competitors. In this blog we will take a quick look at how the latest Intel RealSense 3D camera technology is making it’s way into tablets. Keep a lookout for our second post that will cover the uses of tablets with 3D cameras.

Firstly, let’s take a look at what an Intel RealSense™ 3D camera is. RealSense camera technology uses a standard 2D camera for regular photo and video, along with an infrared camera and an infrared laser projector. The infrared components allow RealSense technology to determine the distance between objects, separating objects from the background layers behind them and overall allowing for largely improved object, facial and gesture recognition over standard cameras.

At the point of writing this blog there are 3 different versions of Realsense 3D cameras, the F200, SR300 and the R200.

SR300 – The replacement for the F200, second generation Realsense technology allowed the camera to implement an infrared laser projector system, Fast VGA infrared camera, and a 2MP colour camera. Used in close range front facing applications, great for face tracking, motion detection and close depth detection. Listing the technical improvements over the first gen camera would take a while so in summary:

  • Support for Hand and person tracking modes.
  • Increased Range and Lateral Speed
  • Improved Colour Quality under Low-light Capture and Improved RGB Texture for 3D Scan
  • Improved Colour and Depth Stream Synchronization
  • Decreased Power Consumption
Intel RealSense Facial recognition
Intel RealSense Facial recognition

R200 – Intel RealSense™ Camera R200 is a long range peripheral 3D camera. While front facing technology can be applied into mobile devices, we are more likely to see it featured in a rear facing specification. This is the unit that most tablets will feature due to it offering more real world uses. This camera opens up the potential of 3D technology to a whole new industry, using the same fundamental Realsense technology as above it brings new tools to developers and users that can save time, automate processes and create detailed visuals like never before.

In our second blog we will take a look at the application for this camera, such as manufacturing plants road maintenance and in the medical field.

We feel this technology can play a big part in the real world, automating processes, giving more accurate readings and increasing overall workflow.

Tim Edwards

Product Specialist

Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets

To learn more about the R200 Intel Realsense 3D Camera in Tablets take a look at the T8650 and T1150 or get in touch with us to arrange a webinar or meeting.

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 Case Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

Rugged Case Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

Rugged Case Microsoft Surface Pro

 

The latest version of the Microsoft Surface Pro gets a mild update to keep it among the best Windows hybrid PCs on the market. Reviews have been positive and most geek magazines have ended up recommending it.

Our rugged case has been approved by Microsoft and now supports this latest version of the Microsoft Surface Pro. More of our clients are using their Surface in the field for what have always been rugged laptop applications. Pressure on cycle times and site labour costs all add to the having the right mobile computing system is critical to productivity.

12 Reasons why the New Microsoft Surface Pro and our Rugged Case is Such a Great Combination

  1. Access to powerful modeling and rendering tools.
  2. A mobile computing device small enough to carry, yet powerful enough to handle demanding tasks enables even greater workflow efficiencies
  3. Use the programs you know and trust: Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Rhino, Dassault’s Katia 3DS and of course Office 365.
  4. Microsoft Surface Pro seamlessly transitions from office to vehicle to work site.
  5. Make changes immediately using mouse, keyboard finger or pen input.
  6. All of the project files, sketches, schematics, and notes are at hand and available on the cloud.
  7. Lightweight and portable with long battery life and large display.
  8. HD Cameras for documentation, progress updates and video conferencing.
  9. The rugged case comes with an easel, multiple carrying straps, protected ports, rubber bumpers and is compatible with the Type Cover.
  10. The Microsoft Surface Pro & rugged case combination has been tested by an outside agency to military standards MIL-STD 810G
  11. Unlike most rugged cases that can use up to 5 operating units before failing the test our Rugged Case for the Microsoft Surface Pro passed using only one.
  12. First rugged case to pass the thermal testing process for the new Surface Pro.

Rugged Case Microsoft Surface Pro

To learn more read the review or get in touch to arrange a webinar or meeting about using our rugged Case for the New Microsoft Surface Pro.

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