Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro

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Guest Blog by Derek Oja Marketing Manager at MobileDemand

As a small, mid-size or even large business, your tablets and PCs are essential tools that affect everything you do. These Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro describe an opportunity to get a radically improved set of tools and reduce costs and security risks at the same time. Can one simple choice help you increase efficiency and respond better to customers and opportunities? Absolutely, when it gives you new ways of working and fully leverages your existing IT infrastructure.

1.  Get 3x more business done.

Get more work done and serve customers faster from more locations. Everyday computing is more than 3x faster than on a four-year-old system, with responsive performance and true multitasking. New mobile form factors such as thin, rugged tablets let you respond to opportunities from virtually anywhere and instant-on technology wakes the system in less than 7 seconds.

2.  Better security for you and your customers.

New business PCs and tablets with Windows 8 Pro like the xTablet T1600 are built for business and engineered for advanced security—so your critical business data is protected by the very latest security technologies such as Intel® Identity Protection Technology. Combined with Windows 8 Pro and Office security capabilities, they deliver unprecedented embedded protection for your business.

3.  New ways to get business done.

Windows 8 Pro was built to work great on touch systems. You can take full advantage of everything Windows 8 has to offer with a mouse and keyboard or touch. Plus you will experience faster boot times, longer battery life, less memory usage and access to thousands of new apps from the Windows Store. You don’t have to choose between an advanced touch device and a hardworking PC, because you can get both.

Learn MoreUpgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Get in touch to find out how to benefit.

Panasonic Launches ATEX FZ-G1

Panasonic Launches ATEX FZ-G1

Panasonic Launches ATEX FZ-G1

Panasonic has launched an ATEX FZ-G1 version of the popular 10.1 inch Windows 8 Pro tablet. The device is designed for use in Zone 2 potentially explosive atmospheres in industries such as pharmaceutical oil and gas sectors.

 

 

The ATEX FZ-G1 has a special battery design which provides 8 hours of operation and is incorporated with the device in a purpose-built leather case.

The fully rugged unit is certified to MIL-STD-810G as well as an IP65 ingress protection rating for resistance to dust and water.

The ATEX FZ-G1 comes as standard with a high quality front web camera and optional 3MP rear camera with double flash capability for clear document, asset or site photos whatever the light conditions.

Panasonic Toughpad ATEX FZ-G1 Certifications

– II 3 G Ex ic nA IIB T3 Gc (with WWAN)

– II 3 G Ex ic nA IIC T3 Gc (without WWAN)

Panasonic Launches ATEX Version Of FZ-G1

ATEX FZ-G1 goes on sale in June 2014 and will be around £68 per month on a 36 month lease. Get in touch for further information.

Why Is A Rugged Tablet PC Heavier Than An iPad ?

Why Is A Rugged Tablet PC Heavier Than An iPad ?

Steve Kunert Rugged Tablet PC Director of Engineering at MobileDemand explains:

Why Is A Rugged Tablet PC Heavier Than An iPAD ? There is that “Oh, !*?#” exclamation when a consumer tablet is dropped and shrapnel flies everywhere. Workers with rugged tablets accidentally drop their tablets and simply pick them up and keep on working.

The thing most people unfamiliar with rugged tablet PC systems say when they first hold one is, “Wow! That’s heavy. Why?” The answer is pretty straightforward. The rugged tablets are designed and built to survive every day all day, intensive use. Rugged tablets such as MobileDemand’s xTablet T1200 with an i5 processor and a 10.4” screen are full Windows 7 or Windows 8 capable devices.

Why Is A Rugged Tablet PC Heavier Than An iPAD ?

 

 

5 Years Worth of Rugged Tablet PC Abuse in 36 Seconds

5 Years Worth of Rugged Tablet PC Abuse in 36 Seconds

Ok Neat Video But so what….?

Understanding Rugged Tablet PC abuse helps us to relate to what should be a top factor when you undertake an enterprise mobility project – Total Cost of Ownership. The more you can reduce the TCO for equipment such as tablet PCs the better the return you can expect from your mobility investment. The value of quantifying rugged tablet pc abuse helps us to understand durability and longevity. This is especially key when providing for maintenance and help desk support for a system.

One snag is that given the fast evolution of mobile technology it is a very real possibility that the “brain” of the device will become obsolete fall behind the times while the case remains perfectly viable.

Expect and Plan for Change

This kind of obsolescence might be unplanned but you should expect it to happen a some point. There is no doubt your operating environment and business processes – and therefore your mobile computing needs will continue to change. Unfortunately you can’t necessarily predict exactly what that change will look like.

The key to optimizing your Rugged Tablet PC investment is to “future proof” your choice of features giving devices the flexibility and scale to keep working for you as long as possible.

Studies show that getting just six more months from your rugged tablet PC can significantly affect your bottom line. A 54 month lifespan can increase TCO by more than 14% compared to 48 months. Leasing can also help minimize the impact of an investment on an IT budget in any one year. There are also generous tax incentives in some countries.

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Email or call us today to see how a rugged tablet pc can provide the TCO your enterprise mobility project is looking for.

Video Blog: T1200 Rugged Tablet PC with Windows 8

T1200 Rugged Tablet PC with Windows 8

A 10.4″ rugged tablet pc with Windows 8 Intel i5 Chipset built for   Knowledge Speed and Enterprise

Everything you need in a rugged tablet PC to get more done, faster.

Rugged Tablet PC with Windows 8

The high-performance, all-light readable xTablet T1200 bolsters productivity for mobile users who work in demanding environments.

This fully rugged tablet provides long-term savings over non-rugged devices with near 100% up time in mission critical line of business applications.

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Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options

Application designers should always aim to provide field workers with drop down and multiple choice menus for data entry. However where a process requires that a narrative should be added to a record using a keyboard is often unavoidable. As these devices are intended to be used on the move plugging in a desktop keyboard is not always practical. So in cases like this it’s good to know that there are some mobile rugged tablet PC keyboard options.

But first! re-read our blog about screen types.

Built in Numeric and Function Keypad

Users of rugged tablets are often stuck with using the on screen keyboard when the most ergonomic route may well be a numeric keypad, especially in high volume scenarios like surveying van sales and merchandising.

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options
Built in Keypad with Nav Keys and Scanner Trigger

Both our T7200 and T1200 products feature an integrated numeric backlit and tactile numeric keypad that include programmable keys as well as Enter, up / down / left / right navigation, tab, escape,Security, rotate display, function key barcode scan and suspend/power Full Stop!

Also included is a built in decimal point/full stop key. Very useful where surveying and measurements are being recorded.

Windows 7 on Screen

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options
Windows 7 On Screen with Stylus

In some situations a process may require an amount of data entry beyond numbers. Where narrative text needs to be inputted into a standard Windows product like Excel or a custom made app it is possible to use the on screen pop up keyboard that is part of Windows 7. Pecking out letters to transcribe lots of text can be a chore, the handwriting recognition software works fine but does take some getting used to. Best approach is to have your app designer adopt drop down value menus.

Resistive Multi-Touch with on Screen Keyboard Windows 8

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options
Windows 8 Metro Interface

The “Metro” interface of Windows 8 works best with multi-touch, but the capacitive touch technology used in consumer media tablets does not work with gloves or in the rain. So for the T1200 resistive multi-touch is used which means the device can be used in any operating condition. An on screen soft keyboard is supported and legacy applications with small screen elements and user check boxes can be precisely operated with a stylus. A built in keypad allows for direct entry of numeric data.

 

Snap On QWERTY Keyboard

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options
Snap On Backlit QWERTY Keyboard

 

snap on keyboard that attaches to the bottom of a tablet can be a solution where text entry on the move is a major part of a process but using the on screen keyboard is not ergonomic.  The addition is backlit and includes a number of extra ports. The snap on can be used in conjunction with a vehicle dock.

 

 

 In Vehicle Cradle with Full Size PC Keyboard

Rugged Tablet PC Keyboard Options
In Vehicle Cradle with Full Size PC Keyboard

 

Where an employee works out of a vehicle and they return to it to enter data a full size keyboard can be attached to the vehicle cradle. The unit can be adjusted to maximise ease of use for the operator.

 

 

 

 

 

Key Point; which input method will suit the application and the circumstances of the user?

Contact UsTo discuss how a Rugged Tablet PC can help enhance your mobile business processes.

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Rugged PC Review MobileDemand xTablet T1200

Rugged PC Review MobileDemand xTablet T1200

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Rugged PC Review took a look at at the new MobileDemand xTablet T1200 that was offically introduced in October,. The T1200 is a fully Windows 8 rugged Tablet PC packing an Intel Ivy Bridge i5 chipset for professionals that don’t have the luxury of working in cozy office buildings. This tablet means business and packs a several features mobile users will appreciate.

To continue reading the full review and to see some great analysis of the T1200 please visit Rugged PC Review

Back here at MobileWorxs the xTablet T1200 offers a great return on investment ROI 3 year warranty, WWAN great screen and Intel i5 processor. Lease rates will be competitive get in touch for more details. The versatility of MobileDemand xTablet T1200 makes it ideal for users in any environment considering rugged tablet pc deployments including agriculture transport and logistics, field service, facilities management, van sales, retail supply chain management, manufacturing warehousing and the public sector.

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New T1200 will be available in early 2013. Please contact us to pre-register your interest and arrange a demonstration.

 

Andrew Cahill

Andrew Cahill MobileWorxs MD has 20 years of experience in the use of enterprise mobility solutions and applications to improve the performance of real life business processes.

Andrew has worked on some of the largest Enterprise Mobility projects in the UK Eastern Europe the Middle East and Africa. He has user and project experience in helping companies think through and develop mobile strategies to get the most out of a deployment. He also likes old cars preferably with lots of chrome!

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MobileDemand Introduces World’s First Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC

MobileDemand Introduces World’s First Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC

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xTablet T1200 Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC

MobileDemand have announced the launch of the high-performance, all-light readable xTablet T1200 Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC. This best-in-class military grade rugged tablet was developed to bolster productivity for mobile users who work in demanding environments such as utilities, mining, oil and gas exploration, construction, facilities management, field service, mobile supply chain management and public safety.

Windows 8 Rugged Tablet PC get more done, faster !

The xTablet T1200 bolsters productivity for mobile users who work in demanding environments. This fully rugged tablet provides great total cost of ownership and long-term savings over non-rugged devices with near 100% up time in mission critical line of business applications.

xTablet T1200 Features

  • 10.4″ multi-touch resistive 10.4” LCD display.
  • Powered by the latest Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3427U processor and either the Windows 8 or Windows 7 Professional operating system.
  • Multi-touch, full drive encryption of Windows Bitlocker, the Windows Defender anti-virus application and VPN with Windows 8.
  • Mobile workers stay connected with the optional 4G LTE or 3G Gobi WWAN radios and wireless networks.
  • IP65, MIL-STD 810G/F certified. That means your information is safe even if dropped shocked or exposed to water and dust.
  • Two 6-cell 116 watt-hour hot swappable batteries last a full shift or longer – up to 10 hours.
  • Supports a 64 GB to 256 GB and beyond mSATA solid state drive with an option to add a second high capacity hard disk drive.
  • Two USB 3.0 ports and an integrated RS-232 serial port, plus 3G, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 communications.
  • Integrated bar code scanner and RFID reader, built-in numeric keypad.
  • High resolution font facing and 5 MP rear facing camera, integrated GPS, PCMCIA, SDHC and smart card reader.

Read the full launch press release on xTablet T1200

T1200 will come with the usual huge range of accessories that make a rugged tablet PC easier to use in the field.

How can a NEW xTablet T1200 rugged tablet PC help in your Enterprise Mobility deployment ? – T1200 will be available in January 2013 sign up to  try one FREE for 10 days.

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