Ruggedness Defined: Understanding IP Ratings and Military Standards

Mobile computers come in a variety of form factors – choosing the right one means matching the capabilities of the device to your application needs. For devices that must operate in extreme or challenging environments – in warehouses, freezers, oil rigs, delivery trucks, etc. – ruggedization is an important consideration. But what does “rugged” mean…

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What Are the Benefits of Green Screen Modernization?

Warehouses have been using mobile technology for decades, and in many cases those applications are showing their age. Legacy “green screen” terminal emulation applications have served these businesses reliably for years but have become increasingly outdated as mobile technology evolves. While green screen apps were a staple of business computing in the 1980s (and well…

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Supply Chain Efficiency: Why Form Should Fit the Function for Mobile Technology

The mobile device market is more diverse than ever before, with dozens of different form factors available and multiple configurations offered for each device. The same is true for rugged mobile devices designed to improve supply chain efficiency. In addition to traditional “brick” handhelds typically used in warehouses, there are pistol grip devices, PDAs, tablets,…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Forklift-Mounted Tablets

When it comes to extending mobile computers to warehouse vehicles like forklifts, most companies use traditional vehicle mounted terminals (VMTs). However, rugged tablets have emerged as a less expensive option that offers more functionality. Unlike forklift-mounted tablets, traditional VMTs are typically mounted permanently on a forklift and depend on the vehicle for power. That can…

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5 Reasons Industrial Mobile Warehouse Devices are a Necessity

Rugged, industrial mobile devices have been used in warehouses for decades, and there’s a reason that consumer-grade devices have made few inroads in this environment — mobile warehouse solutions benefit immensely from the durability, reliability, and built-in support for warehouse operations that rugged, industrial devices provide. Here are five important reasons why industrial devices still…

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