The City of Brenham, TX, Police Department needed a reliable and fast way for employees to communicate in real-time, regardless of location. Their existing solution involved using mobile data terminals and laptops, which were cumbersome and reduced officer’s vision when driving.
After searching for a solution to their problem, they discovered Motion Computing, who was able to offer a tablet-based solution. While consumer tablets were not rugged or secure enough, Motion was able to create a secure environment for the department’s existing Microsoft platform with their tablets, which are rugged enough to withstand even the hottest of Texas summers.
By using Motion Computing’s mobile technology and rugged tablet PCs, The City of Brenham Police Department was able to achieve significant cost savings and increased productivity levels among first responders.
Watch the video case study below to see the Motion Computing solution in action:
With rumors about the Applie iPhone 6 debuting next month, we have to wonder, will this version of the iPhone have NFC? For years, we’ve discussed whether or not Apple will be adding NFC to its devices, each time, only to be disappointed.
Many Android phones have been NFC-enabled for years and adding the technology to the iPhone would have huge implications for contactless payment technology and other NFC-based apps.
NFC is rumored to be included in the iPhone 6, but this isn’t our first rodeo—for four years now, we’ve waited and hoped that NFC will be included in the iPhone. Allowing NFC on iPhones would be a huge gain in marketshare for NFC technology, spawning a slew of innovation for NFC-based apps and the industry as a whole.
Do you think the iPhone 6 will be the iPhone to finally include NFC? Share your thoughts by commenting on this post, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.
Since Motion Computing recently received their CID2 certification, they’ve put together a handy guide for selecting the right CID2 device. Tips for choosing the right CID2 device for your needs include:
1) Define the Workflows you are Automating
Analyzing workflow is crucial to finding the right mobile technology for your company. Future end users should be included in the process, asking questions on their job functions and what would make them more productive.
2) Understand the Difference between Mobile and Portable
Just because something is portable, doesn’t mean it’s mobile—a true mobile device doesn’t hinder a workers’ mobility whatsoever. Whether workers are in the field or office, it won’t matter with a truly mobile device. Consider factors such as form, weight, and rugged vs. non-rugged depending on your needs and workflow analysis.
3) Conclude It’s Not All About the Device
The device alone will not solve any problems by itself—software, input devices, barcode and RFID readers, among other factors, all work together to create a more efficient work environment.
CID2 certified devices bring all of the benefits and conveniences of mobile solutions to hazardous areas. Analyze your workflow and work with a vendor that understands mobile technology, network and of course, your needs.
Learn more about choosing a CID2 certified device.
Are you ready for some football? We are at Barcoding! When football season kicks off, so will an exciting relationship with WJZ, Maryland’s News Station – Barcoding is a proud sponsor of WJZ’s Fan Cam, an on-air and online feature allowing fans to sound off about the Baltimore Ravens. Our partners, Motorola Solutions and Zebra, are also getting in on the action as our co-sponsors.
WJZ’s Fan Cam airs every Monday throughout football season during WJZ’s noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. telecasts. The Fan Cam will also air during WJZ’s pre-game show before the Ravens’ big game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11, as well as during WJZ’s post-game shows on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov.9, and Dec. 27. WJZ will archive all Fan Cam features online within a Barcoding-sponsored section on CBSBaltimore.com.
If you spot our logo on WJZ this fall, let us know on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #BarcodingSpotted and win a Barcoding coozie. We’re pumped to spend football season with you. Go Ravens!
The Motion R12™ is the ideal rugged tablet for the mobile worker. The 12.5” rugged tablet is lightweight and sleek, making it the perfect choice for public safety, construction and field service.
However, the Motion R12 doesn’t have to be just for workers on-the-go. With countless accessories, such as a desktop docking station and wireless keyboard, the R12 works in the office as well. Motion’s EasyPair™ technology allows for simple and secure pairing of devices automatically.
In addition, the Motion R12 features:
- Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor – 4610Y – 1.7 GHz to 2.9 GHz, 4M Cache, 2 cores (4 threads).
- Intel® Core™ i5 processor – 4210Y – 1.5 GHz to 1.9 GHz, 3M Cache, 2 cores (4 threads).
- Intel® QM87 Chipset
- 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Battery life over 9 hours
Learn more about the Motion R12 rugged tablet, or watch the video below to see it in action.