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Rugged Tablets Help Police

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:

Rugged Computing Solutions: The Latest from Motorola

Motorola Solutions recently announced a new line of rugged enterprise mobile computing solutions that help warehouse and distribution workers better automate and streamline their processes.

Motorola’s VC70N0 is an ultra-rugged lift truck-mounted mobile computer that allows real-time data access and collection across a wide range of environments—from the warehouse to the freezer. Its compact design offers a large display with keyboard options and helps to improve inventory visibility.

This rugged, hands-free, multi-modal wearable mobile computer is ideal for voice-directed applications and offers real-time access to inventory and supply chain information. The WT41N0 offers a flexible mobile computing platform that supports both text and voice and can be used across a variety of different industries.

Both the VC70NO and WT41N0 offer a long lifecycle and interoperability that aid in business-critical warehouse investments. In addition, both devices support RhoElements, Motorola’s HTML5-based application. Learn more.

Air21 Phillippines Uses Intermec CN3 for Real-Time Updating

Air21 Phillippines, a freight and cargo forwarding service, was looking for a solution that would allow for real-time updating. The Intermec CN3, which combines the features and capabilities of a mobile phone, barcode scanner and data collector in one, was deployed across their entire domestic operations courier fleet, allowing for real-time data capture of critical information. Now, Air21’s customers can receive secure, accurate and timely information.

Watch how the Intermec CN3 was able to change the way Air21 opperates for the better:

For more information in Intermec and their products, learn more here.

New Regulation Requires On-board Computing for Truckers

The U.S. Transportation Department recently announced a proposal that would require on-board electronic devices to monitor whether truck and bus operators are meeting limits on driving time, ultimately eliminating paperwork and increasing both safety and efficiency.

While some fear the cost of on-board electronic devices will be high, proponents insist that the savings in paperwork would be well worth it. By using electronic equipment over paper logbooks to records hours of service, drivers can work more efficiently, thus saving time and money… just think about the cost of the paper alone!

Con-way Inc., the second-largest U.S trucking company by revenue, has already started installing on-board computers that track hours driven. Randal Mullet, the company’s vice president of government relations and public affairs, believed it was important to start implementing the computers before the regulation was enforced because the savings in paperwork made it cost effective. While some trucking companies are frustrated by the new proposal, forward-thinking companies such as Con-way have already begun to see positive results.

In addition to Con-way, companies that make the electronic devices, such as XATA Corp., will also see positive results from the proposal. XATA and other manufacturers of on-board computers have seen an increase in business that is expected to continue as more trucking companies adopt the regulations.

If you are interested in meeting the regulations of the proposal, or simply want a more efficient way of tracking employee time and routes, learn more about on-board mobile computing and what XATA can do for you.

Psion Teklogix Modulus

While choosing the right mobile computer for your company may seem like a daunting task, Psion Teklogix has found a solution; Modulus™. Modulus in an entirely new approach to mobile computing that allows users control over future events, with unprecedented levels of configuration capabilities, flexibility, and extensibility. Modulus allows users to experience open mobility, without being locked into a particular system. Open mobility also allows developers to extend and customize capabilities of Psion Teklogix devices. Because of this adaptability, mobile computers can easily be changed to accommodate the future since what works today should also be relevant tomorrow.

Whether you need modularity for a snap-on/snap-off pistol grip for the Psion Teklogix NEO, or and RFID reader that can be added to the 7535 G2, Modulus can make it possible. While many mobile computers are rigid, Modulus allows flexibility, expandability and long-term relevance that makes devices last long into the future.

For more information on Psion Teklogix and their product offering, learn more here.

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