Rugged Computers/Tablets/Mobile

Industrial Ruggedized Computing Solutions for Hazardous Manufacturing Environments

April 4, 2023

By: Paul Shu, Contributor In industrial manufacturing environments, facilities regularly store and dispense large quantities of hazardous, flammable and combustible liquids. Given the potential for gas, vapor or dust to collect in these areas, the electronic equipment installed for automation and control must be designed specifically to prevent unintentional ignition of these elements due to…


FAQs About Rugged Computers

August 2, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi Computers are essential to almost every workplace, but not all computers are built to withstand the conditions found in every workplace. Rugged laptops, tablets and even cell phones are becoming more and more popular for certain environments and applications. While the word “rugged” is very descriptive, it’s also a bit general. What,…


Six Tips for a Vibration Resistant PC

April 6, 2022

Contributed by: OnLogic Computers mounted on forklifts, metal stamping facilities, in-vehicle computers, data-logging on bridges. What’s the connection? Shock and vibration. If you are in an environment where your computer is going to be knocked around, vibrated, shocked or just shaken every which way, you’ll need to make sure your PC is vibration resistant. Let’s…


FAD Equipment Store Customers Laud New Load Cell Apps

January 25, 2022

Users of Crosby Straightpoint load cells can download two new Bluetooth apps to capture data. The HHP and COLT3 Android or iOS apps are free-to-download and can be activated with a free activation code. The HHP is for use with the Bluelink, ChainSafe, and Towcell, while the COLT3—with new elevator function—is for use with the…


Mobile-First Strategies to Create Smarter Supply Chains

August 10, 2021

By: Karen Bomber, Contributor Due to a dramatic increase in online orders, mobile workers in the supply chain industry are more important than ever while facing heightened pressure to speed up fulfillment. According to Digital Commerce 360, worldwide consumers spent $861 billion online shopping in 2020, a 44% increase from 2019. This sharp growth in…


Ruggedized Printers Smooth Operations for Warehouse Personnel

April 14, 2021

By: Mina Lee and Jessica Bernardo, Contributors Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) represent the hub of today’s ecommerce. They are full of staff seeking to deliver their company’s products to customers throughout the U.S. and beyond. Personnel within these thriving and bustling depots depend on products, tools and systems that will perform day-in-day-out – ‘round…


Honeywell Helps Protect Mobile Workers with New Disinfectant-Ready Scanners, Printers and Mobile Computers

July 24, 2020

Honeywell announced several of its mobile computers, barcode scanners and printers will soon be available with disinfectant-ready housings. These new offerings support highly mobile workers in the warehousing, retail, transportation, logistics and field services industries be productive while enhancing safety in the workplace. New devices with disinfectant-ready housings include: Xenon XP and Voyager XP scanners, designed for retail…


Zebra Technologies Introduces Five Rugged Mobile Computers to Increase Front-Line Worker Productivity

June 30, 2020

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, reportedly announced the industry’s first enterprise-class mobile computers running on the Android™ 10 operating system (OS) the TC21/TC26, TC52x/TC57x and MC3300x. With integrated scanning and unique software capabilities enabled by Mobility DNA, the five new…


Ergodyne Extends Squids Tethering Line with Barcode Scanner Lanyard Harness

June 30, 2020

Ergodyne announced an addition to its dropped object prevention solutions line with the launch of the Squids® 3132 Barcode Scanner Lanyard Harness. Designed with warehouse and distribution workers in mind, the Barcode Scanner Lanyard Harness keeps scanners both secure and accessible. “In addition to the injury risk that comes with dropped objects, barcode scanners are expensive pieces…


Access Anywhere/Anytime Maintenance Status with Smartenance, a New Mobile App from Festo

May 20, 2020

No matter their location or time of day, every maintenance team member with a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer can open maintenance plans and activity status through the new Festo Smartenance app. The app can be used with Festo and every other supplier’s equipment – fully vendor neutral. Smartenance consists of two parts: a…


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