Mobile Computers

Mobile computing involves interaction between the user and a small, portable computer device that can be used on site or in the field. The main aspects that comprise a mobile computer are: hardware, software, operating system and communication/wireless service provision. Modern mobile computers also often feature a raft of features; including camera, barcode scanner, phone and Internet access. This coming together of what have historically been features available on separate devices, is often referred to as Convergence.

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Barco further boosts Corporate AV offering with Interactive Collaboration Platform for meeting and training rooms

Barco further boosts Corporate AV offering with Interactive Collaboration Platform for meeting and training rooms

Barco has introduced an interactive collaboration platform that is claimed to truly empower all meeting attendants. According to Barco, this solution not only allows users to share documents, images and videos rapidly and straightforwardly from any digital device – it also adds exciting new functionality to the collaboration mix, including moderation and layout selection.

Commercial Tablet and 2-in-1 Expansion Accelerates in Western Europe, Says IDC

Commercial Tablet and 2-in-1 Expansion Accelerates in Western Europe, Says IDC

According to figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market in Western Europe remained challenged in 1Q15, declining 10.5% year over year with total shipments totaling 8.5 million units. The contraction, however, was mainly the result of sluggish consumer demand as the expansion of tablets in the commercial space accelerates with volumes increasing 51.3% from the same period last year.

Auto Windscreens streamlines operations with IFS Applications

Auto Windscreens streamlines operations with IFS Applications

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Auto Windscreens, the automotive repair glazing company based in the UK, has deployed IFS Applications in a full refresh of handheld devices used by technicians in the field.

Honeywell empowers global businesses with mobile solution supporting both Windows and Android

Honeywell empowers global businesses with mobile solution supporting both Windows and Android

Honeywell offers the first in a series of next-generation mobile workforce solutions – the Dolphin 75e mobile computer, a sleek and easy-to-use hand-held device that gives enterprises the flexibility to choose either the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld or Android 4.4 KitKat platforms.

Handheld US strengthens sales team with two key appointments

Handheld US strengthens sales team with two key appointments

Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced two key appointments that will strengthen its North American sales team: Carri Fiori and Adam Young as Handheld US Regional Sales Managers.

Cloud Computing Provides New Ways to Back Up Your Mobile Data

Cloud Computing Provides New Ways to Back Up Your Mobile Data

Advancements in technology and the development of more sophisticated features have allowed us to use our mobile phones for more than just recreational purposes.

Handheld strengthens management with industry veteran Jim Rimay

Handheld strengthens management with industry veteran Jim Rimay

Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced the appointment of Jim Rimay as new Vice President of Sales for its North American subsidiary.

Xplore Technologies secures $9 Million follow-up order from major US telecommunications provider

Xplore Technologies secures $9 Million follow-up order from major US telecommunications provider

Xplore Technologies Corp., manufacturer of high-quality rugged tablet computers, has received additional purchase orders in excess of $9 million for the delivery of 3,400 fully-rugged Bobcat Windows series tablets and docks.

Find my supplies meeting the demands of the mobile audience

Find my supplies meeting the demands of the mobile audience

By Brook Chalmers,VOW Retail.

Technology has had a major effect on the supply and demand of products over the past couple of decades.

Xplore agrees to purchase Motion Computing

Xplore agrees to purchase Motion Computing

Xplore Technologies Corp. ('Xplore' or the 'Company'), a manufacturer of rugged tablet PCs, has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Motion Computing, Inc. and its subsidiaries ('Motion').

Mobile computing

Today with the proliferation of a new generation of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, the emphasis is increasingly shifting to mobile and multi-device user experience, mobile social computing, next generation mobile solutions, mobile cloud services and infrastructure. Information that is readily available on a personal device anywhere, anytime has been the driving vision of mobile computing for the past two decades.

Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software. The first aspect addresses communication issues in ad-hoc and infrastructure networks as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats and concrete technologies. The second aspect is on the hardware, e.g., mobile devices or device components. The third aspect deals with the characteristics and requirements of mobile applications.

Rugged Mobile devices and PDAs are used in field service and workforce management applications. They are particularly useful for field service engineers recording work in the field, communicating information back to an office environment -sending and receiving invoices, ordering parts. They are commonly used in parcel delivery with couriers using these devices to scan barcodes and record signatures as proof of delivery.

Innovations in wireless technology, energy-efficient portable hardware and adaptive software, has enabled a massive growth in the use of these devises for businesses across the enterprise or for personal and social use. These devices are now so versatile that employees are using smartphones for business applications (BYOD –Bring Your Own Device)

This phrase has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network.

BYOD Security - Employees using personal smartphones and mobile devices at work, pose a security risk. Many corporations that allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work implement a BYOD security policy that clearly outlines the company's position and governance policy to ensure network security is not compromised by employees using their own devices at work.

Email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their smartphones and tablets. Hot spot access points for Wi-Fi connection are becoming more prevalent and widespread, even in London`s underground network.

Cloud computing is evolving as a new paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. The confluence of hardware virtualization, cloud and mobile computing drives the new era of mobile cloud computing. Platforms such as android, iOS, Windows 7 erodes the power of computing platforms like Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS and is creating cross platform app centric environment in which end-users and in particular the consumer marketplace will drive developments in business computing. There are endless possibilities that can be brought about with the mobile cloud in the near future.

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