Handheld Group, the global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has strengthened its management and sales teams with three key appointments, with the goal of expanding sales and better supporting Handheld's global network of resellers.
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.
Apr 08, 2015 Comments (0)
Tangoe, Inc., provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, has announced the release of the MatrixSocial inTouch mobile app. inTouch is the enterprise mobile messaging platform to address the needs of today's always on-the-go workforce.
Apr 03, 2015 Comments (0)
JLT Mobile Computers, Swedish developer and manufacturer of rugged computers for demanding environments, has joined the Navis Ready partner program and will initiate validation of its rugged vehicle-mount computers against the Navis N4 terminal operating system.
Mar 11, 2015 Comments (0)
Those responsible for procuring rugged mobile devices for field services, utilities, logistics and the emergency services are focused on finding hardware that will clearly boost productivity within their company, according to an independent industry survey by conference organiser IQPC.
Mar 11, 2015 Comments (0)
According to figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the commercial tablet market will reach more than 11 million units by 2019 in Western Europe, achieving more than 130% growth (CAGR 2014–2019) (IDC EMEA Tablet Tracker Forecast, 4Q14, February 2015).
Mar 03, 2015 Comments (0)
Ergonomic Solutions, the designer and supplier of technology mounting and security solutions, has announced its attendance at The Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), being held at its new home, Olympia from 10th – 11th March 2015.
Mar 03, 2015 Comments (0)
The enterprise mobility management expert (EMM) ISEC7 Group presents its successful solutions to enhance and mobilise business processes on this year's CeBIT.
Feb 25, 2015 Comments (0)
Panasonic has showcased its new range of POS Systems, peripherals and retail Toughpad tablets designed to address the specific challenges of retailers in the new era of Omni-Channel retail.
Feb 18, 2015 Comments (0)
Elo Touch Solutions (Elo), original inventors of the touchscreen, today announced availability of the new E-Series and X-Series all in one touch computers purpose-built for point of sale (POS) applications.
Feb 11, 2015 Comments (0)
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced a major upgrade to its Algiz 10X rugged computer.
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.