During the COVID-19 outbreak, the automotive industry has been hit hard by shutdowns of factories and sales around the world. The pandemic has slowed down global car sales and is shifting consumer behaviours in travel. Over the long term, COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the mobility landscape.
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.
InReality unveils ‘smart’ safe space solutions for contactless, AI-enabled temperature detection and occupancy monitoring
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InReality has unveiled a new suite of Safe Space Solutions powered by their integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an Enterprise-focused turnkey fever scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees.
The new Datalogic Memor 20 combines Enterprise PDA strength with the user friendliness of a Smartphone
May 06, 2020 Comments (0)
With its new Memor 20, Datalogic comments that it is launching a PDA that empowers users in retail, field services, logistic environments and healthcare with a device that combines the best features of a smartphone with the highest standards of enterprise level devices.
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Suprema, the security and biometrics solutions provider, has announced 'Suprema Mobile Access', a new mobile contactless solution and complete platform for managing, issuing and tracking access credentials using smartphones.
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By Gary Lee, Chief Revenue Officer at the mobility specialists, B2M Solutions.
Retail workers today depend on mobile devices. Whether to scan barcodes for inventory management, or more sophisticated uses of mobility including mobile point-of-sale (POS) system, mobile returns, and endless-aisle applications, front line retail workers as well as warehouse personnel need their mobile devices to be fully operational at all times.
Mar 09, 2020 Comments (0)
Connexas Group, provider of technology-enabled, fleet management and mobile worker solutions, has re-named and re-branded its alcohol interlock system to Breathalock.
Mar 03, 2020 Comments (0)
Some 80% of employees hoped that tech-enabled remote working capabilities would give them better work-life balance.
Feb 25, 2020 Comments (0)
Star Micronics, the manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, as introduced SteadyLAN, claimed to be an industry-first solution designed to provide power and network access to iPad POS through one Lightning cable connection.
Feb 19, 2020 Comments (0)
With retail no longer limited to the sales floor, retailers recognise that each interaction is now much more than a transaction. The traditional checkout remains important, of course, but customers expect fast, easy, personalised service – regardless of location, device or platform – at every touchpoint.
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PopGrips from PopSockets are now available in Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide across the UK and also online at CarphoneWarehouse.com. PopGrips have quickly become a global phenomenon and are favoured by a host of celebrities and royalty around the world - often appearing in Insta stories on the back of smartphones showing off their stunning designs and uniqueness.
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.