Varlink has introduced two new XM Series rugged mobile computers from Janam: the XM66 and the XM60+.
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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NetDespatch Agility allows a single mobile device to be used for an array of specialist functions by accessing web-hosted software and databases.
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Distribution center staff had a list of priorities when it came to new technology...
Oct 27, 2009 Comments (0)
X2 Computing has been awarded a major contract to provide the new entrance unit as part of an upgrade of the Waitrose Quick Check service in 116 shops nationwide.
Datamax-ONeils A-Class Mark II print engine offers powerful features to meet a broad range of applications
Oct 16, 2009 Comments (0)
Datamax-ONeil, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions, has introduced the A-Class Mark II next-generation print engine.
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Casio Electronics Co. Ltd has announced that it will release a new industrial hand-held terminal , the new IT-800, available from October 2009.
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Psion Teklogix has announced systems integrator Sandpiper Corporation as a member of its exclusive Partnership programme.
Oct 07, 2009 Comments (0)
The OT-100 is a touchscreen wireless ordering terminal designed specifically with mobility in mind for waiters/bar staff to carry around instead of a notepad.
Codegate takes away small business pain of managing mobile workforce for as little as 1 per worker, per day
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The solution provides a vantage point - previously normally available only to larger organisations - enabling users to cost effectively monitor, measure and manage their mobile workforce.
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Honeywell has launched the Dolphin 7600 mobile computer with built-in GPS-tracking hardware.
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.