MBNA have produced research into what retailers should be doing to prepare for a wearable payments explosion. 72% of consumers believe wearables are the future of in-store shopping, according to a survey from Vista Retail Support .
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.
Ergonomic Solutions provides a quick turnaround for technology integration as Munich Airport opens new satellite terminal
Jul 19, 2016 Comments (0)
The opening of a new terminal or satellite at any airport is a huge undertaking. Currently, the final touches are being put to a new facility at Munich Airport. Once opened, the new satellite will increase capacity for Lufthansa and its' Star Alliance partners at Terminal 2 of Germany's second largest airport which handled almost 9 million passengers in the first three months of 2016, alone.
Ergonomic Solutions launches SlimCase Vario, a discreet multi-role tablet sled that enables enterprise mobility across a wide range of business applications
Jul 13, 2016 Comments (0)
Ergonomic Solutions has launched the SlimCase Vario tablet sled; compatible with a wide range of contemporary tablets to enable business applications for profitable enterprise mobility.
Jun 28, 2016 Comments (0)
Rugged computer designer and manufacturer, Getac, has announced the release of its second generation T800 fully rugged tablet -- the T800 8.1". Its thin and ergonomic design allows greater productivity for mobile field workers and those operating in tight spaces and extreme environments.
Jun 14, 2016 Comments (0)
Datalogic, global provider of Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation solutions, and producer of barcode readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision systems and laser marking equipment, officially opened its new UK&I office with a celebration for partners and customers.
Jun 08, 2016 Comments (0)
Handheld Group has announced the Algiz RT7 eTicket, a new version of its popular Algiz RT7 Android tablet that adds a specialized RFID reader so transit workers can use it for mobile ticketing tasks.
May 10, 2016 Comments (0)
HID Global, the secure identity solutions provider, has entered the market for mobile citizen IDs that can be carried on smartphones, leveraging the success of the company's solutions that have proven the benefits of mobility across a wide variety of secure identity applications.
Lillehammer Sikkerhet of Norway chooses Swedish push-to-talk solution supplier GroupTalk for radio communications
Apr 20, 2016 Comments (0)
A scalable communications solution specifically developed for the security industry, without any restrictions in terms of coverage, channels or number of users will provide Norwegian security company Lillehammer Sikkerhet with a more cost effective solution for push-to-talk (PTT) communications and panic alarm.
Apr 05, 2016 Comments (0)
Investing in mobile apps will bring customers back into retail stores, and help avoid the estimated loss of 900,000 jobs and thousands of stores in the next decade – according to UK mobile app developer, Apadmi.
Mar 23, 2016 Comments (0)
By Nassar Hussain, Managing Director for Europe and South Africa at SOTI.
Over the last decade we've seen a significant increase in mobile technology and it is now becoming the heart of customer experience; forcing retailers to figure out how the digital and physical relationships can work together.
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.