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The Changing Mobile Computing Needs of Field Workers During COVID-19

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Oct 5th 2020
  • Categorized: Blog

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security in coordination with Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an extensive list of what they considered “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no surprise many of those workers are field workers where rugged tablets are a necessity for during their job under…

How IoT Makes Smart Building Management Viable

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jul 15th 2020
  • Categorized: Blog

Today’s complex buildings requires countless disparate systems and devices to regulate their functions and environments. Many of these systems operate in silos yet are still interdependent in many ways. With the Internet of Things (IoT) as the heart of smart building management, personnel tasked with monitoring, adjusting, and intervening in…

Effective Fleet Maintenance in the Digital Age

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jan 7th 2020
  • Categorized: Blog

Our latest blog shows why fleet maintenance in the digital age relies on preventative maintenance strategies driven by the rugged tablet to lower operational costs.  There is ample evidence of the importance of an effective mobile Preventative Maintenance (PM) strategy for fleet success in the recent Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) roadside…

Navigating GPS Alternatives for Custom Tablets and Handheld Devices

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Mar 4th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Custom tablets and other handheld devices, whether used for consumer, military, commercial, or medical purposes, frequently include GPS (Global Positioning System) to assist in determining current location and time. Specifically, GPS refers to the US owned and Air Force operated network of 24+ middle-earth orbit satellites. This global system has…

Tablet Economics: How Custom Tablet Prices and Development Stack Up Against Standard Tablets

  • By: Carlos Valeiras
  • Published: Jul 17th 2017
  • Categorized: Blog

We are approached on a regular basis for a custom designed tablet for applications that require volumes of several hundred to several thousand units. Our Modified COTS approach leverages proven existing tablet designs to prototype and produce custom tablets that allow our customers to get to market fast and efficiently…

How to Customize a Tablet for Better Security

  • By: Carlos Valeiras
  • Published: Oct 5th 2016
  • Categorized: Blog

Android tablets are built on an open platform, unlike the iPad with its proprietary iOS, providing the opportunity for customization. One way that customization is possible is by enhancing security and reliability features. In fact, the security on an Android tablet can surpass the security on an iPad and other…

A Commercial Tablet Just Won’t Cut It for Your Medical Application

  • By: Carlos Valeiras
  • Published: Aug 5th 2016
  • Categorized: Blog

It is tempting to want to purchase inexpensive, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tablets for use in medical facilities or to interface with medical equipment. Unfortunately, there are several technical, regulatory and security issues that could prevent you from doing that.  Technical issues, FDA, and HIPAA security rules are just three potential…

Custom Android Tablets

  • By: Rodney Feldman
  • Published: Jul 20th 2016
  • Categorized: Blog

Over the past several years, the use of tablet technology has proliferated not only for personal use, but also across industry and government. These portable platforms, with easily written custom application software, are suitable for many applications. However, iOS and most Android tablets often fall short in industrial, military, and…

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