Show the Armed Forces the Love with Purpose Built Tech

Why-We-Love-Our-Military (2)At DT Research, respect, gratitude and love for our veterans and active servicemembers drives us to develop tools that can help keep them safe. Every military grade rugged tablet put in the hands of our military should enable them to perform their duties with efficiency, security, and speed.  Their harsh and changing work environments demand nothing less than the best when it comes to military tablet tech, and purpose built devices can be their saving grace in the theater of operations.

DT Rugged tablets are designed to be reliable, strong and durable, ideal for use by military personnel. They meet or exceed military specs and have strong resistance to shock impact, vibration, moisture, dust, and temperature variations. These tablets can both stand up to abuse in the field and be carried back to HQ for office integration. The customizable OS/software that functions on trusted and familiar tech gives soldiers confidence in the field. Since military grade rugged tablets can be configured to run analytics, calculate risks, compute in real time, and update records with lightning speed, they are a vital part of critical missions when safety is of paramount importance.

The connectivity rugged tablets provide is another massive feature that enables servicemembers to complete their tasks with ease. Security is achieved with up-to-date security options, including access level keyed to coded cards, and even optional retinal scanning. Since each tablet can be configured precisely depending on its intended use, assignment can be made to specific personnel, locations, or departments, with access at varying levels authorized to promote secure hand-off as needed.

The available options for vehicle mounts and one-hand carry make these tablets even more versatile. Keyboards can be attached or detached, chargers hold either the whole tablet or hot swappable batteries to ensure safety isn’t compromised in the field by failed power, and screens are adaptable for changing light and indoor / outdoor operation. Users can input data using a digital pen or with their finger.

GIS mapping and GPS guidance make these tablets the top choice when drones are needed to increase safety of personnel in dangerous situations or hazardous terrain. Drone tech can map unknown areas and serve as an advance surveillance team that gathers pertinent information from a safe distance, keeping our military members from undue risks.

Barcode scanners, cameras, RFID readers, and CAC keycard access can turn a rugged tablet into a multi-use tool that replaces nearly half a dozen individual pieces of equipment. Rugged tablets for the military really are the whole package, with safety and security always a top priority. We love our military, and that’s why we think they deserve the best!

Rugged Tablets for Military Mobility– Staying Connected and on Target

U.S. Navy Turns to DT Research for Rugged Tablet SolutionsAccurate, real time data in the field is a priority for military personnel, as service members, marine and ground command bases, and mission- and safety-critical defense applications and aerospace verticals now implementing rugged tablets for mission success paired with safety of troops at sea, in the air, and on the ground.

There is a critical need for purpose-built, high-performance mobile computing devices that are durable enough to withstand the harsh environments of critical missions and deliver real time connectivity.  Rugged tablets can provide both, combined with the latest in high volume data storage and speedy processing power. For mobile missions that depend on fast, accurate data delivery to succeed, rugged tablets provide the required connectivity in an easy-to-handle, transportable device that utilizes the best modern computing has to offer for missions completed by the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marines.

As the military-wide shift to digital information and the deployment of connected devices both on and off the field continues, the face of mobile communications across all armed forces branches is changing. The demand for rugged tablets and other handheld devices capable of operation on land, at sea, in air, and in space can be met only with the highest level of technology – and a rugged tablet can, and will continue to deliver. The ability to support front line and tactical operatives with information that keeps troops on target at all times is invaluable.

Tablets and 2-in-1 computers are capable of bridging the gap between generations of servicemembers, marrying familiar options like keyboards with high capacitive touch screens that allow digital pen use or even fingertip writing. High brightness screens can shift from indoor to outdoor usability automatically, and work as well in dark outdoor environments as brightly lit command centers. Vehicle mounts allow rugged tablets to travel anywhere and continue to provide support while on the go in a car, Humvee, tank, vessel, or aircraft.

Long life batteries with hot swap capability, obsolescence resistant software, durable construction, fanless designs, and temperature and humidity resistant enclosures are becoming the norm thanks to the development of ruggedized systems. These fully functional, connected and ultra-mobile tablets transfer seamlessly from office surroundings to the harsh environments of the theater, enabling more efficient, safer operations from critical missions to the military supply line.

Future mobile applications for rugged tablets are seemingly unlimited, as land, sea, air and space continue to offer new issues and opportunities for our military to navigate and secure.


GIS Technology Update: 3D Mapping for the Navy

Rugged Tablets Bring New Potential to the U.S. NavyGeospatial information system (GIS) technology is a crucial part of the coordination and planning process involved for tactical military missions both on land and at sea. The Navy can now rely on this technology for increased chances of success in military missions carried out by vessels on or under the water, and coordinate with forces on land or other vessels to enhance effectiveness on joint missions.

Since rugged tablets have swiftly risen to the status of preferred tactical device, it is almost imperative that military-grade tablets be GIS capable, so Navy and other military personnel can obtain a better understanding regarding their environments. GIS enabled 3D mapping delivers a visual confirmation that goes beyond that of traditional map by identifying key resources and information which can be used to effectively work around any existing environmental factors as well as enemy dangers.

As Navy service-members work to coordinate tactical responses, they can take advantage of the benefits of GIS-capable tablets including:

  • Data access which can be kept secure and open only to authorized personnel. Between the GIS compliant software and hardware that runs multiple programs at once, data can be synced, accessed, and viewed readily on the tablet screen, and 3D mapping carried out with results transferred in real time to be analyzed and used to coordinate shipboard and ground teams.  
  • Data analysis performed on a GIS enabled tablet can provide critical information in reports about the surrounding area. The necessary processing power is present in a rugged tablet, meaning all data can be accessed and analysis utilized on the go, increasing the likelihood of mission success.   
  • Continuity is made possible by GIS technology which can continually relay updated information to surrounding vessels as well as command, providing a clear picture of the surrounding waters delivering actionable information as 3D maps delineate problem areas or highlight issues that could hamper reconnaissance, relief, or rescue operations.
  • The scalability of tactical tablets which are equipped with GIS technology means that deployment can be accomplished in even waves, as slowly or as quickly as necessary to meet demand. As 3D mapping becomes a more commonly utilized process, technicians will need tools to support their initiatives and these purpose built devices can both meet that need and provide for an increase in operational success across multiple squadrons.

GIS technology can be used in a variety of situations to gauge the safety of surrounding waters, help enhance weather reporting, and improve collaboration for a more effective response to disasters and threats on the water or on shore. Naval mobility and intelligence requires mobility and flexibility, and GIS capable devices can provide the real time information required via 3D mapping and the heightened accuracy of vital details.   

The Accessories and Features that Make Point-Of-Sale Rugged Tablets Ideal for Retail

tablets-and-your-salesforce-five-benefits-you-can-count-onRugged tablets for POS verticals provide durability, flexibility, functionality and ease-of-use. The benefits of rugged tech for hospitality and retail uses are endless. The many accessories and features available for DT Research rugged tablets can enhance your purpose built devices’ usefulness, improve workflows, and increase customer satisfaction by providing unmatched experiences.


Rugged tablets need to be mobile to be effective. Carrying cases can protect tablets when being transported from one location to another, vehicle mounts can allow supervisors to stay connected and apprised of activity, and counter cradles allow tablets to be displayed and accessed easily from a restaurant counter or hotel front desk.


The DT Research battery charger allows up to six battery packs to be charged simultaneously, for quick hot swapping on a busy casino floor or restaurant area. A tablet charging cabinet can deliver fast, efficient charging for up to five rugged tablets at a time, and implements a simple locking connection, an internal fan for system cooling, and single wall-plug operation. This allows tablets to be grabbed by arriving workers on the way in, permit card reader access or PIN access for authorized users, and the tablet can be returned at end of shift for the next user to pick up.


A detachable basic keyboard can turn a touchscreen tablet into a small notebook immediately and allow instant operation, without switching or pairing. Users who need to seamlessly go back and forth between touchscreen operation and rapid data entry will love this 2-in-1 application. Alternately, the cradle-use keyboard requires no batteries, is fully compatible with both vehicle and wall mount cradles and was designed to be foldable to provide screen protection and save space. A backlit, multi touch keypad with a QWERTY lay out and a full row of F1 to F12 function keys make this accessory a must-have for many users.


Accessories and features can be applied to customize a rugged tablet even further, An active digital pen designed with capacitive-coupled sensing technology can make interacting with the tablet’s capacitive touch screens an enhanced work experience, since it allows a natural handwriting style for in-the-field use. Optional modules like a magnetic card strip reader, 2D barcode scanner, RFID or NCS readers and high quality cameras allow for speedy inventory of supplies or equipment on the fly.

Rugged tablets from DT Research are designed for supreme functionality in any and all POS environments, and the multiple accessories and features available  both streamline worker processes and enhance customer experiences.

How Rugged Tablets and the IoT Can Affect the Future of Utilities in Smart Cities


As cities and communities shift closer and closer to an IoT enabled reality, utilities are one of the main sector poised to streamline their functions and become the most technologically advanced backbone available. Millions of metering and sensing endpoints are ready and waiting to be accessed by project managers, IT specialists, and operations and analytics personnel.

Rugged tablets connected to the IoT can deliver long-term investment protection for city planning initiatives, positioning utilities for success and profitability whether they are introducing new plans for an emerging area, expanding networks for growing city centers, or updating old and aging infrastructure to meet new compliance standards.


GNSS enabled tablets can use data collated from maps and blueprints to accurately define the parameters and locations of previously set lines, cables, and pipes. This data can be used to help plan expansions or complete replacements without causing issues due to cut lines or planned routes for new utility related builds.


There are not enough inspection professionals in place in most cities to do more than a cursory check years apart on the thousands upon thousands of utility lines. Rugged tablets can help digitize and collaborate information, allowing inspectors to get more value out of their time and increase their productivity and efficiency.


Utility workers in the field work faster, better, smarter, and safer when they have reliable, technologically advanced tools at their disposal. Rugged tablets are portable, lightweight, and able to be carried one handed or in a shoulder harness as well as mounted in a vehicle or on a utility crane or lift. Repairs can be completed swiftly even in adverse conditions like a weather event or widespread outage.


Monitoring and managing the real-time and near real-time data from smart meters and IoT sensors now being added to utility communications can be simplified with rugged tablets. Data capture, transfer, and storage is streamlined with data flow prioritized to systems and personnel required to utilize the information.

Smart cities require a public sector equipped with the tools, software, and devices they need to analyze and improve the design and operation of city and county services. The answer is an adaptive, obsolescence-resistant computing platform facilitated by purpose built hardware and software. Together, they can launch the utility industry into a bright new future powered by rugged tablets and the IoT.