Mobile technology is quickly becoming one of the most popular military upgrades, and it’s not hard to see why. By boosting productivity and adding a degree of mobility, rugged tablets have begun replacing laptops in military operations.
Unlike laptops, tablets can be used virtually anywhere, and only require one hand to carry safely. They can be mounted for easy use within vehicles, and aren’t as fragile as most laptops, even ruggedized models. Their familiar interface makes them easy to use, and they manage the same processing power as a traditional computer.
Here are a few more reasons that military-grade tablets are the next best investment, and how they can benefit any military operation.
- Real-time information and communication are the most useful tools any team can have. The ability to seamlessly share and view information is crucial to many operations, and tablets make it easy. Rugged tablets go anywhere the team goes, and they can be passed around, carried, or mounted within vehicles for easy viewing.
- With secure networks and locked-down devices, even mobile tablet computers can be just as secure as desktop computers. Properly fortified networks can make it difficult for intruders to gain access, and physical protocols like keycards and passwords/PINs can lock down any physical device. In the event of theft, tablet computers can also be remotely wiped or encrypted to protect data.
- Rugged tablets are designed with hard use in mind, and they meet all military specifications. With protection against drops, falls, and impact damage, they can be carried without fear of breakage. Their sealed ports prevent dirt, dust, and sand damage, and they are also certified to withstand vibrations and other threats, including water damage. This durability makes them safer than their larger, more cumbersome counterparts, especially more fragile devices like laptops.
- With multiple ports, rugged tablets can be used with a variety of accessories and tools. Pens, keyboards, and other tools can be plugged in and used immediately, reducing the need for additional devices and tools. This multifunctionality also makes it easy for older and newer staffers to use the same device. Where tech-savvy officers may work fine with the digital keyboard and touchscreen, seasoned staffers may require the keyboard and pen.
By providing the necessary tools for military operations to run smoothly, productivity is increased. Tablets speed up many necessary functions, thus reducing downtime and making it easier for staffers to move onto their next task.