The DT340T Tablet + Drone Software Revolutionizes Aerial Viewing

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Combining rugged tablet technology with drone software is changing the way aerial views can help on the ground teams in a wide variety of verticals.

With a rugged tablet enabled to run drone software and control activity via a downloadable app, DT Research is making it easier for first responders, law enforcement officials, utilities, construction site managers and search and rescue crews to quickly and comprehensively map and view large areas without endangering field teams.

Benefits of Drone Software on Rugged Tablets

With a rugged tablet in hand, field teams can:

  • Direct and monitor drone aviation from the ground from long distances with real time connectivity and collaborative management
  • Manage multiple drones to prevent in-air collisions and gain a better picture of the terrain
  • Work with air traffic control to detect other drones in area, and to ensure safety around airports, particularly small fields

Uses for Drone Technology

The ability of field workers to utilize drone technology with the aid of a portable, easy to use rugged tablet allows for safety and accuracy to be increased across multiple verticals. Drones and tablets can be used to:

  • Complete surveying around airports for construction jobs, such as runway extensions
  • Aid first responders in quickly evaluating the scene of a disaster, such as a flood, hurricane, or tornado
  • Help search and rescue teams cover more ground from a birds eye view, resulting in quicker rescues and higher success rates even in difficult and dangerous terrain
  • Assist law enforcement officers with investigating crime scenes
  • Facilitate faster evaluations and remediation for utilities crews by swiftly identifying downed lines

Rugged Tablet Features

The DT340T rugged tablet is ideal for use with drone technology, thanks to features that enhance performance and increase mobility. This model has:

  • A high-brightness screen for outdoor use in all kinds of light
  • Expanded processing power to allow simultaneous use of multiple applications
  • Graphic card options for high-powered graphics and more definition and clarity
  • The ability to drill down in more depth into maps provided by drone flights

All of this is now possible with a lighter weight rugged tablet which is able to complete all the tasks of a comparable but heavier equipment. Drone technology is transforming the way field teams see their surroundings, and can boost efficiency, speed workflows, and save lives.

 

 

Rugged Tablet with 3D Camera & GPS for Construction & Engineering

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Using rugged tablets in the construction and engineering fields has helped improve efficiency, encourage productivity, enhance accuracy and increase safety. When engineers, construction site managers, and workers have cutting edge technology in a portable, wirelessly connected, purpose-built device, workflows can be accelerated, problems identified early and rectified before time is lost, and deadlines consistently met.

Rugged Tablets for Construction Reduce Excess Baggage

In addition to being sturdy enough to withstand the rugged environments they are often used in, tablet tech can serve as an all-in-one system, turning tasks that might previously have required three or four devices to be carried along to jobs that can be handled with a single multi-purpose device.

Purpose built tablets can go from the drafting desk to the worksite, or the cab of a backhoe to the hands of a project manager or inspector in seconds. Rugged tablets equipped with mapping software can map to accuracy that would hold up in court, if required, delivering a new way to manage large projects without unnecessary footwork.

High accuracy measuring ability and GPS delivers geo-referenced data which can be used to update and correct information across multiple locations and devices. This allows for low cost data gathering and measuring outside with high accuracy, and the data thus obtained can be easily added to a database remotely to provide frames of reference for workers off-site. Corrections to plans can be made in the field with on-screen drawing capability for accuracy, speed, and ease of use.

3D camera capability makes it easy for any issues to be instantly recorded and images transmitted or added to files shared through a secure network. The ability to communicate the need for work with a certain skillset, a specific tool, or a delivery of material for a repair is simplified, contributing to sensible workflows.

Compatibility with many other CAD software options means rugged tablets can be used in tandem with third party systems without issues or downtime. A fanless design and water resistant and IP65-rated shell means more durability in the field, even in rain, sleet, mud, snow, or dusty and sandy conditions when grit could be an issue.

Rugged tablets are able to function as a computer, a communication option, a camera, and a GPS device all in one while performing at high speeds and transmitting data in real time. Tablets strike the all-important balance between the functionality of the too-big-to-carry laptop and the mobility of the not-enough-processing-power smartphone, and adding them to a construction or engineering team’s toolkit can provide multiple benefits.

 

Three Industries that Benefit from Rugged Tablets Purpose Built for Accuracy

Using-Handheld-and-Mounted-Rugged-Tablets-for-ConstructionPurpose-built computing solutions are creating cross industry disruption as they take multiple verticals by storm. The DT301X Rugged Tablet, is a military-grade tablet that is purpose-built to enhance the precision of measurements taken in a variety of situations, delivering a high level of accuracy that can be key to safe construction or relevant if a traffic accident develops into a lawsuit or investigation.

Crime and Crash Scene Reconstruction

The DT301X integrates the Intel® RealSense™ Depth camera, providing real-time 3D imaging which both shortens the workflow and creates extremely accurate measurements for crime scene forensics teams to utilize. This process delivers scientific grade data, which is important for court evidence that investigators or legal teams may later need to rely on. Microsoft Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise operating systems allow flexible integration.

Surveying and Construction

The DT301X is also ideal for engineering, design, CAD and building plans, bridge and other construction inspections, and surveying. Many surveying tasks have been made easier and faster as well, with 3D camera technology that can be made available to a wider group of workers with information shared in real time. This technology allows depth perception to be fully integrated, providing the most accurate images possible to keep project specs consistent and fact based. The tablet can also help coordinate advanced workflows for data capture, accurate positioning and data transmitting.

Utility Management

This rugged tablet delivers the detailed accuracy required for utility line location, and provides unparalleled functionality with the latest 3D camera technology in a single device that is rugged and field ready. The DT301X has MIL spec and IP ratings, is lightweight, features a high brightness 10.1” touch screen and 8th generation  Intel Core high-performance processors without sacrificing energy efficiency. The tablet goes from utility site to vehicle to the station in a vehicle mount that provides maximum mobility, and hot-swappable batteries so there’s no downtime.

This tablet can be supplemented with a detachable keyboard for ease of use, and equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for real-time communications. Other optional modules include a 2D barcode scanner, a dual frequency GNSS module, 1000 ft range Bluetooth and 4G LTE mobile broadband.  From the electrical substation to the crash scene to the construction site, the DT301X is the perfect tool for field workers across multiple industries.

Rugged Tablets and Drone Technology in Disaster Zones

Fire-and-Ice----How-Rugged-Tablet-Tech-Meets-Extreme-Temperature-Challen...Portable, military grade rugged tablets with scientific-grade GNSS and integrated RTK positioning are changing the way first responders and cleanup crews handle the aftermath of natural disasters. 

Tablets that are created with drone compatibility in mind have dual frequency GNSS modules to utilize real-time reference points from aerial photogrammetry and can swiftly create 3-D recreations of sites with 1-2 centimeter accuracy.

From forensic mapping to site reconstruction, position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems or captured by drones allows sites to be swept and cleared in short time periods and with an eye to the safety of both the public and response teams. Areas can quickly be checked for those stranded or trapped by rising floodwaters, and evaluate the safety of bridges or structures before attempting to send on-the-ground teams in to do recovery or site clearance.

Public safety teams, investigators, adjusters and other key personnel on field teams working the disaster zone can collect accurate data by utilizing tablet / drone technology. Rugged tablets designed for drone utilization are built to the same rugged specifications as tablets used by military and government teams, providing mobility and real time communication in a device that is intended to meet the demands of harsh environments: 

  • Lightweight, portable rugged cases deliver maximum versatility and portability, for office to vehicle to field use.
  • Sunlight readable displays allow viewing to transition seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.
  • Touch screens provide accessibility via stylus or fingertip writing.
  • Detachable keyboards allow fast data entry anywhere at any time.
  • Vehicle mounts deliver stability and the option to charge while on the move, and batteries can be swapped on the fly for maximum operating time.
  • Easily programmed side buttons and a directional pad are compatible with existing survey and GIS software.

These compact devices offer ultra-mobility combined with all the functionality of an RTK tablet. The combination of ruggedness and leading edge technology provides both flexibility and informational access that can be invaluable to law enforcement and first responders who need data they can trust.

City, county, and state governments can benefit from tablet / drone technology for use in times of natural disaster, to increase safety, drive efficiency, and deliver superior results for those seeking to remedy damage done by a storm or flood. Whether the threat is water, fire, or wind, rugged tablets can deliver fast, accurate mapping and make the jobs of those responsible for savings lives and restoring order safer with purpose built equipment.

 

 

 

Mobile Meets Portable – Rugged Tablets Meet Both Specifications

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Rugged tablets offer numerous of solutions across a broad range of commercial and industrial needs by delivering mobility and portability in a single rugged package. Tablets can go from vehicle mount to handheld to charging station with ease, providing office and field workers with a device that is durable and withstands multiple rugged environments.

Medical

For the medical profession, rugged tablets can literally be lifesavers, providing real time, updated information during critical minutes when patient care depends on accuracy and speed. From bedside use to handheld transfer to EMT use in ambulances and on-scene, medical tablets deliver the portability needed to deliver exceptional patient care.

Military  

Mission critical tasks are streamlined by rugged devices when mobility is a top priority right under real time communications. Having a rugged tablet hooked into a secure network can provide support for troops in the field and deliver excellent results for military logistics, where portability is a given.

Law Enforcement

Being able to check ID, registration, insurance, driving records, and other results using portable tablets and without going back and forth from their police vehicles makes police officers’ lives safer and their jobs easier. First responders can benefit from highly sophisticated mobile devices that deliver vital information in real time, to keep management of fire or an active crash site safer and more secure.

Utilities

Those who work in the dangerous industries such as gas, oil, and energy need mobile devices built with the nature of explosive environments in mind. A rugged tablet is portable enough to survive trips up and down poles, into gas fields, and more.

Logistics

Transportation verticals, including automotive, locomotive, marine, and aviation, need portable devices that allow updates to be made simultaneously across an entire network. Rugged tablets can be equipped with RFID, card readers, barcode scanners and more to streamline logistics operations or make ticketing easier for public transport systems.

Construction

Rugged tablets provide mobility for site managers, allowing them to move fluidly between locations and oversee multiple projects at once. Schedules can be adjusted, and material deliveries anticipated to allow work to be done in tight windows.

Rugged tablets solve portability and mobility issues with ease, while providing a stable, long lived device that can be customized to specific requirements and withstand almost any environment.