Purpose-Built Rugged Tablets for Accurate Real Time Measurements

Applying-Mobile-Solutions-to-Construction-Mapping-and-SurveyingThe latest from the DT Research line of purpose built tablets is the DT301X-TR Rugged Tablet, a lightweight military-grade tablet designed to enhance the precision of measurements for 3D surveying, underground utilities mapping, bridge and construction inspections, and crime/crash scene reconstruction.

This tablet features:

  • Ability to perform in many industries and environments
  • Compliance with MIL spec and IP ratings
  • A 10.1” high-brightness capacitive touch screen
  • Choice of Intel 8th generation Core i5 or i7 processor
  • Microsoft Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise operating system
  • Optional Intel® RealSenseTM Depth camera
  • High capacity 60 or 90 watt hot-swappable batteries

The RealSense camera is the most significant upgrade available for professionals who need real-time 3D imaging. With this technology, depth perception is integrated to keep images accurate, factual and consistent. The camera can swiftly and precisely create measurements for CAD, engineering, design, utility and project management, and crime/crash scene forensics.

For cases in which precision measurement is a legal necessity, or scientific grade data will help ensure best outcomes for building or excavation plans, the integration of the 3D camera with a rugged handheld tablet allows both specialists and non-credentialed workers to capture highly accurate 3D imaging.

The DT301X-TR also features multiple other integrations and optionals data capture options for superior work in the field. These include:

  • A GNSS multi frequency RTK with carrier phase for real-time mapping and positioning
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS support
  • An optional foldable antenna to supports high-accurate measuring field work
  • A 2D barcode scanner for equipment/location tags
  • Long range Bluetooth with a 1000ft range
  • 4G LTE mobile broadband
  • A bright LED light that can be attached and stay consistently on for up to two hours

The flexibility for set up and use is enhanced in the DT301X-TR rugged tablet delivering an advanced workflow, improving the mobility of workers, and allowing easy access to small, hard-to-reach spaces. Measurement, real- time scanning, and positioning present in a single device lessens the amount of items which must be carried in the field, and enables projects to be quickly set up, tracked, and completed in the office or on the site.

3D technology and the ability to process and transmit collected data to owners, general contractors and subs in real time allows the as-built status of projects to be tracked and documented for shorter project cycles and payment cycles. The ability of non-experts to capture verifiably accurate data improves the overall BIM (Building Information Modeling) for faster infrastructure implementation.  

This rugged tablet delivers exceptional, detailed accuracy combined with the latest 3D camera technology in a purpose built device that is ideal for enabling data-driven decisions anywhere, anytime.

Honoring Our Service Members by Giving Them the Tools They Need

Happy-Memorial-Day-3The men and women who serve in the various branches of our military work in an environment that is both challenging and inconstant. They need a purpose-built rugged tablet that provides safety and security to help aid them in their day-to-day military operations.

At DT Research, we appreciate what our military service members do for our country, and the self-sacrifice and loyalty they portray. We dedicate ourselves to creating devices that will aid in keeping them safe while performing in the line of duty. When it comes to rugged tablets for the military, our soldiers deserve one that enhances their performance for the better and ensures they are secure.

Military grade rugged tablets are devices that our armed forces can rely on, designed to meet or exceed requirements of the military in the field and in the office. Able to withstand harsh weather conditions, these tablets are resistant to dust, temperature extremes, and moisture. They are also strong enough to withstand impact, with shatter resistant screens and a durable casing.

These purpose-built tablets are both efficient and effective in missions which are either on or off the field. Their obsolescence resistant design enables the military personnel to stay up to date with the recent security software. The tablets are customized for specific use and access, meaning that layers of security are in place and protocols required to allow access only to authorized personnel via two level authentication or card access depending on the qualifications and work specification of each personnel.

It is easy for military service members to use the tablets since they can be carried in one hand, used with a detachable keyboard, written on with a fingertip or digital pen, and mounted in a vehicle. The screen light on the tablet can be adjusted depending on whether the tablet is being used in an indoor or outdoor setting.

With the help of drones, military personnel can carry out their surveillance on unknown territory and pick up on any signs of danger. Seamless communication between team members and command helps ensure safety and security protocols allow for blackouts on demand or wiping of information if the tablet is lost or falls into the wrong hands.   

Our goal as a developer of military grade tablet tech is to help save lives, and bring our men and women in uniform safely home. We remember and respect all our military heroes this Memorial Day.

Rugged Tablets Protect Military Data Security during Army Deployments

Using-Rugged-Tablets-for-Effective-Military-LogisticsMilitary operations call for a high level of data protection. However, data security still remains to be the main cause for concern among military commanders. The integration of BYOD has taken deep root in the corporate world, but there have been security concerns that come with the use of these mobile devices.

The military, while acknowledging the importance of technology in its operations, has been slow in the adoption of mobile devices. However, purpose-built tablets designed with high-end security features provide an ideal solution for military mobility when deployed throughout a unit.

Rugged tablets have proven to be durable and they offer the much-needed flexibility required for military operations, but where they truly shine is with exceptional security options. Peace of mind and an enhanced user experience are the key features of high quality military-grade rugged tablets, which are customized to offer efficiency and end-user satisfaction.

Secure rugged tablets can help ensure increased productivity of military units while reducing the security risks that are associated with the use of mobile devices. Each tablet comes with a range of security features which can include:

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Software Security
  • Lock Down features for protection against malicious attacks
  • Special Device Guard permissions that only allow applications that are supported by TPM 2.0
  • Media sanitization options, instant blackout, Wi-Fi, RFID and Bluetooth auto-disable functions and remote radio disablement capability.

The ability to securely access military data in real time is one of the highlights of military-grade rugged tablets. The CAC reader feature allows information to be accessed depending on the level of clearance a user has. This is a valuable feature, especially if you have different team members with different levels of clearance that have to use the same tablet, as it eliminates the need to repeatedly reconfigure. Each user is simply granted access to data and information based on their card clearance.

Rugged military grade tablets are designed to withstand harsh conditions without the need for constant repairs. DT Research tablets are IP65 rated and meet MIL-STD-810G standards, designed from conception to completion to resist impact, vibration, and moisture. They are also NIST compliant and operate efficiently in extreme temperature conditions.

The use of purpose-built tablets for military operations via a secure, closed network limits the risks of security breaches. This ensures that military data is well protected regardless of whether the unit is on base, in transit, or in the field.

Advantages of Rugged Tablets for City-Wide Utilities

Benefits-of-rugged-tablets-for-fast-response-utility-crews-during-outage...As we move into an era where both communities and cities are embracing the Iot system, public resources is one of the key areas where the focus should be to ensure efficiency.  Every expert that works within this sector should understand where and how endpoints around different communities in the city can be accessed.

Various plans and updates for a city’s infrastructure can benefit from rugged tablet technology:

  • New city plans with new utility networks
  • Expansion of networks in upcoming city centers
  • Reconstruction of an existing infrastructure so it can be up to standard

Whether the goal is to improve code compliance, the introduction of a new project in a new area, or updating to hook into the IoT, purpose-built rugged tablets can facilitate long-term utilities safety for all the plans that are underway.


It is important to know the condition of an area before setting up new infrastructure or improving on already existing infrastructure to avoid cutting lines or interfering with already reserved routes. With the help of a rugged tablet which is GNSS enabled, city planners and engineers will be able to acquire data pertaining to the area, from digital maps and blueprints to different stages of building information management (BMI) for works in progress.


Annually, inspection professionals in any given city can have issues being able to survey their communities’ utility properties including pipelines and cables. This is typically due to budgetary restrictions and availability of trained professionals.  With IoT connected utilities, more information can be gathered within a shorter time with the help of rugged tablets.


Utility workers are at their most efficient when they have advanced tools and up to date technology in their area of work. What is most convenient about rugged tablets is the fact that they are portable, easy to use, powerful enough to run needed programs, and it is possible to mount them on vehicles as well as utility cranes.  


Supervision and collecting of data from IoT sensors and smart meters is simplified through the use of purpose-built rugged tablets. The data is immediately collected, analyzed, and relayed to the relevant personnel, allowing informed decision-making and swift action in times of crisis.

In order for utilities in a city to be efficiently managed, purpose-built devices must be conceptualized and deployed. Rugged tablets are on the leading edge of utilities installation and management, and the IoT is driving innovation for the smart cities of the future.   


How Rugged Tablets Streamline Construction Processes and Cut Costs

How-Rugged-Tablets-add-to-Safety-on-Construction-SitesIt is evident that rugged tablets are here to stay, and that they are tools of the future. They are being used in big construction firms and companies, ensuring that there is efficiency in the  offices and in the field. These purpose built devices help construction companies to be economical and to improve performance in all workplace settings.

Construction contractors, subcontractors, site managers, inspectors, and employees are all capable of being equipped with purpose-built tablets to help them to remain ahead of the game. However, many companies in the construction sector have still not embraced this technology.

Rugged tablets for construction can be utilized by architects and engineers before the build phase even begins. Once construction is underway, they can continue to provide value,  helping to maintain budgets, communicate with vendors, relay information, conduct research, and do so much more within the sector.

Here are some ways that the purpose built tablets can help streamline construction processes and cut costs:

  • Distribution of information –  With the help of rugged tablets, construction companies can be able to share information between employees and with third parties in real time.
  • All the information in all locations –  Paper plans can be viewed in the field and all other details kept on the tablet, so all required references are at hand.
  • Project progress management –  As changes are made to the plans, updates can be made and shared instantly, reducing errors and the need to re-draw plans with new metrics.
  • Efficient billing and payments –  As each part of the project is completed, the work can be verified and a bill sent out quickly, and increasing the speed of payments.   
  • Easy inventory tracking. Employees are able to keep track of the inventory to ensure that all the materials needed during the construction process are available. The rugged tablet can be used to make orders online, then track using RFID or barcode scanners to estimate delivery times and work around logistics issues.
  • Safety improvements. Purpose built rugged tablets can keep employees accountable and ensure dangers are avoided by continual updates on locations to avoid or be cautious around. This can reduce injuries on the job – and the associated costs.

The difference between consumer tablets and rugged tablets is the fact that the rugged tablets are purpose built to withstand harsh conditions on a construction site. Tablets can be vehicle mounted, forklift mounted, or carried on the job. It’s the perfect tool for construction processes, from start to finish.