Rugged Tablets and Drones for Rapid Crash Scene Clearance

6-Features-of-Rugged-Tablets-for-Law-EnforcementRugged tablets are changing the face of crash scene investigations by providing accurate mapping of crash sites with less risk to first responder and critical emergency management personnel and clearing sites faster for swifter return of flow of traffic and minimized danger to civilians and cleanup crews.

The massive risks associated with the aftermath of a crash site cause hundreds of additional accidents and injuries each year. Once a crash scene is in progress, every minute that elapses between the initial securing of the scene and complete clearing of the scene increases the chances of additional destruction and victims.

Pre-emptive planning and thorough, rapid research can contribute to faster, more effective crash scene clearing without compromising evidence that could later be required in a civil or criminal court proceeding. To achieve the goal of clearing a crash site and securing accurate, reliable, court acceptable readings and measurements, devices that are designed for pinpoint accuracy and speed are required.

More emergency operations are turning to rugged tablets as their portable device of choice over laptops and smartphones. Tablets deliver an easy-to-handle slate design plus expanded functionality and portability without sacrificing speed and power. GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) rugged tablets can capably record, analyze, and deliver all necessary data from a crash site, allowing teams to clear sites swiftly and restore normal traffic flow to prevent further incidents.

Law enforcement personnel who deploy GNSS-RTK rugged tablets with drones can rapidly obtain the necessary measurements for crime scene re-creation, while meeting legal requirements for evidence. The drones are capable of scanning from a set level in repeated sweeps that provide overlapping photos, delivering multiple reference points to obtain accurate measurements to within 1-2 centimeters.

Software can analyze and recreate the scene in perfect 3-D detail, in a tiny percentage of the time required for traditional site surveying methods, allowing the scene to then be cleared and regular traffic to resume. Data collected can later be used as required to satisfy insurance, law enforcement, and other legal procedures with reliable, trusted results that have science on their side.

From mapping scenes with scientific levels of accuracy to geotagging photos to recording notes created on the scene in real time, purpose-built rugged tablet are paving the way for crash site technicians to work faster, effectively, and more safely. Emergency managers who add rugged tablets paired with drones to their toolkit for crash scene management find their jobs are made easier and more lives are saved as a result.

Benefits of Rugged GNSS Tablets for Stakeless Construction Projects

Benefits-of-Rugged-GNSS-Tablets-for-Stakeless-Construction-ProjectsAs the modern Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) begins to gain traction, many construction companies and projects are beginning to forego physical stakes to take on “stakeless” construction projects. Mostly used while building or fixing stretches of road, this method utilizes technology to save time, money, and manpower.

However, this method requires technology that is capable of keeping up with both workers and planners. Computers and smartphones were not compatible with the projects, and consumer-grade tablets didn’t hold up to the stress of construction environments. This challenge requires a single solution: rugged technology. More specifically: rugged tablet technology.

Rugged GNSS Tablets are Mobile

Tablets are ideal for mobile situations. With their intuitive slate-shaped design, user-friendly format, and strong processing power, they manage to combine mobility and usability to create the perfect device for both casual and professional situations. However, rugged technology takes these devices one step further.

Rugged GNSS Tablets are Tough

Rugged tablets are designed from the bottom up for hard-use situations. From the hardware to the casing, they are built to withstand demanding environments, while still keeping up technologically. With protection against dust, dirt, sand, and even water, they are impervious to many threats that may cause malfunctions in a consumer-grade device. As well as having excellent debris-protection, rugged tablets are also well-protected against extreme temperatures, as well as drops and falls.

Rugged GNSS Tablets are Versatile

These construction ready tablets are also outfitted with 3G/4G connectivity, dual-core processors, built-in cameras, and LED backlit screens that can be used in both dim and bright environments. They are also compatible with a number of extensions and software, making it easy to integrate them with any existing systems. Many companies that have already invested in professional-grade tablets have already reaped the benefits, both financially and on the field.

Both in design and in performance, rugged tablets have shown that they can withstand the stresses of a professional construction setting, while still improving the working situations for employees.

Implementing technology into construction situations has been a successful experiment that has not only boosted efficiency and speed, but also reduced mistakes and on-site accidents. For “stakeless” construction projects, a team outfitted with rugged tablet technology can be invaluable to the project as a whole. GNSS capability takes on site construction to a new level by streamlining traditional processes and inventing new ways to complete tasks.

Cutting Edge Products for Verticals in Need of the Latest Technology

DT Research specializes in anticipating needs in various verticals and creating the ideal products to meet and exceed expectations. Each line of products is infinitely customizable, able to be scaled up as needed, and provides the best end user experience possible.

Military / Government

The Rugged Tablet is designed for durability, portability, and security in settings where being tethered to a desktop isn’t a viable option and laptops are too fragile and bulky. They perform indoors, outdoors, and in harsh environments, providing a larger than usual tablet screen, a shatter resistant exterior, and shock resistance built in to every device. Security features allow for varying levels of access with built-in card readers that recognize levels of clearance.

3 Main Industries DT Research Serves:

Construction / Utility Service

GNSS Tablets come standard with touch screens, high performance processors, and all the tools required for fast, accurate mapping, surveying, and positioning as well as many GIS applications. Mitigating the issues of lost paperwork, misplaced plans, or removed flags, information is stored safely in digital form, and can be quickly retrieved, reviewed and shared in real time. Options allow for three views per screen and allow overlays to be turned into 3D representations of actual blueprints. Our rugged tablets can be taken into the field or used in the office, delivering reliable performance whether mounted in a vehicle or forklift or in the hands of field staff.


Medical Cart Computers make data collection, input, review, transfer, and collaboration both mobile and secure. Hot-swappable batteries ensure there’s no interruption of patient care and no need to remember to plug in carts. With all-in-one efficient designs, these Medical Cart Computers offer touch screens adding to ease-of-use, high speed processors for top performance, and anti-microbial coating add an extra layer of protection.

Industrial / Manufacturing

More uses for Rugged Tablets exist in the world of high speed industry, from manufacturing to warehousing to the logistics of transport. Streamlined efficiency means no wasted trips back and forth carrying clipboards from field to office – data can be captured, transmitted, and updated immediately. A tablet dropped, stepped on, or knocked off of a truck doesn’t mean loss of data or functionality.

Whether it’s a need for durability, potential to safeguard lives on the line in a military or hospital setting, a need for high level mobile security on a government level, streamlined efficiency in an industrial or manufacturing environment, DT Research provides the highest level of quality and functionality in the rugged tablet market.

DT Research – Pioneering the Tech Engineering Landscape for Over 20 Years

DT ResearchDT Research, Inc. was founded in the cradle of Silicon Valley in 1995 by a group of forward thinking engineers and by 1998, had become the technical pioneer of the decade in mobile systems. Today, with their engineering teams, production sites, technical support systems, and distribution channels across the world, DT Research has expanded its offerings to include information appliances designed for almost every major vertical market.

Our Process

DT Research teams are present in key locations across the globe, working together to create compelling products that stretch the boundaries of innovation. Our software/hardware integration expertise, visionary design team, and practical engineering process allow us to implement technological advances rapidly, taking products from start to finish inside our company then delivering them to the world.

Our engineering teams in California and Asia take each concept and develop it, seeking ways to enhance each product beyond the specifications of the end user. Long life cycles eliminate constant technology refresh and retraining of IT staff. Each product we create is designed to be secure and reliable for long term support.

After parts are manufactured by our in-house team, each product is assembled to order, rigorously tested for capacity and resilience, and customized to meet the end user’s specific needs. Considering customer feedback, our engineers integrate continuous improvements on track with the latest technology advances to create systems that target projects in specific applications.

Our Products and Markets

DT Research offers cost effective, deployment-ready products to a range of vertical markets worldwide, including government and military, healthcare, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and finance. By combining fully integrated hardware options with robust software, users can more efficiently store, transfer, and collect data for increased productivity. Additionally, using our intuitive device management software, administrators can maintain and update multiple systems locally or remotely via secure networks.

DT Research is the proven partner for purpose-built computing and digital signage solutions. Whether you need a rugged tablet for extreme conditions or a medical computer solution to streamline patient care, we have the technology and the experience to deliver the ideal product to meet your needs.