Construction Contractors Can Now Leverage BIM With Rugged Tablets

Using-Handheld-and-Mounted-Rugged-Tablets-for-ConstructionBuilding Information Modeling is one way that design firms are able to deliver projects on time and within budget – but in contrast, construction firms have been slow to adopt leveraging BIM in the field. This is mostly because keeping the BIM updated and accurate can be a slow, lengthy process requiring extra man hours from already overworked staff or the input of hired-in specialists with equipment capable of the task of assessing as-built project states and updating the BIM for the project to move forward.

The effort required to keep the BIM updated in order to accurately reconcile field changes, track and rectify errors, arrange equipment substitutions and acquiesce to scope changes demanded by the owner has simply been too time consuming. However, newly developed rugged tablets equipped with 3D scanners and software can now be deployed to provide survey-grade positioning accuracy in instantly captured data that is then delivered digitally.

Best of all, this process can be accomplished by non-specialists – a broad range of construction workers may now use the durable, effective, simple to operate mobile devices in the field. By documenting the as-built state of a project, the BIM can then be kept current, and all of its advantages and benefits leveraged to keep the project rolling forward:   

Specialists not Required

While professional surveyors are still needed to establish survey control networks, the subsequent as-built documentation can be completed by construction workers with basic training in the use of the 3D RealSense camera equipped tablet to improve efficiency and shorten schedules.

Single Device Data Capturing and Geo-Referencing

3D point cloud data and HD images are easily captured and shared for better coordination with subcontractors. Captured data can be integrated with CAD, BIM traditional survey, and tripod-based laser scanning. The user can also generate georeferenced, high-resolution photographs without switching devices.

Precision Measurement Accuracy

Using rugged tablets with 3D RealSense camera and software coupled with Real Time Kinematics from GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO satellites, even non-specialist workers can quickly and effectively generate sub meter accuracy to centimeter level accuracy measurements in real-time. This is particularly important for construction in areas with underground utilities.

Construction contractors who use rugged tablets with 3D technology for BIM can deploy non specialist workers to generate high accuracy measurements in the field, capture data and display or transmit it in various formats, simplify retrofitting, and mitigate risks for their men in the field and their stockholders in the boardroom. It’s the next big positive change for the construction industry.

Versatility of the Medical Tablet Cart System

Medical Tablet Cart SystemsThe medical tablet cart system has been a giant step forward for emergency rooms, hospitals, and urgent care clinics, providing a continuity of care that is unmatched when it comes to mobility and efficiency. Increased professionalism and better patient outcomes occur when healthcare workers have the tools they need.

Integration with existing patient records systems means electronic health records (EHRs) are easier to review, update, and transmit seamlessly, providing any necessary information available to all members of a patient team and making it easier than ever to catch errors before they impact patient care.

Visual Output

Images and other data can be shared with patients using bedside viewing, allowing even complex charts and scans to be explained in detail with visual aids. Signatures, acknowledgments, waivers, and authorizations can be effectively completed on the spot without the need for a specific terminal or handheld option.

Flexibility

Integrated hot swappable batteries permit continual use which can be crucial to continuity of care, while additional features like touch screens, finger or stylus writing, and an RFID or smart card reader deliver a seamless work experience for healthcare professionals.

Mobility

The medical tablet cart’s mobility allows it to be easily relocated with patients from ward to ward, room to room, or floor to floor, which is particularly helpful when sending a patient for scans or tests and results can be keyed in in real time by technicians and specialists can review on the fly with real-time updates between the tablet and the rest of the medical facility’s system.

Privacy

A medical tablet cart can be wheeled rapidly and without fear ofs are given the best possible tools to do their job. A medical tablet cart has a small footprint and is lightweight so it can be efficiently moved and utilized, and eliminates tablets being misplaced or not used due to low battery power. It also improves staff mobility as the tablet can be used with or without the cart.

The power of medical tablet cart systems can enhance every step of the patient care process, in the following important ways:

Record Keeping

upsetting down crowded hospital hallways and parked unobtrusively by a patients bed when needed. Teams of healthcare professionals can work in tandem on a patient’s care since the information can be securely shared within their network and the patient’s private data protected.

Medical tablet carts are transforming the hospitals of today into the healthcare centers of the future, where care is highly individualized and synced perfectly through the entire system for excellent patient outcomes and professional satisfaction.

Don’t Fool Around with the Security of Your Business

Rugged-Tablets-–-Where-Mobility-Meets-SecurityWhen it comes to mobile, digital devices used in the healthcare, military, federal and state government offices, city planning, and utilities industries, safety and security are paramount. Rugged tablets can provide you with these important features, keeping data on lock down even if a tablet is misplaced or stolen, and allowing access only to approved personnel.

Healthcare companies have enormous databases filled with deeply personal data which must be protected as dictated by federal law. Healthcare workers need mobile, easy to use devices to safely share patient data and preserve their rights to privacy.

Military missions require security of data as a critical measure for base bound service members and those in the field. Rugged tablets are durable enough to be used anywhere, and secure enough to keep mission critical information under wraps.

Federal and state, and city government offices are often on tight budgets, yet are expected to maintain fully professional digital security and operational efficiency within their spending cap. Fortunately, rugged tablets can help fulfill these needs with integrated hardware-software encryption capabilities that can protect against data vulnerabilities when outside of a closed network.

Utilities industries require durability, security, and stability from devices that may need to be carried into harsh environments. Line workers can depend on rugged tablets for secure transmission of proprietary data to effect swift decision making in the field.

Additional benefits of using rugged tablets include additional safety and security features such as:

  • Card readers that allow access on a specified basis depending on card owner permissions, and Lock Down mode to allow for media blackouts if required
  • Wipe feature for situations when a tablet is lost or stolen, to permanently eradicate private data, and the ability to remotely disable the scanner/camera/radio/antenna
  • Windows 10 IOT OS with advanced security features, Device Guard enterprise hardware, and a TPM 2.0 support to deliver a trusted platform module
  • An encrypted SD card slot to allow sensitive information to be kept siloed

Rugged tablets protect various levels of government organizations, all branches of the military, multiple public utilities, first responders such as police, EMTs, fire and search & rescue services, and other field teams. Efficient guarding against data loss or theft and unwanted image transmission can provide security for many agencies concerned about hacking or data breaches.

In contrast to typical off-the-shelf consumer grade tablets – or worse, BYOD smartphones – rugged tablets provide the security required for all of these industries to be capably protected.

 

Military Mobility Demands Purpose Built Devices with Built In Security

Local Government Security - How do you Protect your Data with Rugged TabletsRugged tablets provide the best option for successfully achieving a variety of military driven goals, including protecting vital data and safeguarding troops deployed in response to in-theater conflicts. Mobile devices for military use have to be military strong – both when it comes to physical construction and in regard to resistance to  security breaches.

The success of training exercises, peace-keeping missions and reconnaissance operations as well as routine logistics and supply chain maneuvers require real-time data access in order for leaders to receive crucial, time-sensitive intelligence, make informed decisions, and initiate actions that are swift and sure, informed by the latest and most accurate information available.

Purpose built, mobile tablets that are resistant to extreme conditions are vital to the success of our troops in the field. DT Research rugged tablets are created with the requirements of the military in mind, providing trusted solutions for the dual challenges of harsh operating environments and the utmost need for secure communications and data transfer.

DT Research has become a trusted solution provider for multiple military branches, delivering tablets that match powerful computing with durable housing that meets military standards across the board. Our military grade rugged tablets provide MIL-STD-810G, and have been tested for IP65 compliancy using real world situational testing to ensure our troops don’t experience loss of the all-important ability to maintain communication and data gathering activity during a crucial mission.

Each tablet is designed to:

  • Retain compatibility with other military technology systems, while securely storing and transmitting mission critical data via secure networks and resisting harsh environmental challenges like moisture, dust, and vibration
  • Protect both information and valuable personnel in real time situations, with media blackout options for sensitive data and the ability to remotely wipe tablets completely in case of loss
  • Provide new ways to streamline the ongoing transition into modern military requirements when it comes to mobile devices, and train both new recruits and veteran service members for a cohesive tech experience

Data defense is key in today’s cyber, ground, sea, and air strategies. A mobile computing solution capable of providing real time, mission critical support is vital at sea, in the air, and on the ground.  We believe all military service members should be equipped with devices that won’t fail them in the line of duty, and that’s why we create trusted rugged tablets that are strong enough to be carried and utilized by the best and bravest.

DT Research POS Tablets Provide Higher Service Levels for Hospitality and Retail

6-advantages-of-rugged-tablets-for-restaurant-operations-2The POS tablets from DT Research feature incredibly powerful processing power in lightweight, easy to carry and durable forms. These slim 8 inch and 10 inch tablets combine trusted software with the latest hardware to deliver technological capability that shines in hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality venues.

DT Research POS Rugged Tablets provide the following features:

  • LED-backlight screen with capacitive touch – choose from 8” (DT318CR, perfect for one handed carry in fast paced restaurant settings) or 10” (DT310CR, ideal for larger screen needs in hotel back ends for floor and room management)
  • Intel® AtomTM processor – the high performance with low power consumption is designed for fast loading and action completion on the floor and off
  • Operational time is bolstered with long lasting batteries – which can be swapped on the fly for more floor life and no need to switch tablets between shifts
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise or Android 8.1 operating system provides a familiar system and a short learning curve for new employees who can be trained swiftly and efficiently in the use of the technology
  • Optional EMV® Chip-and-Signature card reader allows for POS actions on the floor or in the room, allowing fast processing and verification through all major payment gateways
  • Optional camera, magnetic stripe reader, and 2D barcode scanner to allow multiple points and routes of data capture and transmission

Restaurant Uses:

Slim, portable DT318CR tablets with extra batteries can be recharged on the fly, with no need to go through several tablets per shift. Parties and tabs can be tracked from the bar to table seating or al fresco dining and back again. These POS tablets are rugged and can withstand harsher conditions and drops in the sand or on concrete. Multi-functionality allows the tablet to be used by a server until closing than handed off to back end staff for inventory and all data can be integrated for clear reporting.  

Hotel Uses:

Slightly larger DT310CR tablets with more screen space can be utilized to review maps of the hotel and identify rooms in need of service, empty rooms, booking confirmations, and more. The camera option can also help afford accountability for room service with visual confirmation added to data input whether the bar needs restocking or for maintenance issues.

Handheld POS tablets easily convert to stationary POS terminals when docked in the cradles, allowing for several fixed points on a busy restaurant floor, or the ability to track floor by floor in hotel settings. Tablets also include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integration to ensure real time communication and hands free operation can be instituted for ease of use and higher productivity. From the restaurant floor to the hotel room door, rugged tablets are changing the face of hospitality for the better.