Top 10 Reasons to Gift Your Business a Rugged Tablet

rugged-tablets-and-the-hospitality-industry-2Your company deserves a holiday gift, one that will keep giving for many years by improving workflow, productivity, and accuracy. Here are ten reasons a purpose built rugged tablet could be the ideal gift for your business, help kickstart the holiday season, and get 2019 off to a great start.

  1. Utility companies can become more efficient during outages, when weather causes downed power lines or there are transformers to be checked. A crew that can stay in close contact via rugged tablet can get to prioritized areas quickly and work together to restore service.
  2. Retail outlets can service customers directly on the floor with rugged tablets, checking inventory and finalizing sales with card swipe payment and signature capture options to reduce holiday lines.
  3. Restaurants can also speed up every process, from seating to ordering to refills to paying the tab, with rugged tablets in the waitstaff’s hands. Extra items can be offered on the spot and gift cards sold without the need for an extra wait.
  4. Logistics becomes simpler whether you run a courier or traditional delivery service, with fast driver to headquarters updates and the ability to use connected tablets for everything from delivery confirmation to route planning in heavy holiday traffic.
  5. Manufacturing can be streamlined and sped up with rugged tablets on the warehouse floor, and packaging and shipping is faster and easier with rugged tablets helping to track inventory and shipments when order volume hits seasonal highs.
  6. Extreme weather is no problem for a rugged tablet, making them ideal for outdoor environments. GNSS capability can drive surveying and construction along, providing the ability for everyone involved in a project to see updated blueprints in real time.
  7. Medical clinics and offices can use purpose built tablets to manage and streamline patient care, from check-in to patient file updates to safeguarding sensitive data.
  8. Business owners and entrepreneurs across various service industries (such as landscaping, contractors, and pool maintenance) can use a rugged tablet to schedule appointments track inventory, take payments, capture signatures, and more. It’s a single device that allows a company to run at maximum productivity.
  9. Municipal managers can utilize tablets to keep office staff connected with field workers and help create smarter solutions for their cities.
  10. Law enforcement and emergency services can utilize purpose built vehicle mounted tablets to improve communication in the field, and even pair tablets with drone technology for search and rescue, crash site clearance, or fire management.

Rugged tablets sit at the leading edge of technology There are multiple choices when it comes to specifications and options meaning the tablet can be customized perfectly for your organization, company, or small business.

Selecting a Rugged Tablet from DT Research

Which Industry Verticals are Adopting Tablet Tech the Fastest and WhyIf you are in the market for rugged tablets, finding the best option may seem like a maze of too many – or too few – choices. At DT Research, we simplify the process with our product configurator. Starting from our wide selection of rugged tablets, GNSS tablets, medical tablets, all-in-one computers and other solutions, you can narrow down your product specifications and determine which optional modules you need to create the ideal device for your intended purpose.

Medical Verticals

If you need a medical tablet, anti-bacterial exteriors and hot-swappable batteries can be near the top of your must-have list. Also convenient are scanner options – barcode or RFID – which allow patient wristbands, medications, and other important items to be instantly recognized and logged. Card scanners can also be used to allow access to patient data while maintaining privacy, and mountable options can add to the ease of portability for staff on long shifts.

Military Deployment

Being able to rely on a rugged device in the field can mean the success of a critical mission. Rugged tablets from DT Research are built to military specifications, to withstand temperature changes, vibration, moisture, dust, and more. Choose from a wide range of scanners, cameras, connectivity options like Wi-Fi, broadband, and Bluetooth, and screen size that matches your specific needs. CAC readers keep sensitive information safe and efficiently allow varying levels of access as required. Ask about blackout options for emergencies, and remote wiping in case of theft or loss of a tablet.

Government and Utilities

City, county and state governments can use rugged tablets for everything from smart city planning to managing field employees. Look for tablets with multiple options for data entry, such as detachable keyboards, digital pens, and even fingertip writing on a touch capacitive screen. Inquire about card readers and camera options for quick data capture and information transmission between field workers and headquarters.

Supply Lines, Retail and Hospitality

Warehouses, transportation, and logistics require tablets that are sturdy, portable, and able to effectively manage inventory tracking on the go as well as delivery confirmation. Ask about EMV card reader options and secure signature capture, as well as RFID readers and barcode scanners to track everything from shipments to clientele. Retail outlets, cruise ships, movie theaters and car rental services can all benefit from having the right kind of tablet, whether you need to speed up service at the drive through line or scan pallets on a moving shipping container.

DT Research provides a full range of customizable tablets with the ability to design and launch a full complement of devices tailored to your organization’s needs. Explore the product configurator today.

 

DT Research Rugged Tablets: Comprehensive. Customized. Complete.

Commercial-Mobile-Tech-Jumps-to-Military-Deployment-with-Rugged-Tablets (2)When you are looking for a rugged tablet that is just right for your company, organization, business, or government agency, look no further than DT Research. Our line of tablets is designed with more options, more paths to customization, and more industry specific possibilities than the competition; instead of just two or three base models, we have over a dozen, with specialization for multiple industries.

Government, Retail, Hospitality, and Logistics

The DT311 rugged tablet is ideal for government, military, and utility use, featuring IP65 and MIL-STD-810G and 461F certifications, an integrated 11” capacitive touchscreen, and a high-performing, energy-efficient Intel® processor. Options include mobile broadband, 4G LTE/AWS, Wi-Fi, long-range Bluetooth, 5 megapixel camera (front and/or back), a 2D barcode scanner, and a U-blox M8 GNSS module. The durability and portability of this tablet means reliable operation in harsh, mission critical environments.

Ten other rugged tablet models ranging in screen size from 7 inches up to 14 inches provide the ideal size for any use, and allow law enforcement and fire service to better serve communities with devices customized for integration in their direct vertical. Durable tablets with RFID and barcode scanners make retail, hospitality and logistics verticals run more smoothly and improve customer experience.

Construction, Crash Site Reconstruction, and Search and Rescue

The DT301T-TR rugged tablet is perfect for construction and utility crews, featuring a large and 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 pixels, 800 nits high-brightness capacitive touch display and a fast, efficient Intel 6th Generation Core i processor. A high-end Hemisphere P307 GNSS module and built-in back camera deliver superlative results in the field. Hot-swappable battery packs keep crews moving without interruption, and a smart card reader makes it easy to gain access at appropriate levels to maintain security on and off site.

The smaller, 7 inch DT372AP-TR provides the same great level of service with a smaller, more portable exterior which can be pole mounted for stability. Tablets can be used in tandem with drones for crash site reconstruction and faster clearing of roads, and for search and rescue operations in unfavorable terrain.

Medical Services

The DT313H-MD and DT313C-MD have a large 13.3″ Full-HD capacitive touch screen, and features the speedy, effective and energy cognizant Intel 5th Generation Core i7 processor. A full-slot smart card reader, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth makes data access efficient and optimizes staff workflow, while anti-bacterial surfaces help keep patients safe. Additional options include a 3D RealSense Intel camera, various barcode readers and scanners, and multiple data entry options including a digital pen and detachable keyboard for speed and accuracy in fast-moving situations whether in an ambulance or an emergency room.

With nearly unlimited possibilities for customization, DT Research rugged tablets provide the perfect device for the precise job at hand, from the warehouse to the railway, and from the base camp to the front lines.

Benefits of Rugged Tablets for Logistics and the Supply Chain

BLOG 1 Five-Logistics-Verticals-that-Need-Rugged-Tablets-TodaySimplifying logistics is an ongoing challenge faced by packaging, warehousing, and transportation companies, with speed and accuracy being top priorities and customer expectations continually tightening. Hand off and deliver windows continue to narrow, and logistics operators need high-tech, purpose built devices to manage, especially in holiday season when everything reaches fever pitch.

Handheld out-of-the-box and consumer grade data devices don’t allow for the customization and module implementation required to create true solutions for logistics. Durability, connectivity, and usability falter in the face of harsh environments and the demands of fast paced inventory systems and rush orders. Rugged tablets bring a variety of options to the table in the form of real-time connectivity and integration with existing systems to streamline processes and keep the supply chain moving.

Packaging facilities, warehouses, loading bays, shipping venues and highways or railways are all rugged environments that need devices with the strength and resistance to keep working even after dust, moisture, vibration, or impact takes place. Rugged tablets move seamlessly from a warehouse workers’ hands to the truck drivers’, and can be passed off at check points and used to check inventory and delivery expectations all along the suggested route.

The right match of software and hardware combined with a wide range of optional modules makes rugged tablets the ideal device for jobs on the supply line. Data capture can be achieved with a detachable keyboard for traditional entry; via a touch screen with a digital pen or fingertip, or via barcode, RFID, or image based scanning that delivers accuracy and verifiability in a single step.

A package, pallet, or shipment can be tracked from warehouse to final destination with the help of a portable tablet. Each device can be made capable of being mounted at the packaging floor, on a forklift, or in a truck with ease and speed, and the tablet can go portable on demand for checkpoints and hand-offs. Signature capture, payments, and shipment or package release are simplified with card scanner options and digital secure signature features that make handing off and verifying delivery and / or payment confirmation a snap.

Mapping both at an in-warehouse level or on the road is also simplified with rugged tablets. Directions for shipment and delivery can be appended at time of order, even for customized shipments, and items added and ticked off until the entire order is assembled and ready to go – or delays and backorders marked and shipments direct from third parties registered to keep the entire order on track and customers notified about the tracking process.  For time sensitive deliveries around the holidays, there’s no better way to keep customers apprised and satisfied than with rugged tablets in the supply line.

Rugged Tablets Streamline Warehouse and Logistics Operations

Rugged-Tablets-and-Your-Supply-Chain-the-Logistical-ApplicationsRugged tablets are ideal for use in warehouses and logistics operations thanks to superior software, durable hardware, and a myriad of customization options. Their mobility, connectivity, mounting options and more make them an excellent solution for workflows that span entire supply lines from manufacturing to delivery

What Makes a Tablet Warehouse and Logistics Friendly?

Rugged tablets need several key features to be work well in supply line environments. From overall quality, processing speed, durability, and weather resistance to functionality, potential customization, portability, wireless capability, and optimal GPS quality, purpose built rugged tablets provide all the things sought by many companies that seek to manage warehouse and logistics routines.

Rugged tablets from DT Research have multiple benefits for supply line compatibility, including:

  • High quality, fully integrated reliable components and long battery life with multiple options for charging and swapping of units

  • A range of display sizes from 7 inches to 14 inches, with touch screen capability and adaptable indoor / outdoor readable displays

  • Wireless functionality, GPS options, security features and signature capture

  • Camera availability, bar code scanners and RFID readers

  • Impact, weather and temperature resistance

  • Competitive pricing and obsolescence resistant device life expectancy

The tablet can be fixed on a mount or carried by hand through a warehouse, gathering, storing, and transmitting information as needed.  From the time an item, box, pallet or truckload of product arrives until the moment it leaves the warehouse, it can be tracked, identified, registered, inventoried, labeled, and deployed readily with real time updates sent to all record keeping devices on the network.

Workers on the warehouse floor can scan codes bar or RFID codes, take instant images of items that require repackaging or document damaged goods, verify physical locations to update inventories, and share information with management or dispatch to streamline shipping expectations and keep the supply chain running at optimal efficiency.

Logistics can be effortlessly connected into the manufacturing and packaging systems processes, to better plan delivery schedules and meet seasonal needs. Incoming and outgoing shipments can be seamlessly recorded and automatic images taken of invoice numbers, security seals, and documentation to make all gathered data easier to verify and less prone to errors.

Rugged tablets can be mounted in supply chain transport, passed along with a shipment, returned to the warehouse, or carried by hand from loading bay to truck to delivery point and back again. Their usefulness and value to the supply chain cannot be overstated.