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VDC: Demand for legacy WIndows platforms rapidly waning in rugged handhelds while Android gains traction
VDC Research issued a new report that analyses the approximately US$5 billion global rugged handheld and rugged smartphone market. VDC states that although a majority of available rugged handheld devices are still Windows-based, demand is rapidly waning for legacy Windows platforms such as Windows Mobile/Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Windows CE. Google’s Android continues to gain traction among enterprise users looking to leverage Android’s active app development ecosystem. Rugged OEMs are responding to the need to bridge the performance and functionality gaps with consumer mobile technology. Many are taking this OS shift as an opportunity to upgrade their aging portfolios. [See Taking Stock of the Rugged Handheld and Rugged Smartphone Product Portfolio] -- Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by chb

Tablet EX Gear offers ingenious tablet chest packs
Tablets are great and increasingly used in the field, but you can't just stick them in a pocket like a smartphone. Realizing that, the crafty folks at Tablet EX Gear are offering a variety of tablet chest packs designed not only to easily stow away a tablet, but also providing space for whatever gear and peripherals you want to take with, and to make using the tablet easier. Very clever. Almost everyone working with a tablet in the field needs this. [See the Tablet EX Gear site] -- Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by chb

Mobile Demand and Phantom Controls SAM present the next generation fire truck
Operating fire trucks used to be a very manual thing. But MobileDemand and the folks at Phantom Controls proved that you can teach old dogs new tricks. They retrofitted an old St. Louis fire truck with their SAM (Scene Apparatus Manager) automated fire pump system to open and close valves, set the pressure for the pressure governor, select intakes for water supply, and alert the crew if there are any problems. It allows the truck operator to focus on the crew, their safety, and instantly set or reallocate pressure where and how it's needed. The truck itself has a panel PC, the operator uses a MobileDemand xTablet T8650 rugged tablet PC with Phantom Controls SAM software. The system will be demonstrated at FDIC 2017, April 24-29 in Indianapolis. For a great video on how it works, see this Facebook video (184,000 views as of 4/24!!!). -- Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by chb

L-com launches new line of premium armored M12 cable assemblies
When rugged gear must be connected out there in the field, waterproof screw-on or bayonet M12-style connectors are often used instead of standard I/O ports. But what about the cable itself? Is it strong enough? To make sure it is, L-com Global Connectivity, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released a new line of armored M12 cable assemblies for use with industrial Ethernet, test equipment, I/O connectivity, sensors and actuators, and industrial control and factory automation. The inner cable jacket is resistant to oil, UV sun rays, weld splatter and is rated for 600V. Stainless steel armor protects the cable from damage and features 1,500 PSI of crush resistance. [See L-com media release] -- Posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 by chb

Unitech PA720 rugged Android handheld wins iF Design Award
Unitech announced that its newest Enterprise PDA, the PA720, has won the 2017 iF Design Award in recognition of its outstanding product design. At an awards ceremony held in Munich, the PA720 was selected by a panel of about 60 leading design experts as one of the winners of the top accolade. This year's competition saw a total of 5,500 products submitted from 59 countries. [See Unitech media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Unitech PA720] -- Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by chb

Juniper Systems Geode sub-meter GNSS receiver
Using modern positioning technology to determine location on the planet within two or three meters is incredible. But sometimes it's not good and accurate enough. That's where sub-meter accuracy comes in. In a recent Juniper Systems blog post, John Florio discusses their Geode sub-meter GPS receiver, a powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable GPS solution that works with Windows, Windows Mobile and Android devices. Geode can be mounted on a pole, in a pack, or held in your hand. The systems offers all-day battery life, optional GLONASS capability, and connects either via Bluetooth or wire. The Geode is also compatible with Juniper Systems Aspect software, and many other mapping applications available such as Esri Collector for ArcGIS, ArcPad, and more. [See Let’s talk Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver] -- Posted Monday, April 10, 2017 by chb

Lucas certifies Zebra TC51 Android Touch Computer for use with Lucas Move applications for voice picking and other warehouse functions
Lucas Systems, a provider of solutions for intelligent mobile work execution for warehouses and distribution centers, announced that it has certified Zebra Technologies’ TC51 rugged mobile handheld computer for use with Lucas Move mobile applications. The Zebra TC51 is the first Android-based industrial computer certified for Lucas Move, the mobile component of the Lucas Mobile Work Execution Solutions. Lucas Move guides users through their tasks using a combination of voice direction, speech recognition, visual user interfaces, barcode scanning, NFC and RFID. [See Lucas media release and RuggedPCReview's assessment of the Zebra TC51] -- Posted Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by chb

Xplore now ships rugged XSLATE D10 tablet with Android 6.0.1
Xplore Technologies announced its flagship Android rugged tablet, the 10.1-inch XSLATE D10, is now available with the upgraded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. With Android 6.0.1, battery life improves over 10%, lasting beyond full shifts, and up to 22 hours with an optional second battery. Marshmallow also brings several enhancements to the Android for Work and Voice Assist APIs, each may yield greater worker efficiency and application responsiveness. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by chb

Review: Getac T800 Gen 2 ultra-rugged Windows 10 tablet
The T800 is Getac's entry into the compact 8-inch rugged tablet market. Its footprint is just a little larger than that of an iPad mini, making it easy to carry around and stow almost anywhere. RuggedPCReview takes an extended look at this highly configurable, state-of-the-art Windows 10-based capacitive multi-touch tablet that can handle 6-foot falls and plenty of punishment. [See review of the Getac T800 Gen 2 ultra-rugged tablet] -- Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by chb

Panasonic’s new rugged 2-in-1 detachables reflect European market demand for hybrid mobile devices
Panasonic Europe notes that a new IDC whitepaper predicts that IT buyers will be equipping their mobile workforces with more detachable mobile devices in 2017. With an increased awareness of the need for data entry and content creation to improve productivity, the predicted screen size sweet spot for these devices will be displays of 12-13.3 inches. Which pretty much describes the recently introduced fully rugged 12-inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 and the semi rugged 12.5-inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2. Both are 2-in-1 detachables offering the best of both worlds with tablet and notebook functionality in a single business device. [See Panasonic media release] -- Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by chb

GCSS-Army Deploying 9,783 Getac F110 G3 Rugged Tablets
The Global Combat Support System branch of the U.S. Army (GCSS-Army) has ordered 9,783 Getac F110 G3 rugged tablets with docking stations. After a thorough vetting process, GCSS-Army determined the Getac F110 G3 would be the best new rugged tablet to replace several aging and outdated Army management information systems across tactical logistics environments within the Army’s Active and Reserve components as well as the National Guard. The Getac F110 G3 tablets will ultimately be used to capture UID data using its built-in barcode reader to provide unprecedented asset visibility. [See Getac media release] -- Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by chb

Full review 6th gen GammaTech DURABOOK SA14
The GammaTech DURABOOK SA14 is a modern semi-rugged laptop solution for customers who need more durability and ruggedness than consumer notebooks generally provide, but still at an affordable price. Now powered by Intel 6th generation "Skylake" processors, the impressively well-built SA14 convinces with very good performance, great battery life, a large display that works very well outdoors, and plenty of onboard I/O, all at a very reasonable cost. [See full review of the semi rugged GammaTech DURABOOK SA14] -- Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 by chb

Global tablet shipments below 40 million in Q1/2017
According to DigiTimes, global tablet shipments in Q1/2017 will be less than 40 million units for the first time since Q2/2012. For all of 2016, tablet shipments were 183 million units. -- Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by chb

RuggedPCReview blog: Are "mobile" sites really needed?
A few days ago I used one of the readily available website analysis tools to check RuggedPCReview.com. The resulting report gave me a stern "site not mobile-optimized" lecture. "Mobile-optimized," of course, refers to the fact that sites on the one-size-fits-all world wide web are being viewed on a very wide range of devices with a very wide range of screen sizes. And it is certainly true that viewing a webpage on a 27-inch display is a very different experience from viewing it on a 4.7-inch smartphone... [read blog article] -- Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 by chb

Getac expects revenues to grow strongly in second half of 2017
Digitimes reports that rugged PC manufacturer Getac Technology expects its revenues to decrease sequentially in the second quarter, and that shipping volume will grow strongly in the second half due to increased procurement orders. Getac currently is the second largest vendor in the rugged industrial PC market, holding a market share of 16-18%. Getac is looking to boost the market share to 30% in the next three years. -- Posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by chb

U.S. Navy awards Patriot Technologies. a large-scale rugged tablet contract for naval shipyards
Patriot Technologies announced a five-year blanket purchase agreement awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-Scott Field Office for the US Navy to procure rugged tablet computer designed by DT Research, a designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets. The US Navy selected the DT311 rugged tablets to deploy to personnel working at various shipyards for technical maintenance management, warehouse inventory control, field testing and training, and other field data operations. See media release] -- Posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by chb

Getac introduces MX50 5.7-inch secure, rugged Android tactical tablet for armed forces
Getac introduced its first rugged tactical tablet, built from the ground up, for combat-ready military forces, including dismounted warfighters, elite enforcement agencies and Special Forces military units. The Android-based, Intel x5-Z8350 powered 5.7-inch tablet is heavily ruggedized and will meet the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 computer security certification as well as the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) guidelines and Data-at-Rest (DAR) requirements. [See Getac media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Getac MX50] -- Posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by chb

Zebra study: 7 in 10 retailers will invest in IoT technologies to revolutionize customer experience
Zebra Technologies published the results of their 2017 Retail Vision Study. The study revealed that nearly 70% of retail decision makers surveyed are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT), and 65% plan to invest in automation technologies for inventory management and planogram compliance by 2021. This includes investment in mobile devices, kiosks and tablets to increase payment options, mobile point-of-sale, micro-locationing, big data predictive and software analytics for loss prevention and price optimization, and more. [See Zebra media release and one-page summary infographic] -- Posted Monday, March 6, 2017 by chb

Disruptive innovation?
In a recent Xplore blog, Bob Ashenbrenner postulates that "if you want to get things done, don’t let innovation (or tech) become disruptive." As we are continuously bombarded with new technology and pressure to rethink and innovate, do we perhaps focus too much on change and reinventing, and not enough on reaping the benefits from tried-and-true methods and technology? Good questions, and certainly something to think about. [See If You Want to Get Things Done, Don’t Let Innovation (or Tech) Become Disruptive (Part 1)] -- Posted Friday, March 3, 2017 by chb

Panasonic Europe announces Toughbook CF-33
Panasonic Europe introduced the Toughbook CF-33, a 2-in-1 device that the company calls a fully rugged detachable laptop. The Intel Kaby Lake-powered 12-inch CF-33 will be the replacement of the venerable Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 that, against rising competition, had ruled the rugged laptop roost for a good many years. [See Panasonic media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-33] -- Posted Monday, February 27, 2017 by chb

Zebra announces Q4 and full year 2016 financials
Zebra Technologies announced net sales of $942 million in Q4 2016 compared to $951 million in Q4 2015. Net income for Q4 2016 was $17 million, compared with a net loss of $28 million for Q4 2015. Full year 2016 sales were $3.574 billion in Q4 2016 compared to $3.65 billion in 2015. Net loss for 2016 was $137 million, compared with a net loss of $158 million in 2015. Of 2016 net sales, 65.2% came from the Enterprise division (i.e. the former Motorola Solutions enterprise division) and 34.8% from Legacy Zebra. In 2015, the split was 64.9 to 35.1%. Zebra CEO Anders Gustafsson said, "Zebra entered 2017 with an unmatched portfolio of innovative solutions, a solid backlog, and a healthy pipeline of opportunities to drive profitable sales growth." [See Zebra Q4 2016 financials] -- Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 by chb

Full review: Getac B300 ultra-rugged notebook computer
There are times when nothing but a full size, full function, tough and rugged notebook computer will do, and preferably one that isn't being restyled and redesigned every other year, because that needlessly obsoletes customer investment and equipment. The Getac B300 is one of those, one of the very few, and it's now in its sixth generation. RuggedPCReview conducted a full, detailed review of the now Intel Skylake-powered Getac B300. Performance has more than quadrupled compared to the original version, the super-bright, pushbutton-operated 1,400 nits backlight still dazzles, and yet the B300 remains completely compatible with every peripheral, dock and accessory ever made for it. [See full review of the Getac B300 ultra-rugged notebook computer] -- Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by chb

Full review: DT Research DT311H 2-in-1 enabled rugged tablet
Addressing three hot tablet trends all at once — larger screen, higher resolution, and 2-in-1 hybrid functionality — the DT Research DT311H figures to be a strong contender in the rugged tablet market. RuggedPCReview performed an in-depth analysis and review of the IP65-sealed, high-performance 11.6-inch DT311H tablet that can instantly provide full laptop functionality without the extra bulk and weight of a permanently attached keyboard. [See full review of the DT Research DT301S] -- Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by chb

Scan handle transforms rugged tablet into barcode scanning powerhouse
MobileDemand has designed a scan handle attachment for the new xTablet T8650 rugged tablet. The optional accessory snaps directly to the back of the device to enable fast and ergonomic barcode scanning using the rugged tablet’s built-in 2D barcode scanner. The Scan Handle, which connects via Bluetooth, is powered by a swappable battery, providing up to 90 hours of continuous use on a single charge. [See MobileDemand media release and watch xTablet T8650 Scan Handle demo video] -- Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 by chb

Sony develops next-gen camera image sensor for mobile devices
Interested in the future of cameras integrated into mobile devices? Sony just announced a new 3-layer stacked 21-megapixel CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones and the like. The sensor captures still images of fast-moving subjects with minimal focal plane distortion as well as 4k/60fps video and super slow motion movies at up to 1,000 frames per second. [See Sony media release] -- Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by chb

GammaTech to show rugged computers designed for healthcare professionals at HIMSS 2017
GammaTech announced the company will be partnering with Lund Industries to showcase their DURABOOK line of mobile rugged computer options for medical professionals at HIMSS 2017 in the Lund Industries booth, #3203. The HIMSS 2017 Annual Conference will take place February 19-23 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. GammaTech’s DURABOOK line of rugged computers will be mounted to Lund Industries’ DataCart products, resulting in state-of-the-art care carts ideal for use in medical situations such as telemedicine, behavioral health, stroke and nursing home use, where dependable technology can ensure that the professional’s attention will be focused on the patient. [See GammaTech media release] -- Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by chb

Handheld Group announces Algiz 8X rugged Windows tablet
Handheld Group announced their new Algiz X8 rugged Windows 10 tablet, designed for modern field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks. Powered by an Intel "Braswell" N3710 quad-core processor, the Algiz 8X has a bright (600+ nits) 1280 x 800 pixel 8-inch procap wet/glove-capable multi-touch display with active pen support, can handle extreme environmental conditions, and provides extensive onboard connectivity and a "backpack" system for custom features. [See Handheld media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Handheld Group Algiz 8X -- Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by chb

What happened in rugged computing 5 years ago: February 2012
February 2012 was a busy month in rugged computing! DAP opened a second US office and previewed their V1010 vehicle computer. Motion expanded its presence in the UK with a new Country Manager. Xplore reported their first-ever profitable quarter, Intermec posted $850 million in revenue for the year and launched the CV41 rugged forklift computer. Juniper added a HazLoc version of its Mesa, Psion a Neo handheld with UHF RFID, and Trimble introduced a new gen of its rugged Juno GIS handhelds. Android started to make a move: Harris introduced the RF-3590 rugged Android tablet, Motorola the LEX 700 mission-critical Android handheld, and and Winmate introduced the Android-based 4.3-inch E430M handheld. AMREL received a quality award, the US Air Force selected the Getac B300 for QEB fully rugged laptop category, and Panasonic reported on its 3,500+ unit Navistar Toughbook deployment. [See full January 2012 archive] -- Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by chb

Handheld Group upgrades ultra-rugged ALGIZ RT7 tablet
The Handheld Group announced it has upgraded its popular 7-inch Algiz RT7 rugged Android tablet to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and doubled RAM to 2 GB. These upgrades will also apply to the Algiz RT7 eTicket used in public transportation fare collection and ticket validation. Jerker Hellström, Handheld Group CEO, said that “Android 6.0 is a vast improvement over 5.1 for our enterprise customers, increasing data security and adding features designed specifically for mobile workforces employing Android. And the performance-enhancing RAM increase ensures our customers have the power they need for complex field tasks.” [See Handheld Group media release] -- Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by chb

Juniper launches economically priced dual-SIM, IP68 rugged 4.7-inch Android handheld
Juniper Systems has launched the Cedar CT5 rugged smartphone as a more powerful and technologically more advanced successor to its earlier CT4. The 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass 3-protected 8-ounce handheld runs Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" on a 2GHz Octa-core ARM Cortex A54 processor, has dual cameras (5 and 13mp), FCC-approved 2G/3G/4G LTE, 32GB Flash, microSD, PTT button, dedicated GPS, IP68 ingress protection, and a powerful 16 whr battery. [See description, analysis and specs of the Juniper Systems Cedar CT5 rugged handheld.] -- Posted Monday, January 30, 2017 by chb

Case Study: Handheld Group Algiz 10X emergency response system improves efficiency for ambulance workers
Sweden is improving its emergency healthcare efforts with Paratus, a modular solution built on Handheld's Algiz 10X rugged tablet. Swedish emergency responders are using the Algiz 10X emergency response tablet to send critical status updates to hospital workers as they happen, increasing emergency healthcare efficiency and improving patient outcomes. [Read Algiz 10X emergency response system improves efficiency for ambulance workers] -- Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017 by chb

Rugged computing experts offer economically priced, full-featured, field-ready IP68-sealed 7-inch Android tablet
Juniper Systems has released the Cedar CT7G rugged 7-inch Android 6.0 tablet to meet customer demand for a lower cost, ruggedized Android line that would serve as a more suitable alternative to fragile consumer devices for outdoor applications. Powered by the "world mode" quad-core MTK6735 platform, the IP68-sealed tablet targets geomatics industry and geospatial technology customers, and should be interesting to anyone seeking an economy-priced rugged Android tablet. [See description, analysis and specs of the Juniper Systems Cedar CT7G] -- Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by chb

Xplore Technologies expands worldwide service organization
Xplore Technologies announced that it has completed a significant expansion of its global support and service organization in line with its growing global customer base. Over the last 12 months, the company has added four new Service Depots, three new Authorized Service Providers, and more than 10 toll-free numbers to connect rugged tablet customers in every region with the Customer Care Center for technical support and warranty processing. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by chb

Full review: DT Research DT301S 2-in-1 enabled rugged tablet
2-in-1 enabled rugged Windows tablets are coming on strong, combining powerful, productivity-oriented tablet hardware with matching detachable keyboards designed for real work. RuggedPCReview performed an in-depth analysis and review of the DT Research DT301S, an IP65-sealed, Intel Skylake-powered 10.1-inch tablet that can instantly provide full laptop functionality without the extra bulk and weight of a permanently attached keyboard. [See full review of the DT Research DT301S] -- Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 by chb

Panasonic announced Android-based Toughpad FZ-A2
Over five years ago, Panasonic introduced their original Toughpad, the Android-based FZ-A1. The world wasn't quite ready for an iPad-sized rugged Android tablet at the time, but now it is. The new 10.1-inch full-HD, Intel Atom x5-Z8550-powered Toughpad FZ-A2 shares much with the tablet part of Panasonic's Windows-based 2-in-1 Toughbook CF-20, but in a lower-end configuration and running Android 6 Marshmallow. [See description, analysis and specs of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2] -- Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by chb

Full review: Juniper Systems Mesa 2 ultra-rugged Windows tablet
RuggedPCReview performed a detailed examination of Juniper Systems' Mesa 2, the company's first "full" Windows device, and found it to be a supremely competent, very configurable, Intel Bay Trail-powered 7-inch capacitive multi-touch tablet with a sharp, bright display, excellent battery life, and the kind of trust-inspiring ruggedness and sealing that means field workers won't have to baby their gear. The Mesa 2 is available in several versions, including barcode, RFID, GEO, and HazLoc. [See full review of the Juniper Systems Mesa 2] -- Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by chb

Panasonic releases 2-in-1 12.5-inch Toughpad FZ-Q2
Panasonic introduced the Windows-based 12.5-inch Toughpad FZ-Q2 as both an upgrade and enhancement to its prior Toughpad FZ-Q1, as well as a re-positioning of the platform to a 2-in-1 convertible/hybrid. As a member of Panasonic's family of enterprise-grade rugged tablet computers, the upgraded Toughpad Q2 thus further bolsters its position as a "pro" tablet with a larger display, extra features, and now 2-in-1 convertible functionality. [See description, analysis and specs of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2] -- Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017 by chb

Oregon Department of Transportation deploys DT Research purpose-built GNSS rugged tablets for construction projects
DT Research announced the successful deployment of DT391GS rugged GNSS tablets for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The DT391GS tablets with Intel Bay Trail dual-core processors are used as inspector positioning tablets with the critical hardware and software needed for line and grade determination on stakeless highway construction projects. “ODOT selected the DT Research tablet as it was the only device on the market that provided dual frequency GNSS in a rugged Windows based device,” Chris Pucci, Construction Automation Surveyor at the Oregon Department of Transportation. “The tablets have been very well received by our construction inspection personnel.” [See DT Research media release] -- Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by chb

Winmate announces M800 Windows Tablet PC for public safety, security, point-of-sale and vehicular applications
Winmate announced the M800BW, a compact, rugged, lightweight 8-inch Windows Tablet PC for public safety, security, point-of-sale and vehicular applications. Powered by a quad-core Intel "Braswell" Pentium N3710 chip, the M800 weighs just 2.4 pounds, offers capacitive multi-touch (including glove/rain.stylus modes), and can be mounted almost anywhere. Also available is a special expansion box that provides vehicle power, a DB9 serial port and CAN bus support. [See RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Winmate M800] -- Posted Thursday, January 5, 2017 by chb

Wacom's new Bamboo stylus with Active ES and Microsoft Pen support getting closer
There was a long period of time when the ubiquitous Wacom pen worked on every device with a Wacom digitizer in it, without a battery at all. But that was before the emergence of capacitive multi-touch drove even Wacom to come up with an active electrostatic pen, and before Microsoft bought the other major active pen technology, n-trig, and compatibility pretty much disappeared. However, Wacom now announced it is putting the final touches on a new stylus, developed under a licensing agreement with Microsoft, that will support both their own Active ES Pen protocol and the Microsoft Pen Protocols. Now add to that the Universal Stylus Initiative (see our report) and we're at a point where, overall, things are a bit confusing and perhaps less compatible than they ought to be. [See Wacom media release] -- Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by chb

U.S. Army orders thousands of Getac S410 semi-rugged notebooks for medical tracking system
The Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) product management team has placed an order for 3,750 Getac S410 semi-rugged notebooks. The notebooks will be used to help digitally capture medical treatment data in operational environments, enhance continuity of care, and enable a comprehensive lifelong electronic health record for Service members. MC4 selected the S410 semi-rugged notebooks as an integral part of its overall MC4 System for two reasons; its high performance and configurable feature set; and the long-standing relationship Getac has established as a trusted advisor to the organization. [See media release and RuggedPCReview's report on the Getac S410] -- Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by chb

Speed Demon Top 10: Rugged Tablets
By and large, performance matters in computers as much as it does in vehicles and a lot of other machinery and items we use in our daily lives. Performance, of course, isn't everything. Unless you're a race car driver and need so and so much performance to be competitive, the extra cost of the highest possible performance is a luxury rather than a necessity. What it boils down to is getting as much performance as is needed. That said, we love performance and so we're listing the "speed demons" among the rugged tablets we've tested over the past several years. Gold, Silver and Bronze galore. [See Speed Demon Top 10: Rugged Tablets] -- Posted Thursday, December 29, 2016 by chb

Getac expects rugged PCs to drive 2017 revenue growth
According to DigiTimes, Getac Technology chairman James Hwang aims to increase Getac's global market share for rugged industrial computing devices from the current 16-18% to 30% in three years. Hwang also indicated that half of Getac's rugged device revenue comes from US sales. And that Getac is supplying fiberglass plastic chassis to the world's top five notebook vendors (except Apple). [See DigiTimes article] -- Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by chb

ARBOR launches 8-inch Tablet POS with dual-OS platform
ARBOR Technology announced the availability of the ARBOR Gladius G0830, a versatile point-of-sales system solution combining the advantage of both mobile and fixed POS. Designed for retail, warehousing and hospitality, inventory management, payment processing, customer data gathering and staff tracking, the Gladius G0830 Gladius has a special that dock that provides MSR, chipcard, and smart card reading, as well as additional wired connectivity. The G0830 tablet can also used with an optional pistol grip that more than doubles battery capacity. The G0830 was selected for the Taiwan Excellence Award 2017, Computex Best Choice Award 2016 in the smart retail category in Taipei, and also won the Mobility for Business Award 2016 for the best terminal innovation in Paris. [See ARBOR media release and RuggedPCReview's assessment of the Gladius G0830] -- Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by chb

Enterprise Mobility and Explosion Protection: Keep Your Eyes Open When Shopping for Hardware!
With the ongoing quest for cost-effective productivity enhancing measures, there's an increase in demand for intrinsically safe mobile computing gear, the safe operation of which requires far more than mere certification documentation. Improper deployment can have life-threatening consequences, and ultimately the responsibility for proper use is with the user. [Read "Enterprise Mobility and Explosion Protection: Keep Your Eyes Open When Shopping for Hardware!" by Johannes Buhn of BARTEC] -- Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by chb

Zebra launches updated TC70x ultra-rugged handheld with either Android or Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise
Now that Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise is finally here to replace the old Windows Mobile/Embedded Handheld, industry leaders are starting to offer rugged handheld hardware that supports both of the operating systems. The latest example is Zebra's updated TC70x ultra-rugged touch computer. Newly equipped with hexa-core Snapdragon processors and a slew of tech enhancements, the 4.7-inch handheld with integrated industrial-grade scanner is targeted at various enterprise deployments. [See description, analysis and specs of the Zebra TC70x] -- Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by chb

Janam launches XG3 with Android
Janam Technologies announced that its XG3 rugged mobile computer is now available with Android, making for a secure, flexible and collaborative platform to help organizations work smarter and faster. The XG3 is a gun-shaped rugged mobile computer designed from scratch as a workhorse based on tried-and-true, yet technologically up-to-date, technology, and capable of handling substantial abuse on the job. The XG3's 3.5-inch screen is super-sharp (229 ppi), the gun-style form factor is optimal for many applications, and the XG3 is available with industrial-grade 1D or 1D/2D integrated scanning. The availability of Android adds a secure, rich and familiar user experience option that may well enhance productivity at the point of activity. [See Janam media release and Janam XG3 product page] -- Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 by chb

JLT Mobile selected by Poland's largest container facility
JLT Mobile Computers announced it has delivered 47 of its JLT VERSO+ 10 rugged mobile vehicle computers to the new T2 deep-water terminal at DCT Gdansk in Poland, the nation's largest container facility, and the only deep-water terminal in the Baltic Sea region. The rugged mobile vehicle computers, supplied by JLT partner Autepra, have been installed on Kalmar T2 terminal tractors. Running the Navis N4 Terminal OS, they are part of DCT's effort to open a second 650 meter deep-water berth at the T2 terminal, which will double the handling capacity of DCT Gdansk. [See JLT Mobile media release and JLT VERSO+ 10 product page] -- Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by chb

Full review: MobileDemand Cherry Trail-powered xTablet T8650 with Intel RealSense 3D camera system
MobileDemand has a long track record of offering new and interesting rugged tablet PC products, and the 8-inch Intel Cherry Trail-based xTablet T8650 is no different. It's a tough, handy and versatile Windows 10 tablet that — thanks to its Intel RealSense 3D camera system — can also be used as a pilot and test bed for bleeding edge 3D data capturing and manipulation technology. RuggedPCReview conducted a detailed analysis of the T8650 and its unique camera. [See full review of the MobileDemand xTablet T8650] -- Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by chb

Case study: Meat distribution company improves quality control in refrigerated storage facilities
Even small environmental changes can make an enormous difference when it comes to food preservation. For food distributors, a storage and transportation climate that's just one degree too warm or a few percentage points too dry can compromise the quality of deliverables — and impact revenue. Fridosa is Bolivia's largest meat-product exporter. Its offerings include cuts of meat, burgers, breaded meat, sausages and potato snacks. They chose the Handheld Group's Nautiz X3 to improve quality control in refrigerated storage facilities. [Read Turning a Cool Profit with Rugged Mobile Computers — A meat distribution company improves quality control in refrigerated storage facilities] -- Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by chb

Added: Fujitsu Stylistic V535 rugged Windows tablet
Fujitsu was among the tablet computing pioneers in the early 1990s, and remained a market leader with its innovative Point, PenCentra and Stylistic Tablet PC designs for many years. Their current rugged tablet offering is the Intel Bay Trail-powered 8.3-inch Stylistic V535 Windows tablet that features a very interesting expansion "shell" system as well as multi-modal input. [See RuggedPCRewview's description, analysis and specs of the Fujitsu Stylistic V535] -- Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by chb

MyScript's handwriting recognition SDK adds multimodal input
Pioneering handwriting recognition and digital ink management company MyScript announced the availability of the latest Software Development Kit. MyScript's SDK8 provides building blocks to develop Multimodal Input (MMI) solutions that combine superimposed handwriting together with a versatile keyboard input facility. Users can now independently write character, cursive or words on top of each other, all without changing device input modes. [See MyScript media release and watch multimodal input demo video] -- Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by chb

U.S. Army expands deployment of DT Research ultra-rugged tablets to third facility
DT Research announced the U.S. Army continues to expand the use of the DT311 series Ultra Rugged Tablets into additional army facilities to support training missions and other logistics. This is the third Rugged Tablet contract that the U.S. Army has awarded DT Research this year. "We are honored to have the U.S. Army choose our Rugged Tablets again," said Daw Tsai Sc.D., president of DT Research. "The U.S. Army has strict requirements for advanced durability, powerful computing, robust connectivity, and fully integrated data capture options for the Rugged Tablets they use. We are proud to meet these high standards and deliver a specialized tool that will serve the U.S. Army well in their diverse environments." [See DT Research media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the DT311 Series] -- Posted Monday, November 28, 2016 by chb

Review: faytech IP65-sealed capacitive 15" Touch PC
faytech's goal is to provide German quality and organization at pricing made possible through manufacturing in China. RuggedPCReview.com had a chance to analyze and test the 15-inch version of faytech's Intel quad-core Celeron J1900-powered IP65-sealed, fanless, high-bright, industrial-grade capacitive Touch PC. And we did a brief profile of this very interesting company. [See review of the faytech 15-inch Touch PC] -- Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by chb

BARTEC partners with Winmate to release HazLoc ATEX / IECEx Zone 1 and CID1-certified tablet
Electrical equipment operating in hazardous locations where flammable gases, vapors, or dusts occur must be designed so that it does not cause ignition or explosions. German BARTEC has been working with Winmate to create a line of rugged Windows tablets certified for use in Zone 2 and Zone 1 locations. The new sunlight-readable 10.1-inch, Intel Braswell-powered BARTEC Agile X IS tablet PC provides not only HazLoc ATEX / IECEx Zone 1 and CID1 certification, but also offers unique features such as built-in scanner, hot-swappable battery in HazLoc areas, direct USB access in Zone 1, and an expansion port system. [See BARTEC and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the BARTEC Agile X IS] -- Posted Friday, November 18, 2016 by chb

Xplore rugged Android tablet chosen for underwater vehicle HMI
Xplore Technologies announced that Strategic Robotic Systems (SRS) has exclusively selected the Xplore XSLATE D10 Rugged Tablet use in an intuitive Human Machine Interface to control its new hybrid FUSION underwater vehicle. FUSION was designed for mine countermeasure, explosive ordinance disposal and other military inspection tasks, as well as search and rescue or body recovery operations. [See Xplore media release and SRS FUSION page] -- Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by chb

Zebra introduces TC5 Series of enterprise-class touch computers
Zebra Technologies introduced the TC5 Series of "touch mobile computers." Looking like modern smartphones, the 5-inch capacitive touch Android-based handhelds bring industrial-grade scanning, enterprise-class durability, hexa-core Snapdragon 650 power, as well as as enhanced security to the table. Zebra offers configurations with or without Android for Work and the Google Mobile Services. [See Zebra media release and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Zebra TC5 Series] -- Posted Monday, November 14, 2016 by chb

Xplore reports their fiscal Q2/2017 financials
Xplore Technologies reported Q2 financials for its fiscal year 2017. Revenue was US$20.0 million compared to US$16.5 million in Q1/2017 and US$28.85 million for fiscal Q2/2016. Xplore reported a net loss of US$536,000 compared to a net income of US$403,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The revenue decrease compared to the same quarter last year resulted from softer sales in Europe and timing of customer shipments. Xplore chairman and CEO Philip Sassower said "Fiscal second quarter revenue increased 21% sequentially on rising shipments while operating costs declined significantly, placing Xplore firmly on track for profitability in the second half of this year." -- Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by chb

Getac V110 on TV hit series The Blacklist
It's always good to see rugged mobile technology in action in movies and on TV. The picture to the right shows a Getac V110 rugged convertible notebook used by the bad guys in Season 4, Episode 4 of NBC's hit series The Blacklist. Powered by Intel 6th generation "Skylake" processors and easily convertible from laptop to tablet, the powerful, versatile V110 helped the bad guys almost get away (hardly anyone ever gets away from the combined might of Raymond Reddington (James Spader) and the FBI. -- Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by chb

Panasonic upgrades Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows tablet
Panasonic announced it has updated its 10.1-inch Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows tablet. Initially introduced early 2013, Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-G1 was upgraded from Intel 4th generation "Haswell" to 6th generation "Skylake" processor technology. Now equipped with a 2.4GHz Core i5-6300U processor with Intel HD Graphics 520, the G1 also gets Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WiFi, solid state storage up to 512GB, and a water-proof digitizer pen. Battery life with the standard battery is now up to 14 hours. The FZ-G1 starts at US$2,899. -- Posted Monday, November 7, 2016 by chb

Quo Vadis, rugged handheld market?
Rugged handhelds are a roughly US$3 billion market that hasn't been growing as of late, initially because legacy Microsoft OS platforms were stranded, then because of uncertainty over Android, and now over uncertainty on whether to go with Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise (whew! what a name!) or Android. Microsoft's vision of universal apps hasn't taken off as of yet, and there's increasing competition from inexpensive and increasingly better sealed smartphones. VDC Research published a new report on overall market opportunity for rugged handheld devices that can shed some light on things, both challenges and opportunities. [See executive brief of VDC's The Global Market for Rugged Handheld Computers and Smartphones for Line-of-Business Application -- Posted Friday, November 4, 2016 by chb

SMART High Reliability Solutions announces HRS-M1 highly ruggedized MLC Solid State Disks
SMART High Reliability Solutions — which specializes in ruggedized, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives for defense, aerospace and industrial markets — announced its HRS-M1 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The HRS-M1 is packaged in a high strength, industrial enclosure to protect it from harsh elements. It's MIL-STD-810-tested for shock and vibration at extreme operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C. The HRS-M1 can handle operation at altitudes up to 80,000 feet, and comes in capacities up to 1.92 TB. [See Smart HRS media release] -- Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by chb

Full review: ARBOR Gladius G0830 POS System
ARBOR's Gladius G0830 is a flexible, innovative Intel Cherry Trail-powered fanless 8-inch tablet and dock system for restaurant point-of-sale, retail and warehousing deployments, or even emerging IoT applications. Closely integrated with a multi-function dock and an optional pistol grip for scanning operations, the Gladius G0830 supports both Windows 10 and Android. [See full review of the ARBOR Gladius G0830] -- Posted Monday, October 31, 2016 by chb

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View all 34 issues of David MacNeill's Newton Notes column covering the Apple Newton MessagePad between 1993 and 1999.
Pen Computing has a special section on Sharp's competent, yet ill-fated US Zaurus K-PDA experiment plus news on the new SL-5000.
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In early 1995, our intrepid vertical market editor, Dom Giangrasso, wrote this essay on his personal love affair with pen computers.
Archives of some older issues of Pen Computing Magazine are online.

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Pen Review Oldies: Mid 1990s
AMS MediaPro (1995)
Casio PA-100A (1995)
WalkAbout Hammerhead 586 (1995)
IBM ThinkPad 360PE (1995)
IBM ThinkPad 730TE (1995)
Panasonic JT-900PT (1995)
Badger GT-486N (1996)
Casio DT-900 (1995)
Texas Micro Hardbody PC (1996)
IBM Sure Point (1996)
Inforite Phoenix (1995)
Motorola Forte (1995)
PenRight! for Windows (1995)
Motorola Forte (1995)
Telxon PTC-1134 (1995)
Zenith CruisePad (1995)
Bandai Pippin (1996)
Epson EHT-400 (1996)
Husky FC-486 (1995)
Itronix X-C 6000 (1996)
M3i PCMOBILE 486 (1996)
Norand Pen*Key 6100/6600 (1995)
Symbol PPT-4600 (1995)
The TelePad 3 Approach (1995)
Recognition by Papyrus (1996)
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