Moving Shipping Logistics to New Dimension

Whether working in a large warehouse or shipping a single product, knowing the dimensions of packages is important to the bottom line. It’s imperative that package and pallet measurements are recorded accurately and efficiently.

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Rugged Tablets to Manage Asset Checkouts by Staff

Theme parks, theatres, and movie sets require their employees to check out costumes and assets required to do their job; those assets need to be tracked and managed as they are used and returned to ensure none are lost. Mismanagement of costumes and assets could be expensive to replace if they are lost, costing the company thousands per year and time to replace items.

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Using 3D Rugged Tablets for Accident Investigation Training

Imagine an innovation that could allow first responders to examine accident sites safely. What if they could examine the damage of an event from a distance? This could allow them the time and strategy for when they do step on site. This will potentially limit accidents that could take place as a result of going in blind. Below are the ways the use of drones and rugged tablets could make first responders’ lives less risky.

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Rugged Tablets for Tracking Deployment to Crisis Situations

Rugged tablets are the dependable solution for National Guard deployments.

The National Guard is the nations most diverse branch of the military with the capability of being deployed both domestically and internationally. In times of crisis where communities need help, they are ready to step in and provide aid where it is needed. When the National Guard is called to duty it is almost always in an emergency situation whether it be for natural disaster relief, search and rescue missions,  to distribute supplies such as in communities hit by COVID-19 and many other challenging situations where trained personnel are needed for the difficult situations.

2020 has brought on many challenges globally and has presented the world with new needs as it pertains to crisis situations. When the pandemic first hit, military personnel were deployed to sites where outbreaks of COVID were spreading fast to set up mobile testing sites, disperse food and key supplies, clean common spaces, and provide labor for call centers. The National Guard was there to aid during a time we needed dependable service in areas heavily affected.

The deployment of rugged tablets aids the National Guard in their efforts both domestically and internationally, making their job easier and streamlining communication and internal processes. Rugged tablets are built with durability in mind, to withstand the challenges in almost any setting and operate in difficult situations where they are called to respond. Rated IP65, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461F, rugged tablets are tested and certified to withstand the harshest conditions they may be used in. From extreme weather conditions such as extremely hot or below freezing temperatures, heavy wind and rain, dusty or sandy environments, the tablets will continue to work and get the job done.

Rugged tablets are portable and provide reliable mobility no matter where they are deployed. They can be used to track supply distribution, manage inventory, mark people as safe in a natural disaster and much more. They can be used in an office setting or in the field and are lightweight so they can be carried all day in the field if needed. As data is entered into a tablet, anyone with access to the network can view the information being entered in real-time, thus improving communication among team members who need to gain insight and access to data quickly in order to make real-time decisions.

Three Benefits of Rugged Tablets for National Guard Deployment

  1. Capacitive Touchscreen
    The touchscreen provides convenience and mobility for entering data and information into the tablet. Members of the National Guard can easily type or scan the information by using this touchscreen in the field to process people or data quickly. This is especially helpful for response to natural disasters or distribution of supplies or vaccines. The capacitive touchscreen also has a backlit screen that can be used in direct sunlight to brighten the screen during day use, and a dimmer that reduces the screens brightness during use at night.

  2. Built-in Wi-Fi
    Native Wi-Fi capabilities enable users to boost communication built directly into the tablet. This allows the use of Wi-Fi no matter where the tablet is being used, so that there is consistent communication, tracking and backing up of information in real-time. Thus enabling users to receive fast and timely information pertinent to the responsibilities in the field. Should a plan shift or change, members in the field can be alerted quickly so a new course of action can be taken.

  3. Hot-Swappable Batteries
    Rugged tablets for the National Guard are designed and manufactured with long-lasting hot-swappable batteries, leaving no downtime in the field or between shifts. This means that when a rugged tablet battery is running low, it can be swapped in real-time without the tablet shutting down during the process. This means all information is kept safe and there is no shutting down and rebooting the computer during critical missions. Hot-swappable batteries are the difference between continuing to work through the mission or having to take a break to reboot during critical times.

Rugged tablets are the dependable solution for National Guard deployments. No matter the mission, our tablets are there to answer the call of duty, whether the task is big or small. Aiding members of the National Guard to help make their job and field responsibilities a little easier when it matters most.

The Future of Manufacturing in the New Normal How Technology Investments Will Help Companies Survive

The manufacturing industry has been forever changed with the challenges faced in 2020 and no reprieve in sight soon, which is not necessarily a bad thing. With the onset of COVID-19 the manufacturing industry has been forced to review internal processes, embrace technology and improve training for staff. Along with the challenges have come changes that will forever enhance and improve manufacturing as we know it.

As we prepare for 2021, manufacturing companies continue to plan for their needs to adopt to this new way of business. Technology enables manufacturing companies to keep up with the demand and the constant changes, by improving real-time communication with employees, improved tracking, and simplifying daily operations.

Rugged tablets built for manufacturing are leading the way as an innovation in technology that makes a big impact on the bottom-line. Rugged tablets are built for demanding environments with durability that stands up to vibrations, extreme weather climates, and dusty or dirty conditions. Rugged tablets for manufacturing also improve internal process flow with real-time communication and enhanced inventory tracking.

Real-time Communication

No longer do teams in varying divisions need to wait for a report to be filed, paperwork to cross their desk, or another team member to create a report. When departments and employees are equipped with rugged tablets, the information entered into the tablet is documented and updated in real-time allowing for other team members to have access to it immediately.

In the past, work has been slowed down while employees wait on another team member to file a report, upload a document to the computer system or analyze inventory. The wait is now over, rugged tablets for manufacturing improve communication among the various divisions.

A person on the floor can utilize a rugged tablet on the floor to submit their daily report or update inventory of a specific issue, once the data is entered, a team member from shipping can access the information and begin scheduling the shipment. Thus, improving internal efficiency.

RFID Scanning

Products need to quickly be scanned and moved along the production line or into quality control. RFID and barcode scanning directly from a rugged handheld tablet is easily added to the system and moved along to the next phase without delay.

Products are tracked throughout the process each time they are scanned, a log of each scan is automatically kept in the system so anyone from the team with network access can view where it is in the process, length of time until completion, and when it is ready to ship.

Scanning of barcodes can be done from a wide range so if the product has already been stored, the tag on the outside of the box can be scanned from up to 1,000 feet away thus reducing employee time to move the product prior to scanning.

Built for the Environment

The technology used on manufacturing floors must be built with the harsh environment in mind. Normal tablets could not withstand the vibration and dusty environment of manufacturing; however, DT Research rugged handheld tablets are built with durability at the forefront of the design. We design our tablets to be rugged for many environments, they meet the certifications and qualifications to last even in the toughest of environments. Rated IP65 and MIL-STD 810G these certifications guarantee a level of durability for environmental stresses during the lifetime of technology equipment.

Rugged tablets for manufacturing are paving the way for the future of simplifying manufacturing processes, improving tracking capabilities, and enhancing real-time communication among team members. As we move into 2021, an investment into upgrading technology on the manufacturing floor will ensure a competitive advantage for companies working in this new normal.