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Arbor Solution secures rugged tablet order from heavy equipment manufacturer for forklifts
Arbor Solution announced it has secured the first volume order from a heavy equipment manufacturer to equip its forklifts with rugged tablets. The customer purchased Arbor's Gladius G0975 rugged tablet with the VMC 975 dock for its forklifts in one factory. At the completion of the project, the manufacturer will install the Gladius G0975 (see our review of the G0975] on 200 forklifts across six factories. The tablets will be used to direct the driver while performing picks in the factory, and it will interface with a standalone barcode scanner, which collects the inventory information about what is being collected and distributed. [See Arbor Solution media release] -- Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Xplore: Mobile workers take note of tablets' handwriting skills
Handwriting recognition was once supposed to be the feature that put tablets on the map. It didn't work out that way because recognizing cursive is very difficult. Handwriting recognition technology still exists, though, and is built into virtually every tablet (Microsoft bought many of the initial HWR systems). A new entry in Xplore's blog discusses this issue, and how it's high time to take another look at handwriting recognition. [See Xplore's "Mobile Workers Take Note of Tablets’ Handwriting Skills"] -- Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AMREL adds slim, lightweight ROCKY DS11 tablet
AMREL introduced the Rocky DS11, a powerful rugged 10.1-inch tablet targeted at military and industrial deployments. Powered by an Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core processor, the DS11 weighs just over three pounds and is only 0.8 inches thick, yet includes plenty of onboard connectivity. The capacitive touch display offers 1,000 nits luminance and provides a "no light" or night vision option. [See description, analysis and specs of the AMREL Rocky DS11] -- Posted Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Seattle Times keeps delivery drivers connected with rugged Windows tablets
MobileDemand reports that The Seattle Times faced a challenge when the tablets they used to assist drivers in documenting each delivery and pick-up were failing due to weather and mishandling. After testing several hardware alternatives, The Seattle Times found that the MobileDemand xTablet Flex 10 was the ideal solution for their delivery drivers. [See MobileDemand case study] -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

Are we seeing Pen Computing 3.0?
A new article on Microsoft on Seeking Alpha on Microsoft highlighted Microsoft's strong position in Surface laptop/tablet hybrids. In their recent Q4 results, Microsoft's Surface tablet revenues grew 117% to $888 million, and full-year Surface sales rose 65% to exceed $3.6 billion. In fiscal 2014, Surface sales were $2.19 billion, up from 2013's less than $1 billion. That means that Microsoft's current year Surface revenue are almost as much as we estimate the entire worldwide rugged computing market -- handhelds, tablets and notebooks combined -- to be (about US$4 billion). Given that both Surface and the new iPad Pro emphasize the importance of the pen, are we seeing the emergence of Pen Computing 3.0, after Pen Computing 1.0 1991-1993 and Pen Computing 2.0 2001/2002? -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

VDC: enterprise-focused tables stealing the show
VDC's recently published 2015 Global Market for Enterprise Tablets report shows annual growth of enterprise tablets -- which represent approximately 15% of the overall tablet market -- at 12.1% through 2019. Compared to other mobile form factors, tablets are an increasingly popular selection for enterprise line-of-business applications. VDC noted that a flurry of new tablets targeting the enterprise user from specialty rugged mobile vendors Zebra (the ET50/ET55), Xplore (XSlate B10), and Apple (iPad Pro) are directing the spotlight on the enterprise segment. [Get the VDC executive brief] -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

What happened in rugged computing 5 years ago: Oct. 2010
In October 2010, Intermec reported Q3 2010 revenues of US$169 million, up from US$159 million for Q3 2009, and acquired Hungarian software developer GATC and their Skynax software solution. Datalogic revenues were up 32% over same quarter 2009. We reported that although WiMAX got a head start, it did not have a chance against LTE as the next-gen wireless technology. ARBOR Technology released the Gladius 720 and 820 rugged tablet computers. Trimble bought ThingMagic, Getac released the S400 semi-rugged laptop, DAP the rugged M2000 Series of PDAs, Handheld the Nautiz X3, Datalogic the Falcon X3, and Casio Business Solutions the sleek (for 2010) IT-800 handheld. Microsoft and partners showed nine new Windows Phone 7 phones. -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

RuggON Corporation joins as our newest industry sponsor
We welcome RuggON Corporation of Taiwan as a new RuggedPCReview industry sponsor. RuggON specializes in both Windows and Android-based rugged tablets (the ruggPAD line) as well as rugged vehicle mount computers (the ruggVMC line). For a more detailed description of the company and its products, see RuggON's homepage on RuggedPCReview, RuggON's own site, as well as description, analysis and specs of each of RuggON's products on RuggedPCReview. -- Posted Thursday, October 1, 2015

Honeywell introduces tough, state-of-the-art mobile handheld for the field, available with Windows or Android
Honeywell introduced the Dolphin CT50 as a modern, versatile and very tough mobile computer to help streamline operations and maximize worker efficiencies out there in the field. Powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, the CT50 has a bright 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 pixel capacitive multi-touch display, extensive onboard communication and data collection capabilities, as well as the sealing and toughness required to survive on the job. See description, analysis and specs of the Honeywell Dolphin CT50] -- Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apple quietly adds a degree of water sealing to latest iPhones
Without drawing any attention to it, Apple has apparently made their new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus a little more rugged and considerably better sealed and protected. The folks at opened up the iPhone 6s and found a newly widened lip around the perimeter upon which sits a gasket. It's not exactly an advanced tongue-and-groove pressure seal like we see on rugged devices, but far better than nothing at all. ifixit also found that every cable connector is now protected by its own silicone seal. A YouTube video by Zach Straley shows the 6s and 6s Plus sitting in shallow bowls of water for an hour, and still working just fine afterwards. [See analysis and YouTube water test] -- Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Las Vegas Metro PD takes delivery on Getac rugged tablets for use in cruisers and motor units
Getac announced that the Las Vegas (NV) Metro PD has ordered 898 Getac rugged tablets for its police force. The department ordered 778 Getac F110 rugged tablets to be installed in its cruisers. Another 120 Getac T800 rugged tablets will be deployed by the department’s Motor Division to support traffic control and citations. Las Vegas Metro PD selected the Getac F110 fully rugged tablet for its characteristics that include a sunlight-readable11.6-inch display, powerful processor, dual hot-swappable battery for extended field use, dedicated GPS and WWAN modules, and tri-pass-through antenna ports for simultaneous GPS, WWAN and WLAN connections via roof-mounted antennas. -- Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Winmate Communication's rugged M101B tablet series earns Verizon Wireless certification
Winmate announced that Verizon Wireless has granted carrier certification for its M101B, a 10.1-inch, rugged, enterprise-ready Windows tablet. The M101B, built for advanced computing in rugged environments with its hot-swappable battery, offers robust data capture features that include 1D/2D barcode scanners with DPM (direct part marking) technology, UHF/HF-RFID readers, and front and rear cameras. Equipped with Intel quad-core Bay Trail processors and Windows Embedded 8.1 (upgradeable to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise) this rugged, mobile tablet is designed to take the place of cumbersome laptop and desktop computers, increasing efficiencies and streamlining communications whether in the field, on the manufacturing line, or on a remote oil rig. [See Winmate M101B product page] -- Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015

Panasonic Toughpad tablets deliver for Herts NHS Trust drivers
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has put the latest Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 tablet (see our analysis) at the heart of its driver operations by equiping each vehicle driver with a device. The Trust's fleet of 50 vehicles cover one million miles a year including transporting patients and delivering samples, medical records and equipment between hospitals. The Panasonic FZ-E1 tablet provides their schedule of pick-ups and deliveries, plans the route using GIS mapping applications and can be used to scan packages for Proof of Collection and Delivery. [See media release] -- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MobileDemand white paper on the benefits of rugged tablet PCs
MobileDemand released a very informative 8-page white paper entitled "The Benefits of Standardizing on Rugged Tablet PCs." The paper addresses the role of mobile computing in the enterprise today, the importance of selection criteria, as well as the total cost of ownership of rugged tablets versus consumer level products. Highly recommended reading. [See "The Benefits of Standardizing on Rugged Tablet PCs."] -- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Handheld Group announces strategic enterprise mobility management alliance with SOTI
Handheld Group and SOTI, a major provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), announced a strategic alliance extending SOTI MobiControl’s deep management capabilities to Handheld’s rugged mobile devices. Certification of Handheld’s devices within the SOTI OEM partner program enables Handheld’s reselling partners to offer SOTI’s technology to quickly provision devices, content and applications without end user intervention or downtime. Handheld chose SOTI based on the company’s vertical expertise and device control. [See Handheld Group media release] -- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015

JLT's new Rugged PCT capacitive touch technology
JLT Mobile Computer's Christian Funk explains how upgrading from resistive touch screen technology to capacitive can bring a whole host of benefits to industrial computers, but only if the screens can be ruggedized. He describes their solution, Rugged PCT, which combines extremely durable, reliable, rugged technology with water resistant properties, interference-proof design and compatibility with gloved use. [Read Ruggedizing Capacitive Touch for Industrial Computing]
-- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015

JLT Mobile Computers introduces Intel Bay Trail-powered rugged logistics panel computer with capacitive multi-touch
JLT Mobile Computers announced the 12-inch JLT1214P, a new logistics computer which features revolutionary Rugged Projective Capacitive Touch (PCT) display technology and, thanks to an Intel "Bay Trail" E3845 quad-core processor, additional computing power compared to previous product generations. [See description, analysis and specs of the JLT Mobile Computers JLT1214P -- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Top three ways to mount a rugged tablet PC in a forklift
If you are currently exploring the option of deploying forklift-mounted tablets, you may be wondering how exactly you should mount the devices. What will it look like? What is the best placement so it's not in the way of the operator? A new blog post on MobileDemand's Ruggedized Computing Blog gives a high level overview of the top three ways enterprises are mounting their devices. [See Top three ways to mount a tablet in a forklift] -- Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Juniper demos new SnowGage system in free webinar
Juniper Systems is holding a free webinar on September 24th, where they will demonstrate how to use their new SnowGage system to easily collect real-time snow depth data and improve ski resort operations. Juniper Systems’ SnowGage system works by transmitting real-time snow depth data directly from the sensor to the snow groomer operator, as well as to operations managers in the office, allowing for faster and more informed decision making. [Sign up for free webinar] -- Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Camera module market to reach US$62 billion within 5 years
Grand View Research projects the market for camera modules to reach US$62 billion by 2022. Technological proliferation and the increasing demand for smartphones and tablet PC devices are expected to drive growth over the forecast period. Camera modules find extensive applications in medical and healthcare segments, smartphone & tablet PC devices, automotive industry, defense & aerospace, industrial & security applications, and consumer electronics. [See Grand View Research Media release] -- Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ARBOR unveils Mini-ITX industrial motherboard with 6th generation Intel Xeon E3 v5 processors
ARBOR Technology announced the ITX-i89H0, a Mini-ITX industrial motherboard (170 x 170 mm form factor) based on Intel's 6th generation 25-watt "Skylake-H" 2.0 GHz quad-core Xeon E3 v5 embedded server processor with 2.8GHz max turbo frequency and integrated HD Graphics P530. ARBOR targets the ITX-i89H0 at intelligent platforms in gaming, infotainment, security, automation, digital signage, etc. [See ARBOR media release] -- Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Zebra introduces ET50/55 enterprise tablets in two sizes and with Windows or Android
Zebra introduced their next-generation ET50 and ET55 enterprise tablet computers. With these two new products, available available with a 8.3-inch or 10.1-inch display size and with either Windows 8.1 or Android 5.1, Zebra seeks to combine the best of consumer-styling with the kind of enterprise-class features required to increase workforce productivity. [See description, analysis and specs of the Zebra ET50/55] -- Posted Saturday, September 19, 2015

What led to the Universal Stylus Initiative?
Capacitive multi-touch has taken the world by storm, but the technology is more suited for consumption than creation. For that, having an active pen is desirable for many reasons, but active pen technology is proprietary, adding to costs and limiting markets. The Universal Stylus Initiative seeks to change that. Here are our thoughts. [Read What led to the Universal Stylus Initiative] -- Posted Friday, September 18, 2015

TAG rugged military PPS GPS-S shown at ION GNSS+ 2015
Technology Advancement Group, which manufactures highly specialized rugged computer systems designed to survive harsh military environments, demonstrated their Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Global Positioning System Survey (GPS-S) specially designed for the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) of the United States Army Corps of Engineers at ION GNSS+ 2015, the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technologies, products, and services. [See TAG media release and PPS GPS-S page] -- Posted Friday, September 18, 2015

ARBOR introduces HTab All-in-one bedside infotainment solution for healthcare services
Ever notice how most hospital rooms still have ancient wall-mounted TVs, and nurses look up information on wallboards that anyone could erase or write on? ARBOR Technology announced a better approach in the form of the ARBOR HTab, a bedside turn-key solution combining healthcare and patient entertainment services. The IP65-sealed, POE-powered Android-based HTab has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel multi-touch display. It combines entertainment, communication and self-service (educational materials, room automation, meal ordering and billing) with a powerful Content Management System as well as primary healthcare applications, such as electronic health records, medical prescribing and image archiving. The latter are available to staff via RFID/NFC reader. [See ARBOR release on HTab]
-- Posted Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Advantech MICA-071 medical "Pocket Pad"
The healthcare industry remains a massive opportunity for purveyors of ruggedized mobile computing technology, but it takes the exact right type of gear. RuggedPCReview examined Advantech's 7-inch easy-to-clean MICA-071 "Pocket Pad" tablet that includes an industrial-grade 1D/2D scanner, is powered by a quick Intel "Bay Trail" Z3770 processor, and has a terrific 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touch display. [See full review of the Advantech MICA-071 medical tablet] -- Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015

VDC Research on The Global Market for Enterprise Tablets
VDC Research reports that after several high-flying years of strong growth, the tablet market crashed back to earth in late 2014 and early 2015 amid growing competition from popular large smartphones (phablets), a slower than expected replacement/upgrade cycle among existing end users, and challenging primary use case positioning of tablets relative to PCs and smartphones. As a result, the market will experience its first contraction in 2015. VDC Research addresses this issue and more in The Global Market for Enterprise Tablets. -- Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Systel launches rugged High Performance Computing server product line in partnership with NVIDIA
Systel announced the launch of a rugged High Performance Computing (HPC) rack mount server product line. Powered by the latest NVIDIA Tesla and GRID GPU cards, Systel's rugged HPC servers offer tremendous power and high performance. Systel's HPC solutions are designed and optimized for deployment in Defense and Oil and Gas mission-critical applications in the harshest environments. [See Systel HPC page] -- Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Xplore launches powerful XSlate B10 rugged tablet
Xplore Technologies launched the XSlate B10 rugged tablet, an evolved and significantly more powerful version of its Bobcat tablet. The Intel "Broadwell" Core i5-based XSlate B10 weighs just 2.5 pounds, carries C1D2 and ATEX certification, has comprehensive onboard connectivity (including native serial and optional HDMI in), has glove and wet modes, a Wacom pen, and offers up to 20 hours of battery life. RuggedPCReview performed detailed testing of the new XSlate B10, including extreme temperature benchmarks. [See full review of the Xplore XSlate B10] -- Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Review: MobileDemand xTablet T1600
Designed for on-the-go professionals, MobileDemand's xTablet T1600 is modern, sleek and elegant, but it's also rugged enough for serious outdoor work. RuggedPCReview performed a full test of the 11.6-inch xTablet T1600 with its frugal but powerful Intel "Haswell" Core i5-4200U processor and found it a state-of-the-art tablet that won't weigh you down, and won't break out there in the field, even under extreme conditions. [See full review of the MobileDemand xTablet T1600] -- Posted Friday, September 11, 2015

Janam adds extended-range scanning rugged handheld
Janam announced an additional version of the XG3. The XG3-ER version includes the Intermec EX25 near/far imager with auto-focus that offers a 6-inches to more than 50 feet barcode reading range that is 30% greater than competitive scanners. The XG3-ER provides accurate, motion-tolerant scanning when lighting conditions are dim or the barcodes are damaged, obscured or placed on high shelving. [See Janam media release] -- Posted Thursday, September 10, 2015

Apple introduces 12.9-inch super-high definition iPad Pro with active "Apple Pencil"
Apple introduced new iPhones (the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus), a new iPad mini (the mini 4), a new Apple TV, and, perhaps most importantly, a larger iPad geared towards business and enterprise use. Featuring a 12.9-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio and "retina" level 2,732 x 2,048 pixel resolution (265 dpi), the new iPad Pro offers an optional active "Apple Pencil" whose dual tilt sensors allow shading and pressure effects like a conventional pencil. While the super-thin iPad Pro is fragile, its high resolution and active narrow-tip pen will undoubtedly have an impact on industrial and vertical market tablet devices. [See Apple iPad Pro] -- Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is the follow-up to the Latitude E6420 XFR, which for several years had been one of the best fully rugged laptops available. We wondered what Dell had done for an encore, and how the new big Dell compared to its storied predecessor. After using a 14 Rugged Extreme for several months, we have a good idea, and our detailed review explains what the new full-size rugged Dell is all about and what it can do. [See review of the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme] -- Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Getac sees increased August revenue
DigiTimes reports that ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.53 billion (US$47 million) for August 2015, increasing 1.9% on month and 9.23% on year. Its January-August consolidated revenues totaled NT$11.69 billion (US$358 million), growing 17.67% on year. -- Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2015

RAM Mounts for marine adventures
RAM Mounts announced it is now offering mounting systems for the newest Raymarine Fishfinders. The mounts are designed with a RAM 1″ diameter patented rubber ball and socket system that has adjustment points at both ends of the double socket arm; allowing for almost infinite adjustment and perfect viewing angles. Available are, among others, the Tough-Claw™ Mount, suction cup mounts, flat surface mounts, as well as rail mounts, and transducer arms. We can think of numerous other marine applications! [See RAM Mounts RAM Raymarine mounting systems] -- Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015

Advantech unveils Skylake-based embedded computing platforms
Advantech has unveiled its latest range of embedded computing platforms equipped with 6th generation Intel Core processors. These platforms comprise Computer On Modules SOM-5897 and SOM-6897, a MI/O Extension Single Board Computer MIO-5272, Industrial Motherboards AIMB-275 and AIMB-585. With Skylake, Advantech expects these Embedded Core Group products to offer dramatically enhanced CPU and graphics performance, wide power and feature scalability, and advanced features that boost IoT designs from the edge to the cloud. -- Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015

You Decided You Need Forklift-Mounted Tablets. Now What?
For more than 20 years, forklift-mounted computers, originally known as vehicle-mounted terminals (VMT), have been transforming the way products move throughout the supply chain. Early implementations of these VMTs usually emulated traditional host-based terminal applications. Adding barcode scanning greatly improved the timeliness and accuracy of the data, and these days it's mostly rugged tablets for forklifts. MobileDemand presents some considerations to think about at "You Decided You Need Forklift-Mounted Tablets. Now What?" -- Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015

What happened in rugged computing 5 years ago: Sept. 2010
In September 2010, Psion Teklogix introduced the "Modulus"-based Omnii XT10 ultra-rugged handheld, Intermec the CS40 rugged keypad handheld, Motorola the tough MC65 enterprise digital assistant and MC75-HC healthcare handheld, Handheld the Algiz XRW ultra-rugged netbook, and Getac the V200 convertible. We reviewed the Panasonic Toughbook 31, the Trimble Yuma tablet, and Winmate's IP67-sealed rugged panels. LXE announced a series of media and partner events, but a major investor already demanded that LXE be sold. Jon Peddie Research predicted embedded graphics market share would increase, but level off in the low 50% through 2015. RuggedPCReview said, "if you need 3D and, especially, OpenGL performance, discrete graphics are almost a must." Android had problems accommodating devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. Guns USA predicted "the world market for touch screens is projected to top $14.5 billion dollars in 2015." And Intel announced the E6xx "Tunnel Creek," its first System-on-Chip Atom. [See September 2010 news archive] -- Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015

Intel introduces "Skylake" 6th generation of Core processors
Although 4th gen "Haswell" is still news and we've only seen a few 5th gen "Broadwell" based rugged devices, Intel has introduced the 6th generation "Skylake" of Core processors. Skyline comes in four series, those being the Y-Series (2-in-1, tablets, Intel Compute Sticks), U-Series (thin-and-light notebooks, portable all-in-ones), H-Series (gaming notebooks, mobile workstations, and S-Series (desktops, etc). Y-Series chips will go by m3, m5, and m7 whereas the other series remain with the i3, i5, i7 (plus Pentum) nomenclature. After Broadwell brought a shrinking to 14nm lithography, Skylake refines it with a new architecture/layout and substantially improved Intel HD, Iris and Iris Pro graphics. Special emphasis is on power conservation and improved performance via optimized parallel processing and other. [See Introducing 6th Generation Intel Core and a list of launched and announced Skylake processors] -- Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: Advantech ARK-2121L multiple I/O embedded Box PC
Industrial PCs used to be available either with expensive Intel Core processors or underachieving Atom chips. That's changed ever since Intel released the "Bay Trail" platform with much improved performance at reasonable prices. Beneficiaries are embedded Box PCs such as the Intel Celeron J1900-powered Advantech ARK-2121L that's available either in a base version that can be customized via iDoor or EMIO expansion modules, or three fully configured models for special markets. [See full review of the Advantech ARK-2121L] -- Posted Monday, August 31, 2015

ODMs interested to expand into lucrative rugged devices market where the average sales price and margins are higher
According to DigiTimes, notebook ODMs are very interested in expanding into the rugged device market where the average sales price is high (US$2,010 vs. US$400 for non-rugged devices). While the overall notebook market is flat and tablets are slipping, rugged notebooks with their higher prices and higher margins have seen a 10% shipment growth every year, attracting ODMs. Citing VDC Research figures, DigiTimes says rugged notebook and tablet shipments are expected to reach 820,000 units/US$1.65 billion in 2015, up 9.33% from 750,000 units in 2014 and the volume is expected to grow 7.31% on year to reach 880,000 units in 2016 and one million units in 2018. [DigiTimes media release] -- Posted Monday, August 31, 2015

Vehicle-to-external communication (V2X) systems to be massive market over next decade
Ruggedized mobile computing is increasingly entering new arenas. According to a report by Navigate Research that covers the market for connected vehicles, vehicle-to-external communications (V2X) communications technology will generate US$180 billion from now to 2025. Initially fueled by the quest for reduced vehicle emissions and increased driver safety, real-time information sharing between vehicles, drivers, and pedestrians, V2X will affect OEMs, hardware and software suppliers, regulators, and intelligent transportation infrastructure operators. [See Navigate Research media release] -- Posted Friday, August 28, 2015

Replacing the Atom N2600
Two or three years ago Intel's Atom N2600 was the upgrade of choice in many tablets and industrial systems where earlier Atom chips just didn't quite make it. Now it's the N2600's time to be replaced. Which chip will become the new ubiquitous go-to processor that provides a good balance of performance, features, and economy? [See Replacing the Atom N2600] -- Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015

Xplore Technologies hires former Panasonic and Getac sales executive
Xplore Technologies announced it has hired David Dunkak as vice president of U.S. commercial sales. Mr. Dunkak joins Xplore from Getac, where he spent six years and was most recently senior director of North American commercial sales. Prior to Getac, Mr. Dunkak spent 15 years at Panasonic, where he was responsible for the professional services organization. Prior to that, Mr. Dunkak was at Toshiba America Information Systems, where he recruited and developed new resellers to promote portable computers. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015

IDTI: Touch panel market to reach US$31.9 billion by 2018
According to DigiTimes, touch panel manufacturer IDTI estimates the touch panel market to reach US$31.9 billion in 2018. The optimistic prediction is based on touch panels used in all-in-one (AIO) PCs and smartphones, in addition to newer applications such as vehicles and industrial applications. [See DigiTimes] -- Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Handheld’s NAUTIZ X8 ultra-rugged field computer gets new customizable add-ons
The Handheld Group announced that it now offers three expansion packs for its ultra-rugged Nautiz X8 handheld computer. A Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) Expansion Pack allows long-range communication up to 300 meters, using a LRBT u-blox module. A Barcode Expansion Pack features a Zebra SE4750SR imager with LED aimer. And there is also a Nautiz X8 Basic Expansion Pack with an empty add-on cap for an extension of your choice, allowing users to install custom accessories under the cap using the proprietary interface. The new Nautiz X8 expansion packs will be available in September. All cap versions are designed to retain the Nautiz X8 IP67 classification. [See Handheld Group media release] -- Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Getac wins hard-fought rugged laptop bid
Providing a rare insight into the often hotel contested bids for computing equipment procurement, the Gaston Gazette reports how the City Council of Gastonia in Gaston County, North Carolina, decided, in a tight split-decision to buy 160 new rugged laptops from Getac instead of Panasonic. The city's CIO said that Getac's "sterling reputation of service with the city" convinced him to recommend Getac. [See "City to spend $309,000 on new 'rugged' laptops for police"] -- Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Xplore continues to expand engagement with one of the world's largest airlines
Xplore Technologies announced it has received additional orders for its XC6 Windows tablet PCs from one of the world’s largest and most well-known airlines. The newest order is in addition to an order announced in December 2014 and is an expansion of the previously announced multi-million dollar project. The airline is using the tablets to supply to the airline’s ground crews and expedite the baggage handling process at airports across the United States. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Saturday, August 22, 2015

Gartner: iPhone up in worldwide smartphone growth slowdown
According to Gartner, worldwide smartphone sales had their lowest growth rate in Q2 2015 since 2013. A total of 330 million were sold, compared to 290 million in Q2 2014. Samsung's marketshare fell from 26.2 to 21.9%, Apple's rose from 12.1 to 14.6%. In terms of OS marketshare, Android fell from 83.8 to 92.2%, iOS rose from 12.2 to 14.6%, Windows fell from 2.8 to 2.5%. Once prominent smartphone vendors like Motorola and HTC were no longer in the top-10 of overall cellphone sellers. [See Gartner media release] -- Posted Friday, August 21, 2015

Catavolt and Sonim Technologies partner to deliver mission-critical apps to rugged devices
Catavolt, a rapid mobile app development platform provider for the enterprise, and Sonim Technologies, which makes ruggedized mobile phones, announced a partnership to help deliver enterprise mobile apps on ruggedized devices to enterprise customers and industries where extreme environments are common, and apps must be secure, highly responsive and their devices capable of withstanding higher than average levels of wear and tear. [See Catavolt media release] -- Posted Thursday, August 20, 2015

VDC Research: Rugged handheld market emerging after years of contraction
According to VDC Research, the rugged handheld market is slowly emerging from a period of considerate correction and contraction that lasted for nearly two years. Rugged manufacturers are working to deliver devices that cater to the more consumer-oriented tastes of user interface and overall user experience. VDC Research addresses these issues and more in its latest report on The Global Market for Rugged Handheld Computers and Smartphones for Line-of-Business Applications. -- Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Panasonic launches ATEX-certified versions of its rugged 5-inch FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 Toughpads
Panasonic announced ATEX certified versions of its fully rugged 5-inch Windows and Android handheld tablets designed for use in potentially hazardous industries such as oil and gas, mining, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 ATEX and FZ-X1 ATEX tablets bring together the best of the handheld, smartphone and tablet market and have been certified for above ground, Zone 2 Working Space use in potentially explosive gas environments (Acetaldehyde, Gasoline, Ethylene). [See Panasonic Europe media release] -- Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Discontinued products deployed in space?
Perusing our various rugged systems news sources, we came across an exciting "GE Rugged Proves Itself in Space" media release from GE Intelligent Platforms. The release announced that GE's CR11 single board computer was successfully deployed and fully operational onboard the International Space Station as part of experiments by the European Space Agency (ESA). That's exciting indeed, except that the CR11, which was based on an Intel Core Duo chip (five generations behind Broadwell), was discontinued the end of August 2013. [See "GE Rugged" Proves Itself in Space] -- Posted Monday, August 17, 2015

Xplore reports fiscal Q1/2016 financials
Xplore Technologies announced revenues of US$24.04 million for Q1 of 2016 (up from US$8.27 million for Q1 2015). Q1 2016 showed a net loss of US$244k compared to a net loss of US$551k in Q1 2015. Philip Sassower, Chairman and CEO of Xplore, said, "This quarter represents a seismic shift in Xplore’s growth. With the acquisition of the Motion product line, our team was able to deliver growth that could have taken years to achieve organically. We could not be more excited with both the record revenue attained and with our bottom line performance, which, but for certain one-time costs related to the Motion Acquisition, would have generated net income.” [See Xplore financials] -- Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015

Case study: Utilizing industrial computers in the automotive industry
When Erdrich — a German-based automotive supplier that manufactures complex metal parts and subassemblies for the automotive industry — set up its new $40 million manufacturing facility in Dublin, Georgia, they needed fixed-mount industrial PCs for their forklift operators to handle the high quantity of inventory movement. Their solution included noax C12 IPCs and SAP-based application software. [See case study "Utilizing industrial computers in the automotive industry"] -- Posted Friday, August 14, 2015

VIA launches ruggedized VIA AMOS-3005 industrial fanless PC
VIA Technologies announced the VIA AMOS-3005, the latest addition to its range of rugged VIA AMOS Series industrial fanless PCs. Combining a 1.2GHz Eden X4 quad-core processor, VIA VX11H media system processor, and VIA Chrome 640 GPU, the AMOS-3005, which starts at US$539, includes dual Gigabit Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, DIO, USB 3.0, serial, and optional Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G. [See VIA AMOS-3005 page] -- Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015

Full review: ARBOR ASLAN W722C Panel PC
Panel PCs are the unsung heroes of rugged computing that are counted on to reliably run and do their job, without breaking down or holding things up. Panel PCs, however, are also likely to fill important roles in emerging intelligent factory operations, where evolved interface and connectivity options are required. RuggedPCReview examined ARBOR Technology's new ASLAN series of wide-screen panels to see what they can offer and how they fit into "Industry 4.0." [See review of the ARBOR ASLAN W722C] -- Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Xplore: To be or not to be? Rugged without regret
"To be or not to be?" asks Xplore's latest blog entry. It's not a Shakespearean matter of life and death here, but contemplations over paying extra for rugged tablets versus paying less for standard consumer gear, which will likely end up costing more in the long run. [See Xplore's: To be or not to be? Rugged without regret ] -- Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015

How Does Law Enforcement Use Tablets?
Law enforcement is increasingly using advanced computing and communications technology to perform its job. This means highly durable, rugged computing gear that's also flexible, customizable, highly mobile and, unfortunately, costly. MobileDemand just published a case study of how the Missouri town of Sullivan is going about it, and how they managed to satisfy both their budget as well as their functional requirements with rugged tablets. [See How Does Law Enforcement Use Tablets?] -- Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Full review: JLT VERSO+ 10 vehicle computer
Fixed-mount vehicle computers must provide all the power and connectivity of a laptop or desktop, while being able to handle extreme temperatures and near constant shock and vibration. RuggedPCReview analyzed JLT Mobile Computer's VERSO+ 10, the company's latest addition to a line of rugged and highly configurable vehicle-mount and fixed-mount computers. Available with either a basic Atom chip but also a high-powered Intel Haswell Core i5, the very compact and exceptionally well-made VERSO+ 10 has a bright 10.4-inch capacitive multi-touch screen that even works with thick gloves. Verdict: a most impressive product indeed. [ See full review of the JLT Mobile VERSO+ 10] -- Posted Monday, August 10, 2015

New: Winmate adds M133W 13.3-inch full-HD procap Broadwell-powered rugged tablet
Winmate has added the large-screen M133W to its growing lineup of rugged tablet computers. The M133W has a full HD 1920 x 1080 glove/rain/stylus-capable capacitive multi-touch screen, substantial onboard connectivity, dual cameras, a full complement of sensors, and it's available with three CPU options, including an Intel "Broadwell" Core i5-4200U. The M133W has a wide operating temperature range, is IP65-sealed, and can accommodate two internal SSDs. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate M133W] -- Posted Monday, August 10, 2015

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    Xplore iX104
    FIC SlateVision
    HP iPAQ 4000 Series
    HP iPAQ h2215
    Danger HipTop
    Palm Zire 71
    Tungsten C
    Tungsten W
    Sony NZ90
    Kyocera 7135
    HP iPAQ 5450
    HP iPAQ 1900
    Dell Axim X5
    Palm Tungsten T
    AlphaSmart Dana
    ViewSonic V35
    Toshiba e335
    Toshiba e740
    New iPAQs
    Acer C100
    Compaq TC1000
    Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000
    Motion M1200
    Toshiba Portege 3500
    ViewSonic V1100
    T-Mobile PPC
    Sony CLIE SJ20 & SJ30
    Bluetooth vs Treo
    CLIE NR70V
    Treo 270
    Treo 90
    Panasonic 07
    Panasonic 01
    IBM TransNote
    Palm m515
    Palm m130
    Handspring Treo 180
    Palm i705
    Sony T415
    iPAQ 3800 Series
    Toshiba e570
    Casio E-200
    Sony S320 & MYLO
    Sony N610C
    Palm m125
    Visor Neo & Pro
    HP Jornada 568
    Casio IT-700
    Itronix GoBook
    Fujitsu 3500
    Sony Clie 710c
    NEC MobilePro 790
    Kyocera Smartphone
    Casio BE-300
    HandEra 330
    Palm m500 and m505
    HP Jornada 525
    Intermec Model 70
    UR There @migo
    Fujitsu LT C-500
    Handspring Visor Edge
    Palm m105
    All Palm devices