A Day With The Center for Severe Weather Research


*+-I’m quite blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, which also happens to be home to the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. These are the guys who get right up next to tornadoes and hurricanes — all in the name of science. Lenovo has partnered with CSWR by equipping the […]

Lenovo Goes Into the Storm

Lenovo and the Center for Severe Weather Research

*+-Last week, I got to spend a day with the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. These are the folks who go chasing after severe storms like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires – you name it and they are right in the middle of the action with their Doplar on Wheels (DOWs), vehicle probes, […]

Motion Computing Offering $500 Off J3400 Tablet PC


*+-Does Motion Computing’s new J3400 Tablet PC tickle your fancy? Well, if you are hankering to learn more, then be sure to attend one of their upcoming webinars. By attending, you’ll also get $500 off! The webinars are Tuesday, April 7 @ 11 am CST and Thursday, April 9 @ 1 pm CST. Details below: […]

Motion Computing Answers Your Questions About the J3400 Tablet PC, and More

Motion Computing

*+-We opened up the mic last week for everyone wishing to ask Motion Computing about their new J3400 and whatever else might be on your mind. The community certainly responded well and submitted some really good questions: touch and usage scenarios, LS800, small form factor devices,   the mobile keyboard, J3400 usage scenarios, portrait vs […]

Q&A With Motion Computing Coming Up, Submit Your Questions

*+-There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Motion Computing’s announcement of the J3400 Rugged Slate Table PC.   It has been a while since we’ve seen anything new come from Motion, so yesterday’s announcement was our first look at what they’ve working on the past several years. Overall, folks are quite impressed with what […]

GBM InkShow: Motion Computing J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC, Part 2


*+-Motion Computing just announced their new J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC and we’ve got a two-part InkShow video series, as well as gobs of pictures to bring you. In this Part 2 InkShow, I show off the new convertible mobile keyboard, the Flex Dock, give a demo of QuickNav, as well as show how the […]

GBM InkShow: Motion Computing J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC, Part 1


*+-Motion Computing just announced their new J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC and we’ve got a two-part InkShow video series, as well as gobs of pictures to bring you. In Part 1, I give a tour of the J3400, as well as give my hands-on impression of this much anticipated release. In Part 2, I show […]

Motion Computing Announces The J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC


*+-I teased everyone last week about testing Motion Computing’s newest Tablet PC, and today they have lifted the veil by announcing the   J3400 Rugged Slate Tablet PC.   It is rugged, light weight, and features a black exterior with rounded corners and a non-slip Elastomer overmolded back casing that cushions against shocks.   Prices […]

TabletKiosk’s eo TuffTab


*+-TabletKiosk’s eo TuffTab is undergoing a complete redesign: Intel Atom 1.6 ghz, 2gb ram, gps, dual hot-swappable batteries, pcmcia slot, GOBI. Shipping in May. More pictures after the break.

Xplore Technologies New iX104C4


*+-Xplore has released another unit,iX104C4 Rugged Mobile Computer, the into their rugged arsenal with a Tablet PC that can be dropped from 4 feet without breaking. In addition to the added ruggedness of the unit, an anit-glare screen is on the unit for added visibility for those sunny days out in the field. Read the full press release after the jump.

Rugged Tablet PCs Can Handle Their Liquor


*+-Mobile Demand just published a new case study on an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, Dale Lee Distributing and their use the xTablet. Video after the break. Dale Lee Distributing Company, Inc., an Anheuser-Busch (AB) wholesaler located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, knows the importance of ruggedness and versatility for selling and delivering beer. The sales force needed to […]

Panasonic Announces the Toughbook H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant


*+-The mobile medical space better make some room – Panasonic, one of the kings in the rugged mobile pc space, is coming to play with the Toughbook H1 Mobile Clinical   Assistant (MCA) sporting a digitizer by InPlay Technologies, GOBI-enabled broadband, and dual hot-swappable batteries. It will be available in January 2009 with a starting […]

GETAC G840XT- Out In The Field With The GPS

*+-As I continue my review of the GETAC/TabletKiosk G840XT, this post is going to focus on the integrated GPS reciever that is built into the unit.  Though we had some initial doubts, the GPS proved to be a solid performer for data collection while being tested out in the field. Some background: Normally when out […]

Hammerhead XTR Tablet PC – Beaten With A Hammer!

*+-I’m not sure I would ever have the courage to do this type of testing to a machine (though we have done some rough tests in the past ).  I mean — hitting your screen with a hammer!!  It survived that test and a couple of others… Check out the video below! >>

GETAC G840XT Series Primer

*+-It’s been a while since I have talked about the G840XT from TabletKiosk that I have been evaluating, but that’s about to change this week  The unit has seen a lot of action but it hasn’t been here in the office — it’s been in action out in the dirt and rain! For two weeks, […]

Views of the Panasonic Toughbook MCA

*+-Panasonic announced their Intel Atom based Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) today. The system meets the usual Toughbook standards of ruggedness while addressing the needs of the healthcare community. One advantage of Atom based systems is that they can be completely sealed – important in a hospital setting. Atom is low power enough and cool enough […]

MobileDemand Inks Certification With Anheuser-Busch Mobility Program

*+-MobileDemand, the maker of the durable xTablet T8700, has been certified by Anheuser-Busch to be used for its sales and distribution services. The T8700 is the third MobileDemand Rugged Tablet PC to have been approved by the AB Mobility Program, proving that MobileDemand has a long running history of providing rugged tablets that are able […]

Swing Sets and a GETAC G840XT

*+-I have a fun weekend ahead of me with this one!  We bought one of those large wooden swings sets for my daughter, and guess who gets to put it together…  Yep, that will be my weekend.  Of course, it will all be worth it when she sees the final product!! How does this relate […]

The Service Manager – Completing the Work Flow for Field Force

*+-Tablet PC technology really begins to shine for businesses when it is coupled with software that helps to streamline work flow, which in turn, helps cash flow. That is what Active Ink Software’s Service Manager does by automating the process of work orders, communications with service technicians, and invoicing back in the home office. In […]