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Our Tablet PCs enable you to capture data anywhere, to stay in step with your patients, to be offsite and still connected.

Full PDFs of reviews: Motion CL920 -- Motion F5 -- Motion F5v -- Motion R12 -- Motion J3500

Motion, founded in 2001 in Austin, Texas, is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so professionals in vertical industries such as healthcare, field sales and service, construction and government can use computing technology in new ways and places. The company's enhanced line of tablet PCs, mobile clinical assistants and accessories are designed to increase productivity for on-the-go users while providing portability, security, power and versatility. Motion combines those products with services and unique vertical market knowledge to deliver robust solutions - platforms, peripherals, services and wireless - customized for the needs of a particular industry.

In April 2015, Xplore Technologies acquired Motion Computing, combining Xplore's rugged and ultra-rugged tablets with Motion's semi-rugged offerings for a comprehensive one-stop rugged tablet lineup.

Motion's award-winning line of slate tablet PCs are rugged or semi-rugged, highly mobile devices that are the ideal productivity tools for workers that compute while walking or standing. Lightweight designs, superior ergonomics, integrated features and adaptable capabilities provide on-site, real-time computing capabilities - even in the harshest environments.

Motion R12

The Motion R12 Tablet PC, introduced March 2014, is a sleek, rugged, high-performance tablet PC designed for mobile workers who move between field and office. Enterprise-ready, the CL900 offers a blend of performance, integrated features and mobility. The R12 has a large 12.5-inch screen with both multi-touch and Wacom pen input. Weighing under 3 pounds, the R12 can be configured with 4G LTE, dedicated GPS, 1D or 2D scanners, RFID, and also a legacy RS2232 port. There are desktop and vehicle docks, an ingenious wireless keyboard, and all the accessories to allow the R12 platform to seamlessly and beautifully work together for incomparable efficiency and unbeatable productivity in public safety, construction and field service.

Motion CL-series

The Motion CL-series tablets, a rugged, lightweight and powerfully equipped tablet PC platform that's been purposefully designed, developed and built for mobile business. Enterprise-ready, the CL-series offers a blend of performance, integrated features and mobility. Every Motion CL-series tablet comes out of the box ready to work. Weighing just 2.1 pounds, the CL-series helps every user to work faster, smarter and more effectively, providing the capabilities, applications, and ergonomic ease-of-use mobile workers need to be more productive in today's decentralized work environments.

Motion C5m Mobile Clinical Assistant

The C5v, the industry's first mobile clinical assistant (MCA) developed in collaboration with Intel(R), is a hospital-grade device that is proven in healthcare environments. Its rugged, disinfectable design and integrated features provide improved productivity while supporting the five rights of patient care - the right patient, right time, right medication, right dosage and right route. In a series of clinician usability studies conducted with leading healthcare organizations, the C5m has proven to improve point-of-care documentation, enhance clinician satisfaction, reduce transcription error rates, increase clinician productivity and improve clinical documentation accuracy. Now available with integrated mobile broadband, the C5m enables clinicians to access up-to-date information to provide enhanced care - at the point-of-care, regardless of patient location. A Smart card reader and EasyConnect USB/Ethernet module were recently developed for the C5m to improve usability and enhance security options.

Motion F5m

The fully-sealed F5m, designed specifically for the mobile field worker, is a rugged and highly mobile tablet PC providing electronic clipboard-like functionality. Its lightweight, rugged design and molded handle make it easy to carry all day in the field while its integrated features - RFID reader, barcode scanner, digital camera and mobile broadband - reduce the number of tools mobile field workers must carry. Additionally, ViewAnywhere Display offers the ability to view data in the field, even in direct sunlight. A smart card reader and EasyConnect USB/Ethernet module were recently developed for the F5m to improve usability and enhance security options.

Motion Clinical Workstations

MCWs provide clinicians and hospital IT staff with a broad range of solutions that are highly configurable and designed to fit into almost any hospital environment. Motion's most advanced workstation, the MCW-200, offers numerous computing options to support an extensive range of clinical workflows. It can be configured with the Motion C5t or J3500, a small form factor PC, laptop, thin client or a combination of the available devices. With an innovative power management system that helps to maximize efficient power use for extended battery life, the MCW-200 offers up to 15 hours of use when configured with the C5*. It also features a dedicated charging system for rapid charging and a detailed battery status indicator, helping clinicians focus on patient care, not battery management. The MCW-200 has been tested and is compliant with the UL 60601-1 standard to ensure conformity with biomedical safety standards. In addition to the fully-powered MCW-200, Motion is launching two additional workstations that offer even more options. The MCW-100, which can be configured with either the Motion J3500 or C5t, offers multiple storage options making it easy to upgrade with added features. With independent height adjustability, the MCW-100 and MCW-200 support a variety of different workflows, users and environments. The MCW-50, a lightweight, highly maneuverable workstation, is ideally suited for task specific workflows.

Motion Computing, Inc.
8601 RR 2222 Building II
Austin, TX 78730
Telephone: 512-637-1100
Fax: 512-637-1199

Web: www.motioncomputing.com
Partner inquiries: mcpartners@motioncomputing.com

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Xplore Technologies to acquire Motion Computing
Two pioneers in rugged mobile tablet computing are joining forces as Xplore Technologies announced it has agreed to acquire Motion Computing. Xplore has been a driving force in ultra-rugged tablets since 1996, Motion burst on the market in 2001 as a primary provider of enterprise and healthcare market tablets. Both have recently expanded their offerings with complementary tablet products. Xplore (fiscal 2014 revenues of $36 million) and Motion (unaudited fiscal 2014 revenues of $83 million) are both headquartered in Austin, Texas, within ten miles of each other. “Nearly fifty percent of Motion revenue comes from outside the United States,” said Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore. “Leveraging the mature distribution channels that Motion has developed over the last 10 years, Xplore will significantly expand its international reach. “Motion is excited about what this combination brings to its customers and business partners,” said Peter Poulin, CEO of Motion. “The capital backing of Xplore supports a robust product pipeline and customer service capabilities that are critical to enterprises with whom Motion has had long standing relationships.” RuggedPCReview wishes the combined companies luck and success. [See press release] -- Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 by chb

Ada County Sheriff’s Office mobilizes new law enforcement capabilities with Motion tablets
Motion Computing announced that the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has armed its more than 155 deputies with Motion F5 tablets, in-vehicle docks and desktop mounts to allow for more frequent and successful use of e-citations and other emerging criminal justice applications. Intended to replace older, end-of-life mobile computers, Motion’s technology provides both easy, out-of-vehicle use as well as increased data processing speed for faster situational analysis capabilities during incident response. [see Motion press release] -- Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by chb

Interview with Peter M. Poulin, CEO of Motion Computing
On February 5th RuggedPCReview had a chance to speak with Peter Poulin, who was appointed Motion Computing's CEO on December 11, 2014. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience in the public and private sectors, the company's press release said Poulin's goal will be to capitalize on the company’s deep mobility expertise and aggressive investments in the design and development of ruggedized tablet platforms and integrated mobility solutions to expand its reach within target vertical markets. [read interview] -- Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by chb

Motion releases Broadwell-based C5m and F5m rugged tablets
Motion Computing unveiled the next generation of its popular F5 and C5 rugged tablets. Both get a substantial performance increase with a switch to Intel "Broadwell" 5th generation Core processors (i3, i5, and i7 versions available), ultra-fast Gobi 4G XLTE WWAN, 802.11ac WiFi, m.2 instead of mSATA solid state disks, twice the base and maximum RAM, a higher resolution user-facing camera, and optional self-encrypting drives. The big news is the two generation processor leap, from Ivy Bridge to Broadwell, bringing higher processor performance, much more powerful graphics, and a 40% increase in battery life. [See Motion press release] and Motion CEO Poulin's blog] -- Posted Tuesday, February 3, 2015 by chb

Print-style PDFs of Motion CL920 and Motion R12 rugged tablet reviews now available
In addition to publishing our detailed reviews online, we also generate "print-style" PDFs of select full reviews in PDF format. These can be used by sponsors, resellers, etc., as promotional materials, handouts, at trade shows, for client presentations, etc. We just completed PDF versions of our recent reviews of the Motion CL920 and Motion R12 tablets. [See Motion CL920 PDF and Motion R12 PDF] -- Posted Monday, February 2, 2015 by chb

Peter M. Poulin appointed CEO of Motion Computing
Motion Computing announced it has appointed Peter M. Poulin, who has served as Motion’s vice president of marketing since July 2012, as its Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years of sales, marketing and general management experience in the public and private sectors, Mr. Poulin will capitalize on the company’s deep mobility expertise to expand Motion’s reach within target vertical markets. Our deep domain expertise radically reduces deployment risks, and users are able to complete their work more efficiently, accurately, and safely. Companies benefit by lowering their operational costs, preserving their existing investments in IT infrastructure, and improving customer service levels.” Poulin said. [See Motion press release] -- Posted Monday, January 12, 2015 by chb

Full review: Motion Computing CL920
Motion's CL-series was among the first serious enterprise market Windows tablets with capacitive multi-touch when the platform was launched in early 2011. Now in its third generation, the new Motion CL920 is much faster and much more powerful thanks to its Intel Bay Trail Pentium N3540 processor. Ancillary technology (WiFi, BT, USB, WLAN, GPS, cameras, etc.) was updated as well, and there's now a superb new display with Gorilla Glass 3. [Read full review of the Motion Computing CL920] -- Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by chb

2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Motion Computing alerts to the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo , October 6-8, 2014, in Dallas, TX. The Design-Build Conference & Expo is the largest national gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event centered exclusively on design-build. For two decades, design-build practitioners, specialty contractors, and public and private owners have gathered annually for the Conference & Expo. Continuing to grow each year, the Design-Build Conference & Expo features nearly 2,000 attendees and exhibitors from across all design and construction sectors. [>> read more..] -- Posted Monday, September 29, 2014 by chb

Brenham, Texas, battles heat, crime, mobility challenges with Motion Computing rugged tablets and RAM mounting solutions
Motion Computing announced that The City of Brenham has achieved a 30% cost savings by replacing its old mobile communications and data technology throughout its police and fire vehicles with Motion’s Windows-based rugged tablets and RAM mounts. Among the elite 5% of Texas law enforcement agencies long recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation for its Best Practices in operational standards, this Texas municipality acknowledged the need to modernize its mobile workforce capabilities when officers started complaining about the bulkiness and poor performance of its previous in-vehicle equipment. [See Motion news release and video case study] -- Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by chb

Motion secures CID2 certification for F5 rugged tablet and EasyConnect UHF RFID reader
Motion Computing announced has secured Class I, Division 2 (CID2) certification for the F5te Rugged Tablet and EasyConnect UHF RFID Long-Range Reader. With CID2 certification, the Motion F5te Rugged Tablets & EasyConnect RFID Long-Range Readers can be used in new environments, in new ways, such as streamlining inspections at oil and gas companies and improving plant safety and integrity across process manufacturing. [See Motion press release and CID2 explanation] -- Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by chb

Thames Water standardizes asset management and field service with Motion rugged Tablet PCs
Motion Computing announced Thames Water Utilities Limited will standardize on the Motion F5 Tablet PC for its above ground asset management, maintenance and field service operations. The F5 was chosen as the clear favorite in user testing with 86% preferring the Motion device over two alternatives. The tablets will be rolled out as part of a phased introduction this summer to replace a fleet of legacy handhelds. The tablet, running Windows 8, will run Thames Water’s SAP and ClickSoftware asset and field management systems. -- Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by chb

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