August 2012

Getac US totally revamps its website
Getac announced it has completely redesigned its North American website with the help of creative agency Envoy. The emphasis of the redesign was to provide customers with an easy-to-navigate site "that will help them choose which Getac rugged computer best fits their extreme working environment." The new Getac site is indeed easy to use, full of very good product photography, and it presents the major selling points clearly and concisely. A most impressive job. [See the new Getac US website] -- Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 by chb

Upcoming Intermec Webinar: How to Fast Track Field Mobility
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 1pm EDT, Intermec will conduct a free webinar on how to fast-track field mobility without jeopardizing success. The webinar case study from Intermec and Field Technologies shows how ThyssenKrupp Elevator rapidly deployed an effective field service mobility solution that delivered increased flexibility and productivity for their field service workers. In total, 2,800 devices -- fully loaded with custom diagnostic applications, accessories, and training manuals -- were deployed across 150 locations Iin just 90 days! [Sign up for Intermec webinar] -- Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by chb

Trimble releases June T41 rugged handheld
Trimble introduced the Juno T41 handheld computer, designed to be a smartphone-inspired option for industries requiring a rugged field computer for data collection and mobile workforce management. The Juno T41 has a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 pixel capacitive multi-touch display with Gorilla Glass, GPS, IP65 or IP68 (fully waterproof) sealing, an 8MP camera with dual LED flash, up to 16GB of Flash, and a microSD card slot. Trimble positions the T41 as a developer-friendly device for real-world field conditions, available with either Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Android OS 2.3.4. -- Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by chb

Janam golden with XM66 rugged scanner handheld
Without ever mentioning the London Olympics, Janam announced that its rugged handheld devices are being used to scan spectator tickets "during this summer's preeminent global sporting event." Janam CEO Harry Lerner said, "This is yet another case where mission critical operational needs are best addressed with purpose-built tools, as opposed to fragile consumer devices in attachable sleds with half a day of battery life." The device in question is the Janam XM66, a Windows Mobile 6-powered keypad handheld that weighs less than ten ounces. [Read Janam press release] -- Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 by chb