Rugged mobility is getting a reboot and, on June 27, long-time mobility Solutions Architect Rob Karsch of Xplore Technologies joined me and Field Technologies Online for a discussion about what this means for organizations with field-based workforces – including those whose “field” workers are actually assigned within the four walls of a plant or warehouse.
Garbage collection is an essential public service in modern-day life that is often taken for granted. Nonetheless, ensuring that our trash and recyclables are efficiently and properly collected and disposed of can be difficult and time-consuming, not to mention costly.
School bus service contractors are responsible for getting students to and from school safely and soundly. Besides picking up and dropping off students at designated stops along the bus route, school bus operators are also responsible for inspecting their vehicles before each journey to ensure the safety of passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. For an operator of a large fleet of school buses, manually inspecting each bus used to be a time-consuming and labor-intensive affair.
Round Rock is a young and tech-oriented community, and that’s reflected in the city’s employees. There was a time when the IT department was responsible for identifying new technology, figuring out the process to implement it and bringing it to the many business units it supports.
“Smart Connected Farms” are no longer a great idea for the future, but a reality. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) means farmers have access to more data than ever before, improving crop yields and overall operations. Gone are the days of estimation, as “smart connected” farm equipment can do everything from adjusting fertilizer output, optimizing plotted fields, and even analyzing the internal hydraulics of the asset for repair and maintenance.
Here’s a look at some emerging technologies you should be familiar with.
Innovative technologies are exciting, but nothing is more important than empowering your field technicians.
Getting mired in the day-to-day is all too easy. In order to achieve field service success, you have to learn to think strategically.
How you leverage data will determine your success in the future of field service.
Modernization through technology can attract field service talent.
You are constantly bombarded with buzzwords that are changing as fast as service is evolving. Artificial Intelligence. Cloud. IoT. Customer-Centric. Omni-Channel. Personalization. The list goes on. It’s hard to keep up with what matters to your service organization today, and in the future.
Nearly every field service organization has equipped its mobile workers with rugged tablets for over 20 years – long before the idea of the first iPad launched. However, the expanded computing capabilities of handheld devices, along with the shrinking size and weight of clamshell-style mobile computers, are leading many organizations to re-evaluate which mobile device form factor is really right for their different types of mobile workers, and the many different jobs they complete every day.
In this webinar, learn how consumers expectations of service have changed with the advent of IoT and connected products. Learn how to better connect with these consumers and deliver faster, smarter service.
Panasonic recently announced it is doubling the RAM and storage in the latest version of its popular Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet and upgrading to the latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor.
Kronos Incorporated is driving workplace innovation and helping organizations solve more business problems faster with the Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Program.
StayinFront, a global leader in mobile, cloud-based field force and mobile analytic solutions for consumer goods companies, announced today that AG Barr, maker of some of the UK’s favourite soft drinks such as IRN-BRU, Rubicon, and Strathmore has selected StayinFront’s TouchCG® as its retail execution solution.
Trimble announced recently that the Video Intelligence solution is now available for its Oil & Gas Services fleet customers. Video Intelligence brings together forward facing cameras combined with an onboard event recorder (OER) to provide fleets a comprehensive view of their vehicles.
New Multilingual Intranet System Aims to Enhance Communications and Engagement.
IoT-800 is an advanced operator interface that supports a flexible I/O interface and powerful connectivity features. IoT-800 is one of the most rugged products in the AMobile line, allowing deployment in a wide range of versatile applications. As an HMI, IoT-800 allows operators to easily monitor, control and connect their processes. The IoT terminal is engineered for use in industries such as: internet of vehicles, medical, retail, or other automation applications.
Easy DL™ software plug-in parses bar code data found on government-issued identification cards to deliver ready to use information to the host system.
Rugged Windows Tablet with 10.1-Inch Widescreen Display and Plenty of I/O.