Finnish startup Aava Mobile is believed to be showing off a Windows 8.1 tablet, sporting an 8.3-inch HD display and powered by the Intel Atom tablet processor code-named Bay Trail, at the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) next week. So what will we be looking to see in this latest product powering Microsoft’s OS?
The HD screen will feature 1920×1200 pixels and will join a growing group tablets with screens under 10 inches. The real kicker with Aava Mobile’s tablet is that it won’t be sold to consumers, but will instead be built to order for vertical markets, including health care, education and public services. That’s not to say the average consumer won’t be able to purchase one as it’s reported Aava will make the tablet available through other device makers.
No price has been revealed, but Intel has Bay Trail CPU tablets priced at between $350 and $400. The startup estimates battery life to be around 10 hours and will include features that will make the product more appealing to enterprises, which is something that will surely please Microsoft with its Windows 8 OS being packed for business to take full advantage of. As well as the 10 hours of juice, the battery is also swappable.
Find yourself low on charge? Simply get the spare out your bag. The image above shows the removable rear cover.
Docking capabilities will be supported and the device itself has been tested to withstand drops of up to 1 meter, as well as performing well in both high and low temperatures. Piotr Frasunkiewicz, co-founder of Aava Mobile, notes that while Windows 8 adoption has been poor so far in tablets and the PC world, demand will pick up.
He states that “in vertical markets, the legacy of Windows is a benefit,” explaining companies will look to upgrade to tablets that support exiting applications and deployments.
530411 Active holder with cig-plug. The Brodit 530411 is a slim design with charger integrated in the holder. It fits the ET1 unit with both with and without handstrap for ease of use. The unit can also be directly wired to car battery.
Of course there are vehicle specific dashmounts available that will suit your mobile office! If you use an active holder for your Motorola ET1 while driving and you will always have a freshly charged battery!
The holder provides a neat and comfortable installation, safe and convenient. The holder is equipped with a cigarette-plug for connection to the vehicle’s 12 Volt socket for convenience. The holder is mounted onto a tilt swivel. This mean that you can adjust the angle in order to avoid light reflection on the screen. You can easily switch between portrait and landscape mode by turning the holder into desired position.
It is easy to put the unit into place in the holder, and to take it with you when leaving the car. Tablets (Surfpads) should not be installed onto a car’s dashboard if they block the view or block key controls. ProClip (Brodit’s vehicle mounting bracket) is designed for installation of smaller devices like mobile phones and GPS devices, ProClip is not designed for large devices like tablets.
In some vehicles the ProClip has an extra firm fit and can then be used also for installation of a tablet. If you want to place a tablet onto the car’s dashboard, each combination of tablet-car must be examined in detail by you in order to determine if such an installation is possible in the specific case. Consideration should be given to the position and how firmly the ProClip is in place, as well as the size of the tablet you wish to use. Brodit will not give any recommendations for such installations.
An installation of a tablet onto a vehicle’s dashboard is always done on the customer’s own responsibility. Brodit recommends to use tablets on the car’s headrest, installed onto a Brodit headrest mount. EAN: 7320285304116 Item no 530411 fits: Motorola ET1 (For all countries) Please Call Achievetec for a quote. The PDF copy.
Motorola Solutions recently held their Mobility Solutions Executive Conference for its key partners in Europe & Africa in Copenhagen. We were informed and entertained in Denmark’s tallest and futuristic hotel, the Bella Sky Comway.
From Achievetec’s perspective we came away with a positive outlook for the year ahead, and indeed for the years to come, after hearing what the key people in the organisation had to say. Their commitment to their channel partners and our customers’ user experience is second to none, and can be summed up by what Eduardo Conrado (SVP Marketing & IT) had to say: “We help people be their best in the moments that matter.”
It is clear from plotted graph figures that Enterprise Mobility is closely connected to the economy, and that growth is predicted in outdoor markets such as field services, warehousing and transport & logistics. Manufacturing is also predicted to grow. The Motorola Solutions’ portfolio is perfectly suited to these sectors, and with a billion dollars of investment being made on research and development you can be confident their products are the Rolls Royce in Enterprise, but at competitive prices that will ensure efficiency, longevity and ROI for our customers.
Time Magazine predicts 1.2 billion mobile workers will use Enterprise. The PC is in decline, and tablets are holding their own. It is estimated that there are currently 2.4 billion active smartphones in the world.
Research emphatically confirms that consumer devices increase Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by up to fifty percent compared to rugged devices.
We live in a hyper-connected world, with You Tube ranking as the second largest search engine after Google, with 100 hours of video uploaded per minute!
To Innovate, Mobilize & Connect is at the core of the Motorola Solutions portfolio. Our combined goal is to help our customers capture relevant data, and transform it into meaningful insights, enabling intelligence and workforce mobility to function at optimum capacity. The technology within mobile computers means that we are effectively carrying around the cognitive capacity of the human brain in our pockets!
Motorola Solutions are at the forefront of technology mega-shifts and are providing the platforms necessary for us to advise and supply you with complete Enterprise Mobility solutions across key vertical markets.
Achievetec have the entire Motorola Solutions portfolio and expertise at our disposal, and we are always at your service. #AskAchievetec
Let’s close with Marco Landi’s opening comment, “Change is inevitable, it’s how you plan and prepare for it that matters.”
The long awaited new device from Motorola is worth the wait. We think that Motorola have really outdone themselves with this latest rugged launch!
Business With A Personal Touch…
Today’s workers want to do business on a device that is every bit as small, appealing and easy to use as their own personal smartphones. But today’s smartphones fall far short of the business durability and feature set that discerning customers require. Introducing the TC55 Touch Computer — a rugged mobile device that looks and feels like today’s most popular smartphones, with everything workers need to work smarter and better serve customers, all in a rugged device that is built to last.
Features & Benefits of the new TC55 Touch Mobile Computer:
Advanced capacitive touch screen that works virtually anywhere: The 4.3 in. high-resolution display isn’t just bigger, it’s significantly better. Based on cutting-edge HAST LCD technology, the screen is brighter both indoors and outdoors, all while consuming substantially less energy (just one reason why the TC55 has industry-leading battery life). At 700 NITs, it has outstanding indoor luminance, and the screen’s transflective feature actually leverages direct sunlight to improve its image clarity, making it ideal for outdoor viewing as well. Furthermore, the capacitive touch panel dynamically adjusts to the current environment, enabling it to work with or without gloves, wet or dry and with your finger or a stylus.
Service from the Start for enhanced peace of mind: Included as standard when you purchase the TC55, Service from the Start provides normal wear and tear repair coverage for 24 months with a dependable three-day repair turnaround time, along with additional service options. No matter where you are located, Motorola’s global support infrastructure helps ensure expert repair, reliable turnaround times, along with prompt technical telephone, email and online support.
Fortified for the enterprise with Extensions by Motorola Solutions: New Mx features allow the user to upgrade the already powerful Android 4.1.2 OS to a more robust, enterprise solution. Increased compatibility with existing applications and an additional layer of management and security enhancements enable greater control and enterprise functionality.
Integrated Scanner and Imager for Fast, Accurate Data Capture: Increase productivity with the integrated 1D scanner, an optional 1D/2D ring-style Bluetooth scanner, an 8 MP camera, and Near Field Communications (NFC), so workers can quickly and easily capture virtually any type of data at the press of a button.
Expanded enterprise software for rapid deployment: A wide variety of applications ready for Android are available to help businesses in many vertical markets improve mobile workforce efficiency.
The best of both worlds: Why settle for only looks or only performance? The TC55 is a complete business solution, featuring a sleek design without compromising the capabilities or durability you expect from an enterprise mobile device.
Leveraging over 80 years of Motorola voice leadership: From police to firemen, people all over the world rely on Motorola’s clear sound technology for life-saving decisions. The TC55 leverages this expertise to produce unparalleled voice output based on dual front-facing speakers that yield four times the volume of popular smartphones from Apple and Samsung. Coupled with dual microphones with precision, noise-cancelling technology, the TC55 delivers outstanding clarity at both ends of the call, even in noisy environments, for a no-compromise voice solution.
Do your workers want a small consumer-style smartphone form factor but need enterprise-class durability and features?
Would you like to be able to take advantage of all the benefits of the Android operating system, but are very concerned about application compatibility, security, device management and the ability to utilise an enterprise-class feature set?
Field service operations: Would you like to reduce the cost per visit, enable technicians to handle more sales calls per day and improve the quality of customer service?
Sales/merchandising operations: Would you like to improve sales and inventory management?
Postal/delivery operations: Would you like to enable real-time tracking and confirmation of deliveries?
Total Cost of Ownership: World-renowned mobile analyst group VDC Research prove that over five years, enterprises will spend fifty percent less to purchase and support rugged smartphones vs. consumer smartphones.
Consumer smartphones fail 20 percent of the time
Consumer smartphones do not have enough power to last a full shift 20 percent of time
The device must be replaced more frequently due to lack of durability
The cost of downtime when a device breaks
Consumer units go end of life in months rather than years, so replacements and add-on units are problematic to source and require further recourse to the costs of testing and implementation.
Faster device churn often translates into the need for new accessories for new models
Incremental costs to add accessories to obtain business critical features, such as industrial bar code scanning
Home Healthcare: With anytime, anywhere access to patient data, records can be updated in real-time. Using the barcode scanner, nurses can scan the patient’s wristband and medication barcodes, ensuring the right patient receives the right medication and the right dose through the right route, at the right time. This creates an added security measure and a clear audit trail. Confidently use the TC55 in almost any enterprise environment.
With a user-replaceable battery, a super low power display and 2x the battery capacity of the competition, this device has plenty of power for a full shift. Inventory management – With an integrated 1D linear imager and 8MP camera, scanning barcodes on 1D and 2D medical supplies at the point of administration, eliminates the need to manual check stock. Automate inventory status and process orders for new stock seamlessly as they are used.
Emergency support – With multiple ways to communicate, using the latest networks. With dynamic rescheduling applications, support can be dispatched in the case of emergencies and appointments rescheduled based on priorities.
Field Service Mobility: Open the Lines of Communication – Help your workers collaborate with high-quality, reliable voice and data communication using the latest networks. Manage your workforce and workflow more effectively with location-based applications, optimized routing and real-time updates.
True Mobility – Your workers now have all the information they need to complete work orders in the field and move on to the next task, enabling seamless workflow. Confidently use the TC55 in almost any enterprise environment. This durable, reliable device is built to survive drops, spills, tumbles, rain, cold, dirt and more, enabling uninterrupted workflow. With a user-replaceable battery, a super low power display and battery life that outperforms the competition, this device has plenty of power for a full shift.
Access to Organisation Data – When out in the field, your workforce has the real-time information they need to get the job done literally at their fingertips. Enhance every customer interaction with all the resources needed to better serve your customers on the spot.
Law Enforcement: True Mobility – Your officers now have all the information they need to respond to situations in the field and the functionality to capture and record critical intelligence. With a range of data capture options including an integrated 1D linear imager, intelligence can be captured, reviewed and circulated with colleagues.
Confidently use the TC55 in almost any environment. This durable, reliable device is built to survive drops, spills, tumbles, rain, cold, dirt and more, enabling uninterrupted operations. With a user-replaceable battery, a super low power display and 2x the battery capacity of the competition, this device has plenty of power for a full shift.
Enhancing Efficiency – When on the street, your officers have the real-time communications they need to get the job done. From access to daily briefings to e-citations and field reporting the TC55 help increase visibility on the streets and enhance police efficiency.
It’s not just us saying how great this touch computer is – see some reviews: