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Ready for a rugged tablet? Here are a few to consider….

Fast-paced operations are in vogue due to customer demands and industry pressures. Organizations are constantly seeking new and different ways to get things done without overspending and under delivering. The explosion of the mobile workforce has dramatically changed the way we do business, and whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or mobile computer, we operate with device-in-hand and keep on moving.
As the use of tablets has increased, so have user demands for more suitable devices – particularly when it comes to industrial environments. According to Zebra, users have asked that next generation products possess a few critical features to address the needs of today’s workforce.  Here are 3 features on their wish list:

• Larger, more readable screens
• Rugged design and housing
• Performance power for a variety of apps

Inadequate devices can quickly lead to user fatigue, decreased mobility and status-quo productivity.  Zebra listened and answered with a wide variety of purpose-built tablets to suit specific needs of the warehouse, distribution center, mobile worker and more.  These include:

ET5x Series 

This tablet is super flexible with a screen that can easily be read whether you’re inside or outdoors. Battery changes are a snap, and because of size, the ET5 is a breeze to carry.

• Rugged Design; Thin and Lightweight
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™
• Windows or Android Models; Both Drop and IP Rated
• Add 1D or 2D Bar Code Scanning at your Convenience

Don’t be fooled, the ET5 is not a commercial device! It may be pretty, but it’s tough as nails.

L10 Series 

For tasks in the field or other harsh environments, then extreme durability is key. The L10 Series comes equipped with features like rubber corner bumpers and a magnesium frame that’s lighter than aluminum yet stronger than steel.

• Powerful Performance
• Ultra-Rugged Design
• Easy-to-Read 10” Screen (Inside/Outside or Day/Night)
• Gorilla® Glass and Auto-Sensing Glove/Wet-Touch Technology in Rain, Snow and Cold

There are a host of accessories for the L10 tablet to make tough jobs easier. From shoulder straps to kickstands, extended-life batteries and carrying cases, there are more tools and gadgets available to increase user productivity. You’ve also got OS flexibility with Windows 10 Pro or Android 8.1 (Oreo).


Workers on material handling vehicles are at a disadvantage when they must get on and off their vehicle to complete a task. Providing desktop-application performance in a rugged tablet means they’ve got everything they need at their fingertips without slowing productivity. The VC80 is the ticket:

• Ideal for Cold Storage Applications
• Bright Screen – Inside & Out
• Fast Wi-Fi Connectivity
• Multiple Mounting Options and 10-Second Quick Release Mount

The VC80 appeals to the versatility of today’s workforce with available ports needed to add bar code scanners, mobile printers and your choice of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7 Professional or Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating systems.

Bottom line? If you’re looking to increase the mobility of your workforce and have the desire to equip them with industrial tablets, then the first brand to evaluate is Zebra. Zebra is widely known for the extreme durability of their products, so when they recently acquired the Xplore brand, you can rest assured they knew what they were doing. Now you’re getting the best of both worlds in an industry where dust, dirt and drops are an everyday occurrence with no time for downtime.

For more information on Zebra and their line of industrial tablets, contact us to set up a demonstration and see for yourself.


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