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The tablet in question is the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1, and the 8.4-inch Windows 8 Pro device can be used on the move or even when docked in the glovebox of the 10 Vauxhall Astra police cars currently... on trial.

Depending how successful the trial is, the Hertfordshire Constabulary could expand the program for the tablets to be fitted in 50 police patrol cars at some point in future.

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Snapworks by Motion is a touch-based camera app with easy touch features to capture, annotate and share images.

The company has also released a new EasyConnect RFID Long Range Reader that transforms... Motion’s rugged tablets into long range UHF RFID tag readers. The Reader is designed to make it easier for workers in such places as an oil rig, rail transportation and warehouse environments to obtain...

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Acadian Ambulance, which is headquartered out of Lafayette, Louisiana, announced recently that it is deploying F5t rugged tablet computers from Motion Computing across their fleet for mobile dispatch... and electronic patient care recording.

The company’s fleet includes more than 400 ambulances, eight medical transport helicopters and five fixed-wing aircraft. The company and its subsidia...

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At Terminal 4 in Spain’s Madrid-Barajas Airport, Iberia Airlines crew members can be seen performing their various tasks and safety checks using customized Panasonic Toughpad devices.

Instead... of using clipboards or laptops, workers get their assignments and get real-time updates while providing aircraft maintenance; baggage handling including loading and unloading, sorting, and delivery; and ref...

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While a number of companies offer ruggedized tablets, Xplore’s premium priced Windows tablets have been considered among the most rugged, designed to handle repeated impacts and temperature extremes.

Currently,... almost half of Xplore’s business comes from a handful of big customers in the military, telco and other vertical industries. But with RangerX, available starting today, it’s adding its first Android-based tablet a...

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But you’ll generally pay a premium for such rugged tablets. Earl? Not so much.


The crowdfunded project says Earl will be available for $249 (a 30% discount) through June 9. A recent... check of the website, shows the project has raised $44,992 of its $250,000 goal. So it’s not clear how long buyers will have to wait and there’s always the possibility the whole thing wil...

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The “seven-figure” order is for 200 iX104C5 DMSR-M rugged tablets and these are expected to be rolled out over the next two months. The U.S. military ordered 900 of the same tablet... back in December.

The iX104C5 DMSR-M has even be described internally by company officials as the “best tablet for use in military deployments” and features a 10.4-inch display, the Win...

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The Austin, Texas-based company, famous for boasting it builds the world’s most rugged tablets, said the order is for over 900 of its iX104C5M rugged Windows tablets. The Windows 7 tablets (upgradeable... to Windows 8) will be delivered over the next several months.

A spokesperson for Xplore said the contract limits what it can say about the deal, such as the value of the order and what other vendors bid...

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The company already has a range of ruggedized phones for these vertical markets, like the Titanium phone, but has now hinted that it may push ruggedized tablets into these markets in future.

“It’s... conceivable we could apply the ‘life-proof’ franchise to tablets over time,” said Wyatt, who added that it is still 'early days' when it comes down to Motorola's work within these markets...