The Importance of Rugged Tablets in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Today, every manufacturing sector deals with an extremely broad supply chain that is often global and often deals with a lack of reliable, real-time data access in the field. This inherent lack of end-to-end integration can be partially bridged by technologies such as cloud-based software access, RFID, IoT and others. Having the ability to access […]

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Introducing the Hydra-Q6™: A Rugged, Customizable ARM Tablet

Here at InHand Electronics, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Hydra-Q6™, a rugged, customizable ARM tablet. With its durable design and nearly infinite customization options, it’s the perfect choice for those in the military, medical, and other commercial industries. The Hydra-Q6™ is our third-generation platform for rugged tablet and display applications, using NXP’s […]

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The Importance of an IP67 or IP68 Rating for Your Rugged Tablet

Whether it’s for manufacturing, field use or any other harsh environment, having the best rugged tablet available that can withstand dust, dirt, moisture and physical abuse is paramount. Since dust and moisture can wreak havoc with electronics, the IP Rating is an important consideration when choosing the right mobile computer. But what exactly is the […]

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How Efficient and Reliable is Your Medical Grade Tablet?

Mobile digital access via a medical grade tablet has become a high priority for healthcare organizations in 2018. This can be seen in the fact that 79.8 percent use tablets and 42.6 percent use smartphones to access the information needed to provide and coordinate care. This is according to a new HIMSS Analytics study of […]

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Industrial Tablets and Their Role in Automation Industry

Manufacturing 4.0 has ushered in levels of automation that require seamless management, monitoring and operation of machines (including machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the industrial internet of things (IIoT)). Technology like automation and the IIoT are the foundation of smart factories. Industrial tablet technology is critical for production line workers, service technicians, quality engineers, and others […]

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Portable Device Design – Custom-made for Military Grade

The ruggedness of common tablets and smartphones, such as those manufactured by Samsung and Apple, has improved in recent years. The addition of rubber overmold accessories enhances drop survival and the use of connectors and sealing techniques enhance water resistance. However, these devices, even within rugged outer casings, cannot meet the more demanding set of […]

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Key Differences That Make Medical Grade Tablets Different From Consumer Tablets

Medical grade tablets have a number of unique features and use cases as compared with consumer grade tablets. This often requires a custom tablet design that tightly integrates these features and assures high reliability, security, and privacy. Consumer grade tablets usually cannot meet FDA, HIPAA, and other regulatory requirements simply through software changes and a […]

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The Biggest Challenges Faced In Planning Handheld Device Design

Portable handheld electronic devices such as computer tablets and smartphones continue to offer amazing features incorporated from mass-produced electronic technology. Sometimes, these commercial off the shelf (COTS) devices do not quite meet user needs. Perhaps they do not withstand tough environmental conditions, require a custom interface, or don’t meet regulatory requirements driven by specific application […]

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Basic Considerations for Mobile Device Design

Mobile devices – devices that are easily transported and typically are handheld and powered by a battery – have unique challenges in their design to enable usability, ruggedness, and reliability. Characterized by relatively lightweight and small screen size, they span a wide range of device types and applications, including mobile phones and tablets. Mobile devices […]

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Rugged Tablets And Portable Devices: Solutions For Your Commercial Needs

Rugged tablets and portable devices offer an extensive number of solutions across a broad range of commercial and industrial needs. Whereas consumer-grade mobile devices are well-suited to everyday use in homes, schools, and offices, rugged tablets are especially designed for harsh and demanding environments. The number of trades and professions where rugged tablets and portable […]

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