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Dell
Dell reveals the latest in its Rugged series laptops
Dell has unveiled updates to its Latitude Rugged series at the annual Dell Tech Summit.
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Rugged
How to ensure equipment will withstand harsh conditions
Purchasing fully rugged devices can deliver significant savings when it comes to total cost of ownership, writes Getac business development manager Frank Baldrighi.
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Tablets & laptops
Getac updates rugged K120 tablet for businesses in 'challenging' industries
The K120 now features an 11th generation Intel quad-core processor (i5 or i7), as well as Iris Xe graphics, 16GB memory, and more.
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Channel partners
Getac identifies A/NZ as a growth region, seeks new partners
"Getac is looking to attract new partners in the region that can help the business accelerate this growth and leverage the Getac brand for the success of their own businesses.”
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Smartphone
Aspera Mobile armours up with its tough-looking R9 smartphone
Designed with a particularly robust exterior, the phone is built for heavy knocks and drops.
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Bluetooth
Motorola to launch smart, rugged personal radio
The MXP600 TETRA radio includes intelligent mic and speaker management for noisy environments and a connected app for flexible comms.
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Remote Working
Getac releases updated fully-rugged tablet
The UX10 is an update on its previous model with the latest processor, storage and connectivity tech.
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Network Security
WatchGuard releases two new enterprise-grade APs
The AP225W for multi-dwelling unit deployment and the AP327X for harsh outdoor environments.
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Tablets & laptops
Panasonic announces new rugged Android tablet
The Toughbook A3 is a 10.1-inch device designed for enterprise-grade use, available locally this August.
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Tablets & laptops
Getac announces 5G capable, fully-rugged laptop
The B360 includes the 10th gen Intel core and a full HD display, is IP66 dust and water resistant and droppable from up to six feet.
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Smartphone
Samsung reveals new rugged smartphone for enterprise
The XCover Pro is IP68 water and dust resistant, capable of withstanding drops of up to 1.5m without a case, and will include Samsung POS software.
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Network Security
WatchGuard launches new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point
The WatchGuard AP327X is a new IP67-rated Wi-Fi access point (AP) with four N-Type connectors to support a variety of external antennas.
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Smartphone
Spark to stock Cat’s new rugged smartphone
The rugged device is designed for people with outdoor lifestyles or rugged professions, where mainstream devices are too easily damaged or destroyed.
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Tablets & laptops
Google certifies Panasonic rugged devices for enterprise
The Toughbook T1 and N1 handhelds meet all requirements for Google’s rugged Android certification.
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Dell
Dell launches rugged range of notebooks down under
Dell says the range is built to withstand “temperatures ranging from -29 to 63 degrees Celsius, harsh wet conditions, sand, dust and hard impacts.”
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Smartphone
Ingram takes tough approach to Aussie device market
Ingram Micro has extended its distribution agreement with rugged device supplier Global Communications into Australia.
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Internet of Things
Introducing Savanna - the IoT platform powering data-driven apps
Zebra, a provider of rugged mobile devices, believes this data can be leveraged to transform workflows and improve business performance and outcomes.
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Mobility
Panasonic releases new rugged device for the real world
“Our entire family of Toughbook and Toughpad products are engineered to meet the real-world demands our customers face on a daily basis."
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Collaboration
Struggling with digital transformation and mobility? Here's a guide
This expert says the majority of the billions of dollars spent by businesses on mobile tech is deemed 'wasteful spending' - here's how to do it right.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
10 Reasons you can’t ignore the Android revolution
No matter your workplace, you need a rugged device that won’t fail in the face of drops, spills, extreme temperatures, or dust and dirt.
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Design
Good Design Australia: Zebra Technologies wins award for DS3600-series scanner
This year, a jury consisting of 35 international design experts assessed 244 shortlisted entries from around the world.
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Mobility
How do you know if your mobile PC is built to last?
Businesses are built with long-term goals in mind. Your computing technologies should be too. So, is your tablet built to last? Find out here.
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Mobility
Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear
As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that accompany us anywhere has soared - here's a look into two Durabook products.
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Mobility
Hands-on review: Xplore XSLATE R12 - hard to kill, hard to beat
​Xplore recently launched their latest detachable rugged tablet PC – the XSLATE R12, a truly next generation device.