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IT Survival …

By toughnrugged / November 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

5 most incredible survival stories Resilience is a trait we all strive for, both in ourselves and the equipment we specialise in. But here are seven people who took resilience to a whole new level. Sheer Endurance The word ‘endurance’ will forever be associated with Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16. Not only was…

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7 most expensive breakages

7 most expensive breakages

By toughnrugged / November 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

We all break things from time to time. But these destructive mishaps make smashing your phone screen look like a drop in the ocean. Even if you then drop it in the ocean. Losing your bottle London’s Playboy Club is a place where men with lots of money go to flash the cash – or…

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comical IT catastrophes

Comical IT catastrophes

By toughnrugged / November 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

7 most comical IT catastrophes You think your employees are accident-prone? It could be worse. Here are seven of the daftest IT mishaps that we’ve heard about. And these are just the ones that got reported! Mama Mia! A woman in Padova, Italy, put her laptop on the roof of her car and forgot about…

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How to safely clean your mobile devices

Rugged Mobile Computer Decontamination

By toughnrugged / April 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

With the current situation, I thought it might be useful to share the following useful industry information on how best to clean your computer… The following procedures help to protect your employees, equipment, and the community. WHO Recommendations and general guidelines The World Health Organization (WHO) offers general guidelines for cleaning surfaces. These are considered…

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Nautiz X41

“I miss the keypad buttons!” – Introducing the new Handheld X41 Android Rugged

By toughnrugged / March 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Do you like device buttons? You can feel them. They are tactile, so you know when you have pressed them. They don’t get pressed accidentally, like on touchscreens. How come nobody makes a device with keypad buttons on anymore ??.. They do! Rugged manufacturer Handheld has announced a brand new Android fully rugged device with…

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Modular expansion for the Toughbook 55

20 hour battery life?? On a Notebook?? …Really ??? The Toughbook-55 can…

By toughnrugged / September 11, 2019 / Comments Off on 20 hour battery life?? On a Notebook?? …Really ??? The Toughbook-55 can…

Panasonic, already the world leaders in battery technology, have done it again! The new Toughbook-55 now boasts an incredible STANDARD battery life of 20 hours! (Mobile Mark™2014) Toughbook 55 Launched this Monday (9/9/19), this new IP53 Semi Rugged notebook comes as standard with an amazing 20-hours of battery life. Modular technology allows up to 40…

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Zebra Xplore rugged L10 series

Zebra Xplore L10 Rugged Platform now with Android 8.1 option

By toughnrugged / July 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Zebra Xplore L10 Rugged Platform now with Android 8.1 option

Rugged Zebra?? That’s actually not that new! Since Zebra bought Xplore in 2018, we’ve seen a brand new range of L10 ‘properly’ rugged devices added to their already massive product portfolio. A single base unit is available in 3 tablet formats. Zebra themselves tell us… “Life is full of choices. With the new 10.1” L10…

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Handheld Nautiz X8

Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) – A stay of execution….

By toughnrugged / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) – A stay of execution….

There has been widespread panic after Microsoft announced it would discontinue support for WEH from Jan 2020. There has been an alomost frantic scramble to update to Android-based solutions and devices. However, the investment required is causing headaches for companies already using Windows-based solutions. The rewritten applications costs alone can be prohibitiv. Not to mention…

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Toughbook and Tech-As-A-Service – Removing the outlay …

By toughnrugged / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Toughbook and Tech-As-A-Service – Removing the outlay …

Tech-As-A-Service. You want to be able to use the best devices, the right tool for the job, something that will return your effort and investment over and over again…  But how can you afford the upfront costs? Afterall, the top build quality costs, that’s why it’s the best! What about the need to stay ahead…

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keeping costs down or getting value

Good Value…Isn’t cheaper better for my business?

By toughnrugged / November 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Good Value…Isn’t cheaper better for my business?

When it comes to knowing what is the best value IT solution for your business, it’s all down to you! However, what common purchasing mistakes have been made that we can all learn from? In IT there are two very distinct streams in ‘Consumer’ and ‘Enterprise’. Quite simply, Consumer is designed for individuals and Enterprise…

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Total Cost Of Failure !

By toughnrugged / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Total Cost Of Failure !

I was recently party to a discussion between Panasonic and a large corporate customer. Some of the insights I gained were fascinating. I nabbed a copy of the PowerPoint, so I can share some of the knowledge …. (some figures are in USD but don’t let that put you off, it’s the message that is…

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Panasonic FZ-T1 Toughpad rugged handheld Andriod

New Fully Rugged Handheld Device from Panasonic – All new FZ-T1

By toughnrugged / July 3, 2018 / Comments Off on New Fully Rugged Handheld Device from Panasonic – All new FZ-T1

Panasonic introduces a new 5” Android™ rugged handheld for mobile workers requiring style and substance The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 handheld is the ideal all-rounder with looks and functionality to match. Panasonic has announced its latest rugged Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 handheld for mobile workers that require a versatile device with style and substance. The eye-catching, yet…

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