How a Service Contract Can Save You Money

Even with the typical, daily wear and tear on your mobile computing devices, maintenance can be costly, especially with legacy equipment. With an extended warranty or maintenance contract, you can not only help extend the life of your equipment, but save on ongoing maintenance costs and repair. There are a number of reasons to consider a repair plan as opposed to “paying as you go.” Some of these benefits can include:

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DAP Explains IP Ratings Against Water

Last week we posted a video put together by DAP technologies on how IP ratings work in regards to dust. This week, we have video on how IP ratings work against water, one of the most dangerous elements for electronic devices. In the following video, DAP discusses IP ratings and why it is important to use industrial grade devices in rugged environments to ensure greater ROI from your computers.

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DAP Explains IP Ratings Against Dust

Here is a great video that DAP Technologies put together explaining how IP ratings work and why protection against dust is important.

For more information on DAP devices and products, visit our web site.

 

Innovative RFID Applications

In an earlier post, we mentioned the use of RFID wristbands in hospitals and for children in amusement parks, but this latest addition shows the use of RFID wristbands in the entertainment industry and many other potential applications.

Using RFID gives you and your company immediate visibility to information that can help your business flourish. By setting up RFID portals and equipping workers with RFID readers, you can keep track of inventory as it moves around, into and out of your facility, keep immediate track of sales, improved and automated data collection, immediate breakdown of each point’s efficiency and more.

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Considerations When Going Wireless in Your Warehouse

Going wireless in your warehouse, according to NOP World Technology, can increase company productivity by up to 27%. In a survey by Intel, they noted that it only takes 11 minutes of increased productivity per employee per week to pay for the average cost of deploying a wireless system. That’s only about two minutes per day. With quick ROI and improved productivity, it’s no wonder companies are increasingly turning to WLAN as the solution for their warehouses.

If you are thinking about taking your warehouse wireless, the investment can sometimes seem intimidating. So before you take the leap, take a look at this list of the pros and cons of going wireless in your warehouse.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Vehicle Mount for Your Mobile Devices

In order to properly determine what equipment you will need to  mount your mobile device, there are several factors that should be considered. These include:

  • The make/model/year of the vehicle in which the device will be mounted
  • The type of seats in the vehicle
  • Is the shifter on the floor or in the steering column?
  • What type/model of equipment is being mounted?
  • Is drilling desired or allowed in the vehicle?

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7 Things You Aren’t Doing With Your Camera System

Today surveillance systems can be used for so much more than security – here are seven ways you might not be fully utilizing your camera system that we’ve put into a fun acronym:

New technology has made it easy to integrate previously independent security and business systems into one solution so that your business can see improved functionality and greater efficiency. There are many value-added purposes that you camera system can be used for.

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The Benefits of Traceability

When one thinks of traceability, the first thing that comes to mind is often produce traceability. However, traceability isn’t just for the produce and agriculture industries – it can be implemented into many other fields including electronics, meat & dairy, toys and so much more.

There are a number of reasons to implement traceability and transparency in your business and your product lines regardless of industry or product type. Here are just a few.

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Our New Green Initiative

With the growing amount of electronic waste or e-waste due to constant developments in technology and electronics, we believe that the continued development of our Green Initiative is absolutely necessary to do our part to help protect our planet.

Technology is always changing and developing and this leads to obsolete equipment and media (CDs, cassettes, etc.) that need to be disposed of around the world.  In many cases, the proper disposal of electronic equipment requires a legal framework, an elaborate system for collection, and many other aspects that complicate the disposal of electronics (and as a result a large number of electronics end up as toxic waste in landfills because there is no easy way to recycle or dispose of it).

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The Road Code

The utilization of QR codes on public advertisements has presented marketers with the challenge of overcoming safety issues. In the state of California, the use of a mobile device while driving is illegal, so placing QR codes in ads on buses or billboards has many limitations (only passengers can scan the code or drivers will have to illegally use their mobile devices to get the information stored on the code).

Paul Brocky and Tom Catuosco have developed a more “driver friendly” alternative to the QR code in response to limitations the QR code presents. “The Road Code” is a four character alpha-numeric code that can be used as a redirect, similar to the way QR codes are used.

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