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How AI is changing the use of robotics in the energy sector

How AI is Changing the Use of Robotics in the Energy Sector

Robots, initially programmed by scientists with artificial intelligence (AI) software and incorporating machine-learning algorithms and data science, are now being transformed into autonomous, self-learning machines. Such AI-enhanced robots are now helping staff to perform their tasks more efficiently and replacing employees in dangerous roles, like drilling and nuclear power waste disposal, as well as in hostile environments such as deep water. In the management […]

Flexing Safety First Muscles in Times of Crisis

Flexing Safety First Muscles in Times of Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Getac, like many companies, had to strike a balance between staff safety and business continuity. This is mission-critical to the service team. “Our priority is to ensure our service providers and customers’ — especially first responders and those in the defense industry — device-related issues are addressed promptly and efficiently. All of this has to be balanced while adhering to […]

Why technology is a critical factor in worker safety

Why Technology is a Critical Factor in Worker Safety

Workers across various industries face safety considerations around air quality, temperature, and equipment operation. Keeping employees safe in industries including utilities, oil and gas, public safety, transportation, manufacturing, and natural resources requires the right technology. Workers need to be equipped with technology that keeps them in touch, on top of risks, and protected from known hazards as much as possible. The International Labor Organization […]

How Mobility Can Help Last-Mile Delivery

How Rugged Mobility Can Help Last-Mile Delivery

A lack of real-time information and breaks within the supply chain negatively impact last-mile logistics. Allowing for complete connectivity and clear communication, rugged mobile technology repairs the breakdown within supply chain management and transportation planning. The world’s supply chain is under increasing pressure to become more efficient and at faster speeds, while customers demand information and speed. Such pressures are complicating last-mile transportation and […]

How can you apply a modern Silicon Valley ethos to an ever-evolving aftersales market?

How to Apply a Modern Silicon Valley Ethos to an Ever-evolving Automotive Aftersales Market

For most businesses, future profitability is a key driver. While future profit can never be guaranteed, creating a business model will ensure consumer spending is a powerful indicator of future success. The use of an “ecosystem” model by the likes of Apple, for example, has allowed the Silicon Valley giant to achieve very high levels of customer retention. It has created a “community” of […]

LumiBond® 2.0: A Rugged Touchscreen Without Equal

LumiBond® 2.0: A Rugged Touchscreen Without Equal

A device’s screen quality is one of the most important elements of the perceived comfort and enjoyment of its usage, especially if it’s a touchscreen. But if your business has never used rugged computers before, touchscreen quality might not be the first or even the second thing you consider when contemplating a purchase. However, it’s really very important – for three reasons. One, rugged […]

Prevention as key focus for safety management

Prevention as Key Focus for Safety Management

Ensuring workplace safety is top priority for Ivan Lin, who oversees Getac’s manufacturing operations. Ivan has been with the company since 1997 and recognizes hazard as a part of factory life. In all aspects of work, he aims to neutralize risks inherent in working with heavy machinery. He also works to minimize human error. This means being aware of hidden dangers and having a […]

Getac Utilities and Field Services

How Rugged Mobile Devices Improve Customer Service in Utilities and Field Repair

Utilities are changing in keeping with increasing regulatory and other pressures. Here’s how rugged mobile devices are helping with utility asset management and facilitating the journey to digital transformation. The customer-provider relationship in utilities is no longer a passive one-way street. Customers interact with utilities in real time, often through personalized platforms that keep them informed of consumption trends, maintenance/repair, and service problems. In […]

8 Unique Ways to Boost Productivity in Your Workforce

Productivity is a common goal no matter what your industry is. When working with a highly productive and efficient team, members experience high levels of satisfaction. Being able to encourage your workforce and employees to be productive is crucial to maintaining high productivity and positive results. Making some small changes can have a huge effect on your workforce’s productivity levels.  Here are some of […]

How Do Offshore Communications Work?

Advanced Offshore Communications

Thirty years ago, communications between onshore bases with remote offshore oil rigs and exploration vessels were typically constrained by narrow bandwidth, limited to two-way radios, and confined to daily operational reports. Crews were extremely isolated by distance and poor communications. However, good operations required that these remote offshore installations be staffed by on-site management teams capable of making quick decisions. Since then, thanks to […]

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