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Here are some solutions and technology to help technicians keep up with the rapid evolution of the automotive industry.

How Automotive Service Technicians Keep Current with Industry Changes

Automotive technology and the IoT enable each other’s development at a breakneck pace. As a result, the automotive industry is advancing faster than in recent history. However, while the design of traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles has matured to optimize performance (making the typical service issues well-understood), the number of automotive service technicians has decreased over time. Accelerated by the global labor shortage, […]

The following is an advanced technology review to illustrate how these solutions improve worker safety across the spectrum of hazards in these applications.

How Advanced Mining Technology Delivers Worker Safety

Underground mining generates over $650 billion USD each year. The mining industry supplies essential minerals for energy, construction, manufacturing, technology, and electric vehicles. While mining safety has significantly improved in recent years, mining still presents inherent risks to workers. Safety issues include roof collapse, toxic gas exposure, asphyxiation, powered haulage, ground failure, and rockfall. These hazards are diverse, and as a result, the most […]

Manufacturing traditionally has been plagued by downtime costs and utilized inefficient processes to solve the problem.

Mitigating Downtime Costs in Manufacturing

First, as in most other industries, manufacturing assets, whether they are machines or furnaces, wear down over time and naturally stop functioning. Another challenge occurs when components and parts produced do not meet quality specifications. In such instances, production stops until workers can identify and fix the problem, taking hours or even days. Such downtime can be expensive. According to Aberdeen Research, companies across […]

In celebration of Women's Month, Getac shines the spotlight on women reshaping the rugged mobile industry and putting it to work in new and exciting ways.

The Women Shaping the Industry

The numbers are telling. Women make up only about a quarter of the technology sector workforce. Their quitting rate is twice that of their male counterparts. In addition, according to the World Economic Forum, they comprise less than a third of the workforce in manufacturing. The inequities start early. Only 30 percent of all female students select science and engineering (STEM)-related fields in higher […]

5G has been one of the most heavily publicized and will be the most widely used technological advancements of the past few years.

Who Needs A 5G Rugged Computer?

5G has been one of the most heavily publicized and will be the most widely used technological advancements of the past few years. You have heard of futuristic use cases like roads with many cars but no drivers. Remote robotic surgeries. Smart everything. The metaverse. But with all those things still at least several years away, there might be some questions about whether organizations […]

The Getac Driving Safety Utility is a proprietary software-based application that eliminates the extraneous visual distraction.

How Driving Safety Software Minimizes Distracted Driving

Twenty-five percent of all deaths on EU roads involve a work vehicle. Nearly 35,000 serious injuries happen each year involving forklift accidents in the United States alone. It only takes one vehicular accident to impact your organization severely. One of the most effective ways to minimize driving accidents is lessening driving distractions. Studies estimate these incidents are involved in 80% of all car accidents. […]

Today the oil industry makes use of a range of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software and Geographical Positioning Software (GPS) to identify, plan, manage and allocate a whole range of assets, throughout the value and logics chain.

How the Oil Industry Keeps an Eagle Eye on its Assets

Keeping track of assets and equipment spread over multiple worksites and often remote locations is a constant challenge. For an oil company, centralizing information and data on fixed and mobile assets is invaluable. Two complementary technologies, namely Geographical Positioning Software (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, are the industry’s tools of choice. GPS is designed to identify, manage, and allocate mobile assets throughout […]

Rugged mobile devices enabled remote experts and remote workers to be more effective than when they were office-bound.

Solve Skills Gap for Remote Experts with Rugged Solutions

As companies adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, they realized the value of remote working and remote experts. Workers could interact with their colleagues and customers with a mix of old and new digital technologies. In many cases, rugged mobile devices enabled remote experts and remote workers to be more effective than when they were office-bound. Many industries embraced remote experts from field service to […]

Team members in construction industries need the right technology to keep up to meet the scale of work and cooperation required.

Rugged Tablets Built for Contractors

The construction industry is facing a growing number of pressures. Tight deadlines and budgets and the need for better collaboration are just a few. Team members need the right technology to keep up to meet the scale of work and cooperation required. Rugged tablets are proving to be the answer. Tablets streamline processes and communication, simplify approvals, and help construction industry professionals stay on […]

Semi-rugged laptops are designed for professionals who need an office-style computer with a full keyboard. These users also spend portions of their day in hard-hat areas or non-office environments where safety and climate control cannot be guaranteed.

What You Need to Know About Semi-Rugged and Business-Rugged Notebooks

Suppose you’re in the market for a rugged laptop, and your organization can live without the extreme ironclad guaranteed tolerances expected of a fully-rugged or ultra-rugged model. In that case, the vetting process can be confusing. You may encounter semi-rugged, business-rugged, enterprise rugged, and just plain rugged. Some of these terms are objective, and some are marketing. A Little About Rugged Getac manufactures rugged […]

Utilities are facing immense pressures for efficiencies while dealing with a range of challenges from aging assets to climate change.

Factors Impacting the Utilities Sector Today and Tomorrow

The utilities sector has undergone fundamental shifts in the past few years. While traditionally, work processes have been chiefly manually recorded, digitalization has been helping garner efficiencies in incremental ways. Rugged mobile tablets, connected to enterprise asset management systems and resource planning software, have decreased errors and time inefficiencies associated with all-manual processes. But this is not enough. External forces such as labor shortage, […]

The latest version of the Getac Device Monitoring System (GDMS) brings new features to help organizations stay ahead of hybrid and remote work realities.

Why Mobile Rugged Devices Need Centralized Monitoring

Centralized monitoring of organizational IT has been considered best practice for a long time. With cloud transformation moving into the field and the frontline, the rugged mobile devices frontline personnel carry are now (or at least they’re designed to be) connected to the IT infrastructure at all times. There are many benefits to monitoring device health. Fewer Technical Problems and Failures One of the […]

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