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Utility companies are facing a range of challenges, but rugged mobile devices can help overcome them.

Five Challenges in the Utilities Industry and How to Overcome Them

The global utility market is on a growth curve. The Business Research Company forecasts that the industry will reach $5996.57 billion in 2025 at a compounded annual growth rate of seven percent. Utilities need to embrace digital transformation and overcome a few key challenges to achieve this growth. These include: Legacy infrastructure Assets are the beating heart of the utility industry and what most […]

Why You Need An Intrinsically Safe Tablet

Millions of workplace accidents happen each year, many of which are within the power of employers to prevent. According to Getac’s research, while overall worker safety has improved over the last decade, some industries seem to have plateaued or even reverted in recent years.  According to the research, the situations considered most hazardous by the surveyed environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals are what […]

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How Technology Helps Increase Workplace Safety in Heavy Industries

Despite the recent progress, there is still work to make heavy industries safer places to work. Workers in construction, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and in the oil & gas industry work at height or in confined spaces, risk an accident with vehicles and machines, or need to work with hazardous chemicals. Utilizing technology advancements can help to improve workplace safety even in these potentially hazardous […]

LiFi technology’s security and reliability are set to revolutionize how many people and organizations communicate over the next few years.

Shining a Light on LiFi Technology: Part Two

LiFi technology’s security and reliability can revolutionize how many people and organizations communicate over the next few years. Getac recently became the world’s first manufacturer to bring integrated LiFi technology to the rugged computing market. The industry-leading UX10 fully rugged tablet powered by pureLiFi is one such device using this technology. Part one of this two-part blog series took a detailed look at the […]

Here are 7 reasons to use rugged mobile computing solutions on the manufacturing shop floor.

7 Reasons to Use Rugged Solutions in Manufacturing Shop Floor

Pen-and-paper data collection, while inexpensive, comes with severe drawbacks. Information not stored in a unified digital database is liable to losses, misplacements, and accuracy issues. Rugged solutions in the manufacturing shop floor that are connected to a digital database eliminate these issues. These devices keep your data available now and in the future so you can access it when you need it. 1. You […]

Public safety personnel benefit from modern computer-driven devices purpose-built for their challenging work environments.

How Technology Makes Public Safety Safer and More Efficient

Public safety is an increasingly challenging profession. Police, fire, and EMS personnel strive to keep our communities safe and secure, especially during crises such as COVID-19. Today, public safety personnel benefit from modern computer-driven devices purpose-built for their challenging work environments. These devices provide first responders with an unprecedented degree of communication, coordination, and efficiency. However, it takes the right technology. Consumer-grade equipment is […]

5G will be the bedrock technology to fulfill the changing needs of first responders in these unprecedented times.

Why 5G Network is Essential for First Responders

First responders’ duties and responsibilities are changing and expanding in two dimensions. The 24-hour nature of conventional media and the emergence of social media has made it easier for real-world emergencies to create secondary problems first responders have to address. Longer-term emergencies like infectious disease outbreaks and civil unrest have become a fixture in the crisis landscape. These changing conditions require first responders do […]

Getac B360 is not only MIL-STD-810H certified, it is also 5G ready for fast connectivity. With this kind of connected computing technology, drivers can receive and modify assignments as they become available, collect data, and file reports directly into their respective data networks.

Technology Essentials for Commercial and Public Sector Vehicles

The fundamental nature of automotive vehicles (cars and trucks) is evolving. It is no longer enough for a car to be a “dumb” machine that hauls people and materials from Point A to Point B. Today, public sector vehicles must be capable of sophisticated self-management and control. Self-driving cars and trucks are simply the next logical step in this evolution. Self-documentation of the events […]

Chris Welpman, Inside Sales

Getac Profile: Chris Welpman, Inside Sales

As a part of the Inside Sales Team, Chris Welpman is responsible for all of Getac’s eastern public sector accounts, creating new sales and training new employees. He supports Brian Simons, Eric McKee, Ronnie Pender, and Mike Ketchum. When he’s not at work, you might find him surfing, camping, rock climbing, or spending time with family and friends.  What do you do at Getac? […]

Mason Rhodes, Engineering

Getac Profile: Mason Rhodes, Engineering

We recently launched service.getac.us, an all-in-one solution that empowers users to create and manage US-based service requests in one convenient location. Mason Rhodes, as a backend development lead, had an integral role in bringing service.getac.us to our community. Outside of work, Mason is adjusting to life as a new dad. His son, Murphy, was born in November! What is service.getac.us? Service.getac.us helps simplify and […]

Getac became the world’s first manufacturer to bring integrated LiFi technology to the rugged computing market with its industry-leading UX10 fully rugged tablet powered by pureLiFi.

Shining a Light on LiFi Technology: Part One

In October 2020, Getac became the world’s first manufacturer to bring integrated LiFi technology to the rugged computing market. Its industry-leading UX10 fully rugged tablet integrates this capability powered by pureLiFi. The innovation marked a critical turning point in the evolution of rugged computing. This exciting new technology gives customers an entirely new way to operate and communicate with unrivaled speed, security, and reliability.   […]

Emergency medical services (EMS) is an area that can benefit enormously from the introduction of digital solutions that speed up workflows and save precious time.

6 Reasons to Use Rugged Devices for Ambulance Services

In a world dominated by digital transformation, it’s no surprise to see digital solutions replacing pen-and-paper workflows. This can be applied throughout various industries from manufacturing to healthcare. Emergency medical services (EMS) is an area that can benefit enormously from the introduction of digital solutions. The use of rugged devices can speed up workflows and save precious, lifesaving minutes and seconds. Paramedics have traditionally […]

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