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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 […]

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 […]

Industry 4.0 and the Case for Digital Maturity

The next industrial revolution will need digitization of manufacturing processes. Mobile devices are crucial to executing transformation in the age of Industry 4.0. Several heavy-hitting key performance indicators in manufacturing have traditionally been a struggle to digitize. One such perennial issue is how to do away with decreased downtime and improve worker productivity. Industry 4.0, the latest iteration of the Industrial Revolution, promises to […]

Getac Starts 2021 No. 1 in Americas & EMEA

Getac Starts 2021 No. 1 in Americas & EMEA

The first quarter of 2021 saw Getac retake the lead in rugged tablet shipments in the Americas. We’ve held the top spot for four of the last five quarters in this region. Perhaps even more significant was our rugged notebooks taking the prime spot in EMEA shipments for the first time. This surged on 10% market share growth year on year. Globally, Getac’s market […]

5 Things You’re Not Thinking About When Calculating TCO

5 Things You’re Not Thinking About When Calculating TCO

If you are in operations or IT, there is an excellent chance that you are already familiar with the abbreviation “TCO.”  For the uninitiated, TCO stands for Total Cost of Ownership. It is the measurement that we use to assess the value of hardware and software through direct and indirect costs. Sometimes also known as a “life cycle cost analysis,” most people have a […]

Law Enforcement Tech Innovations: A Review of the Past and a Move to the Future

After a decade of enormous growth and innovation in law enforcement technology, Getac Video Solutions is building on the past, looking toward the future and anticipating continued development in the years to come. 9 Innovations Between 2010 and 2020 The 2010s were a tremendous decade for change in police technology, according to James Murphy III, Director of Sales at Getac Video. The reason for the expansion […]

The Role of Rugged Mobile Devices in Industry 4.0

While manufacturing has always been a numbers game — quotas met, demand and supply, downtime — discrete and process manufacturers mostly used yesterday’s data to predict what tomorrow would hold. We’re at an exciting crossroads in the industry. Not only do we have easy and cheap access to computing power, but we can also harvest data from a whole slate of new sources, the […]

Get 20/20 Vision on Your Department With These 3 Police Tech Solutions

Working in public safety has never been easy, but in recent years law enforcement has been tasked with solving problems outside the traditional scope of policing. “At the same time, public scrutiny has increased–and with it, the pressure from local and national stakeholders to solve societal problems quickly and well,” wrote Phil Keith, the director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) […]

Body Camera Technology: Better Today than Ever Before

It started in 2005. Police forces in Europe began testing a new kind of surveillance hoping to reduce paperwork and help prosecute criminals simultaneously. The idea? Strapping video cameras to their helmets; hence, the first version of the Body-Worn Camera (BWC). While cameras had long been used in policing across the globe, this technology marked the first time officers were actually wearing the cameras […]

Rugged mobile devices help harness the many benefits of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry.

How Industry 4.0 Improves Workforce Management

It is no secret that digital transformation is revolutionizing many industries, including manufacturing. The excitement surrounding the digitizing of manufacturing is that old workforce management processes can now be made more transparent with data and that data can guide practically every decision, large or small. In Industry 4.0, the prescribed data guidance happens through a variety of advanced technologies, the Industrial Internet of Things […]

5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Body-Worn Camera Vendors

Law enforcement agencies across the country are evaluating and purchasing body-worn cameras (BWCs) for their officers, and they are doing so for several reasons. First, these cameras can enhance the safety of the officers and the public at large, and improve the relations between the two. What’s more, BWCs can provide evidence from a crime that might not otherwise be captured, and potentially provide […]

Natural disasters must figure into any organization's risk management calculations and measures.

Natural Disasters: What Happens if the Cloud Goes Out?

Natural disasters must figure into any organization’s risk management calculations and measures. Climate change is making extreme weather events more common. Human presence and influence are ever-expanding, both of which increase the odds of your organization being impacted by one. Whether it’s storms, hurricanes, typhoons, floods, wildfires, or earthquakes, the chances of mother nature impacting your operational and technological footprint are increasing. Having your […]

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