Gain Competitive Advantage
Through Ruggedized Mobile Devices
Ruggedized mobile devices can generate a great deal of return on investment for organizations with a decentralized workforce as well as for more traditional, office-based organizations.
The increased productivity of mobile combined with the reduced replacement/repair costs and shortened employee downtime that come with ruggedization make these devices a strong option for organizations seeking new ways to improve their performance and efficiency. That’s why Comark carries a variety of mobility options to choose from.
Best of all, you can combine the benefits of pre-configured systems designed to support common use cases with Comark’s expert engineering capabilities to create a customized solutions, tailored to your needs or industry certification requirements.
Comark engineers can tailor these edge components for a wide variety of use cases, including:
- Card and magnetic stripe readers (MSRs)
- GPS-enabled devices
- Devices connected via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cell, and Ethernet
- Payment module solutions that are EMV L1/L2 certified or NFC L1/L2 certified
- PIN pad devices
- 1D/2D Imagers
A Single Solution for Scanning, Tracking Inventory, Transactions, and Recharging
A major clothing retailer wanted to reduce long customer wait times at the register and, instead, handle transactions throughout stores with a solution that could also reflect accurate inventory data. However, the client did not want to replace components it was already using, including wireless point-of sale (PoS) credit-card processing devices.
The client also wanted a way to charge those PoS devices when they were not in use. On top of all that, the end solution also had to include a new scanner that could connect to the inventory data.
Comark met this complex challenge with a ruggedized tablet computer that featured a display screen and extended wireless range. The tablet also had a custom bracket/sled design that allowed the PoS device to magnetically mount to the back of the tablet for storage and charging. The bracket also housed a new 2D barcode scanner.
The team developed this complex solution remarkably quickly by:
- Using standard hardware and software interfaces of customer-specified modules
- Assigning a multi-disciplinary in-house engineering team to handle all the design aspects, including electrical, mechanical, and software
Pre-configured Ruggedized Mobile Devices
What Should Your Ruggedized Edge Device Have Inside?
The ‘front end’ of a ruggedized mobile device is the tier the user sees and interacts with, such as an application (app) or website. The apps themselves can live remotely in the “back end” of the computing model or on the device, in the “middle” layer.
What is a Ruggedized Device?
Ruggedized or hardened devices are different from consumer-grade devices in that they were engineered, manufactured, and tested to have increased durability, endurance, and strength.
Implications of How 5G and Other Emerging Technologies Can Impact Ruggedized Mobile Devices
Organizations have been discussing digital transformation for years but that has often been interpreted as relevant to enterprises with office-based