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    by Published on 01-22-2014 02:30 PM  Number of Views: 25691 

    Rugged Tablet PCs optimize mobile dispatch and electronic patient care recording at one of the largest private ambulance services in the US

    Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, announced recently Acadian Ambulance, one of the largest private ambulance services in the US, is deploying F5t Rugged Tablet PCs across their fleet for mobile dispatch and electronic patient care recording. The Motion technology works seamlessly with Sansio HealthEMS software and Acadian’s back-office systems to optimize EMT and paramedic field work.

    “When we began looking for an electronic patient care record solution to improve our efficiencies and service to our patients and communities, we had specific requirements in mind,” said Joey Branton, Director of Technology at Acadian Health. “In addition to the hardware and software working together, the hardware needed to be highly mobile and very durable with a powerful processor. Motion delivered a solution that met our requirements as well as impressed the field users, who found it more similar to their own consumer devices that any other tablet we trialed. Our field users quickly embraced the technology- which made the roll-out smoother and faster.”

    Before the mobile solution was in place, EMTs at Acadian Ambulance didn’t have an easy way to document patient care at the time of the incident. Documentation was not optimized to enhance productivity and efficiency. Acadian needed a true mobile electronic patient care record that reduced paper and improved electronic data entry to enhance the quality patient care the company is known for.

    Today, incident location and information is pushed out to EMTs and paramedics on Motion Tablets. Once patient care is delivered, Acadian care providers begin documenting medical records on the Tablets. The point-of-care system works in an offline mode and updates automatically whenever the Wi-Fi- enabled Motion Tablet detects the secure network is available on each ambulance.

    “With Motion tablets, we are able to complete electronic patient care records as close to the point-of-care as possible and continue documentation throughout the shift,” said Branton. “As these software and hardware technologies have been deployed the company has realized many efficiencies and benefits that promise to have a positive impact on patient care and service delivery.”

    About Acadian Ambulance

    Acadian Ambulance serves Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. They are one of only 150 ambulance services in the nation to have earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), which is the highest standard in the industry. Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.

    About Motion Computing

    Motion Computing empowers organizations worldwide with technology solutions designed to optimize the performance of mobile workers. Building on a foundation of award-winning technical expertise and decades of industry experience, the Motion team makes it their business to understand your business. Through industry-leading rugged tablet PCs, tailored accessories and services – Motion delivers mobile technology solutions customized to business workflows. Purposely built for vertical markets including field service, healthcare, utilities, construction, retail, public safety and first responders - Motion’s suite of mobile technology solutions improves worker productivity, data accuracy and security, while enabling real-time decision making at the point-of-service. Customers report lower operational expenses, increased efficiency and enhanced customer service. Motion makes its solutions available through a global network of value added resellers and distributors. For more information, visit
    by Published on 01-18-2014 12:49 PM  Number of Views: 24374 

    I made a video of freezing a Motion Computing F5 tablet. Hope you like it!

    by Published on 01-06-2014 10:20 AM

    It is time for a New Year's Resolution: To rebuild TabletPCBuzz into the premier discussion forum for Tablet PC users. With all the exciting news coming out of CES and how tablets are a crucial part of the "Internet of Everything", it seems like the right time.

    While other websites are distracted by shiny things like smartphones and wearable technology, TabletPCBuzz will stay true to our mission: to be your Premier Source for Tablet PC News and Information.

    If you have been a longtime member, I appreciate your loyalty. If you are new to TabletPCBuzz, I look forward to interacting with you and helping you get the answers to your questions about Tablet PCs.

    Owner/Editor TabletPCBuzz
    by Published on 07-31-2013 09:59 AM
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    TabletKiosk® Upgrades Sahara NetSlate® 12.1” Enterprise Tablet PC

    Entry level Tablet PC offers greatly improved battery life, integrated front and rear facing cameras, 4GB RAM standard configuration and a true RS-232 port as a BTO option

    Torrance, CA, July 30, 2013 — TabletKiosk, a leading provider of slate-style Tablet PCs and customized mobility solutions for the enterprise, today announced the newest addition to its family of 12.1” Tablet PCs, the Sahara NetSlate® a525.

    The Sahara NetSlate a525 is a business focused Tablet PC powered by the Intel® Atom™ N2800 processor. Designed to deliver superior value and productivity as well as the ability to run embedded applications, the Sahara NetSlate a525 features 4GB of DDR3L ...
    by Published on 10-03-2012 08:39 AM  Number of Views: 38901 

    TabletKiosk Debuts New 7” Business Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC

    Fourth Generation, 7” Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC offers enterprise-class computing with dual digitizer and multi-touch input, enhanced data security and desktop compatibility running Windows® Professional or Linux Operating Systems

    LAS VEGAS, NV – Global Gaming Expo, October 2, 2012 — TabletKiosk®, a Torrance, CA based provider of mobile touch screen computing solutions, today announced the newest member of its eo™ Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC line, the eo™ a7400 a compact 7” handheld Business Tablet PC designed to run powerful enterprise software programs as well as cloud-based computing apps. The eo™ a7400 offers improved value, versatility and productivity with its small form factor, dual pen and touch input, modular expansion system and the ability to run desktop PC Operating Systems and software applications.
    Powered by an Intel® Atom™ N2600 processor, the eo™ a7400 comes with a 64GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD), and features a 7.1” WSVGA, LED backlit LCD with dual mode capacitive multi-touch screen and active digitizer. The screen is auto-sensing and auto-switching and features Wacom pen enabled technology for enhanced signature capture and handwriting recognition.

    To ensure safe and secure data capture and transmission, the eo™ a7400 features PC standard connectivity via USB 2.0, 802.11bgn WiFi networking, optional 3.5G WWAN as well as enhanced hardware encryption via TPM (TCG v1.2). Additionally, eo™ a7400 offers an integrated 10/100 Ethernet port for direct access to corporate networks for maximum integrity and connectivity.

    To keep workers productive all day, the eo™ a7400 features two Lithium-Ion battery packs for up to six hours of continuous, on-the-go computing. One of the batteries is internal while the second is user accessible and hot swappable. This means that armed with an extra battery, workers can go a full shift without needing to stop and recharge.

    “As a specialty Tablet PC hardware manufacturer, TabletKiosk is in a unique position to help our gaming customers determine the most effective mobile computing solutions for their needs,” said Martin Smekal, President and CEO of TabletKiosk. “Since 2004, TabletKiosk has been supplying mobile computing solutions to the casino marketplace, and based on customer feedback, we believe that the eo a7400 will fill a unique niche as a new solution for table management, mobile POS, remote check-in and player tracking.”

    Component Interchangeability and New Options for Data Collection
    The eo™ a7400 is designed to utilize many of the same accessories and components originally designed for the company’s signature Sahara Slate PC® i500 Tablet PC to better maximize ROI for mixed system installations. Shared components include hot-swappable batteries, external battery charger, Business Smart™ Feature Expansion Modules (including Magnetic Stripe Reader, Barcode Scanner and multi-use MSR+Barcode scanner modules) power cords and digitizer styli (pen).

    Additional Features Include:
    · On-board 2.0GB RAM
    · Intel® HD Graphics 3650
    · Intel® HD Audio with 32-bit/192KHz support
    · 1x Full Size USB 2.0 port
    · 1x MiniUSB 2.0 port
    · 1x Built-in SD/SDHC/MMC/xMMC media card reader
    · Built-in front (2MP) and rear (5MP) facing cameras
    · G-Sensor for auto screen rotation
    · Two (2) user-programmable function buttons
    · Built-in VESA compatible mounting capability

    Pricing and Availability

    eo a7400 will begin shipping by the end of October 2012. For additional details, pricing, and to pre-order, please visit

    About TabletKiosk®

    TabletKiosk is a registered trademark and wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures, Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company’s line of quality enterprise-grade to rugged Tablet PCs and mobile accessories are designed to optimize productivity in key vertical markets while offering power, flexibility and security. All TabletKiosk products are marketed and sold through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit
    by Published on 06-25-2012 05:26 PM  Number of Views: 48610 

    (Editor's note: this is a press release from X2 Computing that was emailed to TabletPCBuzz)

    X2 Computing, a leading provider of mobile computing solutions, in partnership with XRiver Technologies LLC, has launched an innovative range of charging solutions for the new breed of tablet computers. This portable charging solution enables up to 25 tablets to be slotted into individual docking bays and simultaneously charged without having to connect any power leads. PowerCRATE can be specified for use with X2’s range of tablets as well as corporate and education tablets from other major manufacturers. It can also be used with consumer brands such as the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy and new tablets including the forthcoming Microsoft Surface.

    PowerCRATE can be used for on demand charging or programmed to start at predetermined times and take advantage of lower night-time electricity tariffs to reduce running costs. LED status indicators show the battery charge status of each device while forced air circulation, with integral digital thermal monitoring, maintains optimum operating temperatures. Optional lockable, vented lids and security cables protect the tablets against theft when charging. Also available is an ATA 300 compliant high protection lid with built-in handle and wheels if transportation, including by air freight, to other locations is required.

    According to Francis Davis, Sales and Marketing Director of X2 Computing: “PowerCRATE provides a robust and elegant charging solution that will enable organisations to ensure the highest level of availability for tablet computers. It also provides a safer, more secure way of transporting, storing and charging multiple devices as well as taking up considerably less space than traditional solutions.”

    PowerCRATE has a rigid, fire retardant polyethylene case and measures 315mm (W) x 920mm (H) x 360mm (D). It weighs around 35 Kg when fully loaded and can be stacked up to four units horizontally or two units vertically. A range of additional accessories are available including mounting plinths to raise the height of PowerCRATE for easier device access and wheeled bases. Trim panels can also be specified for permanent and semi-permanent PowerCRATE installations in hospitals, schools, retailers, bingo and other environments.

    X2 Computing also supplies a range of other customized tablet charging solutions for fixed locations that can be specified in any colour to meet customer requirements. Charging solutions can also be built into lockable ventilated cabinets providing the highest level of security.
    by Published on 06-19-2012 09:28 AM  Number of Views: 43076 

    Microsoft, which introduced Windows-based Tablet PC technology 10 years ago, has announced its competitor to the iPad. Not surprisingly, it is a generic looking tablet that will run a low-end version of their still-not-released Windows 8 operating system.

    What does it cost? No information.

    What software ("apps") will be immediately available and unique? No information.

    How long will the battery last? Dunno.

    When will Microsoft learn that we live in a world where people expect products to be available when announced? "Coming soon" just doesn't cut it anymore.

    Last, there are a number of great companies with Windows Tablet PCs that Microsoft could throw additional money at to continue and improve their products. The Motion CL900, Fujitsu Q550, and Motorola Xoom are already offering Windows tablets in the $999 or lower price range. Helping them market these tablets better as competitors to the iPad in the corporate world would help staunch the flow of Apple products into the enterprise market.


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