Mobile Computing, Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility

Mobile computing involves interaction between the user and a small, portable computer device that can be used on site or in the field. The main aspects that comprise a mobile computer are: hardware, software, operating system and communication/wireless service provision. Modern mobile computers also often feature a raft of features; including camera, barcode scanner, phone and Internet access. This coming together of what have historically been features available on separate devices, is often referred to as Convergence.

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kerstrms launches new rugged computer

kerstrms launches new rugged computer

Akerstroms is launching Trux 600 - a new generation of wireless computers that endure challenging environments.

Tesco.com set to lead the pack with online shopping Xperience

Tesco.com set to lead the pack with online shopping Xperience

Supermarket giant, Tesco.com, can confidently claim to be delivering the goods with its internet shopping arm, as it appoints mobile computing specialist Xperience to supply 300 of its largest shops with a state of the art electronic order picking and fulfilment hardware solution.

HHP launches European website for partners

New site offers channel partners more localised information.

MX3-RFID Wireless Computer Capable of Reading Both Barcodes & Class 0 & Class 1 EPC RFID Tags

MX3-RFID Wireless Computer Capable of Reading Both Barcodes & Class 0 & Class 1 EPC RFID Tags

The innovative MX3-RFID is based on LXE's highly successful and field-proven MX3 horizontal half-screen wireless computer.

DRS HAS THREE MILLION REASONS FOR CHOOSING HHP'S DOLPHIN

DRS HAS THREE MILLION REASONS FOR CHOOSING HHP'S DOLPHIN

Document Reduction Systems Ltd (DRS) has developed a new data capture capability, thanks to Dolphin 7400 mobile computers supplied by HHP. DRS originally purchased the Dolphins because it needed a quick and reliable way of capturing data from three million property deeds held by Network Rail.

HHP GETS NATIONAL VEHICLE DISTRIBUTION'S MOBILE DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM INTO GEAR

HHP GETS NATIONAL VEHICLE DISTRIBUTION'S MOBILE DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM INTO GEAR

HHP, the world's leading provider of image-based data collection systems, has won a contract with National Vehicle Distribution (NVD) for 80 Dolphin 9500 mobile computers. The handheld units have been supplied by one of HHP's Power Partners, Waveform Solutions.

HHP LAUNCHES THE DOLPHIN 7900 MOBILE COMPUTER

HHP LAUNCHES THE DOLPHIN 7900 MOBILE COMPUTER

HHP has launched its newest addition to the popular Dolphin range - the Dolphin 7900 mobile computer.

MASTERNAUT OPTS FOR SATELLITE-GUIDED DOLPHINS

MASTERNAUT OPTS FOR SATELLITE-GUIDED DOLPHINS

HHP has embarked on a joint venture with Masternaut, the popular web-based information service. Masternaut has agreed to offer HHP's renowned Dolphin family of mobile computers for use with its service.

Ross partners with LXE to increase RFID capabilities for manufacturers

Ross and LXE will work together to ensure that their customers benefit from cutting edge ERP and radio frequency technologies, meeting all traceability and RFID requirements.

Pointsec signs global contract with ABB

Pointsec's security solution becomes corporate standard for data protection on mobile hand held devices at ABB, world leader in power and automation technology.

Mobile computing

Today with the proliferation of a new generation of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, the emphasis is increasingly shifting to mobile and multi-device user experience, mobile social computing, next generation mobile solutions, mobile cloud services and infrastructure. Information that is readily available on a personal device anywhere, anytime has been the driving vision of mobile computing for the past two decades.

Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software. The first aspect addresses communication issues in ad-hoc and infrastructure networks as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats and concrete technologies. The second aspect is on the hardware, e.g., mobile devices or device components. The third aspect deals with the characteristics and requirements of mobile applications.

Rugged Mobile devices and PDAs are used in field service and workforce management applications. They are particularly useful for field service engineers recording work in the field, communicating information back to an office environment -sending and receiving invoices, ordering parts. They are commonly used in parcel delivery with couriers using these devices to scan barcodes and record signatures as proof of delivery.

Innovations in wireless technology, energy-efficient portable hardware and adaptive software, has enabled a massive growth in the use of these devises for businesses across the enterprise or for personal and social use. These devices are now so versatile that employees are using smartphones for business applications (BYOD –Bring Your Own Device)

This phrase has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network.

BYOD Security - Employees using personal smartphones and mobile devices at work, pose a security risk. Many corporations that allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work implement a BYOD security policy that clearly outlines the company's position and governance policy to ensure network security is not compromised by employees using their own devices at work.

Email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their smartphones and tablets. Hot spot access points for Wi-Fi connection are becoming more prevalent and widespread, even in London`s underground network.

Cloud computing is evolving as a new paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. The confluence of hardware virtualization, cloud and mobile computing drives the new era of mobile cloud computing. Platforms such as android, iOS, Windows 7 erodes the power of computing platforms like Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS and is creating cross platform app centric environment in which end-users and in particular the consumer marketplace will drive developments in business computing. There are endless possibilities that can be brought about with the mobile cloud in the near future.

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