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Altrincham, UK 25TH February 2013 – Maxatec has launched the new range of tablet PCs from Sewoo The new BluePADTM brand from Sewoo brings real differentiation to the marketplace, and is enhanced by Sewoo’s reputation for excellent reliability and high performance standards. The BPR-100 is a rugged IP65 rated tablet PC featuring a sunlight readable industrial 10.4” XGA (1024 x 768) TFT LCD display with resistive touchscreen and a robust membrane keypad. A low power Intel X86 chipset and the hot-swappable dual Li-Polymer battery means the unit will run shift after shift without recharge or docking. The rugged tablet PC is offered with either Windows XP embedded or Windows 7 embedded and memory can be expanded up to 2GB to cope with any mobile computing tasks.
Suitable for use in virtually any application requiring a rugged tablet PC, the device is already used in many warehouse management, retail, logistics, manufacturing, point-of-delivery and point-of-service applications.
Altrincham, 11th February 2013 – West Berkshire Council has further mobilised its Street Works Inspection team with Bluebird Pidion BM-170 touchscreen PDAs from Maxatec. The recently deployed mobile computers enable the Council inspectors to access its Mayrise ‘Street Works’ software directly on site in real time, boosting efficiency and productivity.
The Council is already benefiting from the reduction in administration and double handling of information. Being able to enter data directly into the database remotely has successfully streamlined the whole inspection process allowing the Council staff to be more productive.
“The PDAs have made a big difference to our inspections. All the information we need to optimise our workload and procedures is on the devices and there is no paper to handle and complete out on site. Our inspectors simply record their findings on the device and it seamlessly updates our office software automatically. It is a big saving in effort and workload. We wouldn’t go back to using paper now that we have the mobile computers,” says Neil Ainsworth, Principal Engineer, Street Works, West Berkshire Council.
Altrincham, 04 February 2013 – The new LK-P31 compact portable printer from Maxatec is destined
to be the first choice for receipting applications requiring a cost-effective, low-profile mobile 3-inch (80-mm) device. The class-leading, lightweight and slim direct-thermal portable receipt printer provides speedy, reliable printing on the move and can be carried in a pocket or belt-mounted for easy use and without interfering with the user’s mobility.
Ideally suited to demanding, time sensitive tasks the LK-P31 uses direct thermal printing technology to produce perfect receipts every time at speeds up to 60 mm a second, with a print head life of at least 50 km. The unit weighs in at a mere 615g, including the battery and measures only 110 x 105 x 30 mm (width x depth x height). Its -10 to 50 °C operating range makes it suitable for use in most operating environments, making it very flexible and maximising return on investment.
Altrincham, 28 January 2013 – Lothian and Borders Police has taken delivery of special screen protectors from Maxatec for the force’s entire 2000 Bluebird Pidion BM-170 PDAs. The Tuffscreen Screen Impact Protector further enhances the robustness and utility of the mobile devices supplied by Maxatec that the force uses as its paperless system for frontline policing. The screen protection system minimises screen breakages and provides tactile response, sensitivity and visual clarity, thereby becoming an integral part of the screen rather than a typical aftermarket stick on accessory.
The force is pleased with the protectors as it gives peace of mind when using the PDAs it rigorously researched before purchasing from Maxatec.
“Tuffscreen is an excellent product for our PDAs. Maxatec demonstrated how it would be a perfect match for our demanding frontline work with the devices. We understand that Maxatec has used it in other challenging applications, including on handheld terminals used by airlines. We looked at other products but nothing meets the same specification of Tuffscreen, enabling the touchscreens to work as they should, reduce the glare of LCD and provide such a high level of protection,” says Tom Muir, Mobile Data Manager, Lothian and Borders Police.
Altrincham, UK January 2013 – Maxatec has launched a breakthrough IP65-rated Windows tablet PC, suitable for harsh and uncompromising mobile and remote worker environments. The cost-effective Pidion BP80 (Business-Pad) is an ultra-slim, 10.1-inch semi rugged tablet PC which can withstand 1.2m drops, therefore providing a reliable, robust tool for mobile workers that need the power of a Windows PC in a portable and reliable form factor.