Discover the latest news and updates in the world of mobile technology.  Topics include mobile computers, warehousing, and rugged mobile devices. Written by the experts at Energy Electronics LLC.

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Top 15 Rugged Phones for Straight Talk

Straight Talk is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), and it’s a type of carrier. However, unlike other carriers, Straight Talk doesn’t own a wireless network, but uses towers from GSM and CDMA wireless carriers. In other words, phones that run on Verizon, US Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM and CDMA unlocked phones are…

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What is a FLIR Camera?

An FLIR camera uses forward-looking infrared thermal imaging technology. These types of cameras are typically used in surveillance, monitoring, searching, and tracking. However, they can also be useful in construction, warehousing, transportation, and extreme sports. Aside from traditional FLIR cameras, you can also find smartphones with built-in FLIR cameras. In this article, we’ll discuss FLIR…

cat s62 pro product review

CAT S62 Pro Review

The CAT S62 Pro is a true example that a phone can be powerful, withstand harsh conditions, and still not look out of place next to the other cutting-edge smartphones of the day. Since it’s built to last, it’s perfect for construction and industrial workers, firefighters, or anyone who just wants top quality. This article…

S42 H+ emergency button

What is an SOS Button on a Phone?

The SOS button is a safety function that lets you send a pre-made custom SMS message or call the emergency services. Depending on whether you have a regular smartphone or a rugged phone, this feature is activated and used in different ways. In this article, we’ll talk about the SOS button on phones, including how…

cat s42 h+ product review

Cat S42 H+ Review

With the S42 H+ model, CAT has continued its history of producing rugged, reliable phones. Like all of CAT’s phones, this one is durable and resistant to extreme conditions. What makes this model so unique? It’s the “H+” in its name. CAT introduced an innovative technology with antimicrobial properties, thus preventing germs from growing on…

zebra l10 xbook product review

Zebra L10 XBOOK Review

In 2018, Zebra released a series of intelligent tablets called L10, a family of three industrial-grade solutions, XBOOK, XSLATE, and XPAD. The Zebra XBOOK L10 comes with a fully functional and foldable keyboard and an ultra-ruggedized design. It seems ideal for technical work in harsh environments. But how powerful is this device, and can it…

dell latitude 7220 product review

Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Tablet Review

Dell has released a rugged mobile computer to challenge all competitors – Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet. This full-scale, extremely functional and portable device is a solid 2-in-1 tablet and laptop solution suitable for harsh working environments. This article digs a little deeper to find out just how powerful the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme is.…

zebra l10 xslate product review

Zebra L10 XSLATE Review

Zebra L10 XSLATE is one of the three models available in the company’s latest L10 series of smart devices. It’s designed to meet the needs of workers in the construction, telecommunications, mining, energy, and public safety industries. Praised for its durability and connectivity, this device is also known for its array of performance-boosting accessories. This…

What is an EAN code

What Is an EAN Code?

The EAN code is one of the most widely used product identification tools in the retail industry worldwide. Primarily serving as an upgrade to the UPCs, these barcodes are the backbone of every successful international product shipping operation, especially in Europe. If you’re looking to expand your business overseas and need an international inventory management…

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Top Industrial Tablets of 2022

If you work in the warehouse or manufacturing industry, or any other harsh environment, you may be looking for a sturdy tablet to fit your job requirements. In that case, industrial tablets are just what you’re looking for. They have a more durable design, longer active time, and higher protection level compared to consumer models.…

Online Scannable Vaccine Passport App

How to Scan Vaccine Passports?

Vaccine passports are a new reality in the modern COVID era. More countries are introducing regulations prohibiting entry into specific facilities to persons without proof that they have been vaccinated or tested negative for the coronavirus. This information is stored in vaccine passports scannable by barcode scanning devices or software. In this article, we’ll explain…