News Feature | July 16, 2014

Data Collection And Mobility News From June 2014


Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, Wasp Barcode Technologies releases a new asset tracking solution and Panasonic offers a new rugged tablet.

Wasp Barcode Technologies Releases New Asset Tracking Solutions

Wasp Barcode Technologies released two new fixed asset tracking solutions: MobileAsset v7, designed for business, and MobileAsset.EDU, designed for education. MobileAsset v7 is available in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. It features a customizable dashboard and both iOS and Android compatibility. The MobileAsset.EDU solution is available in two editions, Pro and Enterprise. It is designed to track assets purchased with grants, allowing users to conduct audits with regard to current and available funds for each grant or funding source. Also, the asset tracking system provides maintenance schedules, so records for each asset can be updated according to grant agreement standards. Both solutions feature IP sync through wired or wireless connections, image and signature capture from mobile devices, Active Directory integration, and email alerts.

Panasonic Offers New Rugged Tablet

Panasonic launched its Toughpad FZ-M1, a rugged, 7-inch tablet powered by the Intel Celeron Processor. It runs Windows 8.1 with Bing operating system and includes enterprise-grade security features such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This 1.2-pound, 0.71-inch-wide (standard configuration) tablet includes a sunlight-readable, glove-enabled touch screen and a built-in bridge battery enabling users to switch out batteries without powering down the device. It meets U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G specifications for drops (up to 5 feet), shock, vibration, altitude, humidity, and extreme temperatures. In addition, it is rated IP65 for dust and water resistance, and it features a fully sealed, fanless design. Options include bar code reader, Ethernet, serial port, and choice of NFC, half-insertable SmartCard reader, RFID reader, or mag-stripe reader.