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July 25, 2011

Semi-Rugged Laptops

Semi-Rugged Laptops are typically commercial computers that have been significantly enhanced for rugged use. This normally entails the addition of a magnesium case, a shock-mounted hard disk drive and a spill-proof keyboard.

General Dynamics Itronix GD6000 Vehicle-Rugged Notebook

Designed for mobile workforces, the GD6000 is the only notebook optimized for vehicle deployments. It meets fully-rugged standards for temperature, vibration, dust ingress and humidity. It can also survive punishing 30" drops and comes standard with a spill resistant keyboard, dual task lights and 13.3" outdoor viewable touchscreen display.



Getac S400 Semi-Rugged NotebookThe Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebooks on the market. It features Getac's KryptoShell™ body which allows the S400 to withstand temperature extremes, shock, vibration, and drops from up to 2.5 feet. It features a 14 inch widescreen, sunlight-readable display, a water-resistant keyboard, an integrated webcam, and a Super Multi DVD drive.


Panasonic Toughbook 53 Semi-Rugged LaptopThe Toughbook 53 semi-rugged notebook from Panasonic features a 14" HD LED display, the latest Intel® Core™ processors and an oversizedmulti touch touchpad. This rugged laptop performs like a desktop. Options on the Toughbook 53 include a sunlight-viewable Panasonic CircuLumin™ touchscreen, backlit keyboard, 4G LTE mobile broadband, and vehicle mounting capability.

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit
http://www.groupmobile.com/ or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

July 18, 2011

Save $100 on a Fully Rugged Notebook

Fully rugged computers such as rugged laptops or rugged notebooks have been designed from the ground up for use in outdoor, dusty or mobile conditions. Every component, and even the placement of those components, has been carefully considered. Fully rugged computers can handle a spray of water from any direction due to their "sealed nature". This sealing also keeps out dust, dirt, sand, salt, moisture, heat and cold. Also, rugged computers often come with display screens that can be viewed in outdoor lighting conditions. 

For a limited time you can save an additional $100 off our already-low price on any of the fully rugged laptops Group Mobile carries! Simply mention this blog post or enter promo code RUGGED11 when you place an order on our website. Discount will be taken when order is processed. Offer ends August 15, 2011. Shop Now!

July 11, 2011

We Want to Hear from YOU!

We’ve had such a great response to our past requests for Product Reviews that we wanted to ask again. If you want to share a few thoughts about your Rugged Mobile Computer, please take a few minutes to complete our quick four-question survey so we can add your thoughts to our Product Reviews Page.

Here are a few of the reviews we have received recently...

General Dynamics-Itronix GD8000
Reviewed by John R. on May 27, 2011
"Compared to our recently retired Itronix, the GD8000 weighs noticeably less, has a larger and noticeably brighter screen, and appears to have a better radio, that connects and stays connected in some of the more metal-congested areas of our facility."

Motion F5v
Reviewed by Joy J. on June 11, 2011
"We got a fully loaded model of the F5v for our service technicians. The dual cameras (in front and back) made it easy to use skype to talk to each other, and also take pictures of the equipment we were working on. The buttons are all easily identifiable and there's no searching for the right button. The pen is secure and easy to use. The hand recognition software, though everyone complained that it would never be able to recognize THEIR handwriting, it absolutely worked for everyone and they love it. They are holding up to use very well. The screens (though hard to keep clean) are not scratching up and you can read it in full sunlight."

Getac PS535F
Reviewed by Jean A. on April 11, 2011
"I like having the unit ruggedized with the GPS receiver incorporated. The SiRF III chip has worked well for us in the past so that's great to have. The size is just right for us. The battery life is ok, but a 10-hour one would be better for our field day.

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

July 4, 2011

Motion CL900 Tablet



Features:
  • At 2.1 pounds, it's small, light and very portable
  • 10.1" screen featuring HD 1366 X 768 resolution delivers bright visibility and the durability of Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Display supports both touch and pen input
  • Rugged tested for real-world, field-ready conditions (MIL-STD-810G and IP52)
  • Up to eight hours of battery life for all-day, uninterrupted productivity
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and optional WWAN mobile broadband (Gobi 3000 with GPS)
  • Integrated Cameras: Rear facing 3MP documentation camera and front facing 1.3MP web camera
  • Optional docking station with 3 USB ports and Ethernet connectivity
  • One-year warranty protection - optional three-year and optional Accidental Damage Protection warranties available

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

June 27, 2011

Need both a Laptop and a Tablet... Try a Convertible PC!

Rugged convertible tablet PCs provide portability, power, and durability for mobile professionals. Convertible tablets look much like traditional laptops but the displays on these computers swivel 180 degrees and fold flat over the keyboard, offering users the choice of working in display mode and as a regular laptop. Using the display mode works well for filling out forms or taking handwritten notes.

Getac V100 Convertible Rugged Laptop
Transforms from a rugged laptop to a rugged tablet PC with a simple rotation of the display. With an Intel® Core™ i7-640UM 1.2GHz processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.26GHz, the Getac V100 convertible PC is equipped with all the power needed for the most sophisticated software applications.


Getac V200 Fully Rugged Convertible
Powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 2GHz Processor, the fastest dual-core processor of any fully rugged convertible on the market. It comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 12.1" widescreen 1200 NIT sunlight readable LED display with glove-friendly multi-touch technology.



Panasonic Toughbook 19 Convertible Rugged Laptop
Can be used as either a rugged notebook or as a rugged tablet PC. The Toughbook 19 is the perfect solution for someone that needs the functionality of both. With the release of a button the Toughbook 19 screen swivels to fold flat and becomes a tablet PC from a laptop.


Panther 2000 CV
Comes encased in Magnesium alloy with protective doors for all the I/O ports and connectors. The unit has been field-tested for vibration and drops against the Mil-Spec-810G standards. The 12.1" WXGA touchscreen display quickly converts into a tablet PC.



Toughbook C1 Convertible Tablet PC
Boasts an array of innovative features, such as a multi-touch + digitizer display, integrated Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®. It is also the first rugged convertible tablet to offer hot-swappable twin batteries, enabling battery replacement without powering the system down.


For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit http://www.groupmobile.com/ or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

June 20, 2011

Closeout! -Trimble Nomad 800L & Recon 400X Rugged Handhelds

Special Pricing on Trimble Nomad and Recon Rugged Handhelds — While Supplies Last!

Trimble Nomad 800L
The Trimble Nomad™ outdoor rugged handheld computer has power and capabilities to help you do more in the field. The Nomad computer is extremely rugged, meeting rigorous MIL-STD-810F and IP67 standards for water and dust, yet is light and easy to carry.


Trimble Recon 400X
Compact, lightweight and built tough, Recon's outdoor rugged design packs durability and reliability into a handheld computer weighing just 1.08lbs. The Recon meets rigorous MIL-STD-810F military standards for impact, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. It also comes with an IP67 rating. Click to read more.


For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit http://www.groupmobile.com/ or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

June 13, 2011

Check Out the New Xplore iX104C5 Rugged Tablet PC


Xplore's iX104C5 family of rugged tablet PCs are powered by the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and were developed with customer input from a variety of industries where end-users work in the most demanding environments such as utilities, warehousing, logistics, public safety, field service, transportation, manufacturing, route delivery, military, and homeland security.

iX104C5 Dual-Mode Lite Rugged Tablet PC - stands up to harsh conditions that can challenge success - 4' drops onto concrete, operation in heavy rain, blowing dust and dirt, constant vehicle or fork truck vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

iX104C5 Dual-Mode Rugged Tablet PC - a great solution for warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, field service, and other front-line applications where workers require rugged, reliable mobile computing systems to complete job tasks, execute program objectives, and deliver superior service to their customers.

iX104C5 Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable Rugged Tablet PC - delivers maximum input flexibility and usability with an optically engineered rugged 10.4" XGA (1024 x 768) rugged LED backlit display that is sunlight viewable. It features innovative auto-switching digitizer supporting both gloved-touch and active pen inputs, enhanced multi-modal wireless communications, and RAID array configuration options.

Click these links for more information on the specialty Clean Room or Military configurations.

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

June 6, 2011

Helpful Tools at www.groupmobile.com

There are a number of tools on our website designed to help you find what you need. Click the links below to check them out. And don’t forget, you can always Contact Us directly if you would like one of our Rugged Computer Specialists to offer their expertise in finding the solution that’s right for you!


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May 30, 2011

al-Mode Rugged Tablet PC

The iX104C5 DM (Dual Mode) rugged tablet is a great solution for warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, field Service, and other front-line applications where workers require rugged, reliable mobile computing systems to complete job tasks, execute program objectives, and deliver superior service to their customers. With industry-leading ruggedness, Xplore's iX104C5 Tablet PCs stand up to harsh conditions that can challenge success — 4' drops onto concrete, operation in heavy rain, blowing dust and dirt, constant vehicle or fork truck vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

Features:
  • Powerhouse performance with the Intel Core i7 platform
  • Tool-free access to solid state drive, SIM, micros SD
  • High-capacity Lithium-Ion battery
  • Designed for in-field upgrades to reduce the total cost of ownership
  • Auto-switching finger touch and active pen inputs
  • 3MP imager and X+Y fingerprint reader
  • Three-year warranty

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit


May 16, 2011

ne 2011! Order Yours Now
The Toughbook 53 semi-rugged notebook from Panasonic (also known as the CF-53) features a a 14" HD LED display, the latest Intel® Core™ i5 and i3 processors, and an oversized multi-touch touchpad. This impressive 5.6-pound rugged laptop performs like a desktop.
Features:
  • 14" high definition (720p) LED display
  • Sunlight-viewable touchscreen with Panasonic CircuLumin Technology
  • Oversized touchpad with multi touch
  • Magnesium alloy case with handle
  • Drop and spill-resistant
  • Choice of 3G Gobi or 4G LTE Mobile Broadband
  • Shock-mounted, removable hard Drive
  • 3-Year warranty with Preferred Service






May 9, 2011

The very popular Motion F5v and C5v tablet computers are now available with the Intel® Core™ i3 processor. These new configurations create an economical alternative for budget-conscious users.

Motion F5v Economical Rugged Tablet

Features:
  • Thin and light, about 3lbs
  • Field-ready design with convenient, built-in handle
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Natural pen/speech input
  • Hot-swapable battery feature keeps you powered and mobile
  • View Anywhere display option for optimal outdoor viewing
  • Gorilla glass for increased display damage resistance
  • One-year warranty protection

Motion C5v Economical Medical Tablet

Features:
  • Thin and light, about 3lbs for easy portability
  • Medical-ready design with convenient, built-in handle and easy-to-clean housing
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Natural pen/speech input
  • Gorilla glass for increased display damage resistance
  • Rugged design to withstand 3-foot drops, bumps, dust, spills, and temperature extremes
  • Hot-swapable battery feature keeps you powered and mobile
  • One-year warranty protection

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit http://www.groupmobile.com/ or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

May 2, 2011

New Mobile Construction Project Management Solution

Last week we announced an alliance that will provide a complete construction project management solution for the AEC industry. This relationship will combine FACS Project Controller™ project management software with rugged laptops and tablet computers to provide a turnkey solution to streamline construction project management.

FACS Project Controller is a powerful, yet easy-to-use system that provides fully integrated project control, document control, and contract administration to the entire construction project team whenever and wherever they need. FACS Project Controller was developed for construction professionals, by construction professionals and provides advanced tools proven to deliver improved project control, reduced manpower requirements, and savings of countless hours of travel and document searching.

Read More...

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

April 25, 2011

Blog Exclusive - Trimble Nomad 800XC on Special!

The Trimble Nomad 800XC goes on special tomorrow for all Group Mobile customers, but our blog readers are getting in on the deal early! Keep reading or click here for more details.


Retail $2,599 — Save $1,000 While Supplies Last!

The Trimble Nomad 800XC rugged handheld computer packs functionality into one of the most powerful and full-featured rugged handheld computers available. The Nomad features an ultra-fast 806 MHz processor; 1GB RAM memory; 520mAh long-life battery that can work up to 15 hours without being recharged; integrated 802.11b/g wireless communication; and built-in Bluetooth® to establish cable-free connections to other Bluetooth devices that are within 10 meters. The Trimble Nomad features a high-resolution, sunlight-visible VGA touchscreen display that presents graphics and maps in vivid detail. This upgraded configuration of the Trimble Nomad also includes GPS for mapping and navigation applications, a 2MP digital camera for capturing images in the field, and WWAN for wireless connectivity.

The Nomad is a fully rugged handheld computer and meets demanding MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning the Nomad handheld PC is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. This rugged handheld computer is truly ready for the outdoors!

Features:
  • Yellow housing with numeric keypad
  • Marvell 806 MHz XScale processor
  • 1GB of Flash storage
  • 802.11b/g wireless communication
  • GPS
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE WWAN
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 480 x 640 pixel Sunlight Viewable
  • Li-Ion rechargeable pack; up to 15 hours battery life
  • Windows Mobile 6.0 (Classic Edition)

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit http://www.groupmobile.com/dept.asp/dept_id=186/Closeouts.html

April 18, 2011

Panasonic Toughbook 19 vs. Snowmobile



Panasonic Toughbook 19 Convertible Rugged Laptop

Features:
• Intel Core i5 540 processor with vPro technology
• Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n wireless LAN
• 10.4" sunlight viewable color LCD swivels for optimum visibility
• Simultaneous access to wireless WAN, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and GPS
• Pressure-sensitive touchscreen can be used with a stylus upgrade to a dual touch (touch and digitizer touch)
• 5.1 lbs., lightweight design
• Full magnesium alloy case with handle
• Moisture- and dust-resistant LCD, keyboard and touchpad
• Sealed port and connector covers
• Shock-mounted removable hard drive in stainless steel case
• Option to Replace Standard 160GB hard disk drive with 32GB solid state drive

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

April 11, 2011

Toughbook U1 & H1 Blowout Pricing

Select Panasonic Toughbook U1 and H1 models are on special right now!

Toughbook U1 Essential
Standard Features:
~ WinXP (Vista COA) Operating System
~ Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz Processor
~ 5.6" WSVGA Touch Display Screen
~ 1GB RAM
~ Intel WiFi a/b/g/n
~ Bluetooth

Available Options:
~ 16GB or 32GB Solid State Drive
~ 1D or 2D Barcode Scanner
~ UL1604 Haz Loc Certification
~ Gobi Wireless
~ Toughbook Preferred Warranty

Toughbook H1 Health
Standard Features:
~ WinXP Tablet (Vista COA) Operating System
~ Intel Atom Z540 1.86GHz Processor
~ 10.4" XGA Dual Touch Display Screen
~ 1GB RAM (2GB also available in some configurations)
~ Intel WiFi a/b/g/n
~ Bluetooth
~ Fingerprint Reader
~ 2MP Camera
~ Contactless Smartcard/RFID
~ Toughbook Preferred Warranty

Limited stock, contact us today for pricing and availability!

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

April 4, 2011

Welcome Spring with a New Yuma

April Showers bring a $200 savings on the Trimble Yuma outdoor tablet computer!

The Trimble Yuma Rugged Tablet is designed to be fully functional in the most challenging work environments - especially the outdoors. With the Yuma, conducting inspections, collecting data and information, capturing geo-tagged photographs and video, communicating with headquarters, and real-time transferring of data is made easy - all with the peace of mind that your important information is protected from dust, sand, mud, humidity, and temperature extremes by the Yuma's rugged Magnesium alloy shell. It also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning the Yuma is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes!

The Yuma features a 32GB solid state hard drive, eliminating internal moving parts and providing protection against stress from bumps, drops, shock, and vibration. Other impressive features of the Yuma rugged tablet include an Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz processor, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS, and two digital cameras, as well as SDIO and ExpressCard slots. The Yuma also has a 7" widescreen, sunlight-readable display and hot-swappable batteries to maximize uptime.

The Trimble Yuma can withstand anything Mother Nature dishes out, so bring on the April Showers! Read More...

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

March 28, 2011

GD8000 - In-Field Computing Solution

Suggested Retail Price $6,119.99 - SAVE over $870!
Group Mobile's In-Field Computing Solution is designed to be as versatile as the workers who rely on it. This mobile computing bundle is ideal for field service and other mobile professionals that need a laptop and the essential accessories for working indoors, outdoors, in a vehicle, and in other challenging work environments. The In-Field Computing Solution offers both savings and convenience by bundling everything you need to stay powered-up and connected at a reduced price. The In-Field Computing Solution bundle includes the GD Itronix GD8000 rugged laptop, office dock, DVD multi-drive, vehicle power adapter, spare AC adapter, shoulder strap, Swiss Army computer backpack, and Roxio EZ Creator software. Read More…

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

March 21, 2011

March Madness - Trimble Yuma On Special!

Special March Savings on the Trimble Yuma. Save an additional $200

The Trimble Yuma Rugged Tablet is designed to be fully functional in the most challenging work environments — especially the outdoors. With the Trimble Yuma, conducting inspections, collecting data and information, capturing geo-tagged photographs, communicating with headquarters, and real-time transferring of data is made easy — all with the peace of mind that your important information is protected from dust, sand, mud, humidity, and temperature extremes by the Yuma tablet's rugged magnesium alloy shell. It also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning the Yuma tablet PC is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes! Read More…

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

March 14, 2011

Ruggedized Computers vs. Commercial Computers


1. Magnesium Casings. Magnesium is 10-20 times tougher than ABS plastic. This tougher casing provides significant protection against accidental drops.

2. Shock-Mounted Hard Disk Drives. The disk drive in a ruggedized computer is mounted on springs, on rubber or on a gel-like substance. This allows the disk to float so-to-speak.

3. Additional Cushioning and Padding. There are additional steps taken inside the computer to protect the vital components from drops and vibration. There may be foam rubber, Styrofoam or other cushioning materials.

4. Hardened Glass. Many ruggedized computers use hardened glass for the display screen. It is not unbreakable, but is much harder to shatter and scratch than the regular glass in a commercial computer.

5. Sealed Against the Elements. Most semi-rugged computers offer sealed keyboards and display screens. This provides protection against liquid spills. The fully-rugged computers take this a step further and seal the entire computer.

6. Outdoor-Viewable Display Screens. The displays in commercial, plastic computers are designed for indoor use and are not bright enough to be seen outdoors. All fully-rugged computers offer the option of anti-glare sunlight readable display screens.

7. Intrinsically-Safe. Some rugged computers are designated "Intrinsically-Safe". This means that they are guaranteed not to emit a spark and thus can be safely used around hazardous materials or flammable gases.

8. Three-Year Warranty. Most ruggedized computers come automatically with a three, or sometimes even five, year warranty as opposed to the one year warranty provided with commercial computers.

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

March 7, 2011

Getac V200 Fully Rugged Convertible - Quick Ship!

Rugged, Loaded with Features, and Ready to Ship! Order yours Today!
The new V200 fully rugged convertible computer from Getac transforms from a rugged laptop to a rugged tablet PC with one easy rotation of the display. It is powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 2GHz Processor, the fastest dual-core processor of any fully rugged convertible on the market. Turbo Boost Technology, up to 2.80GHz, gives processor-intensive applications an extra performance enhancement.

This special configuration of the Getac V200 rugged convertible is in stock and ready to ship!

Features:
  • In stock and ready to ship today!
  • Transforms from a rugged laptop into a rugged tablet PC with one quick rotation of the display
  • Amazing daylight-viewable 12.1 inch widescreen display with glove-friendly multi-touch technology
  • MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant, with a rugged Magnesium Alloy case, shock-mounted hard drive, and sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent damage from solid particles, dust, and moisture
  • Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS
  • Integrated 200 degree reversible 2MP webcam
  • Best 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty in the industry - protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

February 28, 2011

What does MIL-STD 810E or MIL-STD 810F mean?

A United States Defense Standard often called a military standard, "MIL-STD", or "MIL-SPEC", is used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.

MIL-STD 810E refers to the type of testing that the mobile computer is put through to determine its ruggedness. Rugged mobile computers will state that it is MIL-STD 810E rated or may say it is MIL-STD 810F compliant. They both mean the same level of ruggedness is applicable. MIL-STD 810F is just a revision of MIL-STD 810E and applies more to the testing process rather than the resulting rating. MIL-STD 810E and F are the highest standards for ruggedized testing for mobile computers.

To learn more about MIL-STD or MIL-SPEC click here. For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

February 22, 2011

Business Travel Solution

Group Mobile's Business Travel Solution is the perfect mobile computing bundle for business travelers and other mobile professionals. This rugged and reliable mobile computing solution helps reduce downtime and increase productivity while on the road. It includes everything you need to keep you powered up, connected, and on top of business regardless of your work location. Bundle includes: Toughbook S9 business-rugged notebook with Gobi™ upgrade, Lind Car / Air AC Adapter, Toughmate ComUniversal Carrying Case, and Microsoft Streets & Trips travel planning software. Read More...

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

February 14, 2011

Self-Assess Your Mobile Computing Needs

A rugged mobile computer is essentially a portable computer that’s been engineered to stand up to the toughest conditions. There are many different kinds of rugged computers and they come in a variety of different sizes, form factors and prices.

If you’re thinking of buying a rugged mobile computer, but not quite sure which computer will best meet your needs here is a quick Systems Requirement Questionnaire you can review and complete. It will only take a few minutes and it will guide you to what a rugged mobile computer can offer.

To speak to a rugged mobile computer expert, call us at 1-866-784-4338; or visit us online at www.groupmobile.com.

February 7, 2011

New Vehicle Printing Solution

The Vehicle Printing Solution makes it simple to turn your car or truck into a mobile office. This is an ideal solution for field service and other mobile professionals who need to print reports, forms, contracts, and other important documents while they are away from the office.

Group Mobile's Vehicle Printing Solution includes an HP® OfficeJet H470 Mobile Printer with a Long Life Battery, Bluetooth® Adapter, Protective Sleeve, Auto Power Adapter, and a RAM® Vehicle Printer System. Group Mobile offers a savings of over $50 when you purchase these rugged mobile computing products in this mobile computing bundle, instead of buying them individually. Learn more...

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

January 31, 2011

Solutions Bundles at GroupMobile.com!

Group Mobile has created mobile computing product bundles to provide an easy and affordable way for our customers to get all of the mobile printing products they need without any guesswork. These rugged computing kits have many of the essential upgrades and accessories needed to help make mobile workers more efficient and productive at a reduced price. More bundle options will be added often so check back for more solutions soon, or call us at 1-866-784-4338 to build a custom mobile computing solution.

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

January 17, 2011

Product Spotlight: DAP M2000 & M4000


DAP's M2000 Series rugged PDAs bundles memory and features into its condensed size. The M2000 is among the smallest and lightest-weight rugged PDAs offered. It runs Windows® CE and comes standard with 128MB SDRAM and 1GB flash ROM in a rugged device measuring just 6 x 3 x 1.25 inches (155 x 82 x 31 mm) and weighing only 13.4 oz (380g). The M2000 series offers a 3.5 inch 256K color transflective LCD display with touchscreen and a choice between an alpha-numeric (M2010 model) and a full-alphabetical (M2020 model) backlit keyboard. Read More...



DAP's M4000 Series rugged handheld computers bundle memory, powerful features, and modularity into its lightweight design. It offers users the flexibility to select the features they need, and makes it easy to change and upgrade the rugged device. It runs Windows® CE and comes standard with 128MB SDRAM and 1GB flash ROM. The M4000 series offers a 3.5 inch 256K color transflective LCD display with touchscreen and a choice between a numeric (M4010 model) and an alpha-numeric (M4020 model) backlit keypad. Read More...

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

January 10, 2011

Introducing the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Fully Rugged Laptop

Built for tough environments, the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR fully-rugged laptop rises to the challenges mobile professionals face every day. The XFR is built to withstand pounding rain, blowing dust and dirt, extreme temperatures, accidental drops, and more. Read More...

Features:
  • Exclusive Ballistic Armor Protection System meets or exceeds real-world and military standards (MIL-STD-810F)
  • Solid-state drive delivers increased durability and improved system performance
  • Large 14.1" wide-aspect LCD display featuring DirectVue Technology for enhanced viewability in all lighting conditions including direct sunlight
  • Optional vehicle dock allows flexibility for police and field technicians to mount systems directly in their vehicles where they work
  • Optional touchscreen display and camera
  • Shares the image and peripherals with the corporate-class Latitude E6400, helping you achieve a system commonality and a lower total cost of ownership

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

January 3, 2011

2010 – Year in Review


New Rugged Computer Products in 2010
Group Mobile Best Sellers
  • Panasonic Toughbook 52 - Powerful desktop replacement with a 15.4" widescreen display
  • RAM Mounts - A flexible solution for nearly any vehicle
  • Trimble Yuma - Rugged tablet designed for the most challenging work environments

To see the complete list, click here or for more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

December 27, 2010

All About Warranties

Three Year Warranty
Almost all of the rugged computers come standard with a 3 year warranty, while most commercial, plastic computers come standard with only a 1 year warranty. Not only does this save you a lot of money in case of a failure, but it also speaks to the quality that is built in to a rugged computer. If they were not extremely reliable, the rugged computer manufacturers could not afford to provide a 3 year warranty.

Extended and Expanded Warranties
Warranty extensions can be acquired to extend the warranty from three years to four years or five years. Also, some warranties can be upgraded to include "no-fault" warranties, on-site warranties, or 24 hour turnaround warranties. Extended warranties can also be acquired on major peripherals and docks which are not included in the computer's warranty, or are only warranteed for one year.

Read more about Rugged Computing in our Guide here! For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.
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Group Mobile is a premier provider of rugged, mobile and field-use computing products. We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and serve customers all over North America.

Group Mobile only sells rugged and mobile computers. We believe this specialization allows us to best serve you due to our extensive product knowledge and our singular ability to match the right products to your unique requirements.

We provide the Total Solution from a hardware perspective. Group Mobile carries rugged laptop, tablet, handheld, UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) and fixed mount computers. We also carry rugged mobile printers, vehicle computer docking and mounting gear, power accessories, wireless communication products, antennas, carrying cases, and all the peripherals, accessories, and add-ons that you need to be totally effective in a mobile or field computing environment.

PRODUCTS
Over the years, Group Mobile has carried nearly every brand of ruggedized computer products. With most brands, we have had tremendous success and the customers who bought those products have been pleased. However, some of the manufacturers we represented in the past were lacking in one way or another. Perhaps their product quality was not up to snuff or their support was inadequate. We subsequently stopped carrying their products. Today, we are pleased to say that every product line we represent is rock solid. We are proud to carry Itronix, Panasonic, Xplore, Getac, Panther, Trimble, and several other PROVEN and TESTED lines of computers, peripherals and accessories. If you choose to source your rugged, mobile products from Group Mobile, you can be certain these products are the best and highest quality available in the marketplace.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
Highly Responsive. One of the mandates from management is to always respond to customer requests immediately. It doesn’t matter if you are a prospective customer or an existing customer. We will always pick up our phones, return emails and voice mails, respond to requests for quotes, respond to questions, jump all over any problems or issues, etc. as fast as we possibly can.

Highly Knowledgeable. We know our products inside and out. And, we probably know your industry very well too as we help many field and vehicle-based customers every day. We are non-biased regarding the brands we sell. Our bias is towards the customer and making sure you obtain the best products for your specific needs.

Easy to do Business With. Another mandate from top management is to do everything we can to be flexible and easy to work with. We believe an advantage to not being a billion dollar company is our willingness and ability to meet your requests, even if they are "outside the norm". One of our favorite expressions is "OK folks, let's bend our knees. We need to be flexible to meet our customer’s requirements." We also take pride in our website, which is very easy to use and navigate.

Efficient, Accurate and Speedy Order Process. All orders must get accurately processed within 2 hours…that is our rule. Sometimes our suppliers may take days or weeks to deliver your products, but we can guarantee there will be no hold up on our end. And we stay on top of our orders to make sure they go out as soon as humanly possible.

Great Prices. You want to do business with a solid, high-quality company. But you also want to get a good price. Fortunately, our total volume is large enough that we receive the best possible pricing from our suppliers. And we are able to pass these low prices along to our customers.

One Satisfied Customer at a Time. A successful business is built one satisfied customer at a time. Group Mobile offers the best products, the best prices, the best delivery and the best customer service. We want every single customer to be a delighted customer that will revisit us time and time again. We hope you will allow us to meet or exceed your expectation and prove ourselves to you as your best supplier ever.

INDUSTRIES
Rugged and mobile computer products are used in a variety of industries and organizations. Group Mobile has experience in every one. We do not cater to a specific industry but rather to all types of end-users who use rugged and mobile products. Our customers range from the largest Fortune 500 corporations, to Federal, State and Local governments, to the Military, all the way to an individual consumer who needs something tougher than a plastic, indoor computer. Whether you are in construction, public safety, building inspection, mining, oil and gas, utility, agribusiness, field service, or any other outdoor or mobile profession, we are here to help you.



























Trimble Recon Accessories

The Trimble Recon rugged handheld PC is designed for the realities of the mobile workforce. The Recon has a comfortable, ergonomic design and weighs only 17 ounces. It meets military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. To even better protect your valuable data, the Recon also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning it is sealed against water and dust. The Trimble Recon handheld PC is one of the most rugged, reliable, and economically-priced handheld computing solutions available!

Group Mobile Touchscreen Protector Film for Recon, Ultra Clear (2 pack) Group Mobile Touchscreen Protector Film for Recon, Ultra Clear (2 pack)
Touchscreen protector film that provides extra protection from scratches and damage that may occur to your screen from everyday use and dust. Generally, you should replace your protector film every few weeks or months.
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HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer (Base Model) HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer (Base Model)
Need fast, easy printing anytime, anywhere? Check out our Officejet H470 — the world's fastest mobile printer. This built-to-last model also prints from mobile devices, including notebook PCs, PDAs, digital cameras, and phones.
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Lacie d2 22X DVD RW External Drive Lacie d2 22X DVD RW External Drive
Store, share, and archive your data, photos, music, and video quickly with this fast CD/DVD burner with 22x DVD write speed. This rewritable drive features High-Speed USB2.0 for easy connection to your PC. Even import video and audio footage from your DV camcorder and easily burn projects onto DVDs. The LaCie d2 DVD±RW drive comes with LightScribe labeling technology so you can burn custom, silkscreen-quality labels directly onto your discs.
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LaCie Rugged External 1TB Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - SuperSpeed USB LaCie Rugged External 1TB Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - SuperSpeed USB
The LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 combines the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with a high-quality drive, allowing you to transfer data like HD movies and pictures with the fastest speeds on the market on both PC and Mac®. The connector also provides more power to devices and lets your peripherals to be bus-powered for incredible mobility. With rubber bumpers and a shock-proof exterior, the Rugged USB 3.0 is the best way to protect your data, no matter where you are.
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LaCie Rugged External 500GB Hard Drive (FireWire 400 & 800 / USB 2.0) - High-speed USB LaCie Rugged External 500GB Hard Drive (FireWire 400 & 800 / USB 2.0) - High-speed USB
This portable external hard drive offers the supreme speed of FireWire 800, along with FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces for true universal connectivity. Conveniently bus-powered and plug & play, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is ideal for backup, video storage, and large data volume exchange on the go. You can plug it into almost any computer anywhere for instant backup, video storage and large data volume exchange. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements, providing extra protection wherever you need it. Best of all, it's rated shock-proof up to 2.2 meters, and evaluated under the MIL-STD-810, a series of standards from the United States Army's Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions.
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LaCie Rugged External 500GB Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - SuperSpeed USB LaCie Rugged External 500GB Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - SuperSpeed USB
The LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 combines the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with a high-quality drive, allowing you to transfer data like HD movies and pictures with the fastest speeds on the market on both PC and Mac®. The connector also provides more power to devices and lets your peripherals to be bus-powered for incredible mobility. With rubber bumpers and a shock-proof exterior, the Rugged USB 3.0 is the best way to protect your data, no matter where you are.
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LaCie Rugged XL 2TB External Hard Disk Drive (USB 2.0) - Hi-Speed USB LaCie Rugged XL 2TB External Hard Disk Drive (USB 2.0) - Hi-Speed USB
With versatile Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and the lightning-fast eSATA 3Gb/s interface, the LaCie Rugged XL is as fast as it is reliable. Its extremely resistant and tough design comes complete with a rubber sleeve, internal bumper, and heat dissipating features, making the LaCie Rugged XL both sturdy and effective. The user-friendly LaCie Rugged XL makes a great companion to your PC or Mac.
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Recon AA PowerBoot Module Recon AA PowerBoot Module
Recharges your Recon's 3800 mAH NiMH battery to provide you with up to 15 hours of battery life. This model uses 2 AA Batteries.
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