Getac today announced that Nestlé Wagner GmbH has selected the Getac A140 fully rugged tablet to digitize workflows and optimize productivity at its headquarters in Nonnweiler, Germany.Nestlé Wagner GmbH produces around 350 million frozen food products annually, making it one of the largest manufacturers of frozen pizzas in Europe. Using the Getac A140, the company has achieved wide-ranging digitization of its production processes, significantly increasing efficiency and allowing greater flexibility in day-to-day operations.Nestlé Wagner GmbH chose the fully rugged Getac A140 due to the quality assurance benefits it provides and the ability to roll it out extremely quickly to employees at the site, where it will complement existing laptops and special industrial computers already in use.“The Getac A140 is extremely robust and reliable due to its outstanding build quality,” says Christian Joseph, Team Leader Operational Excellence at Nestle Wagner GmbH. “Its rugged design and impressive performance makes it ideally suited to everyday use on the production floor.”High Level Safety and Usability in a Wide Range of Temperature ZonesIn the food manufacturing process, it’s critical that no contaminants enter the food at any point. With the deployment of the fully rugged Getac A140, Nestlé has the confidence that if a tablet is accidentally dropped, it won’t break apart, ensuring production quality is maintained.The use of the tablets has also proved to be extremely user-friendly. Not only are the devices easy to handle, the 14’’ screen offers enough space to clearly display key software applications. For example, all standard SAP information can be displayed on-screen and transactions can be carried out quickly using the A140’s stylus. Furthermore, the A140’s high degree of tolerance to temperature fluctuations means it can be used in a wide variety of different temperature zones.“The A140 is our largest and most powerful tablet,” says Rowina Lee, Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development Centre, Getac Technology Corporation. “It stands out thanks to its excellent performance, its industry-leading level of safety and its extraordinarily rugged characteristics. With its reliability and comprehensive functionality, the tablet is perfectly suited to the production conditions at Nestlé Wagner GmbH.”Industry 4.0: Digital Workflows Optimize Production EfficiencyWith the Getac A140, the company has a fully rugged mobile device at its disposal for simply and rapidly accessing information, as well as gathering data directly on-site.“Until today, we worked with a predominantly paper-based system, so that, for example, each change to the documentation of the numerous standards which food production requires had to be printed out and specially filed in a folder,” Christian Joseph explains. “With the new digital workflows, employees on the production line can easily access and make changes to the documents directly on the tablet if required”. The company can also use the A140’s integrated cameras to simplify and improve its production process. By making it possible for employees to take photographs or record videos directly on site, any potential difficulties occurring on the production line can be documented and distributed in real-time, ensuring they are resolved as quickly as possible.“With these Getac devices, we are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0, utilizing mobile data capture to benefit from an increased level of production performance,” Christian Joseph confirms. “Getac is also helping us to simplify, accelerate and digitize our processes right here on site, where events occur. This way we can ensure continuous compliance to the latest quality standards. New opportunities have opened up for our employees to extend their level of competence and media usage, which is a key factor for us in developing the digital factory of the future.”The device is safeguarded by Getac with the industry-leading bumper-to-bumper warranty, which even covers accidental damage.Further information on the Getac A140 fully rugged tablet is available at getac.About GetacGetac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue $28 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information, visit getac.
GETAC’S BEST JUST GOT BETTER: COMPANY UPGRADES FLAGSHIP X500 ULTRA RUGGED NOTEBOOK AND X500 RUGGED MOBILE SERVER
Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is upgrading its flagship X500 ultra rugged notebook and X500 rugged mobile server. The Getac X500 notebook and X500 Server deliver best-in-class performance with Intel® CoreTM i7 processors, available discrete graphics, and 64GB memory, while a host of I/O and expansion options provide an unmatched level of purpose-built versatility for military installations and public safety agencies. A complete multi-layer security solution takes full advantage of advanced Windows 10 security and multifactor authentication options, while a hot swappable battery design, ultra-rugged construction, and an unprecedented 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty place the Getac X500 and X500 Server among the most powerful, mobile and rugged solutions available.“The Getac X500 notebook and X500 Server are the most powerful ultra-rugged devices we have ever made,” explains Scott Shainman, president of Getac. “With a 56% increase in performance from the previous generation and robust multi-layer security features added, X500 remains the most powerful, rugged mobile solution for complex military and field deployments in extreme environments.”Today, organizations are more vulnerable than ever to data theft and malicious attacks. Getac has made this priority-one by delivering a complete security solution on the X500 and X500 Server that takes full advantage of advanced Windows 10 security. TPM 2.0 monitors and protects system start-ups to ensure the device is tamper-free before releasing control to the operating system, while BitLocker protects data at rest, in use and in transit. Multifactor authentication options, such as password protection and SmartCard reader, work in tandem with Microsoft Windows 10 identity protection features, including Microsoft Passport, for additional protection. In the event that the system is ever stolen, optional Absolute DDS will allow it to be disabled remotely.The X500 Ultra-Rugged NotebookThe next-generation X500 ultra rugged notebook is equipped with a host of best-in-class features including a 7th generation Intel Core vPro Quad Core HQ processor, up to 64GB DDR4 memory, Intel® HD Graphics 630 (with available NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M discrete graphics) and the latest 802.11ac WiFi. Its 15.6-inch full HD (1920×1080) sunlight-readable display (1000 nits) is among the largest in the industry and provides ample real estate for handling multiple tasks simultaneously, with minimal scrolling. An optional resistive touchscreen supports rain, glove and pen touch capability. Getac’s exclusive QuadraClear® direct bonding technology decreases reflectivity and increases screen readability, even in direct sunlight, for greater field productivity. The full-sized keyboard is backlit red to avoid silhouetting, an essential feature for officer safety and covert operations.The Getac X500 offers incomparable I/O options and expandability, including two gigabit Ethernet ports, two RS232 serial ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI, External VGA, Microphone, Audio Output, Docking Connector, and optional RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WLAN, and WWAN. The optional expansion chassis can support either two full-length PCI cards or PCE-Express 3.0 cards for extreme customization needs. The notebook’s media expansion bay provides room for a second hot swappable battery or additional storage capacity.The X500’s ruggedness has passed military MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461G certifications for drops up to 3 feet. It is IP65-certified for dust and water resistance and can be deployed in extreme temperature environments ranging from -4˚F to 131˚F.The X500 Rugged Mobile ServerBased on the X500’s main body, the new X500 Server also incorporates performance and security upgrades, but adds the OS, increased storage capacity, stability and advanced features of a full server platform, in a form factor that resembles a rugged briefcase to become one of the most powerful, portable, and ultra-rugged servers you can get for deployment in remote and extreme environments.Performance and reliability begin with several best-in-class features including Intel’s Xeon® Processor E3-1505M v6 with 8MB Intel® Smart Cache for faster computing and CPU performance with reduced power consumption. Standard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M discrete graphics deliver the power to drive graphics-intensive applications, and a hot swappable battery design provides maximum uptime in the field.The X500 rugged mobile server is powered by Microsoft Windows Server 2016, which provides network load balancing, fault tolerance and server clustering technologies that work to guarantee system reliability and uptime. Optional ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory helps to preserve the integrity of your data by detecting and correcting single-bit memory errors. Equipped with two gigabit Ethernet ports, the X500 mobile server provides expandability through server cluster deployments and is capable of hosting multiple, independent virtual machine platforms, which reduces or eliminates the need to invest in multiple sets of server systems to achieve the same result. And by combining Windows Server 2016 with Microsoft Hyper-V technology, it has the flexibility to change the system resources so IT administrators can easily allocate resources among the different virtual systems to meet specific user needs.The X500 Server supports a maximum of 6TB of storage, with 5TB available for RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) level 0, 1 and 5 configurations, providing mission-critical data optimization, redundancy and disk management flexibility.The X500 notebook and X500 Server are backed by Getac’s industry-best, five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, which includes damage that occurs due to accidents and environmental exposure.For more information on the new Getac F110, visit getac.About GetacGetac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue $28 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information, visit getac.
MCELROY SELECTS GETAC ZX70 FULLY RUGGED TABLET TO BE A PART OF DATALOGGER® 6 SOLUTION FOR MEASURING ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY IN PIPELINE FUSIONS
McElroy, the leading manufacturer and innovator of pipe fusion equipment, has selected the Getac ZX70 fully rugged tablet, to be incorporated into the company’s DataLogger 6 solution for quality assurance in the field. The ZX70 was ultimately selected for its lightweight, fully rugged design, Android 6.0 platform, custom RS232 adapter and exceptional customer service.The name McElroy is recognized worldwide as the most efficient, rugged and technically advanced pipe fusion equipment. In our changing world, the need for better record keeping and increased accountability is growing among those who build and manage pipeline infrastructures, and new standards such as ASTM F3124 have been implemented to govern the collection of data from theromoplastic pipe fusions. The company’s DataLogger® 6 exceeds these standards by capturing the most important information related to fusion operations improving the traceability and providing a higher level of assurance that pipelines are fused properly before going into service.Getac won the bid with the ZX70, its 7-inch Android tablet which exceeds McElroy’s specifications and includes a custom RS232 adapter that connects via the ZX70 dock connector. The RS232 also met McElroy’s ruggedized tests to withstand extreme environments encountered in their business. In addition to building a product to customer specs, Getac’s sales and support team spent countless hours helping McElroy develop the ideal solution. This, along with Getac’s industry-leading bumper-to-bumper warranty, convinced McElroy that Getac was the ideal partner for the project.About GetacGetac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue $28 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information, visit getac.