The Ruggedized Devices Transforming Canada’s Frontline Industries, The Canadian Business Journal
Samsung offers a variety of sustainable technology solutions to make fieldwork more productive and efficient
One of the most significant by-products of the pandemic has been an increased reliance on technology, not only to keep business operations afloat, but as a solution to long-standing inefficiencies in the workflow.
While every industry has had to respond to the pandemic in one form or another, those operating in construction and engineering, oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics have been particularly affected – introducing an immediate need for digital tools and technologies. to carry out work safely and efficiently.
Step into Samsung Galaxy rugged devices, designed to meet the mobility and productivity needs of industries that operate in a wide range of environments, from the field to the office, to the warehouse to the road. The rugged Galaxy line, comprising the Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone, Galaxy Tab Active3, 8.0 “tablet and 10.1” Galaxy Tab Active Pro tablet, is an ideal choice for industries where the exclusive switch to a model of working from home is not an option.
âSamsung has been a trusted partner for many organizations serving frontline industries, which have faced the immense increase in demand for technology solutions during the pandemic,â said Paul Edwards, vice president of enterprise mobility, Samsung Electronics Canada. âOur devices support industries that cannot afford losses in efficiency and collaboration, which provide critical services to the public at a critical time. Our rugged Galaxy devices help ensure that a high level of service continues to be met no matter what the day throws at them. “
Durable and adaptable
Rugged Galaxy devices feature military-grade durability1, making them tough enough to withstand harsh environments for workers in various industries. From delivery people braving the cold and extreme heat to truck drivers cruising through rough roads, the durability and adaptability of the rugged Galaxy range can handle it all.
With an IP68 rating2These devices are also dust and water resistant, tough enough to withstand a lightning rain storm or a construction site filled with sawdust. The Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy Tab Active Pro also come equipped with the IP68-certified S Pen, a digital stylus that allows workers to mark documents and capture customer signatures in ruthless items. For workers who need to carry productive equipment, all rugged devices have increased tactile sensitivity that ensures they can stay protected, while getting the job done.3.
To maximize the productivity of truckers who are on the road or scientists working in the field for most of the day, these rugged technologies come with powerful, long-lasting batteries.4. If one battery needs to be replaced with another, the convenient battery replacement allows workers to stay powered for the rest of their shifts5.
Maintain the productivity of front-line teams
Due to the nature of their work, the emergency services and public safety industries require versatile technological solutions. With Samsung DeX6 With technology built into the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy Tab Active Pro, public safety and health officials enjoy a desktop-like computing experience that combines familiar PC-like capabilities with the convenience and portability of a mobile device. They can take advantage of their mobile device when patrolling or answering emergency calls, then activate DeX to perform reports and other tasks as part of a streamlined workflow. By connecting their mobile device to an external display, they can use multiple apps at once, resize windows, and easily drag and drop files, just like they would on a PC or laptop.
It’s no secret that frontline teams, dispersed over great distances, need clear and fluid communication. This capability is made easy with the Push-to-Talk feature available on the Galaxy XCover Pro. With this feature, users can program one of the two buttons on the side of the device to launch the Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie. With this app, oilfield workers can communicate updates with the push of a button, so teams can stay informed and relay critical updates to one another without delay.
Most of the frontline industries are using digitization technology to end their workday, a vital feature for the logistics and warehousing industries which have seen their workloads increase due to the pandemic. Samsung Knox Capture7, an enterprise-grade barcode reader app available on the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy XCover Pro, allows these workers to easily capture all major barcode types with their mobile device, helping to streamline business processes. IT workflow by eliminating the need for additional playback devices.
As the workforce continues to adapt and evolve into a post-pandemic reality, solutions like the rugged Galaxy lineup are here to stay. More than ever, their value has increased to Canadian businesses in sectors such as public safety, manufacturing and construction, among others, making them an indispensable aid to frontline workers everywhere.
1These devices have passed the US military specification MIL-STD-810G for the Galaxy XCover Pro, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, MIL-STD-810H for the Galaxy Tab Active3 – Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory testing is a state military standard -United) test against a subset of 21 and 23 specific environmental conditions, respectively, including temperature, dust, shock / vibration, and low pressure / high altitude. Real-world use varies from specific environmental conditions used in MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810H tests. Samsung does not guarantee the performance of the device under all extreme conditions. Please see the Inbox Quick Start Guide.
2The IP68 rating means that the device is protected against harmful ingress of dust and static fresh water up to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions. Depending on the results of accredited tests, individual results may vary. Note: IP68 rating does not mean the device is waterproof.
3Touch sensitivity may vary depending on the glove material.
4Average expected performance based on typical usage. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.
5Additional batteries sold separately.
6Samsung DeX can be activated through Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 with accessories such as HDMI adapter, multiport adapter or cable. Accessories and monitor sold separately. Use of an original Samsung HDMI adapter or cable qualified for Samsung DeX is recommended. Some applications may not work or require a license (to be purchased) on Samsung DeX.
7Free trials may be available for these services. Please see www.samsung.com/knox. Additional licenses are required for Knox Configure, Knox Mobile Enrollment, Knox Manage, Knox E-FOTA, Knox Platform for Enterprise, and Knox Capture.