Resource Center for Fixed and Vehicle Computers

White Papers Library

We want to help you make an educated decision about the data collection and rugged vehicle computer products solutions you select for your company. We have gathered industry and application relevant white papers to simplify your research. Theses papers come from various sources. We feel strongly about the quality of our products and believe that industry-wide information is valuable regardless of its origin. These articles, white papers, industry analyst reports, and research studies below provide the most up-to-date information on industrial vehicle computers, barcoding, RFID for business.

Bar Coding 101...Get to know the basics of barcoding
This document provides a simple introduction to bar code technology and capabilities for companies who may be considering their first bar code project. It introduces the benefits bar coding delivers to business operations and provides an overview of available printing technologies and options for producing bar code labels.

How Ruggedness Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Industrial Vehicle Computers
Off the shelf PC or an industrial vehicle computer? Which is more cost effective? The biggest difference between these device types is their total cost of ownership (TCO). Organizations can’t afford to overlook this important difference in challenging times when all costs are under scrutiny and funds for new equipment are oftentimes limited. Despite their lower purchase price, standard PCs cost much more to own and operate than ruggedized mobile computers.

Introduction to Passive RFID
The white paper that follows provides an overview of RFID technology, describes current standards, and details how RFID can complement existing bar code technology while enabling new applications in diverse industries..

Bar Codes in the Manufacturing Process
Ever since the UPC label was printed on a pack of gum, bar codes have been a key component of the retail industry. Recently, the industrial sector has applied bar coding solutions to the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of goods. This document takes you further into a manufacturing facility and provides an overview of the many, growing applications for bar coding in the manufacturing process.

Supply Chain Cost Cutting Strategies
Companies in the process industries (including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, oil & gas, pulp & paper, and health & beauty aides) have had to cope with rising manufacturing and logistics costs over the past few years. To avoid increase in logistics costs, companies should follow the roadmap of Best in Class companies, which have been able to reduce costs or keep them flat via supply chain transformation.

Future-Proofing Your Mobile Computers
The value of mobile and vehicle computers brings to warehouse, manufacturing, military and DC operations relates directly to how long they are kept in service, which in turn relates directly to how the devices are built and the features they include. Learn how the features You select now can protect & extend your investment years into the future.

Go Green And Save Green With Mobile Field Service
Over the past few years, businesses have been engaged in a “green revolution.” Driven by increased awareness and societal pressures, businesses of all sizes have been adopting enterprisewide initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment. Rugged mobile and vehicle computers are designed with more resilient materials than consumergrade mobile devices. These materials protect the device from damage associated with drops, vibration, water exposure, and corrosion over time. All of this correlates to longer computer life spans and less waste as a result of part or device replacement.