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Loss Prevention Tech & Tablets Highlight NRF Protect 2017

National Retail Federation NRF2017 LogoWashington, DC – As the world’s retail market continues to evolve, change, and grow more competitive, saving every dollar and gaining every advantage counts. That’s why Estone Tech is pleased to attend the National Retail Federation’s “NRF Protect” event for 2017, helping companies focus on the latest technology and strategies to reduce and prevent loss among assets, people, and brands. The 2017 NRF Protect event will take place in Washington, DC, covering 2 days from June 27th to 28th. This year’s event will take place at the spacious Gaylord National Harbor convention center.  The 2 day event will feature a wide variety of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, roundtables, and class or certification opportunities for leaders in development, shrink and fraud, technology, safety, and more. In addition to the loss prevention learning opportunities. The conference will feature a 2-day expo of services and products. The expo can even be attended free of charge. (more…)

The Rising Role of Tablets in Healthcare

Healthcare Tablet ComputerWhile computers entered most workplaces decades ago, some aspects of the medical profession have been slower to adopt. Computers made appearances in nurse’s stations, billing areas, and medical transcription as early as any industry, but it’s not until recently that they’ve started following doctors right into exam and treatment rooms. That’s because it’s not until recently that computers have been able to meet doctors needs for power, portability, sturdiness, and a quick note-and-reference usability that’s readily found in the paper files they were used to.

Finally, however, rugged tablet technology has closed that gap, and tablets now offer all the functionality doctors have needed in the office, plus dozens of other benefits that doctors have been hoping to get into their treatment rooms for some time. The shift in available technology has led to big changes. Medical offices have rapidly appropriated the technology, and have seen massive improvements in their costs and error rates. (more…)

50th Anniversary of the PIN: PIN-on-Glass & Next Steps

PIN Skimmer PIN Capture device

Today, criminal technology is stealthily capturing PIN numbers and other private data.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the commercially used PIN Number. The venerable security method got its start in the very first paper-check based bank machines beginning in 1967, ushering in an age where 24-hour access to all types of data. Unfortunately, that also meant an age where all types of data are available to anyone able to get hold of your PIN number and other identifying information. Recent advances in criminal technology have led to PIN Skimmers and other devices that, for a time, may have put the PIN number on thin ice.

Fortunately, the long, proud, history of the PIN number hasn’t run out just yet, as new devices and technology have provided ways to combat criminal activity that will be very hard or impossible to overcome. Advances such as EMV cards, also known as Chip & PIN cards, require that an encrypted, non-duplicatable card be present (more…)

Hospitality Industry to Learn About Tablets, Technology at HITEC 2017

HITEC Hospitality 2017 LogoToronto, ON – In a world with a growing service-oriented economy, Hospitality is the new touch-everything industry. Dining, Retail, Experience Economy based businesses, and of course, Hotels & Resorts; all of these business types must keep up to date on the latest in hospitality industry advances and technology. Annually, representatives of hospitality industry businesses, organizations, and vendors from more than 60 countries gather for four days of learning, networking, and fun at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference – hosted by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals organization. This year’s event, from June 26-29th, will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, in Toronto, ON. (more…)

What is Industry 4.0 – and How do Tablets fit in?

Industry 4.0 Timeline MapA term many industrial concerns are hearing more and more these days is “Industry 4.0“. Sounds vaguely ominous, doesn’t it? ‘What was Industry 3.0? How many new things do I have to learn?’ Fortunately, not nearly so much as you think – and Estone Tech is available to help with the rest.

Industry 4.0 is simply the next step in industrial evolution. The original Industrial Revolution brought powered machines like steam pumps, conveyors, and stamps into the factory. (more…)

Estone Tech Looking for Bright Growth Opportunities at Display Week Expo

Display Week Digital Touchscreens LogoLos Angeles, CA – Electronic display industry professionals worldwide will gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center this May 21st-26th for a week of learning about the current state of the industry, and the latest advances in display screen technology and tools. Among hot topics expected to be discussed are all-weather touchscreen technology, and touch screen security measures, such as Pin-On-Glass technology. Previous shows demonstrated the growth of affordable OLED technology, while this year’s show will demonstrate advancements in AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) and a discussion of the growing role of Women in the Display Technology industry. (more…)

What Factors Go Into a Military Mobile Device

The Marine Corps has announced that their new Marine Common Handheld, or MCH, the next step in their ‘Nett Warrior’ program to equip soldiers with battlefield ready technology, will be ready by 2019. The device integrates necessary military software & tools with rugged tablet devices to give US service members in the field the ability to communicate location and situation, receive critical battlefield intel, and become a more efficient fighting force. (more…)

Largest Growth Expected in Small Rugged Industrial Tablets

Small Industrial Tablet Sales Growth Infographic

Source: Estone Tech

As reported last month by Technavio technology research firm, the worldwide use of industrial tablet computers is expected to grow strongly, by more than 6% per year, over the next 5 year period. Growth is expected to be especially strong in “small size” tablets, which Technavio identifies as tablets less than 11” in size (as measured by screen size). Estone Tech’s ET, MPOS, MR, and MT product lines all offer tablets less than 11”, suited for a wide range of commercial and industrial concerns.

The report also indicated that three areas in which Estone has great expertise are expected to grow quickly – especially Industrial Tablets, Healthcare Tablets, and Transportation Tablets. These market segments require unique tools and technology from their tablet pcs, such as integrated barcode scanners for tracking inventory, NFC connectivity for security, and vibration resistance to cope with life on the road. It’s important for industrial tablet customers to consider all of their needs and requirements before selecting a tablet manufacturer.

A report on Businesswire also discusses the growth of the industrial tablet market in various world markets. The European market is the largest current tablet market, with heavy growth driven by Germany, France, and the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the middle east. Those countries are most interested in field service tablets for the petrochemical & energy industries. Meanwhile, the Americas and Asia will also see strong growth, driven by the transportation and military industries. Estone tech is pleased to offer quality tablet PCs in each of these industries.

All-In-One Computing Platforms & IoT Gateways on Display at Internet of Things Conference

Internet of Things World ConferenceSanta Clara, CA – As technology and electronics developers the world over try to bring their products into the world of tomorrow, the aptly named “Internet of Things” becomes more important than ever. Devices that offer connectivity, information, and operation from anywhere can create a new level of efficiency on the job and at home. Likewise, products that are able to communicate information about their operation, status of supplies, and necessary maintenance to their owners or manufacturers can ease any burdens of ownership, and help manufacturers built the best possible equipment by demonstrating why and how people are using the products. Lastly, by communicating with each other, IoT enabled devices in your home or workplace can improve the result of any process.

In order to make these benefits a reality, product developers and manufacturers need a trusted partner in the development of embedded, integrated, and special use electronics and computers. Estone Tech Business Development Manager Randall Sucamele will be on hand at the Iot World event in Santa Clara, CA from May 16th – 18th to help attendees find that trusted partner. Whether it’s an OEM/ODM partner to create embedded electronics for your product, or a supplier with ready-made application specific tablets and smart panel computers to integrate into your devices, Estone Tech is the answer.

Internet of Things World ConferenceFar from just an expo and show floor, the conference will be packed with keynote speeches and events that anyone involved with IoT won’t want to miss. Presentations include a keynote on Retail IoT, Secure IoT Development, and plenty of workshops on various technical IoT applications, IoT for Industrial and Commercial settings, and much more.

And there’s no need to buy an expensive ticket to the entire event if you’re looking to network with suppliers or vendors – the expo floor is Free to Attend, and also grants access to a number of great keynote speeches and presentations. Estone Tech representatives will be on the show floor all weekend, and available for meetings at your request.

To schedule a meeting with Estone Tech representatives at the event, please “Contact Us” via our web form, or send us an email at info@estone-tech.com.

Estone Tech designs and manufactures computer products for the IT industry, Healthcare Industry, Field Service Industries, Retail & Hospitality Industries, and anywhere else computers need to be effective, powerful, and tough enough to stand up to the job. You can learn more about the company’s specialized solutions at http://estone-tech.com.

Cleveland Hosts Manufacturing Technology Experts for 3 Days of Learning

Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo LogoCleveland, OH – Representatives from companies across the world will gather together with executives and leaders from some of the world’s most successful and progressive companies to discuss the ongoing and growing role of technology in manufacturing during the Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo, a 3 day event in downtown Cleveland, OH. From May 8th – 10th, more than 100 exhibitors and representatives from hundreds of companies and dozens of professional organizations will gather together to learn and connect. Estone Tech North American Sales Manager David Mondelli will be there, available to meet and speak with attendees throughout the event. (more…)

At Estone Group we understand the unique circumstances of health care, transportation, and hospitality industries along with the emerging technology of device interconnectivity. With this in mind, we custom design and develop the industry’s most unique tablets from the inside out.

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