Can Your Industry Benefit from a Rugged Tablet and Barcode Scanner?

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Can Your Industry Benefit from a Rugged Tablet and Barcode Scanner?
Sonim’s RS60 and RS80 rugged SmartScanner devices were created to better serve industrial, field service and public safety workers in demanding work environments. These new devices can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) as a result of their proven durability while improving the barcode scanning experience for workers who must rapidly capture large amounts of data.

The Sonim RS60 is a fully-rugged, six-inch handheld computer and barcode scanner and is purpose-built for efficiency and durability, making it the ideal all-in-one device for use in warehouses, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, as well as field service and public safety. In comparison, the Sonim RS80 is a fully-rugged, eight-inch tablet/barcode scanner that features front and rear facing cameras to provide the convenience of taking photos and video calls while on the job.

Both devices are designed to perform, scan and communicate in a variety of work environments and extreme conditions. In this blog we’ll be breaking down how the warehouse, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, field service, law enforcement, and fire and EMS industries can benefit from the use of these SmartScanner devices.

Warehouse

Warehouse managers are using technology as a way to increase efficiency. Barcode scanners are a must have for efficient fulfillment operations. The RS60 and RS80 have the rugged capability to withstand warehouse environments and can easily integrate into existing workflow applications.

Additional use cases and benefits for the warehouse industry include:

  • Barcode scanning increases speed while reducing errors
  • Workers need to be mobile in modern warehouse environments. The RS60 and RS80 are capable of high frequency scanning while remaining untethered to a fixed location.
  • 4G LTE and advanced Wi-Fi technology keep information flowing in real time and workers connected
  • Easily integrate the RS60 and RS80 into existing warehouse management platforms
  • RS60 and RS80 are fully rugged and built to survive drops to concrete and exposure to liquids and dust
    • Forklift mountable
    • Standard hand straps to increase ergonomic comfort and ease of use
    • Easily cleaned and disinfected
    • Long battery life
    • Easy to integrate into your existing environment

Transportation and Logistics

Managing cargo movement efficiently requires tracking key data about the freight. Barcode technology can be utilized to easily track shipment data such as point of origin, shipping destination, and dimensions. The RS60 and RS80 are equipped with an integrated barcode scanner and can easily fit into this critical workflow.

Additional use cases and benefits for the transportation and logistics industry include:

  • Easily track goods through every stage of transport
  • Operate confidently in harsh real-world conditions with glove and wet touch
  • Stay connected with 4G LTE and advanced Wi-Fi technology to keep information flowing in real time and workers in communication
  • RS60 and RS80 are fully rugged and built to survive drops to concrete and exposure to liquids and dust
    • Vehicle mountable
    • Standard hand straps to increase ergonomic comfort and ease of use
    • Easily cleaned and disinfected
    • Easy to integrate into your existing environment

Manufacturing

Manufacturing environments can be a complicated symphony of movement from raw to finished goods. Barcode scanning enables workers to avoid costly errors by tracking the flow of materials through the production process.

Additional use cases and benefits for the manufacturing industry include:

  • Track work in progress inventory for an accurate accounting of material status
  • Increase speed and efficiency with the use of barcodes – Speed of delivery is increasingly important in today’s ecommerce heavy markets
  • Increase productivity – RS60 and RS80 are fully rugged with long life batteries, enabling low failure rates and multi-shift use
  • RS60 and RS80 are fully rugged and built to survive drops to concrete and exposure to liquids and dust.
    • Forklift mountable
    • Standard hand straps to increase ergonomic comfort and ease of use
    • Easily cleaned and disinfected
    • Long battery life
    • Easy to integrate into your existing manufacturing environment

Field Service

Field Service workers will benefit greatly from the addition of a rugged barcode scanner and communication device. Empowering field service workers to fix it right the first time is critical to maintaining customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Additional use cases and benefits for the field service industry include:

  • Load and track the right inventory to keep field service workers equipped with what they need for the job
  • Update inventory on the truck in real time as parts are used
  • Fix it right the first time – using barcodes to accurately identify equipment and repair instructions keeps workers productive and efficient
  • Log proof of completion – list parts used, parts for return and kick off the invoicing or warranty process
  • Mil-Std-810g and IP67 tested so you know the device will survive rough use in harsh environments
  • Integrated barcode scanner for fast and accurate scans even in low light and with damaged tags
  • 4G LTE connectivity to keep workers connected to tech support and dispatch

Law Enforcement

Rugged barcode scanners and communications devices keep law enforcement officers and the public safe by speeding up data collection and increasing accuracy.

Additional use cases and benefits for the law enforcement industry include:

  • Decrease time per traffic stop – scanning drivers license instead of using manual entry saves valuable time which will increase officer safety
  • Avoid errors – manual entry is prone to errors which could result in incorrect information being returned
  • Improve evidence and inventory controls – proper handling of evidence with chain of custody controls is critical for public safety
  • Mil-Std-810g and IP67 tested so you know the device will survive rough use in harsh environments
  • Integrated barcode scanner for fast and accurate scans even in low light and with damaged tags.
  • 4G LTE connectivity to keep workers connected to tech support and dispatch
  • Band 14 FirstNet ready, AT&T BYOD

Fire and EMS

Rugged barcode scanners and communications devices are essential for fire and EMS workers. The durability and reliable communication provided by the RS60 and RS80 keep Fire and EMS workers connected when it matters most.

Additional use cases and benefits for the Fire and EMS industry include:

  • Track inventory and stock levels
  • Track expensive assets from fire hoses to emergency medical equipment
  • Track lifesaving drugs and controlled substances
  • Ensure accurate patient identification
  • Mil-Std-810g and IP67 tested so you know the device will survive rough use in harsh environments
  • Easily cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicle mountable
  • Integrated barcode scanner for fast and accurate scans even in low light and with damaged tags.
  • 4G LTE connectivity to keep workers connected
  • Band 14 FirstNet ready

The RS60 and RS80 will be available through a distribution and reseller network in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia starting in early 2021. To learn more about the RS60, click here. To learn more about the RS80, click here.