As more regulations, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service requirements, call for the use of in-field electronics to complete daily, routine tasks, workers need to take delicate equipment into a harsh environment. Face it: construction work tends to kick up dust and dirt that shortens the life of a laptop computer.
In August, we looked at some of the smartphones that are designed to handle the rough and tumble world of outdoor work. Now let’s take a look at the next size up. How do you carry around a tablet when you need access to it multiple times during the day?
The team at Master Building Inspectors found a solution in the world’s first wearable and lockable tablet holder/carrier. While the tablet tool belt from RUNNER of Austin, Texas, looks a bit funny at first, it solves a real issue for field service workers, who can’t keep tablets in their hands all day.
Chris Bruce, owner of Master Building Inspectors stated the product is a time-saver for his field service workers. “Never having to put the tablet down means it’s always with us, and it’s always there when we need it.”
Bruce went on to say that all his field workers love it because their tablets are always at their sides. Prior to using RUNNUR, a worker would inevitably leave the tablet on a desk or the ground, and then need it while on a roof. He has workers who had to buy new tablets after leaving them at job sites. Still others had to buy new tablets after dropping them. RUNNUR ensures none of these events happen, while giving the user immediate access to his or her tablet.
RUNNER is the first company to launch a fully patented inter-locking, hands-free tablet carrier/holster, and did so in June. RUNNUR’s clips are hip-mounted to either a person’s belt or to a separate heavy duty tool belt, providing the user with immediate access to their tablet at all times. OtterBox, recently partnered with RUNNUR to offer these devices to their massive customer base.
With 105 million workers going mobile by the year 2020, and spending in enterprise technology significantly up over Q2, tablets are quickly becoming mainstream for tens of millions of workers in fieldwork such as construction, oil and gas, and healthcare. The value of mobility increases when workers can carry technology with them; how they carry that technology is an important part of the equation.
For more information, visit https://www.mobiletechgear.com/.