April 22, 2015
Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, a longtime player in the semi-rugged tablet space that served the healthcare industry among others, has been acquired by rugged tablet PC maker Xplore, also based in Austin. Earlier this month Xplore bought Motion's assets for $9 million cash, plus the assumption of $7 million in net liabilities, after Square 1 Bank foreclosed on most of Motion's assets.
March 7, 2013
HIMSS13's showfloor had no small number of dedicated medical tablets, some from big tech companies like Panasonic and Fujitsu and others from dedicated tablet companies like Motion Computing. Here's seven devices that were on display at the show, and one that was being shown off in Austin this week at SXSW. Some devices are enterprise tablets designed for a wide range of uses in manufacturing and...
March 7, 2013
Panasonic's ToughPad was subjected to a shower of water at HIMSS 2013.
One of the media narratives that came out of CES this year, was that despite not attending the show, as is its custom, Apple managed to have a significant effect on the proceedings. The same thing could be said of HIMSS, especially when it comes to tablets, where Apple's absence was keenly felt in the midst of so many...
October 10, 2011
In February Mobisante announced that the FDA had cleared its handheld, smartphone-enabled ultrasound offering, and while the company hoped to launch "a long time ago," MobiUS only just became commercially available in recent days, Mobisante co-founder and CTO David Zar told MobiHealthNews.
Since it received its 510(k) clearance eight months ago, Mobisante has been working to put its quality...
February 24, 2011
A number of longtime HIMSS attendees, including my colleague Neil Versel, pointed out that this year's event in Orlando, Fla. had renewed energy. The past two years' events were more staid on account of the down economy. The magicians at vendor booths had less flourish, anyway.
Whether you are of the opinion that HIMSS has its mojo back, is tapping into a hype cycle or neither -- what is...
June 23, 2010
Motion Computing commercially launched a new rugged tablet computer, J3500, for the construction, health care and field service industries. The tablet PC includes Intel Core vPro processors, dual touch capacitive touch-screen with ultra-durable glass, a 3.0 megapixel camera, mobile broadband and GPS. The tablet runs on Windows 7 or Windows XP and sells for about $2,299.
Unlike other consumer-...
May 19, 2010
Motion Computing has suped up its line of tablet devices with Intel Core vPro processors, which will increase the devices' performance, security and manageability, according to the company. The tablets now have better remote management capabilities that allow IT technicians to repair and secure the PC from any location, even while powered-down or in sleep mode, Motion wrote in a statement. More...
March 4, 2010
Panasonic launches Toughbook C1 for healthcare industry
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta this week, Panasonic debuted its new 12.1-inch Toughbook C1 convertible tablet, which can withstand a 30-inch drop. The 3.2 pound device runs for five hours on one battery, but can double battery life by adding an additional battery that brings the weight up to 3.5 pounds. The C1 offers a multi-touch screen for...