Month: December 2017

Scout Mini Hardware: Unitech TB128 Rugged Android Tablet

Last week we talked about DCT’s application, Scout Mini for Safety Distributors and introduced one of the handheld devices recommended for use with Scout Mini. Some businesses and mobile workers prefer rugged tablets over handhelds. Let’s check out the tablet recommended for use with Scout Mini, the Unitech TB128 Rugged Android Tablet.

Unitech TB128 Rugged Android TabletThe new TB128 offers a superlative experience with a great list of unique features for ultimate flexibility and durability. This 7 inch industrial tablet PC adopts Quad Core 1.3 GHz CPU, Android 6.0 operation system and can configure barcode scanning, UHF RFID reader. Built in a physical keypad with programmable hot keys, TB128 is not only friendly and intuitive, but also smart as it helps enterprise users to operate long time in the inside and outside. This device is durable enough to be persistently reviewed in extreme temperatures or super heat environment. Moreover, it is able to survive a fall and suitable for logistic and retail applications.

Industrial Tablet with a Numeric Keypad

The TB128 industrial tablet was built to be functional first and foremost, but it also offers an elegant design with durability. In addition to a 7 inch multi-touch Gorilla Glass display which protects the glass from drops on rough surfaces, the TB128 includes a stylish numeric and function keypad which is more convenient for users to input data in a short time.

Unitech TB128 Rugged Android TabletVersatile Functionality

Powered by a 1.3 Ghz Quad Core Processor, and running on Android 6.0 operation system, TB128 provides superior fast performance and smooth operation as well as combining UHF RFID reader, 2D barcode scanning, NFC and 8.0MP auto focus camera in one durable tablet. In addition, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks and Bluetooth 4.1 that fulfills high flexibility for field services workers to get connected anywhere.

Durable Design

Engineered to perform in any environment, TB128 is rugged enough to drop from the 1.2 meters onto concrete. Moreover, it has IP65 certification, completely sealing durable housing against dust and moisture to withstand water jets. It not only that, but this device meets sturdy MIL-STD-810G military standard, boasting shock resistance, anti-vibration and together with a wide operating temperature range of -10°C to 50°C. TB128 also has a removable battery to keep tablet going longer, it brings a new level of industrial tablet with high reliability for business applications and field service.

TB128 Spec Sheet


Scout Mini Hardware: Cipherlab RS50 Rugged Android Touch Computer

On Tuesday we talked about DCT’s application, Scout Mini for Safety Distributors. Now let’s go into more detail about the hardware we recommend for this application. First up, Cipherlab’s RS50 Rugged Android Touch Computer.

CipherLab’s RS50 Android Touch Computer is the device that will satisfy your enterprise’s everyday demands. Not only does the RS50 have a strong processing power, it also has ample memory space you will need for applications. This powerful touch computer is built for toughness with long operational power. In addition to these advantages, the RS50 Android Touch Computer provides resourceful applications and accessories that ensure continuous productivity no matter the operation is in the office or out in the field.

High-End User-Friendly Smartphone Experience

CipherLab’s RS50 series is the device that perfectly blends personal usability and commercial smartphone functionality. Its 4.7” display with auto-adjustable backlight and sunlight visibility allows users to gather information in any environment. Moreover, the multi-touch panel with stylus inputs is designed to fill field worker’s demands to support wet or gloved finger operations. The Android 6.0 OS certified with GMS gives the RS50 the advanced advantages in operation speed, power efficiency and data security. Top it all off with Google Mobile Services (GMS), field workers can integrate Google applications such as Gmail and Google Maps to fully accomplish their tasks in any situation.

Streamline Data Capture

CipherLab’s RS50 Android Touch Computer is fully equipped with a 1D/2D barcode reader with the comprehensive abilities to capture data in milliseconds even if the barcode is poorly printed. Users can enjoy the easy capture of high-resolution photos, videos, and signature capture with RS50’s 8MP camera for proof of delivery and service. Additionally, it has HF RFID (13.56 MHz) capabilities while supporting contactless NFC applications of peer-to-peer mode and card emulation. As NFC automates the identity verification process, our versatile data collection solution easily streamlines your operations.

The Ultimate Mobility Experience

CipherLab’s RS50 is built with the most reliable Wi-Fi and LTE connections to provide constant connection to corporate systems for instant notifications of assignments, route instructions and other daily responsibilities. Its Wi-Fi transmission and strong roaming support can handle a maximum 433 Mbps at 5 GHz and 90 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for constant back-end system connection and immediate system updates with real-time dynamic dispatch. RS50’s advance LTE can further facilitate large file transfer, video streaming and remote access to back end systems. Along with GPS/AGPS, RS50 has great accuracy of navigation which enables smart routes and improves accuracy of real-time job dispatches. Management also has options of VoIP and VoLTE to maintain efficient and timely communication with field operators.

Raising the Bar on Power, Values and Toughness

The RS50’s 2.0 GHz octa-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB flash memory ensures full access to any application for business success without worrying about storage space. CipherLab Mobile Deployment System (MDS) provides an easy platform for setup, upgrades, synchronizations, and device settings. CipherLab App-Lock allows managers to prevent inappropriate operations to ensure full productivity from field operators. These powerful applications are well protected with RS50’s IP65/67 ratings and 1.8 m drop resistance while being able to sustain 1,000 tumbles at 1 m. Additional protection from Dragontrail™ Glass prevents wear and tears for clear readability. RS50 also comes with the options of 4000 and 5300 mAh batteries which can respectively operate at a minimum of 12 hours. Combined with hot-swap function and a back-up battery, The RS50 operational power can withstand long shifts while providing smooth operation without data loss concerns.

Cipherlab RS50 Spec Sheet


Introducing Scout Mini for Safety Distributors

Who is DCT Mobile Solutions?

DCT Mobile Solutions (DCT) is a software and systems integration company specializing in enterprise mobile applications. Founded in 1998, DCT has a long history of successfully helping our clients manage mobile assets in applications ranging from warehouse and inventory management, field service and delivery mobile sales and closed loop asset management. 

We utilize our own in-house developed Scout Mobility Suite software to develop customized work flow solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. In addition, our years of experience as business analysts and our expertise in process and software integration allows us to deliver systems that are easy to implement, easy to train and easy to support. 

What is Scout Mini?

Scout Mini is a comprehensive mobile application for safety distributors that includes workflows for sales and delivery operations. Scout Mini is the fastest most cost effective way to streamline your field sales and delivery business.

Scout Mini Features

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QuickBooks Online® Interface

Your QuickBooks Online® data is automatically imported into Scout Mini.

Contact Management

Maintain multiple customer contacts with notes that can be viewed from your mobile device and/or web portal.

Cabinet Management

Maintain par levels and set cabinet standard fills for specific customers.

Customer Quoting & Invoicing

Scout creates itemized invoices in QuickBooks Online. Scout also allows you to prepare quotes for new and/or existing customers.

Customer History

Scout provides the ability to review customer service history from a mobile device.

Item Categories

Scout allows you to assign categories and sub-categories to items. Rules regarding price overrides are also maintained in Scout.


Detailed reports of all items quoted for a specific date range is available from the Scout Portal.

Casually Connected

Scout allows you to complete your work without being connected. Connection is only required to sync.

What Hardware Do I Need?

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Select the hardware that is right for you. We have competitive pricing from various vendors. See below for a few examples of what we have to offer.

Honeywell CT50

For enterprises that require anywhere, anytime real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and data capture capabilities to maximize efficiency and serve customers more effectively, the Dolphin CT50 is Honeywell's most advanced enterprise-ready 4G/LTE handheld computer.

CipherLab RS50

CipherLab's RS50 series is the device that perfectly blends personal usability and commercial smartphone functionality. The RS50 supports various data collection of 1D/2D barcodes, RFID, document, photos/videos, and NFC applications. On top of that, RS50 is built with the most reliable Wi-Fi and LTE connections for always constant back-end system connection and real-time data transmission.

Unitech TB128

The TB128 industrial tablet was built to be functional first and foremost, but it also offers an elegant design with durability. In addition to a 7-inch multi-touch Gorilla Glass display which protects the glass from drops on rough surfaces, the TB128 includes a stylish numeric and function keypad which is more convenient for users to input data in a short time.

Honeywell PB51 Mobile Printer

The fastest choice for rugged mobile receipt printing, the PB51 delivers a clear productivity advantage for workers on-the-go. Built to easily withstand the bumps, drops and spills of fast-paced mobile usage, the PB51 provides performance your field workforce can depend on, day after day.

Intelliskin® with GDS® Technology: Always Protected. Always Connected.

RAM Mounts' IntelliSkin® is a protective device case that features an integrated power connector compatible with any GDS™ charging dock. This prevents damage to the device charging port and creates a universal docking platform compatible with any device wrapped with an IntelliSkin case.


IntelliSkin® offers ruggedized tablet and smartphone protection.


Snap-in, magnetic and drill-down bases connect instantly to create a customized charging station.


Eliminate the need to plug in cables with high capacity charging.


Universal GDS® connector standardizes your charging so you can use the latest technology.

IntelliSkin® for Phones

Simplifies the frequent docking and undocking of smartphones by integrating a printed circuit board that connects to the charging/data port and pairs with the GDS® docks. Built to provide access to the existing data ports and features that make mobile phones an integral part of our lives.

IntelliSkin® for Tablets

Provides device protection and enables advanced functionality from the shop floor to the top floor. Any device enclosed within an IntelliSkin® case is compatible with GDS Technology. This provides scalability as devices evolve, and enables users to deploy tablets across their entire business or family with one standard for connecting.

GDS® Docks

With GDS® you get more out of your device and more out of life. GDS® Docks are an expansive line of docks for your home, office and vehicle that creates a platform for all of your mobile computing needs. Whether you are looking for a charging or data pass-through connection, insert and remove your IntelliSkin® phone or tablet in one quick easy motion. Vehicle mounts are available both in locking and non-locking functions for tablets.