30 April 2021
With the unpredicted onset of the global
pandemic, businesses have been forced to counteract drastic drops in turnover
by implementing vital operational efficiencies. Among them is looking at how to
streamline operations, preserve cash flow and retain customers.
The technology that is invested in by
businesses is of paramount importance to the success of its entire operation,
and it is vital that organisations always have access to the very latest
functionality while keeping a close eye on their bottom line.
We explore the operational benefits of
rugged devices, their lifecycle, the benefits of regular software development
and how return on investment (ROI) could be achieved for businesses battling
post covid-19 recovery.
Rugged devices: Operational benefits
Investing in a rugged device will not only
deliver a fast ROI, but you will witness immediate efficiency and performance
benefits within your operation.
All devices are preconfigured for immediate
deployment across your business, meaning you will instantly reap its benefits,
enjoy reduced downtime, making your operation immediately more productive and
As well as the above, the following
operational benefits could see you secure stakeholder buy in for rugged devices
within your operation:
- Highly durable: The robust nature of TouchStar’s range of rugged mobile devices means they are made to withstand temperature extremes of
heat, humidity, moisture, shock, vibration and impact, without compromising on
performance in even the most demanding of environments. These factors
significantly reduce maintenance costs.
- Stay connected: Rugged devices enable the workforce to always stay connected,
reducing downtime and increasing efficiencies across your operation.
Connectivity ensures rugged devices are optimised for numerous environments and
- Real-time data: Gone are the days of paper-based tracking, with instant visibility
of tasks taking place in real-time across the organisation. This boosts
performance and facilitates more streamlined operations.
- Versatility: Every operation is different and has varying requirements, and it
is imperative that its rugged device is suited to the demands and needs of
each. Touchstar rugged devices offer a solution across a wide range of sectors
hazardous environments, port logistics and cold storage.
- Ease of use: When investing in rugged devices, it is imperative that the
hardware and integrated software is easy to use among teams. From touchscreen
keypads for ease of use to wearable rugged devices to boost productivity, our
devices are designed with usability in mind.
The lifecycle of a rugged device
Before any organisation makes the decision
to invest in key technology, the expected lifecycle of the devices should be
taken into consideration.
At TouchStar, whether you choose rugged handhelds, truck mounts, in-vehicle mounted computers or wearables, you can
expect your device to last.
Boasting an average lifecycle of five years, you can rest assured that you are making a sound investment that
will help to improve operations, boost productivity and have a positive impact
on your bottom line.
it comes to rugged device assistance, TouchStar will support our recently
launched models until 2030 as a minimum guaranteed. This also includes on-site
problem solving during the life of the system as part of standard support. So,
when you invest in a TouchStar rugged device, you can be safe in the knowledge
that you are utilising them to their full potential, enjoying their long
lifespan and receiving support to maximise your investment.
out more information on TouchStar’s rugged device support offering here.
Software developments and updates
If you are investing in a rugged device,
you want the peace of mind that you are receiving the very latest software
Each rugged device is not only supplied
with sophisticated application software for a wide variety of warehouse and
supply chain operations, but continuous software development and updates ensure
your business is always benefiting from the very latest functionality.
Regular software developments and updates
mean there is no need for time, money and manpower to be spent on training your
workforce on new devices.
Devices, such as our TS3200, TS8200 and TS7200 all operate on Android and
boast its many benefits. Countless users enjoy the benefits of the latest
Android devices. With most applications now written for Android, users can
enjoy the latest system technology and updates to help support system upgrades
From reduced failure rates, a longer life
cycle and lower total cost of ownership, a rugged device is a sound investment.
Boasting instant benefits, investing in a rugged device is set to elevate your
operation to the next level as we continue to recover from the aftermath of
Transform your operations today
Whichever rugged device is more
suited to your operation, you will not be disappointed. Why not take advantage
of the improvements rugged mobile devices could bring to your business operations today?
To find out more about
our rugged mobile solutions and how they can benefit your organisation, please
don’t hesitate to get in touch.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - PETER MARSH
Peter joined TouchStar (formally Belgravium) in a sales manager role in 2001. Prior to joining the company, Peter held Partner and National Sales Manager roles within the parcel and logistics industries.
In 2011 Peter was promoted to Sales Director and is now actively involved in promoting the value of TouchStar’s Rugged Mobile Computing solutions to the warehouse, logistics, manufacturing and field service industries. When not involved in the business, Peter is a keen and enthusiastic football and cricket fan.