Six ways rugged tablets are changing mining

As the mining industry transitions into production and capital expenditure falls off, efficiency is now critical. How do you save time, increase productivity, decrease disruptions and downtime, and improve asset utilisation all at once?

According to PR Newswire’s “Global Rugged Tablet Market – Forecasts from 2017 to 2022” report, there is increasing uptake of mobile technologies by industry, with the rugged tablet market projected to grow 4.92 per cent to US$592.906 million by 2022. Even in 2013, many mining companies were recognising the value of a workforce that is always connected while in the field. The key to this being the tablet, with its blend of portability, communications, and accessibility.