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Samsung launches the ruggedised Galaxy Tab Active
Posted on 5-May-2015 10:56 | Tags Filed under: News

Samsung launches the ruggedised Galaxy Tab Active
Samsung has announced the New Zealand launch of its Galaxy Tab Active, a device that’s designed to enhance productivity, connectivity and which will give New Zealand enterprise up-to-the-minute information enabling more effective decision-making in the toughest environments.

The company says rain, hail or shine will be no excuse for not being connected to the rest of the world.

Up until now the prevailing view in New Zealand has been that consumer-grade tablets just aren’t robust enough for industry – whether that’s for construction, utilities, manufacturing or agri-business. In answer to this Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Active is more suited to Kiwi enterprise, being capable of working in tough outdoor environments.

“Our ruggedised Tab Active has been very well-received in the UK and USA, across a wide variety of industries,” says Verdon Kelliher, Enterprise Director at Samsung New Zealand. “With a challenging climate, a construction and infrastructure boom underway, and a focus across the board on increasing productivity and driving cost out of business, we felt that the time was absolutely right to make the Tab Active available here.”

Samsung and SAP are working together on a new ecosystem designed to bring out the best in Samsung’s mobile devices and the SAP Mobile Platform. “Increasingly, our customers aren’t in an office and require fundamentally new ways to work,” says Andre Russell, Account Executive of SAP New Zealand. “Our aim is to create a seamless experience that enables our clients to unleash the potential of mobile devices, wearables, Internet of Things and other forms of mobile computing. Our partnership with Samsung means we can deliver a premium solution – and with the Galaxy Tab Active we can do this in the dustiest, dampest, toughest Kiwi locations.”

Samsung New Zealand and GeoOp have joined forces to combine the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active with GeoOp’s job management system to enable trade and service businesses to manage their mobile workforce’s job sheets and the wider business. “With GeoOp and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active mobile staff can substitute pen and paper for instant info on their tablet; easily managing their jobs, from creating, assigning, scheduling and doing the job to invoicing and payments in any weather and in the toughest of environments,” says Tim McFarlane of GeoOp. “It’s a partnership that really works for our customers, saving them time, increasing their productivity, speeding up their cash flow, and in turn raising their customers’ satisfaction levels. The pay-off is more revenue.”

Protected with Samsung Knox security platform, the Tab Active enables complete separation between business and personal communications.

The new device is 4G capable and IP67 rated to ensure protection from water and dust ingress.

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