Tough tech: how businesses can stay protected and connected

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With a sense of normalcy slowly returning, companies across the country are embarking on a new way of working. Inevitably, many organizations and businesses – including our courageous frontline and field workers – are relying on mobiles and hybrids to get through the day.

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With months of lost earnings and COVID-secured operations to recover, hardwearing mobile technology like this is critical to every industry – especially those in client-facing roles or those working in the field. These are the workers who show up and perform every day, no matter what the circumstances.

The Future Yards team runs a busy music venue and studio location in Birkenhead

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The Future Yards team runs a busy music venue and studio location in Birkenhead

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For Chris Torpe and Craig Pennington, co-founders of Future Yards – an innovative 350-person capacity music and arts venue located in Birkenhead – reliable mobile technology is essential to their work. The pair hold regular shows at their busy venue – renting out their studio space as well as leading a light and sound mixing internship for local area youth.

Their complex onsite operations have meant frequent alternating between business planning, gig production, teaching and booking management – ​​and Chris and Craig have opted for the Samsung Rugged range – which includes the Galaxy XCover 5, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy XCover Pro and Galaxy Tab Active Pro. – Knowing these tools will endure the chaos and accidents of life under pressure, to work wonders in their operation.

Security and data management

With Samsung’s Knox security platform built into each device, the Future Yards team can be confident that all client data is secure from the moment it is turned on. Data is also isolated and encrypted within the device, while staying safe from malware and malicious threats – ensuring peace of mind if a device is lost or stolen.

A mobile point-of-sale (MPOS*) capability can connect to any point-of-sale facility to allow instant on-the-spot payments for customers. A user-friendly ‘S Pen’* is also available for the Samsung Tab Active range, to collect the signature when needed. Easier barcode scanning* capability, typically used by the delivery and retail industries, has allowed Chris and Craig to switch to COVID-safe measures since the venue’s reopening – securely accessing their ticketing systems. Management and access facilitation for events and gigs.

Handy Barcode Scanner helps to manage ticketing and facilitates entry for shows

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Handy Barcode Scanner helps to manage ticketing and facilitates entry for shows

Meanwhile, the programmable key* on the Galaxy XCover Pro and XCover 5 works in conjunction with Microsoft Teams to turn mobile devices into walkie-talkies – with a ‘push-to-talk’ feature allowing Teams to program without unlocking Allows to communicate around the venue. their device. The perfect tool for running on those busy and strenuous show nights.

no matter the environment

All Rugged devices come with glove-friendly touchscreen sensitivity, facial recognition for easy unlocking, which works wonders for the Future Yards security team who spent many winter viral nights shifting between booking systems and ticketing lists .

Those in long shifts will appreciate the Rugged Range’s long-lasting battery power. However, anyone needing an extra charge can carry a replaceable battery* for a seamless switch of power without the worry of downtime.

In addition, Samsung’s rugged technology is rugged and versatile – each model has been put through rigorous testing to US Military (MIL-STD 810*) standards, and is capable of surviving a 1.2m drop on concrete – late Easy to operate at night and extended hours. A packed gig setting.

The rugged devices are water resistant and can withstand the harshest environments

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The rugged devices are water resistant and can withstand the harshest environments

The IP68 rating means the device is dust proof and water resistant – the latter up to 1.5 meters of fresh water, up to 30 minutes – ensuring the handset can withstand even the harshest environments, weather – and dare we say it, spillage drink.

bespoke technology

In addition to the inherent qualities of the Rugged, Samsung smartphones and tablets allow innovative business ideas to come to life. Future Yards’ light and sound mixing internship, for example, runs through a purpose-built app that keeps students connected to their tutor, and on top of their course notes, lesson plans, and attendance schedules.

Each device comes with Samsung’s Galaxy Enterprise Edition, allowing companies to securely distribute devices among employees, wherever they are located. No need to worry about security breaches or lack of technical support. Instead, productivity, flexibility and forward thinking may be at the heart of every operation.

Switching between business planning, gig production and booking management has never been easier

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Switching between business planning, gig production and booking management has never been easier

For small but powerful businesses like Future Yards, which are always on call, reliable and flexible technology is at the core of their operations. Thankfully, owners like Chris and Craig now have the peace of mind that comes with Samsung’s rugged range.

To Get more informationTune in to see Harriet Hall, journalist and author of The Granthshala, talk to Future Yards about her use of rugged equipment at her venue.

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