Blueforce announces Support for Samsung DeX

Smartphones and tablets are increasingly becoming a core computing platform for public safety. Moore’s Law is alive and well specific to mobile compute with smartphones that are now faster than the mid-1980’s Cray-2 Supercomputer. With the promise of FirstNet upon us, as well as hybrid cloud cognitive services that extend to the palm of your hand, the intelligent edge is here and the impact to smart policing, emergency management and other public safety processes will be staggering. The performance gap between smartphones and laptops continues to widen with agencies upgrading their smartphones at a faster rate than their notebooks and MDTs.  Given the performance, power, and portability of the smartphone, some departments are asking: Does every officer need a mobile AND a laptop?

Samsung’s DeX Dock, short for “desktop experience” allows mobile workers to leave the laptop at home while staying productive and secure without sacrificing speed and computing power. Samsung’s DeX transforms a smartphone into a powerful and efficient desktop computer. With the DeX dock, mobile users can turn any location into a workspace by connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse. This includes the police vehicle or the fire apparatus.  One device for any operating environment.

Blueforce is proud to announce support for the DeX dock in our BlueforceTACTICAL (BTAC) for Android mobile IoT software product. Blueforce BTAC with DeX support delivers BTAC functionality in an intuitive desktop experience that’s optimized for productivity and supports core DeX functionality like resizable windows, keyboard shortcuts, and drag-and-drop functions. Dismounted and on foot, in the squad car, or back at the station, BlueforceTACTICAL for Android with DeX support extends smartphone functionality to a new level, supporting public safety operations regardless of operating environment.

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