Mobile technology can help any workplace automate its manual, paper-based processes and keep employees connected to their co-workers. But for those on the frontline — who spend their days on the road or working outdoors in harsh weather — not just any mobile device will do. They need a device that’s durable and multipurpose, that can stand up to the rigors of real-world field use and improve productivity.

Across a range of industries, equipping frontline workers with rugged tablets and the right apps can transform how they operate. Collaboration and productivity increase, resources are more efficiently managed, and business leaders gain greater visibility into operations and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Samsung is addressing these challenges with the new Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro. This rugged device lets frontline workers fearlessly pursue projects in intense work environments. And as an Enterprise Edition device, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro gives IT workers a set of mobile services that allow them to easily secure, deploy and manage mobile devices across a distributed workforce.

Work doesn’t stop, and neither will you

For anyone whose day-to-day job involves the risk of harsh temperatures, vibrations or sprayed water, rugged tablets’ business case is clear. Built with frontline workers in mind, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro can withstand drops from up to 4 feet with its tough protective casing. The device also boasts an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Its military-grade design has been tested against MIL-STD-810H, the Department of Defense’s environmental criteria for rugged electronics, ensuring it’s ready to stand up to extreme work environments.

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“Rugged” isn’t a euphemism for clunky or cumbersome. Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro has a sleek, compact design in addition to all the productivity features you’d expect from a Samsung tablet — like a bright, high-resolution screen, a powerful processor and an IP68-rated S Pen stylus.

Other field-ready features of Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro include:

  • Smart connectivity via 5G, Wi-Fi 6E and support for CBRS, which means Galaxy tablets can be used to communicate on private networks
  • Long-lasting, field-replaceable, up to 7,600mAh battery that supports Fast Charging through USB and pogo pins
  • No Battery mode, which allows employees to connect their tablet to a dedicated power source
  • Touch sensitivity that allows the 10-inch touchscreen and tablet buttons to be used while an employee is wearing gloves or when their hands are wet
  • Two programmable keys on the side of the device let workers open frequently used apps with one click, or make use of push-to-talk (PTT) communications
  • Louder speaker, which makes it easier to hear calls or apps in noisy environments

For more specific use cases within industries such as manufacturing, transportation and logistics, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro rises to each occasion. For example, thanks to its powerful camera, software integrations and apps such as Knox Capture, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro can be used as a barcode scanner — so you don’t have to carry a separate single-purpose device. You can use the tablet to scan one barcode at a time or a whole group at once, streamlining tasks like inventory management.

In other organizations, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro will prove valuable as a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) device. Employees can offer customers the S Pen to sign off on a purchase, for instance, and then use the tablet to receive or send payments from anywhere via near-field communication (NFC).

The addition of Samsung DeX allows field workers to hotdesk by connecting their tablet to an external monitor, mouse and keyboard. On Miracast-compatible displays, they can even use DeX wirelessly.

All these features ensure Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro will more than satisfy the mobile technology needs of frontline workers.

But what if your team is thousands large — workers who not only need mobile devices but ongoing tech support? That’s where Enterprise Edition comes in.

An Enterprise Edition built for business

In complex business environments, deploying a mobile fleet needs to be fast and simple. For your IT team, the ideal is zero-touch deployment, in which admins aren’t tasked with manually deploying and updating an overwhelming number of devices.

This is the thinking behind Knox Suite, a complete tool set of cloud-based services that enable end-to-end mobile management, so IT can secure, manage and deploy mobile devices efficiently. A one-year license to Knox Suite is included with Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro Enterprise Edition, with discount pricing available when enterprises renew for subsequent years.

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IT admins can bulk enroll a large fleet of tablets in their mobile device management (MDM) platform via Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME). Once rugged tablets are out in the field, troubleshooting issues are inevitable. But the Knox Manage EMM allows IT to offer support remotely. Mandatory firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates can also be scheduled using Knox E-FOTA, ensuring OS changes won’t cause compatibility issues with business apps. And highly regulated industries can benefit from the additional container-based security enabled by Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE).

A lasting support system from Samsung

As your organization continues its digital transformation, you may discover opportunities to expand your mobile device deployments. Samsung brings peace of mind with our assurance that Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro Enterprise Edition will continue to be available for three years after initial launch.

IT teams want to work with rugged devices that they know are both durable and secure. Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro Enterprise Edition’s five-year security and maintenance release gives them peace of mind.

Like Samsung’s entire rugged portfolio, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is backed by an ecosystem of partners and customers with expertise in frontline industries — driving innovative solutions for specific business needs.

Frontline workers and IT teams may not be in the same room very often, but they’re very much on the same team. Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro Enterprise Edition delivers a solution that will help both groups maximize their efficiency.

Learn more about how Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro supports field workers and IT departments — simultaneously. Not sure which tablet is right for your business? Take this short free assessment to find out which device would best support your needs.

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Saurabh Shah

Saurabh Shah leads product marketing for B2B mobile computing at Samsung Electronics America. With over a decade of experience in enterprise software, IoT and mobile technology, Saurabh focuses on developing solutions to enhance business productivity, improve customer experience and streamline workflows. Prior to joining Samsung, Saurabh managed mobile and Connected Worker Industrial IoT solutions at Honeywell.

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