Mobelisk has unveiled a flexible, durable, and completely customizable concept for companies looking to implement enterprise tablets within their business. The MoGo Chimera™ is a revolutionary new tablet “smart case” designed to work with the broad array of consumer tablets in the seven to eight inch screen size range, transforming them into a durable, secure, and (if desired), company-branded mobile enterprise solution with a modular architecture that provides unparalleled flexibility.
“Mobelisk began last year by launching a completely locked-down, fully-integrated enterprise tablet in conjunction with Verizon as a part of the ‘Blank Slate’ program,” explained Mobelisk CEO Dennis Hamann. “We found there is no one-size-fits all solution for enterprise tablets because enterprise customers demand a tablet that can do something specific or targeted to their industry. A custom-built, fully-integrated tablet was clearly not meeting the need so we went back to the drawing board, and what we have developed is a revolutionary way to look at the business tablet market. It is a customizable, modular solution we are calling the MoGo Chimera.”
As the tablet industry grows, businesses are facing the dilemma of how to leverage this momentum and integrate these products into their corporate IT infrastructure to better serve their customers and enhance productivity. Many businesses need specialized functions not available in consumer tablets, features such as bar code scanning, contactless payment systems or receipt printing. Fully-integrated, specialized enterprise tablets in the market today always force businesses to make huge compromises as they run much older operating systems, offer limited options for accessories, and are hampered with features and specs that quickly become antiquated in the face of newer, higher volume consumer tablets.
“The key to our solution is the propriety transposer layer (Patent Pending). This layer is custom designed to flexibly integrate with each specific seven- to eight-inch tablet on the market, like the iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7”, and Samsung Note 8. This way it doesn’t matter where the buttons or access ports are on the tablet because they will be electronically accessed and controlled,” continued Hamann. “MoGo Chimera’s rugged, durable shell then surrounds the transposer layer. The shell allows companies to choose from a variety of end caps to fit their specific needs, and it can be customized with a company’s colors or logo for consistent branding.”
While the MoGo Chimera can be customized to fit individual company needs, the case features several standard key functions to help upgrade consumer tablets for enterprise use, including enhanced durability, extended battery life and device security. The smart case includes its own 4000mAh battery which doubles the life of a consumer tablet to ensure it stays powered for ten hours of heavy usage. In addition, the smart case features enhanced durability with sealed electronics to meet both Mil Std 810g and IP54 standards for enhanced shock, water and dust protection. This ensures that a tablet can be dropped from a height of 1 meter onto a concrete floor on any side with no damage and can operate in less forgiving environments both inside and outdoors. Additionally, the smart case features hardware security that puts the end caps through an authentication process when initializing. Lastly, the device can be locked down using an outside software platform to ensure employees have access to encryption standards and internal IT systems.
As the name suggests, the MoGo Chimera is completely customizable. Companies start by choosing the tablet “engine” — the seven- to eight-inch consumer tablet that best meets their needs, whether it is an Apple, Android, or eventually a Windows device, and across solutions that can range from simple WiFi access to full-blown 4G LTE devices. Companies then choose end caps from a selection of ten specialized solutions, each offering a specific function used by companies in many different industries. MoGo Chimera end caps include features such as 1D and 2D barcode scanners, magnetic card readers (read-only and read/write), biometric ID scanners, contactless payment systems such as EMV/NFC (Europay, Mastercard & Visa/Near Field Communication), RFID reader, chip and pin payment systems, and a receipt printer. All MoGo Chimera smart cases are assembled according to the user company’s design specifications in an Arizona facility.
“These first 10 end caps will only be the beginning. We are in discussion with many other companies now that have asked us to design specific end caps for them – which we can do quickly and cost-effectively. We are seeing truly creative solutions being conceived by our enterprise customers ranging from enhanced hardware security to even using gamification on the tablet for field training applications,” commented Hamann. “The MoGo Chimera is going to continually evolve as we work with channel partners and their enterprise customer base. We don’t pretend to know all the end caps that we may end up designing but have architected the system to allow maximum flexibility. That is the uniqueness of this system.”
Mobelisk will have a suite in the Venetian at the 2013 CTIA show and will be showing prototypes of the MoGo Chimera.