Acer Iconia Tab A200 Released in Canada
Acer Canada debuted today its newest product offering the Acer Iconia Tab A200 with Android OS 4.0. Pre-installed with a superior Android OS, Canadians are able to purchase this newest tablet for $329.99.
To get down to specifics, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is sized at 10.1 inches with a 1200x800 resolution HD multi-touch display. Utilizing its NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and GeForce GPU, consumers will be able to access their favorite apps, email, social networks, calendar, music, cat videos and more.
“The Acer Iconia Tab family of tablets is an excellent example of Acer’s ability to deliver high-performance, full-function mobile devices at unbeatable values,” said Max Hu, senior product marketing manager for Acer Canada. “Acer brings the Iconia Tab A200 to consumers at an affordable price, without making sacrifices on key tablet features such as expansion, connectivity to other devices, HD displays and cameras. Android 4.0 OS further complements the sleek, powerful and well-designed Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablets to give customers an all-around first-rate experience.”
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The tablet’s small stature and light weight, weighing in at 1.5 pounds, will allow users to carry the tablet anywhere whether using a purse, briefcase or bookbag. Emphasizing its slim size, the Acer Iconia Tab features titianium gray-colored casing with a soft to the touch patterned back side.
Other features of the Acer Iconia Tab A200 include 1080p video, a six-axis motion sensing gyroscope (for those who enjoy video games), eight hour battery life, USB 2.0 port, MicroSD slot and micro-USB port, and a two megapixel front facing camera.
Acer’s Icona Tab A200 Android OS will allow users access to their Google account (Gmail, Google calendar, Google docs etc.) and thousands of apps through the Android Marketplace. Speaking of popular apps, the tablet comes pre-loaded with Kobo and Netflix for user’s enjoyment.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.