New Low Cost Mobile Capture Device – The Motorola Moto G2
Everyday the use of mobile devices “in-the-field” is becoming commonplace, especially for employees to be able to capture documents and media while they are on the go. Until relatively recently, the processing power and camera technology required to make it practical has only been found on the high end smart devices, such as the Apple iPhone.
This cost vs capability dilemma has presented its own challenges for organisations wanting to implement mobile capture, as phones used in many industries such as transport & logistics, construction or mining are prone to getting lost or dropped on a fairly regular basis. At around $1000 a pop, the high end models often make the provision of mobile phones to roving staff, a risky business proposition.
Thankfully, Motorola seem to have come up with a great low-cost device that ticks all of the boxes.
The new Motorola Moto G2, runs Android KitKat, has an 8 mega pixel camera, 5 inch high resolution screen and sports a 1.2Ghz quad core processor making it ideal for capturing documents, invoices, receipts or photographs.
Another great addition is the provision of dual sim capability, meaning that field workers can now either split work and personal calls in the same device or alternatively their companies could opt for one SIM being used for phone calls / SMS messages and the other SIM for data.
This is a great option for companies that want to save the maximum amount of money on their communications costs.
Coming in at under $240 Incl GST, the new Motorola Moto G2 definitely seems worthy of serious consideration.
The only downside to the G2, is the lack of 4G/LTE connectivity, however mobile capture software such as that available from Kofax / Computron, are able to minify and enhance images directly on the mobile device. This Virtual Rescan (VRS) technology is able to compress files that would normally take several megabytes to transmit, down to only a few kilobytes.
The Moto G2 is available across Australia from Motorola or online retailers such as Kogan.
About the Author
Dave Hutchinson is a mobile capture enthusiast at Computron Software Australia. He has worked as a games developer, programmer, solutions architect and for a time, developed systems used by the White House, NASA’s JPL and Los Alamos National Laboratories where he saw no evidence of UFO’s whatsoever.
(Computron is not affiliated with the manufacturer or retailer. This article is the opinion of the author only)