For KE-chain to operate 'in the field', an 'on the go' a tablet computer such as an Apple iPad or Android tablet is optimal. In this article we aim to give you some tips on getting one that is the best.
General guidelines for purchasing a tablet:
A recent tablet (iOS 2017 and 2018 models or Android 7 and later) work better as it has more computing power;
A 4G mobile internet modem is important for having a connection on the go;
We recommend a screensize of about 10" (24,5cm) for the best experience against portability;
We recommend to purchase an extra ruggedised and waterproof protective case;
With respect to diskspace there is no preference as KE-chain does not require a lot of diskspace on the tablet itself. 32 GB is plenty enough.
Apple iPad pro
Any later model (2016 and later) of Apple iPad works properly.
Purchase an iPad version including 4G / LTE built in to enable mobile internet through a dataplan. Most carrier have dataplans for tablets. An iPad with a 4G / LTE module also has a GPS module built in. The wifi-only tablet do not have a GPS by themselves and need a hotspot (through phone) to determine the location.
Samsung Android Tablets eg:
Samsung Galaxy Tab A series 10.5 inch Wifi + 4G 32GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab S series 9,7 inch 32GB Wifi + 4G
Samsung tablet Active Series 8 inch ruggedised Wifi + 4G
Ensure that you have a recent model tablet Android 6, 7 or 8 installed, otherwise you may experience slow down
Purchase a tablet version including 4G / LTE built in to enable mobile internet through a dataplan. Most carriers have dataplans for tablets.
A tablet computer is less powerfull than a PC or laptop, therefore you may experience longer loading times for larger KE-chain forms with a lot of data.
We recommend to use a rugged case to protect you tablet from water, dirt and shocks.
Our customers have good experience with rugged cases from the brand Otterbox