What is a Computer on Wheels?
Workplace technology has evolved at such a rapid pace that it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide how best to allocate your IT budget. If a primary goal is to provide your workforce with the equipment and information it needs to work effectively and efficiently, then a computer on wheels is the ideal solution.
Computers on wheels (also called COWs) are PCs or laptops mounted on a powered mobile cart. Employees use them in healthcare facilities, warehouses, fulfillment centers, and manufacturing plants to take the tools of their job to the point of their tasks. The compact, easily maneuverable, powered workstations have space not only for the computer and monitor (with keyboard and mouse platforms), but also related equipment, such as barcode scanners, printers, and storage bins (which can be lockable for controlled access to important items, such as hospital patients’ medications).
They are powered by rechargeable, swappable battery packs for uninterrupted service throughout a shift. Computers on wheels provide a wide range of benefits for healthcare, warehouse or distribution environments, reducing errors and increasing productivity for optimized workflows and maximum profitability.