PCM Introduces Digital Job Box

The heavy-duty steel box is fitted with marine-grade power outlets and iPads with cellular connectivity, in order to provide an uninterrupted power supply.
Digital Job Box
Digital Job Box

PCM Inc. has launched the Digital Job Box, a rugged solution that helps manage construction industry job site projects and connects remote workers to their office counterparts, so that they can collaborate in real-time. PCM’s Enterprise Technology Group collaborated with construction industry leaders in order to design the cost-reducing product.

The Digital Job Box includes a heavy-duty locking steel job site storage box and is outfitted with marine-grade power outlets for connection to commercial power. Inside, it includes iPads with cellular connectivity (6- or 10-unit configurations) with magnetic mounted ruggedized cases that use powerful induction to charge. There are no cables required and the power supply is uninterruptible. The box also includes a large 4K display powered by Apple TV.

Accessories and services

The Digital Job Box can be enhanced with additional accessories such as printers, drones, safety sirens and strobes, and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, a fully managed service offering that includes integration, deployment, PCM-hosted mobile device management with Mobile Iron, monthly updates, help desk, and an advanced depot replacement service are also available with the Digital Job Box. PCM can configure all devices to adhere to a company’s corporate policies, and can push out apps, content and updates to each device over the air.

In case a device is damaged or support is needed, PCM’s Apple-certified help desk assists with troubleshooting or setting up an advance replacement repair. At the project close, PCM offers warehousing, re-deployment to a new job site or trade in of the Box.

Pricing on PCM’s Digital Job Box solution begins at $12,500 for a Job Box with six cellular-enabled iPad devices. Monthly managed services are available for $25 per month per device, paid annually. Companies can lease the entire managed solution for 24 months for $614 per month.

Image courtesy of PCM Inc.