Social Mobile Delivers FirstNet Capable RHINO T8 for Public Safety

RHINO T8 Tablet Certified and Approved for use on FirstNet, Built with AT&T

Miami, FL, January 24, 2023 – Social Mobile, an enterprise mobility solutions provider specializing in Android Enterprise development, is pleased to announce that its RHINO T8 tablet is now certified and approved for use on FirstNet® – the only network built with and for America’s first responders. The RHINO T8 is now FirstNet Capable, which means first responders can use it to tap into specialized capabilities designed to meet their mission-centric needs on the FirstNet network.

FirstNet, Built with AT&T is solving long-standing communications challenges faced by public safety entities and those supporting emergency response nationwide. This allows first responders to communicate with one another easily and quickly during everyday situations, big events or emergencies. And FirstNet is evolving based on the needs of and feedback from the public safety community, driving purposeful innovation to help them stay mission ready. Now, with RHINO T8 tablet as part of the FirstNet ecosystem, first responders, law enforcement, and government agencies have even more devices to access the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.

“We are pleased to ensure the safety of our first responders by offering them a device that is purpose-built for mass deployment and enables near real-time, efficient communication,” said Robert Morcos, CEO and Founder of Social Mobile. “Achieving the FirstNet certification for our RHINO T8 tablet means our clients can depend on Social Mobile to deliver a reliable, secure, high-performance device and service.”

The RHINO T8 is the first Rhino Mobility device available for the FirstNet platform. Other Rhino Mobility devices include the RHINO PACE A1 smartphone, RHINO T5se wireless barcode scanner, RHINO C10 10” tablet, and the RHINO M10p point-of-sale (POS) terminal. Social Mobile will be submitting additional Rhino Mobility devices for FirstNet Capable certification.

With an 8″ screen providing ample real-estate, a focus on repairability and longevity, the RHINO T8 is the perfect companion in the office or out on site. The RHINO T8 also features fast charging support and 30 days of standby or 10+ hours of typical usage time. Other features include front and rear cameras, NFC, expandable storage up to 256GB, and much more.

“FirstNet Capable devices and modules go through extensive review, so first responders can be confident that Social Mobile’s RHINO T8 meets our highest standards for reliability, security and performance,” said Matt Walsh, assistant vice president, product management and development, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “The more tools public safety has access to on their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission.”

Before being certified and approved for use on FirstNet, devices are subject to hundreds of tests that cover a number of aspects, from security and durability to network impacts. This helps make sure that they can meet the needs of first responders. FirstNet Capable devices are listed on the FirstNet device page.

The RHINO T8 is an affordable tablet perfectly suited for use as a dedicated device or for running single apps in kiosk mode. It’s an extremely powerful and versatile Android-powered tablet, capable of supporting all types of custom applications. The RHINO T8 tablet was specifically made with the performance, security, connectivity, and usability to adapt to every mobile worker use-case.

As a GMS-certified device, Social Mobile has committed to supporting a three-year lifespan for the RHINO T8, making it a reliable option for those in the public safety field.  The RHINO T8 has passed rigorous environmental tests, and was built with drop-resistant features, allowing it to be used in a variety of work situations, such as incident reporting, accessing data on foot, emergency management, and more.

The RHINO T8 can equip the public safety community with an industry-leading high-quality device that is cost effective, scalable, and readily available, and now includes FirstNet services that can be trusted to support their daily operations.

To learn more about Social Mobile and the RHINO T8 device, go to For more on FirstNet, check out


Founded in 2011, Social Mobile is a Google Mobile Services (GMS) partner, leveraging the Android operating system to design, engineer, and manufacture turnkey, mobility-as-a-service deployments that enable enterprise organizations to utilize smart solutions to support an array of business-critical operations. An OEM, managed service provider, and consultancy, Social Mobile is uniquely positioned to serve as a domestic design partner to US clients, controlling all aspects of the development supply-chain, and ensuring the utmost in security and availability. To learn more about other Social Mobile products and solutions, visit:  Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About FirstNet, Built with AT&T

FirstNet® is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government. The FirstNet network is providing first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, and high-quality Band 14 spectrum. These advanced capabilities help fire, EMS, law enforcement save lives and protect their communities. Learn more at

©2023 AT&T Intellectual Property. FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority.  All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Relations Contact:
Christian Paul
Social Mobile


Be the first to comment on "Social Mobile Delivers FirstNet Capable RHINO T8 for Public Safety"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.