Newsletter | February 22, 2012

2.22.12 -- Thanks To Advanced Mobile Technologies, Field Inspections Just Got Easier

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DSD Operation Grows Into Rugged Handhelds
By Brian Albright, Field Technologies magazine
Growth is usually good for business, but for small companies, growth can sometimes present a resource challenge. Santa Cruz Pasta Factory discovered this when demand began outstripping the capabilities of its delivery fleet. With a rugged mobile computing solution, its drivers now create invoices 75% faster in the field.

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Improve Field Service Productivity And Cost-Effectiveness With Mobility Technology
By Zebra Technologies
For many organizations, field service operations are the last frontier where enterprise information systems, labor controls, and productivity tools have yet to yield results. In the field, technicians commonly complete paperwork by hand, which provides no automation benefits or time savings, and requires additional data entry time later in the office.


Thanks To Advanced Mobile Technologies, Field Inspections Just Got Easier
By Janam Technologies
Web-based inspection reporting, bar code scanning, and rugged handheld computers have replaced paper-based inspection in the field, greatly reducing the amount of time each inspection takes and enabling the data to be available in real-time.


Tablets Help Trucking Companies Stay Compliant, Cut Costs, And Improve Productivity
By MobileDemand
Trucking. It's a tough business. With high operating expenses, compliance regulations, fluctuating fuel costs, and super thin margins, trucking companies live or die based on the efficiency of their operations and productivity of their drivers.


A Wholesale Nursery Finds ROI With Rugged Mobile Handhelds
By Psion
For years, Herman Losely & Son employed a manual, paper system for tracking inventory and shipments. Under this system, a handwritten pallet tag would be attached to each pallet of plants while it was still in the nursery.

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Mobile Printers Reduce Errors For Field Service Professionals
Brother MPrint mobile printers were developed for mobile professionals who need to share the information they create with their clients while in the field.

Brother Mobile Solutions

Tablets Go To Work In The Oil & Gas Industry
When inspecting a drilling rig or processing plant, the inspectors had to review all approvals and licenses, as well as all previous inspections.

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Intermec's Predictions For Field Service In 2012 Podcast
Field Technologies editor in chief Sarah Howland talks with Roger Cresswell, director of industry marketing for field service at Intermec, to get his take on what will happen in 2012 in the world of field service. Do you know what to expect this year? Roger's four predictions can help you prepare for the year ahead.

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