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Mobile VPN Products

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 31, 2009 12:14:25 PM

We introduced the topic of Data Safeguard Solutions in our July 28 post. In that post, we said we would explore the three-pronged security solutions in more depth. Today, we wrap up this discussion by addressing the topic of Mobile VPN products.

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Mobile Security Suites

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 30, 2009 12:14:55 PM

We introduced the topic of Data Safeguard Solutions in our July 28 post. In that post, we said we would explore the three-pronged security solutions in more depth. Mobile device Security was addressed in our July 29 post. Today we will address mobile security suites.

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Mobile Device Security

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 29, 2009 12:15:51 PM

We introduced the topic of Data Safeguard Solutions in our July 28 post. In that post, we said we would explore the three-pronged security solutions in more depth.

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Data Safeguard Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 28, 2009 12:16:19 PM

Increasingly, mobile security is in the news. Fortunately, DecisionPoint can ease our customers’ minds in this regard. Virtually all of our solutions feature data encryption. In addition, we can offer a three-pronged solution to safeguard their data:

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PCI-Compliant Payment Processing Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 27, 2009 12:16:52 PM

In our July 24 blog post, we introduced the topic of Mobile Payment Processing solutions. The focus of that post was on hardware. But what should you look for in the software necessary to make your mobile payment processing solution work?

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Mobile Payment Processing Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 24, 2009 12:17:26 PM

Companies providing Field Services or Direct Store Delivery (DSD) services readily benefit from mobile payment processing solutions. Benefits include accelerated payment processing and increased customer convenience and service.

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What is breadcrumbing?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 23, 2009 12:18:01 PM

Two posts last week introduced the topic of Location-Based Services (LBS) and an earlier post this week explained Geofencing—which is a common LBS feature. Another common LBS feature is breadcrumbing, but what is it?

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GPS Record/Playback Demo Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 22, 2009 12:19:25 PM

In this ‘GPS Record/Playback Demo’ video, Motorola demonstrate the GPS and video capabilities of the MC75.

 

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MC75 3G Worldwide Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA)

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 21, 2009 12:19:42 PM

Motorola’s MC75 Worldwide Enterprise Digital Assistant—introduced in Q3, 2008—bundles a number of business capabilities into an easy-to-carry rugged device. The MC75 can be configured with a 3.5G GSM HSDPA or 3G CDMA-EVDO Rev A radio to provide high performance voice and data services around the globe. Within the four walls, Tri-mode IEEE 802.11 a/b/g is also available. In addition, the MC75 boasts:

  • 3.5 inches, backlit full VGA (640 x 480) touchscreen
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1D and 2D bar code scanning
  • High resolution 2 megapixel autofocus digital color camera
  • Multiple keyboard configurations

… all in a rugged package with industry-leading 5 ft. drop test and iP54 sealing.

Learn more about the MC75 in this video but keep it mind that it was in September, 2008 and the MC75 now comes with Windows Mobile 6.1.

 

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What is a Geofence?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 20, 2009 12:20:42 PM

Two posts last week introduced the topic of Location-Based Services (LBS). A common LBS feature is Geofencing, but what is it?

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Gartner is predicting huge gains for mobile location-based services (LBS)

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 17, 2009 12:21:15 PM

In yesterday’s post we defined Location-Based Services and described typical functionality.

Did you know that Gartner is predicting huge gains for mobile location-based services (LBS) in 2009 estimating total LBS subscribers will more than double worldwide this year, to 95.7 million. Why is this?

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What Are Location-Based Services (LBS)?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 16, 2009 12:21:33 PM

Location-Based Services (LBS) use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology to monitor the location and movement of drivers and/or vehicles.

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HipVoice Push-To-Talk (PTT)

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 15, 2009 12:22:06 PM

Our July 14 post explained that PTT (Push-To-Talk) is a convenient and low-cost way for either a dispatcher to communicate with field workers or for field workers to communicate among themselves. One of DecisionPoint’s partners is HipVoice. In the below video you can see the HipVoice Push-To-Talk solution in action on a Blackberry.

Along with the Blackberry, HipVoice will run on Windows Mobile and LiMo (Linux) mobile devices. A PC-based Dispatcher is also currently available. The Google G1 Android, iPhone, Symbian and BREW platforms are in development.

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What is PTT?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 14, 2009 12:23:13 PM

PTT is short for Push-to-Talk. It is a convenient and low-cost way for either a dispatcher to communicate with field workers or for field workers to communicate among themselves using your existing data connection. Any network. Any device. Any operating system.

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MobileArc

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 13, 2009 12:23:44 PM

What is MobileArc?

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Benefits of a Field Mobility Solution

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 10, 2009 12:24:48 PM

Field Mobility solutions offer rapid return on your investment with compelling tangible and intangible benefits. Some of these benefits include:

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TLAs

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 9, 2009 12:26:14 PM

Do you need to brush up on your TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms)? Have you come across a term or acronym you’re unfamiliar with?

If so, just point your browswer to DecisionPoint’s List of Industry Acronyms where you” find a list of almost 1,400 common and not so common acronyms used within the industry.

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Every project has 3 kinds of information

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 9, 2009 12:25:48 PM

1. The stuff you “know you know”

2. The stuff you “know you don’t know

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What is SaaS?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 8, 2009 12:26:44 PM

Software as a Service (SaaS, typically pronounced ‘sass’) is also known as Software On-Demand. SaaS is a low-cost, subscription-based way for businesses to obtain rights to use software. SaaS software vendors typically host the application on their own servers.

SaaS isn’t for everyone, but for many customers it’s an attractive alternative to Enterprise software. Gartner forecasts the SaaS Provider Market will grow to $10B by 2010 and that more than 30% of software expenditures will be for SaaS offerings.

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Field Mobility Fast Facts

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 7, 2009 12:27:00 PM

  • IDC expects the global mobile worker population to increase from 758.6 million in 2006 to more than 1 billion in 2011. This is just over 30 percent of the worldwide workforce.
  • According to the most recent IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast, close to 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be mobile by the end of 2011.
  • Yankee Group estimates that 44 percent of all employees today are mobile workers, ranging from senior executives to entry-level sales people.

 

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What is a Multi-Channel Access Gateway?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 6, 2009 12:27:29 PM

A multi-channel access gateway (MAG) provides the critical middleware to let back office applications treat wired and wireless worlds as one through a single gateway. A MAG is a necessary bridge to convergence in order to connect backend systems, different mobile devices, different operating systems and hundreds of different networks each with different attributes. MAG is a form of middleware that facilitates network agnostic (LAN, WAN, WWAN, etc.) connectivity between multiple, unintegrated and sometimes dissimilar back office systems and, on the client end of the pipe, a whole range of devices (notebooks, PDAs, phones, etc). The medium could be text, audio, images, or video – whatever is context appropriate to the client-side device and the middleware conceals whatever back-end fusion is necessary to facilitate anytime, anywhere, any device access to corporate information.

 

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New Accessories for Motorola MC55

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 3, 2009 12:27:48 PM

This week the Motorola Mobile Computing Accessories Team announced the expansion of MC55 Accessories to include a Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) and DEX cable.

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Washing Machine Rematch

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 2, 2009 12:28:15 PM

In yesterday’s post, I told you about the rugged Sonim XP3.20 Quest. The post included an embedded PCMag product review in which the Sonim XP 3 passed an impressive gauntlet of tests, but failed the the XP3 failed the washing machine test.

In the following video, the Sonim XP 3 is put to the washing machine test again and this time passes.

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“World’s Toughest Phone”

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Jul 1, 2009 12:28:52 PM

If you’re looking for an extremely ruggedized GSM phone, but don’t need an integrated bar code scanner, you should consider the Sonim XP3.20 Quest.

Features include an extended-life battery and GPS. This tough waterproof phone is IP-57 certified, submersible to 3 ft.and rated to withstand 6 ft. drops onto concrete. You may never need it, but this phone comes with an unconditional 3-year guarantee.

Be sure to watch the following PCMag product review for the Sonim XP 3 Quest and you’ll see how it earned its title of the “World’s Toughest Phone”.

 

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