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Increase Productivity Through Mobile Printing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 30, 2009 11:37:49 AM

In this economy, employers and companies must get the utmost “bang for their buck.” Devoting any part of the budget to unnecessary expenses and not getting back a return on investments cannot be justified. Luckily, mobile printers help these employers and companies make the most of their operations and employee productivity.

Something as simple as spending a few minutes each day walking to and from stationary printers is the type of thing that stalls productivity, as Greece retailer Jumbo discovered. After equipping employees with DecisionPoint’s mobile printers, Jumbo learned that its employees saved between 45 and 90 minutes per day in walking, making them 80 percent more productive than before. And they’re not the only ones.

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Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB) Scanners

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 29, 2009 11:39:33 AM

Our August 17 post introduced the topic of Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB)—also known as OneCode and the 4-State Barcode. IMB replaces the postal POSTNET and PLANET barcodes and will be required starting this fall for companies looking to receive the maximum USPS automation discounts.

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Motorola Abuse Testing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 28, 2009 11:41:35 AM

Past posts have featured specifications and videos of the Motorola MC55 and MC75. More recently, our September 11 post described ruggedness testing. In today’s video, you won’t see a boring demonstration of standardized drop tests. Instead you’ll see Motorola’s MC9000 subjected to extreme abuse and continue to function flawlessly! Now that’s rugged!

 

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Mobile Application Software – Many Choices

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 25, 2009 11:42:13 AM

Let’s face it, when you begin to consider the introduction of mobile technology into your enterprise; most of us first look at hardware. After all, you can hold it and interact with it (press keys and view the colorful display). While selecting the correct feature set of hardware (laser or imager, large keys or full alpha numeric) is important, your selection of mobile application software may play an even larger role in the acceptance, success and ROI of your mobile solution.
When considering mobile application software, there are three primary software options:

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DecisionPoint MobileCare

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 24, 2009 11:42:48 AM

Last week, DecisionPoint announced the launch of its MobileCare™ support services program, a customized suite of service offerings designed to maximize the value of our customers’ mobile systems. MobileCare™ offerings include:

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The Effect of Mobile Printers on Field Mobility

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 23, 2009 11:43:51 AM

The success of field mobility depends on several factors, including an employee’s ability to meet a customer’s needs quickly, accurately and confidently. Wireless mobile printers are a vital component to achieving this success in field mobility.

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Motorola Announces MC9500 Carrier Certification Dates

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 22, 2009 11:44:40 AM

In our September 16 post, we shared the news that Motorola just released the MC9500, an industrial-class addition to the best-selling Motorola MC9000 series.

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Look for DecisionPoint at 2009 MCAA/NTLA

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 21, 2009 11:45:12 AM

The MCAA/NTLA Executive Roundtable Series 2009 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Scottsdale September 29 – October 1.

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Streamline the Payment Process with Mobile Printers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 18, 2009 11:45:47 AM

In order for field mobility to be truly effective, mobile printers must be brought in to help streamline the payment process. Mobile printers do so by cutting down on the lengthy and unnecessary wait times often associated with payment processing in favor of a simpler, automated payment process that translates into a much more condensed cash-to-cash cycle time.

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Motorola MC9500 Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 17, 2009 11:46:39 AM

In yesterday’s post, we shared the news of Motorola’s announcement of the MC9500, an industrial-class addition to the best-selling Motorola MC9000 series. In today’s post, you can learn more about the state-of-the art design of the MC9500 in the below video.

 

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Motorola Releases MC9500

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 16, 2009 11:47:51 AM

Yesterday Motorola announced the release of the MC9500, an industrial-class addition to the best-selling Motorola MC9000 series. The MC9500 should appeal to businesses engaged in package delivery, field service, and transportation & logistics industries. The MC9500–with its state-of-the art design–is the next step in the evolution of mobile computing. It is the first mobile computer based on Motorola’s Mobility Platform Architecture 2.0 and runs Windows Mobile 6.1.

Key features of the MC9500 include:

  • Supports 3.5G wireless for faster connections over GSM HSDPA and CDMA-EVDO Rev. A networks.
  • Max FlexWAN is a customer-swappable WAN feature that enables a business to deploy the MC9500 and then choose the carrier and 3.5G network for best coverage in different geographies.
  • IST (Interactive Sensor Technology) uses motion-sensing capabilities to support motion-sensing applications and improve power management by automatically placing the unit in sleep mode when it placed face down.
  • Large 3.7-in. color touch display.
  • Choice of 5 interchangeable keypad configurations.
  • 3-megapixel auto-focus camera that can be used as a scanner or image-capturing device for decoding both 1D and 2D bar codes and capturing high-resolution photographs, video footage and documents.
  • Enterprise-class GPS functionality.
  • 802.11a/b/g support.
  • Accelerometer that switches the screen capture between portrait and landscape modes based on the orientation of the device.
  • The lithium battery provides eight hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time and Motorola MAX Battery management technology provides information indicators on the battery that allow backroom managers and users to see the charge level as well as battery health to ensure maximum up-time.
  • Universal accessory system to organize space for charging cradles, power packs and cables.
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Retail Price Management

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 15, 2009 11:49:02 AM

In the world of retail sales, price management is not a new or flashy topic. However, in an era of economic recession, attracting and maintaining customers while maintaining margins and simultaneously reducing costs is a complex equation to say the least. Traditionally, many people associate price management with “mark downs” for the purpose of moving excessive or obsolete inventory. While this is one aspect of price management, in the bigger picture, price management is ensuring that your goods are priced to incent customers to purchase while providing you the necessary margin to run your business and yes in some cases this means increasing your price.

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Mobile Printing Helps Reduce Expenses

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 14, 2009 11:49:40 AM

Companies are always looking for ways to reduce their costs and make a difference in their bottom line. In line with these efforts, they are turning to wireless mobile printers to help cut expenses in various aspects of their businesses.

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Ruggedness Testing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 11, 2009 11:50:16 AM

Our September 10 post focused on the total cost of ownership (TCO) of mobile devices. The post explained that ruggedized devices are often more expensive due in part to extensive testing. Venture Development Corporation’s (VDC) estimates testing device ruggedness to be as much as $100,000.00 per design. It’s unlikely such testing is conducted for commercial products that are not required nor expected to support claims of ruggedness.

So what kind of testing is done? The following is a summary of the tests used to determine the ruggedness of handheld devices.

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TCO: Rugged Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) vs Consumer Phone

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 10, 2009 11:50:40 AM

One of Grandma Nardi’s favorite sayings was “Penny wise, pound foolish.” It comes to mind because today we’re going to take a look at Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

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The Advanced Technology of Mobile Printers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 9, 2009 11:51:50 AM

There’s a reason so many companies turn to wireless mobile printers to provide them with wide-ranging printing solutions: the advanced thermal technology of mobile printers lends itself to a long list of benefits. From improving your image of professionalism with its exceptional printing quality to increasing customer convenience with mobile credit card processing, wireless mobile printers have technology to thank for this great versatility.

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RFID Success Story: Southeastern Container

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 8, 2009 11:52:21 AM

Southeastern Container is a co-op manufacturing 70% of the U.S. bottle production for Coca-Cola. DecisionPoint provided Southeaster Container with a plug-and-play EPC Gen 2 RFID system which was tested at its injection-molding facility in Enka, N.C. The RFID solution is used to track reusable bins used to transport preformed plastic tubes (or preforms) produced at its injection-molding facilities to its blow-molding facilities, where the preforms are then blown into soda bottles. Southeastern Container is now expanding the RFID solution to two other facilities. Eventually, the company will track up to 40,000 bins.

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A penny for your thoughts…

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 7, 2009 11:52:48 AM

Well not really. Besides, what can you buy with a penny nowadays anyway?

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Field Services

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 4, 2009 11:53:27 AM

Many types of businesses rely on field service teams. When field services operate at less than maximum effectiveness, many areas of the business are impacted–including customer satisfaction, service and retention levels as well as overall profitability.

Provide faster response times, increase the number of service calls, reduce travel costs and eliminate paperwork with mobile field services solutions.

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Mobile Printing Benefits & Applications Across Various Industries

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 3, 2009 11:54:22 AM

In business, it’s rare that one technology solution has equally incredible benefits across vastly different industries. Yet from field service to retail to law enforcement, wireless mobile printing from DecisionPoint Systems has proven to have universal benefits for employers across the country.

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Motorola AirDefense Personal

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 2, 2009 11:55:26 AM

Motorola AirDefense Personal is an AirDefense add-on that integrates with AirDefense Enterprise and provides uninterrupted protection for mobile workers and their wireless assets when outside the protection of AirDefense sensors. AirDefense Personal monitors for malicious wireless activities and enforces wireless policy and threats including risky configuration, insecure communication, suspicious WLAN settings and risky WLAN connectivity.

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Motorola AirDefense Enterprise

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Sep 1, 2009 11:56:00 AM

Motorola AirDefense Enterprise is the most powerful Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) available. AirDefense Enterprise solution provides complete protection against wireless threats, policy compliance monitoring, robust performance monitoring and troubleshooting and location tracking in a solution that scales to support single offices as well as organizations with hundreds of locations around the globe.. The solution provides comprehensive protection and operational support for all 802.11n networks as well.

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