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Happy New Year from DecisionPoint Systems!

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 31, 2009 7:46:28 AM

We’d like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2010!


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What is a Location Messaging Unit?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 30, 2009 7:47:41 AM

A Location Messaging Unit (or black box) is an alternative to GPS integrated into a phone. These small but powerful devices constantly track vehicle location. Location Messaging Units are perfect for businesses that need to track vehicles and not employees. They’re also ideal if a cell phone isn’t necessary because only one data plan is required. Some typical features of Location Messaging Units include:

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Windows Mobile Device Naming

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 29, 2009 7:48:11 AM

In our Dec. 22nd post I provided an overview of Windows Mobile 6.1 features. Today I thought I’d provide more information about the device naming scheme that Microsoft introduced after the release of Windows Mobile 6 for handheld devices running Windows. I know this change left many confused, so I thought a quick review would help.

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Motorola MC9090G Crash Test Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 28, 2009 7:48:56 AM

Since many of you are back to work after a long weekend I thought I’d give everyone a treat for their first day back. This video shows off the extremely rugged Motorola MC9090G putting up with multiple smashes to concrete and still functioning flawlessly. Enjoy!


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Happy Holidays from DecisionPoint!

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 24, 2009 7:49:38 AM

Happy Holidays from DecisionPoint! We hope everyone has a very Mobile Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

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3 Mobile Device Components for GPS Tracking

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 23, 2009 7:50:05 AM

Several of our past posts have provided information about the benefits of GPS tracking, but do you know what device components you need for GPS tracking? Any phone or ruggedized Enterprise Digital Assistant you choose to deploy will require these 3 components for success:

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Windows Mobile 6.1 Features and Functionality

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 22, 2009 7:50:57 AM

Today I’d like to provide a brief overview of the new features and functionalities of Windows Mobile 6.1. The following table compares Windows Mobile 6.1 to past editions:

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Motorola Releases MC3090-Z RFID Reader

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 21, 2009 7:51:23 AM

In our Dec. 15th and 16th posts we went over some RFID basics, so today’s news is a great follow-up.

Motorola has announced the release of their newest handheld RFID reader-the MC3090-Z. The Motorola MC3090-Z is the lightest high-performance handheld reader in its class and includes Motorola’s newly patented omni-directional antenna. The MC3090-Z antenna enables orientation-insensitive data capture which offers a new level of read sensitivity and wider read ranges. Equipped with the ability to also scan bar codes, the MC3090-Z is a versatile handheld RFID reader that is ideal for:

  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Business environments
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Look for DecisionPoint at NRF 2010

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 18, 2009 7:52:05 AM

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association and their annual convention and expo is not to be missed. The NRF’s mission is to help retailers achieve excellence in all areas of their business. This year’s convention will focus on technology, sustainability and supply chain solutions for retailers.

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LTE (Long Term Evolution)

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 17, 2009 7:52:41 AM

In our Oct. 15th post we provided a wireless data technology overview that summarized data throughputs by standards and generation. 4G- the next generation of cellular networks is making quite a splash in the news and today I’d like to provide more information about LTE or Long Term Evolution.

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RFID Tag Fast Facts

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 16, 2009 7:53:22 AM

In yesterday’s post I provided information about three different types of RFID readers and what they’re designed for. As promised, today I’m going to provide some fast facts about the different types of RFID tags. RFID tags come in several varieties with different abilities, memory and power requirements. The following list provides a brief description of several different types of RFID tags:

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RFID Reader Fast Facts

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 15, 2009 7:54:09 AM

In our Dec. 4th post and Sept. 8th post we described two DecisionPoint RFID solutions. DecisionPoint is no stranger to RFID and is a leading RFID solution provider. Today I’d like to provide some fast facts about the different readers used for RFID solutions and tomorrow we’ll take a look at the different types of RFID tags.

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DecisionPoint and Agilis Systems Team to Deliver Mobile Workforce Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 14, 2009 7:54:55 AM

Agilis Systems has named DecisionPoint a Preferred Provider of its core set of mobile applications. Through its existing MobileArc program, DecisionPoint Systems will deliver “one-stop shopping” capability to those end customers who wish to run Agilis’ core software.

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Zebra and Smartphone Print Utility Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 11, 2009 7:55:25 AM

In our Sept. 3rd post we discussed the benefits of mobile printing across various industries. To further the capabilities and benefits of mobile printing, Zebra has announced the release of a software development kit that allows customers to print from smartphones to Zebra mobile printers. The following video gives a demonstration of this new capability.

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Wearable Mobile Computers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 10, 2009 7:56:11 AM

Hands-free computing can empower workers to achieve new levels of efficiency, productivity and accuracy in warehouse and distribution environments. When choosing a wearable, you should look for features that maximize the benefits it can provide, such as:

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Chip and PIN Benefits

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 9, 2009 7:56:41 AM

In yesterday’s post we explained what Chip and PIN cards are and how they’re catching on worldwide. Today I’d like to go over the benefits of Chip and PIN so you can see why so many countries are adopting the technology. Chip and PIN cards provide benefits to cardholders, merchants and banks, including:

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Chip and PIN Card Payments

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 8, 2009 7:58:38 AM

In our Nov. 2nd post we introduced Near Field Communication or NFC technology. We also included a video in our Nov. 3rd post that featured NFC “wave and pay” payments at self-service terminals. Because the future appears to be chip-enabled, I wanted to provide information about Chip and PIN payments today.

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PETCO Subscribes to DecisionPoint’s MobileCare™ Technical Support Service

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 7, 2009 7:59:35 AM

In our Nov. 10th post we announced the release of DecisionPoint’s MobileCare™ Technical Support Service. DecisionPoint recently announced that PETCO, a leading pet specialty retailer has signed up for the service, complete with a 24/7 option. Download the Press Release to learn more about PETCO’s decision to subscribe to MobileCare™ Technical Support.

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Mobile Security Service Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 4, 2009 8:00:16 AM

In our Nov. 25th post we described how a DecisionPoint solution helped a proof of delivery and yard management business increase productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Today I’d like to take a look at how a MobileArc Security Service Solution helped a large security firm do the same.

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Controlling Mobile Devices in the Field

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 3, 2009 8:00:47 AM

Businesses provide mobile devices to employees in the field to increase productivity and efficiency. Sometimes these very devices can be the cause of decreased productivity by distracting workers and allowing them to access applications that aren’t pertinent to their job, such as games and Web access for personal use. However, businesses can easily combat this issue by adding lockdown solutions that provide complete control over applications and functionality of devices in the field. These solutions protect productivity by preventing unauthorized device usage. With complete control, management can:

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Motorola Rugged Testing Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 2, 2009 8:01:39 AM

In past posts we’ve provided several videos that feature Motorola products putting up with extreme abuse. Many of these videos come from private owners that just feel the need to test their devices themselves. This newest video from Motorola showcases the ruggedness of several of their mobile computers in a very entertaining way.


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What to Look for in a Mobile Computer

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Dec 1, 2009 8:06:21 AM

In order to enhance workforce mobility you need to provide your employees with the proper type of device. Motorola suggests 7 things to look for in a mobile computer for workforce mobility:

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