Most people are familiar with consumer GPS navigation systems and the turn-by turn directions that they provide, but GPS technology has much more to offer than just basic navigation. Businesses can improve driver productivity with applications like turn-by-turn directions, but equipping workers with mobile computers that feature integrated GPS technology offers many more options to improve productivity and reduce costs.
The 24th Annual MCAA Convention and Exposition is almost here and DecisionPoint hopes to see you there! The MCAA Annual Convention and Exposition is the most comprehensive trade show in the same day delivery industry and offers educational programs designed to keep attendees up to date on the latest industry trends that affect profitability. You also won’t want to miss the large exhibit hall where you can see the latest products and services for the courier industry.
In our Oct. 30, 2009 post I provided information about the benefits that image capture provides to a variety of businesses with mobile workers. Mobile computers with integrated high-resolution cameras also provide benefits to retailers working within the four walls.
In our March 9th post I provided an informative video from Motorola that showcased the new MC9190-G mobile computer and its powerful features. The Motorola MC9190-G builds on the successful MC9090-G and boasts technological advances designed to increase accuracy and productivity in even the harshest of environments. The chart below highlights a few of the new features compared to the MC9090-G.
Equipping your field workers with mobile computers and work order management software provides them with all the tools they need to ensure that customers are satisfied and productivity is maximized. DecisionPoint’s partner TotalMobile offers a complete mobile applications platform designed to streamline the work order management process. Whether you provide maintenance, repairs, installations or inspections, a mobile work order management solution from DecisionPoint and TotalMobile provides you with all of the tools you need to increase the number of visits per day and reduce costs.
In our June 8, 2010 post I provided information about mobile inspection solutions and how mobile computers enable inspectors to work more efficiently and visit more sites per day. Mobile computers increase productivity by eliminating handwritten reports and back-office manual data entry, but additional productivity gains can be realized by providing inspectors with mobile printers. By adding mobile printers to your mobile inspection solution your inspectors can print copies of inspection forms, citations for violations and invoices—all in the field. This is an ideal combination for on-site inspections such as restaurant inspections, water quality inspections and more. There are also a variety of integrated solutions that house both the mobile computer and mobile printer in one single rugged carrying case that provides simultaneous charging of both devices so workers can remain productive throughout the day.
In our April 21, 2010 post I provided information about the features of the Motorola MC75A Premium EDA. Today I’d like to share this video from Motorola Solutions that showcases some of the industries that benefit from the powerful and rugged MC75A. The MC75A offers more features and functionality than any device in its class, check out the video below to see how your business can benefit from this powerful mobile device.
It’s been awhile since we took a closer look at a bar code symbology, so today I’m going to provide information about code 128. Code 128 is a high-density alphanumeric symbology that is capable of encoding the entire ASCII character set from ASCII 0 to ASCII 128. Much like Code 39, Code 128 is capable of encoding a wide selection of characters, but is much more compact. Code 128 is designed to use the least amount of space for data with 6 characters or more of any 1D bar code. This makes Code 128 ideal for industries where label size is an important factor, such as the shipping and packaging industries.
In our January 4, 2010 post I provided information about micro kiosks and the variety of self-service applications they provide customers. I recently read an interesting article from RetailCustomerExperience.com that discussed the five ways that kiosk solutions can also help retailers extend their brand and grow business.
Businesses with smaller fleets face many challenges because they have fewer resources available. Optimizing routes and increasing driver productivity is critical to reduce costs and provide exceptional customer service. Fleet management solutions that provide GPS tracking, turn-by-turn directions, instant two-way communication and mobile data collection reduce operating expenses and increase productivity. Fleets of any size can expect to achieve ROI from a variety of applications that:
Yesterday, DecisionPoint Systems announced that it has successfully delivered a mobile proof-of-delivery solution that features Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk software to Trident Delivery Services, LLC. Trident Delivery Services is a regional courier company based in Irvine, CA that provides same-day and last-minute delivery services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By embracing the latest technology, Trident Delivery Services is able to provide exceptional customer service and deliver more value to customers. In keeping with their high-tech business approach, Trident Delivery Services required state-of-the-art mobile devices to integrate with their existing fully-automated online ordering system.
DecisionPoint worked with Trident Delivery Services to identify, provision and deploy mobile computers featuring bar code scanning, signature capture, courier software and Grapevine Push-to-Talk software to their on-demand drivers.
In our February 28th post I provided information about mobile food and beverage distribution solutions and a video from DecisionPoint and MiT Systems that showcased the benefits of our field workforce automation solutions. Today I’d like to share another video that describes how partnering with DecisionPoint Systems to deploy MiT Systems software to your mobile workforce helps achieve ROI. Check out the video to learn more about the benefits of cloud-computing and how you can expect ROI in the first month of use.
Organizers of large events such as music festivals and sporting events face many challenges. One is the ability to provide speedy throughput at gates in order to better satisfy customers. RFID-enabled wristbands speed up the entrance process and also provide additional benefits to both attendees and organizers. RFID ticketing solutions enable organizers to:
DecisionPoint Systems is proud to announce that it has been named a select member of the Motorola Solutions 2010 Pinnacle Club for outstanding sales and partner performance in 2010. The Pinnacle Club recognizes top Motorola PartnerEmpower business partners for their overall sales performance and partnership. DecisionPoint accepted this award at Motorola’s Annual Partner Expo on March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.
Motorola recently announced the release of the MC9190-G mobile computer—the next generation of the successful MC9000-G series. The MC9190-G offers more processing power, more scanning options and a variety of new features in an industry-leading rugged design. The MC9190-G is ideal for extreme environments and a variety of industries, including:
Check out the video below from Motorola Solutions that provides additional information about all of the new features and technological advances.
Yesterday DecisionPoint Systems announced that Grapevine Push-to-Talk software has received Enterprise Mobility Validation from Motorola Solutions. Grapevine received validation through Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program, which included testing of common customer usage scenarios and validation at Motorola’s state-of-the-art testing facility. Grapevine was tested and validated on Motorola mobile computers and across all four major U.S. cellular carriers, as well as Wi-Fi interoperability. Grapevine is ideal for businesses with field-based workforces and provides immediate communications between dispatchers and field workers.
In our Nov. 4th post I announced the release of the Motorola MC65 mobile computer. Motorola Solutions recently released a new video that provides more information about the MC65 and industry-specific benefits. With the MC65, field workers can access information when they need it and stay connected in a variety of industries, including:
I just read an article in Los Angeles Times about the growing interest in using in-store iPad retail applications to boost sales. Sandra Jones of the LA Times reported that retailers are using iPad’s in stores for a variety of applications, including:
- Staff and customers can browse inventory not available on store shelves
- Gathering customer data
- Testing the device’s potential as a mobile checkout
- And more
With the rise in tech-savvy consumers, many retailers are looking towards technology for new ways to interact with customers and increase sales. For additional information, you can read the full article here.
In our October 20, 2010 post I provided information about some of the mobile solutions that transform the guest experience at hotels and resorts. Today I’d like to take a closer look at mobile housekeeping solutions and how they enable staff to quickly meet guest needs. By eliminating the use of paper and clipboards and equipping housekeeping with voice-over-WLAN (VoWLAN) enabled devices, or data-enabled two-way radios, managers can send a list of rooms that need service right to the mobile device, as well as specific information about guest needs. Room status and updates are sent in real-time to the property management system and the front desk can instantly view availability, so guests aren’t kept waiting. Managers can also alert housekeeping to customer requests by locating the closest employee and asking them to respond. Staying connected with the touch of a button also means that housekeeping staff can quickly and easily respond to a guest about a non-housekeeping question or issue right on the spot.
In our March 17, 2010 post I provided information about the Motorola MC9500-K MAX Keypad feature and the four customer-swappable varieties of keypads. Motorola recently announced the addition of a fifth keypad option, the Bezel-Less Alpha keypad. This new keypad provides larger keys for easy character readability and improved key stroke accuracy in gloved operations. The Bezel-Less keypad meets the same environmental specifications as the original set of four keypads, including:
Have you visited DecisionPoint’s YouTube Channel recently? We have added several new videos and would like to remind everyone to visit and check out the new content. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can stay up-to-date with the latest information about DecisionPoint mobile solutions. Our channel is full of great videos that provide more information about our field workforce automation solutions, software and hardware demos and more!
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