Mobile Matters

TotalMobile & DecisionPoint-Home Healthcare Mobile Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 31, 2011 10:15:07 AM

In our February 24th post I provided information about DecisionPoint’s partner TotalMobile and their industry-leading mobile application platform. I provided specific information about their suite of applications designed for home healthcare workers and today is your chance to learn more. Check out the video below from TotalMobile to see how a mobile healthcare solution from DecisionPoint and TotalMobile enables healthcare workers to access critical patient information from a mobile device while on-the-go—from virtually anywhere.

 

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Happy Memorial Day from DecisionPoint Systems!

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 30, 2011 10:18:59 AM

DecisionPoint Systems would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day!
We will return tomorrow with our regularly scheduled blog post.

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DecisionPoint’s 500th Blog Post

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 27, 2011 10:21:04 AM

DecisionPoint Systems is proud to announce that yesterday marked our milestone 500th blog post! We’d like to thank all of our dedicated readers. Since the launch of our new Website in July, 2009 we have had a post every single business day and readership has continued to steadily grow. We now have 998 readers from 43 states each month. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed and follow us on Facebook and Twitterso you can stay up-to-date on all of the latest mobile solutions and the newest hardware and software designed to improve productivity and increase ROI.

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Rugged Mobile Printing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 26, 2011 10:21:35 AM

In past posts we’ve provided information about the additional productivity gains realized by adding mobile printers to operations. When selecting a mobile printer you need to make sure that it can withstand demanding conditions no matter where the job takes you. Check out the video below to learn more about the Datamax O’Neil RL4 mobile printer that’s rugged design is ideal for mobile workforces and extreme environments such as warehouses.

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DecisionPoint Provides Enhanced Parking System Solution to Fairplex

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 25, 2011 10:22:52 AM

Yesterday, DecisionPoint announced that they have successfully delivered anintegrated mobile solution to Fairplex for use in parking and ticketing systems during the L.A. County Fair and other year-round events. DecisionPoint worked with Fairplex to upgrade their existing mobile computers to new tablet PCs that provide a larger display and more kiosk-like operation. The deployed units will be used for Fairplex’s parking services and POS ticketing systems. Equipped with bar code scanners to capture parking, ticket and coupon information, as well as magnetic stripe readers to process payment on the spot, the new tablet form-factor and outdoor viewable displays enable Fairplex to improve customer satisfaction while also increasing employee efficiency.

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Mobile Solutions for ATM Repair

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 24, 2011 10:24:19 AM

Keeping ATMs running is essential to ensure that customers are happy and that owners continue to receive a steady stream of transaction fees. The most common problems with ATMS include:

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MaxiCode Symbology

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 23, 2011 10:25:32 AM

It’s time again to take a closer look at a bar code symbology. MaxiCode is a 2D matrix bar code symbology used to encode address and specific customer data on shipping packages and is ideal for packages scanned on high-speed conveyors. MaxiCode symbols encode two types of messages. The first message usually encodes the postal code, country code and class of service. The second message encodes the address data and can also encode other types of customer data as well. MaxiCode has a bulls-eye finder pattern in the center and two levels of error correction so it can be read even when slightly damaged. A linear imager scanneris necessary to read a 2D symbol such as MaxiCode.

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Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Software is Certified on Intermec Rugged Devices

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 20, 2011 10:25:57 AM

DecisionPoint is pleased to announce that Grapevine, their cloud-based Push-to-Talk software for Windows Mobile phones and Windows PCs has been certified on a variety of Intermec rugged devices. Although Intermec doesn’t have a formal certification process, Intermec’s Cedar Rapids software engineering group recently completed successful testing of DecisionPoint’s Grapevine Push-To-Talk solution on several of their most popular mobile computers including the CS40, CN3, CN50 and CN70.

Grapevine delivers Push-to-Talk capability over the Internet and across disparate carrier and Wi-Fi networks. It keeps workforces connected no matter how widely dispersed, enabling users to improve their communications while reducing costs. Grapevine Push-to-Talk is a cloud-based, worry-free Software as a Service (SaaS) product. There are no servers to set up and maintain, just improved communications. Grapevine is ideal for immediate communications between dispatch and field workers, is highly scalable and supports communication among up to 5,000 individuals and 100 participants at once in a group. Key features include high-quality voice with audio alerts plus a private and secure network with voice encryption and sub-second transmission.

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Mobile Printing Considerations

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 19, 2011 10:26:20 AM

Mobile printing has proven to have universal benefits across vastly different industries. From field service to retail, mobile printing is enabling businesses to streamline operations and increase workforce productivity while reducing costs. For businesses making the move to mobile printing, Zebra has a few tips. Here are Zebra’s top 5 considerations when looking at adding printing to your operations:

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Field Service 2011 is Fast Approaching-Register Now!

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 18, 2011 11:34:40 AM

Have you registered for Field Service 2011 yet? Field Service 2011 is the biggest it’s ever been with 70+ speakers ready to share information about the latest strategies in core service functions including mobility, workforce management, technical support and knowledge management. Field Service 2011 will be taking place in Chandler, AZ at the Sheraton Wildhorse Pass Resort & Spa April 26th-29th.

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AirWatch: A Comprehensive Mobile Device Management Solution

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 18, 2011 10:27:49 AM

In our post yesterday, I provided information about the importance of mobile device management solutions. Today I’d like to take a look at DecisionPoint’s software partner AirWatch and their comprehensive mobile device management solution. AirWatch is a web-based mobile device management product that features:

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How Important is Mobile Device Management?

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 17, 2011 10:28:20 AM

If you think you don’t need a mobile device management solution, ask yourself the following questions:

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Thanks for Visiting DecsionPoint at MCAA 2011

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 16, 2011 10:29:56 AM

If you were at the MCAA Annual Convention and Exposition last week we hope you stopped by DecisionPoint’s booth. Once again, the MCAA Annual Convention was an exciting event and we hope you had a chance to visit with DecisionPoint and learn more about the latest mobile solutions designed for last mile distribution and expedited delivery. If you were unable to attend, or didn’t have a chance to stop by DecisionPoint’s booth, you can learn more about the solutions we had on display by visiting the links below:

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RFID Solutions for Uniform and Linen Tracking

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 13, 2011 10:30:57 AM

In our post yesterday, I provided information about rugged RFID tags and asset tracking in harsh environments. Another popular use for rugged RFID tags is uniform and linen tracking in healthcare facilities and hotels. Rugged RFID tags in flexible mounts can withstand repeated washings and boiling temperatures while still providing tracking.

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DecisionPoint Announces Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Software Version 1.2

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 11, 2011 10:32:24 AM

Yesterday, DecisionPoint announced the release of Grapevine version 1.2. Grapevine is DecisionPoint’s cloud-based Push-to-Talk software for Windows Mobile phones and Windows PCs. Grapevine is “always on” and enables instant voice communication over any carrier or Wi-Fi network.

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Field Service Mobile Deployments Empower Technicians

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 10, 2011 10:33:14 AM

I recently read the Aberdeen Group report “Trends in Mobile Field Service: Empowering your Field Technicians to Deliver Better, Faster Service.” The report surveyed 200 service professionals to distinguish best-in-class companies from industry average and laggard. The survey results found that best-in-class service organizations are:

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Motorola WiNG 5 Wireless LAN Solution

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 9, 2011 10:34:19 AM

In our October 6th post I provided information about the release of Motorola’s WiNG 5 Wireless LAN solution. Today I’m providing a great video from Motorola Solutions that provides more information about this next generation architecture. The growing number of wireless applications and consumer devices being used in many industries is causing an increased demand on networks. Retailers that provide customer-facing applications and in-store Wi-Fi need to keep up with this growing demand in order to enhance the customer experience. WiNG 5 WLAN offers a simple way to support voice, data and video applications with intelligent traffic forwarding that avoids controller bottlenecks. Check out the video to learn more.

 

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Rugged RFID Tags

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 9, 2011 10:31:47 AM

Retail RFID tags like the type used for item-level RFID tagging are designed to operate under “normal” conditions. For harsh environments, RFID tags used for asset tracking must be able to withstand exposure to a variety of conditions. Rugged RFID tags are designed to endure chemicals, shock, dust, water, extreme temperatures and more. Many rugged RFID tags are designed for specific industries and uses, such as tags designed for use on metal that provide a read-range of up to 10 feet and reinforced tag frames for especially harsh environments. Ruggedized RFID tags are designed for industries such as:

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Visit DecisionPoint During the 2011 MCAA Annual Convention & Exposition

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 6, 2011 10:35:15 AM

If you’re attending the MCAA Annual Convention & Expositionnext week in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by booth #13 and visit with DecisionPoint. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to learn more about our MobileArc™ Courier Solutions that provide everything you need to achieve desired ROI in field-based workforce automation. During the show, DecisionPoint will be providing information about:

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Achieve Faster Cash Turns and Increase Productivity with Mobile Payment

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 5, 2011 10:35:57 AM

In our April 26th post I provided information about DecisionPoint’s partner CHARGE Anywhere and their secure mobile payment processing solutions. Today I’d like to take a closer look at some of the benefits that mobile payment solutions provide.

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Mobility Provides Total Control in the Field

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 4, 2011 10:37:11 AM

In past posts we’ve provided information about DecisionPoint’s partnership with TotalMobile and their industry-leading mobile application platform designed specifically for field use. Today I’d like to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about TotalMobile’s complete mobile applications platform and DecisionPoint’s MobileArc Field Mobility Practice.

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Thanks for Visiting DecisionPoint at Field Service 2011

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 3, 2011 10:46:45 AM

DecisionPoint had a great time at Field Service 2011 last week and would like to thank everyone that attended for visiting with us during the show. Brent Felker, VP of Field Mobility, was also one of the event speakers and addressed the topic of ROI during a packed workshop.

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In-Store Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspots Enhance the Shopping Experience

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on May 2, 2011 10:47:42 AM

I recently read a special report released by Integrated Solutions for Retailers that featured an article about in-store Wi-Fi and how it is increasing engagement with consumers. In the article they discuss how many retailers are wary of offering Wi-Fi because this allows access to price comparisons or product ratings that can lead to lost sales. But the many benefits that in-store Wi-Fi and mobile hotspots offer retailers are quickly changing this belief.

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