Mobile Matters

Grapevine Push-to-Talk Windows Mobile v1.8

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 31, 2011 2:57:39 PM

Last week DecisionPoint announced the release of a new version of the Grapevine Push-to-Talk Windows Mobile client. Version 1.8 upgrades include:

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GBmobile Mobile Inventory Quick Demo-Price Lookup

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 30, 2011 3:11:27 PM

It’s time for the last in our series of Global Bay mobile inventory quick demos. Today’s video shows how quickly you can assist customers with on-the-spot price lookups.

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Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID Technology

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 29, 2011 3:12:52 PM

It’s time for part 3 of our closer look at RFID frequencies. Last week I provided information about High Frequency (HF) Passive RFID and today I’m providing additional information about Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Passive RFID. 860-960 MHZ UHF RFID (passive) has the following characteristics:

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GBmobile Mobile Inventory Quick Demo-Cycle Counts

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 26, 2011 3:13:34 PM

It’s time for another Global Bay mobile inventory quick demo. At the beginning of the week we shared a short video demo of the mobile inventory transfer function. Today’s video focuses on inventory cycle counts. Cycle counts can be time consuming when done manually, but with a retail inventory management solution the process is efficient and accurate. See how easily cycle counts can be performed with Global Bay’s mobile inventory software and Motorola’s rugged mobile computers.

 

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High Frequency (HF) RFID Technology

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 25, 2011 3:14:38 PM

It’s time for part 2 of our closer look at RFID frequencies and technologies. Today I’ll be providing additional information about High Frequency (HF) Passive RFID. 13.56 MHZ HF RFID (passive) has the following characteristics:

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Low Frequency (LF) RFID Technology

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 24, 2011 3:15:13 PM

As mentioned in our Aug. 22nd post about selecting the appropriate RFID frequency for your application, today I’m providing the first in a three part series that takes a closer look at a few of the different RFID frequencies. Today we’re taking a closer look at Low Frequency (LF) Passive RFID. 125-134 KHZ LF RFID (passive) has the following characteristics:

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GBmobile Mobile Inventory Quick Demo-Transfers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 23, 2011 3:15:40 PM

It’s time for another Global Bay mobile inventory quick demo. Today’s video shows how easily transfers in and out of a store can be completed on Motorola’s enterprise-class rugged mobile devices running Global Bay’s robust mobile inventory software for retailers.

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Selecting RFID Frequency

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 22, 2011 3:18:15 PM

RFID solutions improve accuracy and overall operations across a wide range of industries by providing identification, location and tracking capabilities. But RFID comes in many different frequencies, such as Low Frequency (LF), High Frequency (HF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF). All RFID technologies work in similar ways, but each has its own set of performance characteristics that determine the applications they’re best suited for. Understanding these characteristics is important when selecting the technology for your RFID applications. Motorola Solutions recommends asking yourself the following questions to help with the selection:

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Google Buys Motorola Mobility

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 19, 2011 3:20:02 PM

I’m sure you have all heard that Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In a company blog post, Google CEO Larry Page said that the acquisition will “supercharge the Android ecosystem.” Click here to read the entire post.

Motorola Mobility ships phones and its XOOM tablet with Google’s Android operating system and has an impressive patent portfolio. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the year or early 2012.

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DecisionPoint and Mobile Epiphany Children’s Services Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 18, 2011 3:20:22 PM

The 2011 ISM Conference wrapped up yesterday and for those of you that attended the show we’d like to thank you for stopping by the DecisionPoint, Mobile Epiphany and Motorola booth. We hope you found the conference as beneficial as we did. For those of you that were unable to attend this year, now is your opportunity to learn more about our end-to-end mobile solutions that improve child welfare while simultaneously increasing the efficiency of caseworker visitations.

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Global Bay Mobile Inventory Quick Demo-Receiving

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 17, 2011 3:21:02 PM

In our Aug. 8th post I shared a short demo video from Global Bay that showed just how easily inventory can be adjusted with GBmobile Mobile Inventory Software. Today I’m providing another short demo video that showcases the receiving function. Check back in the next few days for more short demos and to learn more about retail inventory management solutions.

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TotalMobile Releases Updated User Interface Design

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 16, 2011 3:21:41 PM

DecisionPoint’s software partner TotalMobile recently announced the release of an updated user interface design for their mobile application suite. Their industry-leading software has been updated with new icons and color schemes to improve functionality. The new design was chosen because it:

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Speed up the Service-to-Payment Process with Mobile Printing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 15, 2011 3:22:19 PM

Mobile printing solutions save businesses precious time and speeds up the service-to-payment process by reducing invoice prep time to as little as 2% of an employee’s time and reducing the time needed to process transactions by 25%. A typical service-to-payment process without mobile printing looks something like this:

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The 2011 ISM Conference is Right Around the Corner

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 12, 2011 3:22:51 PM

If you’re attending the 44th Annual ISM (IT Solutions Management for Human Services) Conference next week, don’t forget to stop by booth #321. The conference is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss the mobile solutions DecisionPoint, Motorola and Mobile Epiphany will be displaying during the show. Learn how our end-to-end mobile solutions increase the efficiency of visits and provide caseworkers with all the tools they need in one rugged device. Stop bybooth #321 for additional information about:

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Food Traceability Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 11, 2011 3:23:41 PM

Last week, the news of 1 death and 77 illnesses were linked to salmonella-tainted turkey. According to various media sources, this was the third largest meat recall in history. Incidents such as this are prompting consumers to question where their food has come from and its safety. Food traceability solutions help producers meet the demand for this information and provide full visibility into the source, destination and handlers of goods. Bar code and RFID technologyenable detailed traceability that minimizes the impact of outbreaks. Recalls can be pinpointed to exact lot or batch numbers and facilities. In addition to public safety, food traceability bar code systems also provide benefits such as:

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Grapevine Push-to-Talk Blackberry Demo Video

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 10, 2011 3:25:09 PM

In our post yesterday we announced the release of Grapevine Push-to-Talk for the Blackberry client. Check out the new demo video below to see DecisionPoint’s cloud-based Push-to-Talk software running on a Blackberry mobile device.

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DecisionPoint Announces Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Blackberry Client

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 9, 2011 3:26:13 PM

Yesterday, DecisionPoint Systems announced the release of the much anticipated Grapevine Push-to-Talk Blackberry client. Grapevine is DecisionPoint’s cloud-based Push-to-Talk software, a worldwide communication system that is “always on,” enabling instant voice communication over a range of mobile devices and PCs. Read the entire press release for more information about this significant step forward for the Grapevine product offering, or download a copy of the press release here.

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GBmobile Mobile Inventory Quick Demo-Adjustments

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 8, 2011 3:26:58 PM

In our July 21st post I provided a great video from Global Bay that showcased their GBmobile Mobile Inventory software running on Motorola enterprise-class rugged devices. As a follow-up, today I’m providing another video that shows just how easily inventory can be adjusted in a few simple steps.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) Showing Strong Growth

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 5, 2011 3:28:06 PM

Leading research firm Gartner released a forecast in June saying that worldwide Software as a Service (SaaS) revenue is forecast to reach $12.1 billion in 2011, a 20.7 percent increase from 2010. Gartner estimates that 75 percent of current SaaS delivery, as measured by revenue, could be regarded as cloud services, and this could exceed 90 percent by 2015 as the SaaS model matures and converges with cloud service models. SaaS is a low cost, subscription-based way for businesses to obtain rights to use software and offers numerous benefits:

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Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ruggedness Testing

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 4, 2011 3:28:39 PM

It’s been awhile since I shared a video that showcases just what rugged mobile computing means. Check out the Panasonic Solutions video below to see the Toughbook U1 endure a variety of extreme tests.

 

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Meeting Customer Expectations with Proof of Delivery Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 3, 2011 3:29:58 PM

Many courier and express delivery businesses are required to provide customers with proof of delivery. Mobile computers that feature signature capture and bar code scanning provide comprehensive proof of delivery information that is captured in real-time and sent to the back office to meet these requirements. Even if your customers aren’t demanding this capability yet, large shippers have created an expectation for this type of service. Mobile technology continues to evolve and taking a proactive approach ensures that your customers remain happy and your business is staying ahead of the competition. DecisionPoint’s MobileArc Courier Solutions provide the mobile features that your drivers need to complete deliveries and to capture the detailed delivery information your customers have come to expect.

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Empower Customers and Increase Efficiency with Retail Mobility

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 2, 2011 3:30:36 PM

Mobility enables retailers to deliver better customer experiences and to increase loyalty. From kiosks, to mobile printers, to inventory management, end-to-end mobile solutions improve productivity and increase sales. Some typical mobile retail solutions include:

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Panasonic Solutions Plans to Release Toughbook® Android Tablet

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Aug 1, 2011 3:32:08 PM

Panasonic Solutions Company recently announced its plan to release an enterprise-grade Android™ tablet later this year. The enterprise-grade tablet will offer the security, durability and functionality that most consumer-grade tablets don’t provide businesses. Designed with mobile field workers in mind, the Toughbook tablet will offer durability and reliability consistent withPanasonic’s other fully-rugged devices. The Toughbook tablet is being designed and constructed with several key features for mobile workers, such as:

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