Maintenance Software works with Pocket PC operating system.

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Maintenance management software, xmMOBILE(TM) v6.1, enables users to download assets, parts, and work orders to staff using Pocket PCs. It can also be used with bar code scanner card and other handheld devices using Pocket PC OS. Used to access and update work orders at point of work performance in field or plant floor, .NET-connected software module also lets users create work orders on-the-fly and upload data to main database.



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MicroMain Releases Enhanced Maintenance Module for Pocket PC



xmMOBILE v6.1 Improves Performance, Offers More Handheld Options

(January 25, 2005) AUSTIN, TX - MicroMain Corporation, a leading provider of asset and facility management software and services, today announced the release of xmMOBILE(TM) v6.1 for Pocket PC. This enhanced software module enables customers to quickly download assets, parts, and work orders to staff using Pocket PCs to accomplish maintenance tasks. xmMOBILE can also now be used with a bar code scanner card and a wider range of handheld devices using the Pocket PC operating system.

xmMOBILE is part of the MicroMain XM(TM) suite, the company's flagship computerized maintenance management (CMMS)/enterprise asset management (EAM) system. With this software module, maintenance technicians access work orders on their Pocket PCs, complete the tasks, enter time, and update the work order at the point of work performance in the field or plant floor. At the end of their work shift, they can easily upload the data to the main database.

Technicians can also use xmMOBILE to create new work orders on the fly. Inspections are quickly accomplished by either scanning a bar code at the point of inspection or checking pass/fail on the Pocket PC. Ratings and measurements can be collected in the same way. Bar code scanning also simplifies general maintenance. After scanning an asset, for example, xmMOBILE will display any existing work orders for the asset or will display an option to create a new work order for the asset.

xmMOBILE v6.1 provides faster application load time. The performance enhancements of this .NET-connected application result in improved efficiency and better utilization of labor and administrative resources.

Because this software module can now be used with a Socket® bar code scanner card and a wider range of handheld devices using the Pocket PC operating system, it offers many cost-effective options. This is a major benefit for enterprises needing to deploy a large mobile workforce or for those organizations wishing to add bar code functionality to their maintenance operations.

"We hear time and time again how xmMOBILE stands out from other mobile CMMS options," said Pat Conroy, President of MicroMain. "Customers tell us that xmMOBILE provides the comprehensive features they are looking for regarding work orders, parts, assets, labor, inspections, and other maintenance needs. Now xmMOBILE v6.1 makes it even easier to use Pocket PCs to improve efficiencies in any maintenance environment."

About MicroMain

MicroMain Corporation (www.micromain.com) provides award-winning asset and facility management software and services to organizations worldwide. All MicroMain products are delivered with source code, an unprecedented offering that gives each customer complete solution control and flexibility. With MicroMain's easy-to-use systems, customers simplify maintenance operations, improve facility management, and reduce costs. Since 1991, more than 2,700 customers-in education, healthcare, hospitality/recreation, manufacturing, property management, corporate facilities, the public sector, and many other industries-have chosen MicroMain for their maintenance and facility needs. Privately owned, MicroMain is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

MicroMain XM and xmMOBILE are trademarks of MicroMain Corporation. Socket is a registered trademark of Socket Communications, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 MicroMain Corporation. All rights reserved.

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