DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 13 / -- Standard Register's (NYSE:SR) ExpeData(R) digital writing solution now communicates data via BlackBerry(R) from Research in Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). This allows mobile workers to capture information on paper, route it real-time using BlackBerry and receive confirmation of the transmission, alerts and other two-way communication.
The ExpeData solution -- comprised of a digital pen, digital paper and pen services -- allows users to capture information simply and naturally, as it is handwritten. The software automatically converts the writing into a digital format, verifies it and makes it available to backend systems, such as inventory management, patient records, CRM and mobile workforce systems, to name just a few.
As an example, mobile home healthcare nurses can assess patients as they normally would. Using digital pen and paper is natural and unobtrusive compared to alternative technologies. Once the paperwork from a visit is completed and the patient's signature is captured, the written data routes wirelessly via a Bluetooth pen to a BlackBerry device. BlackBerry transmits the data to the ExpeData server and the server returns a confirmation that the transmission was successful. Exact images of the completed documents can be retrieved, viewed and edited, all on the BlackBerry device.
"Making compelling technology simple is the hallmark of innovation and so it is with the integration of digital writing, BlackBerry and Gearworks' mobile workforce management software," said Todd Krautkremer, president and CEO of Gearworks. "This 'tour de force' solution allows field-based workers, such as mobile healthcare workers, to achieve tremendous productivity gains without the adoption issues typically associated with new technology."
"This kind of process improvement can revolutionize mobile workforces," said Doug Patterson, general manager of ExpeData. "Instead of manually dropping off paperwork to an office for keying, scanning or faxing, data is routed automatically from the BlackBerry device to backend systems, freeing up time for additional patient visits and more complete patient documentation. Additionally, all transactions are date- and time-stamped, providing an audit trail that is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and improving management of the process."
"The ExpeData technology is a natural complement for BlackBerry customers who need to collect information in mobile environments," said Mark Guibert, vice president, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We look forward to the opportunities ahead with ExpeData across various markets, such as healthcare and field service."
The new solution will be showcased at HIMSS 2006 in the RIM Booth (2053). More information is available at www.expedata.net/ .
About Standard Register
Standard Register is a premier document services provider, trusted by companies to manage the critical documents they need to thrive in today's competitive climate. Relying on nearly 100 years of industry expertise, Lean Six Sigma methodologies and leading technologies, we help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks, grow revenue and meet the challenges of a changing business landscape. In addition to our marketing communication solutions, we offer document and label solutions, e-business solutions, consulting and print chain services to help clients manage documents across their enterprise. More information is available at www.standardregister.com/ .
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