Press Release Summary:
RoutePowerÂ® route distribution software automates customer order information, delivery invoicing, inventory management and product pricing. It runs on Windows for Pocket PC 2002 software and is designed for Series 700 mobile computers. Built-in 802.11b local area network support allows software to transmit data wirelessly within customer's network. Load-by-bay function permits route driver to request that product be loaded into specific bays of delivery vehicle.
Original Press Release:
Intermec Offers New Version of RoutePower® Route Distribution Software for Pocket PC 2002
EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 30, 2002 - Intermec Technologies Corp. today unveiled the newest version of its RoutePower(R) route distribution software. RoutePower is a full-featured route accounting application that automates all route activities such as customer order information, delivery invoicing, inventory management and product pricing.
Co-developed by Intermec and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) software development partner MobileTech Solutions, Inc., RoutePower runs on Microsoft(R) Windows for Pocket PC 2002 and is specifically designed for Intermec's 700 Series mobile computers.
Powerful new technology features, such as built-in 802.11b local area network support, allow RoutePower to transmit data wirelessly within a customer's network. In addition, NEXTEL(R) phones can be tethered to the mobile computer enabling sales reps using RoutePower to wirelessly transmit order and customer data over a wide area network.
By providing real-time transmission of order information from the field back to the host computer, some customers report a 70-day return on investment from the addition of three or four customer orders per sales rep each day.
A new RoutePower load-by-bay function permits a route driver to request that product be loaded into specific bays of the delivery vehicle to improve efficiency. RoutePower offers a full service vending capability with enhanced national account capabilities, as well as a National Automated Merchandising Association (NAMA) vending audit, which permits the user to electronically retrieve information from vending machines.
The RoutePower application screens have been upgraded to color with this most recent version. In addition to making RoutePower easier to use, the information that is displayed on the screens are now more legible due to the high contrast displays on Intermec's new 700 Series Color mobile computers.
"Pepsi Bottling Ventures, the latest RoutePower customer, selected MobileTech and Intermec to interface their best of breed hardware and software to provide a consolidated best practices business solution," said John Allen, vice president of MobileTech Solutions. "We interfaced the Intermec handheld computers with Pepsi Bottling Ventures' SAP system via our SQL GateWay(TM) middleware for a smooth transition and training period."
About the 700 Series
The award winning Intermec 700 Series of Pocket PC mobile computers provides the flexibility to choose among many widely available software applications and development tools. The newest members of the 700 Series have color screens and the ability to integrate up to three different radios in one unit.
With the rugged design of the 700 Series, Intermec has provided real-time mobility in a reliable and easy-to-use handheld computer that can take the wear and tear of industrial, mobile and retail environments. Intermec's 700 Series offers a broad range of wireless communications options, including GSM/GPRS, CDPD, Mobitex and DataTAC for wide area coverage, 802.11b for local area connectivity, and Bluetooth(TM)* technologies for cable-free communications with peripheral devices. An IrDA port and optional modem provide further options for data transfer.
Designed from the ground up for use in harsh environments, the 700 Series withstands multiple 5-ft. (1.5 m) drops to concrete and is sealed against rain and dust to IP64 standards. Its touch screen, alphanumeric keypad, bar code scanner and 2D imager options provide flexible data input and electronic signature capture capability.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, has been named Microsoft's OEM Embedded Partner of the Year. Intermec is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
MobileTech Solutions, Inc. was awarded Intermec's 2001 Outstanding DSD Partner Award and has been Intermec's largest volume DSD reseller for the last six years. MobileTech sells Intermec handheld systems and co-developed the specialized route automation software that runs on those systems.
To learn more about MobileTech Solutions, Inc. call 972-732-0900 or visit www.mobiletechsolutions.com.
*Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.
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