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Boise, ID, United States, 2006/01/18 - RailCrewXpress will be using MobileDataforce’s PointSync® enterprise mobile software installed on Psion Teklogix’ Workabout Pro S device to capture and synch data back to RailCrewXpress’ main dispatch operations located in Canada..
MobileDataforce, the leading provider of Rapid Application Development Solutions for Mobile Environments (RADS-ME), is pleased to announce that RailCrewXpress, an industry leader in the transport of rail crew staff, has selected a mobile computing solution developed jointly by MobileDataforce, Psion Teklogix, and Wireless Matrix for its fleet of transport vehicles in the U.S. The new rugged system enables RailCrewXpress to record the location and transportation activity of the company’s vehicle fleet in real-time.
RailCrewXpress handles the majority of the U.S. Class 1 railway crew transportation needs, including crew pick ups, transport to trains, shuttling crew to hotels for overnight stays and in-yard crew transport. With its new mobile computing solution, RailCrewXpress has complete visibility into the cargo and location of its fleet at all times.
"The railway industry has strict contract penalties with their suppliers so it is critical we guarantee to our customers that their rail crews will always arrive on time," said Scott Boyes, president and CEO, RailCrewXpress. "The new mobile computing solution will give us the up-to-minute location information and improved fleet tracking accuracy needed to provide the best service available."
RailCrewXpress will be using MobileDataforce’s PointSync® enterprise mobile software installed on Psion Teklogix’ Workabout Pro S device to capture and synch data back to RailCrewXpress’ main dispatch operations located in Canada. In addition, each vehicle is mounted with a Mobile Base Station (MBS) from Wireless Matrix and includes the Bandwidth Steering(tm) software. This system allows users to communicate via multiple networks and methods, including terrestrial GPRS, satellite, and wireless LAN via 802.11b and GPS tracking.
PointSync for Windows CE.NET is a complete system for building and deploying advanced mobile applications on industrial grade mobile devices. With PointSync, organizations can create turnkey, customized mobile applications for field data collection, bar code reading, RFID and much more.
"We are thrilled to have helped bring such an innovative mobile computing solution to market," said Roger Newby, Vice President, Business Development, MobileDataforce. "We took advantage of the combined expertise of Psion Teklogix and Wireless Matrix during this venture, and we look forward to helping RailCrewXpress realize the benefits of this new solution."
The implementation of this joint solution is currently in progress, and it is expected to be completed in early 2006.
MobileDataforce is a global leader in the development of high performance software solutions for use on mobile handheld computers. Privately held, MobileDataforce was founded in 2000 and its software solutions are sold worldwide through direct and Value Added Reseller (VAR) channels. MobileDataforce’s software solutions are primarily targeted for the "hardhat" industries including engineering, utilities, facilities management, heavy construction, and inspection services.