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Zebra Mobile Printers Ease Invoicing for Over 2 Million Heating, Water and Electricity Meters

Posted September 29, 2009

Zebra Cameo 2Unique precision meter-reading system
Brunata A/S uses its own hand-held terminals and the market’s leading portable printers to read two million heating, water and electricity meters a year. Fewer scanning errors, trimmed-down administration and improved customer service are some of the advantages of the new portable scan-print system used by Brunata A/S.

Most work can now be done at the customer’s site
Because the company’s meter readers now use water and heating meters that operate digitally, they are able to complete much of their work at the customer’s premises or home.

The project means that most of all readings are now done by tapping the figures into the handheld terminal. Individual electronic heating meters can be read directly via the terminal. The meter reader can see on the hand-held terminal all the important information for each individual appliance and, in the vast majority of cases, rectify any errors on-site instead of returning to the office and looking up the appliance in the system

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Intermec Rugged Mobile Printers Video

Posted September 28, 2009

This video demonstrates Intermec rugged mobile printers getting crushed, frozen, baked, dropped, drenched and continue working when it’s all over.

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Zebra RW420 Mobile Printers Help Ensure Safe Roadways for the Oregon Department of Transportation

Posted September 28, 2009

Zebra RW420 mobile printerChallenge
The Oregon Department of Transportation‘s Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (ODOT) was established in 1969 to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. As part of its mission, ODOT is constantly researching innovative technology and the latest trends in transportation to help the organization continue to keep the roads safe for all citizens.

That’s how ODOT discovered the APS PocketCitation software, an innovative electronic citation system from Advanced Public Safety (APS), designed to automate and streamline the process of issuing traffic tickets.

Based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., APS develops innovative technology solutions specifically designed to address the challenges of today’s public safety agencies. It focuses on creating software that operates in conjunction with the mobile computers and handheld devices utilized by law enforcement, corrections, fire and EMS personnel. APS products work with an agency’s existing technology infrastructure to significantly increase officer safety and productivity.

Previously, traffic citations were manually issued by the officer, who was required to write out a multi-part form. There were four colored copies of each citation, with a copy given to each party involved—the officer, violator, court and department of motor vehicles. Although each entity had the same information, the police department, court and motor vehicle bureau had to re-enter the data into their own computer systems before it went on the driver’s record.

“This process was redundant and time consuming,” said Steve Vitolo, program manager of Statewide Law Enforcement and Judicial Programs, Oregon Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Problems also occur when the driver can’t read the officer’s handwriting on the ticket. If the defendant cannot read the court date because the print is faded or not easily read, the defendant will fail to attend on the proper court date. The need to write slowly and press hard also increased the time it took for the officer to write each citation.

In addition, there were issues related to officers recording the wrong court date. Police officers—who work from their vehicles—didn’t always have a calendar at their disposal and sometimes wrote court dates on holidays when the court was closed. This would automatically result in a dismissal due to officer error.

Solution
According to Jeffrey D. Rubenstein, founder and CEO of APS, approximately 20 to 30 percent of all hand-written traffic citations are dismissed because of incorrect statute numbers, illegible handwriting and other administrative data errors. PocketCitation’s on-board intelligence solves these problems by ensuring that the citation information entered is correct and that the citation itself is printed in clear, legible type by Zebra RW 420 mobile printers.

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Intermec PB22 and PB32 Rugged Mobile Label Printers Provide High-Speed Printing for Demanding Applications

Posted July 29, 2009

Intermec PB22, PB50 and PB32 rugged mobile label printersIntermec Continues Mobile Product Launches with Label Printers Delivering Industry-Leading Performance

Intermec today introduced the PB22 and PB32 rugged mobile two and three inch label printers, which set a new speed standard – delivering the industry’s fastest time-to-first-label, increasing customer productivity and lowering total cost of ownership. The company also announced an enhanced version of the PB50 rugged mobile four inch label printer, including an improved label self strip feature and media holder. The new printers build on the success of the PB50, and extend the momentum of 2009 product launches which include the CN50 and CN4 mobile computers, and the PB21, PB31, and PB51 rugged mobile receipt printers.

In addition to delivering up to three times faster time-to-first-label than competitive offerings because of large memory and fast print speed, the PB22, PB32, and PB50 offer mobile transaction security with support of advanced wireless security standards WPA/WPA2, IEEE 802.11x, and Cisco Certified Extensions (CCX). The new printers also support Intermec Smart Printing™, enabling businesses to lower total cost of ownership by hosting user-defined label applications on the printer without the use of a computer.

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