Mobile Tools - February 2004
Posted: 02.04 - By Teresa von Fuchs

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With the option of a serial, USB, CompactFlash, PCMCIA port or Bluetooth wireless connection, the iGPS-360 receiver brings location-finding and navigation capabilities to multiple types of mobile and handheld devices. The iGPS-360 receiver’s slim and light design doesn’t add bulk to a handheld, but adds functionality, with PocketPC-compatible navigation software and the promise of a clear reading in dense urban areas or in swiftly moving vehicles. Price: Varies with form factor, starts around $220.

Kool and Secure Wi-Fi

Mobile workers can access a secure Wi-Fi connection by plugging a USB Koolspan Client Key into a laptop or other USB-enabled device. The key then communicates with a Koolspan Lock installed behind the network, regardless of standard or vendor. Koolspan SecurEdge users can surf securely even on public access points. SecurEdge Administrator promises easy management of mobile workers with simply key distribution and remote changes to existing accounts. Price: Under $100 per seat.

Sales on the Run

iAnywhere Solution’s latest version of Mobile Pharma promises to deliver CRM information to pharmaceutical sales reps via handheld devices. Enabling reps access to critical sales data in the field minimizes downtime and streamlines CRM processes. New features include workflow configuration, performance indicator dashboard, which enables an organization to determine the effectiveness of their deployments and enhanced Siebel ePharma support. Price: $600 to $900 per seat.

Extreme MobileMax

Aether’s latest MobileMax fleet solution offers new features like text-to-voice capabilities, which translate text messages into a human voice allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road. Other features include wireless e-mail, handheld access and Web hosting. These new features hope to address a variety of fleet issues like drivers’ safety, as well as convenience. Price: Based on volume.


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