Mobile computers: One for everything
Collect, transship, deliver: General cargo is a logistic challenge and necessitates very efficient processes. The rising costs of personnel and vehicle fleets need to be frequently offset by savings made in handling. With this in mind, Emons Spedition regularly invests in its IT infrastructure to take the pressure off its workforce and accelerate handling.
Emons Spedition wants to replace around 1,500 mobile computers for warehouse and driving personnel, along with the relevant telematics software, within a short period. Honeywell’s CT60 XP, a standard device covering both areas, will be used for the first time. TIS GmbH is the supplier of the devices.
The Project Implementation
The background to this measure is switching the operating system: Whereas the predecessor devices that also came from Honeywell were still controlled with Windows Mobile, the CT60 XP works with Android. Honeywell guarantees updates for Android 12 at minimum, which ensures a long-term investment. TIS developed the TISLOG Mobile Enterprise solution for the Google system, which now replaces the earlier PSV3 version. As part of the four-month phase of switching, Emons was able to keep both software generations operating in parallel.
The TISLOG MDM for "Mobile Device Management”, newly introduced at Emons, also assisted in the process. It enables an efficient and centralized management of all mobile telematics devices and is an integral part of the TISLOG software family. The solution which is easy to use enables the quick and centrally controlled transfer of software updates, as well as data backups and keeping an inventory of all mobile devices. Other functions include the registering and setting up of new devices or the retiring devices and the associated deleting of corporate data.