Wavelink Blog

Author: Brandon Hill

Slow Wireless Implementation in Healthcare?

Happy Friday everyone!

I think everyone is aware that one of the more evolving marketplaces for our industry is healthcare. As evidence, InformationWeek published an article today that explains how the healthcare field is poised for a big shift towards mobility over the next 2-3 years.

It makes perfect sense, especially as data capture is becoming almost entirely digital and many ruggedized devices are being introduced to function as light-weight handheld computers (where mobility, flexibility and durability are key), so it would seem that the healthcare environment is perfect for such a movement.

But the interesting part is why did the industry take so long to begin the “mobility revolution” while others, such as retail and banking (as the article describes), embrace the concept years before?

Wavelink on the Road

Don Osburn, our Director of Partner Sales, is attending the Scansource ISV event and sent along some pretty cool pictures. The pictures are  from the Astor Classic Car Museum in California, so if you’re a fan of classic cars and aren’t at the event, you’ve missed out!

Enjoy!

World Cup Logistics and a Poll

Yesterday on Twitter, Manhattan Associates posted a link to an interesting article. It’s on the logistics required to host World Cup 2010. It’s a great read, and it got me thinking that a poll of our loyal readers was in order, since we’ve got readers from all over the globe. So, check out the article and then tell us who will take World Cup 2010!

New Wavelink Video

We uploaded a new video to our “under construction” YouTube page and we wanted to get your feedback. In the coming months, we’ll be releasing several new product and company videos to get the word out about Wavelink. Why? Well, we have reason to believe that’s what the world wants, of course.

Check it out and tell us what you think. If you have a video demonstrating Wavelink products, send it along and we’ll make sure to post it!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Avalanche 5

As many of you know, we announced the release of Avalanche 5 today. Just wanted to post an entry linking everyone to the various pieces of information that are available.

We’ll soon be releasing some short feature videos of the product and we just announced the dates for the next installments of the Wavelink Webinar Series, which are Avalanche 5 based.

The product page has a ton of information and some snazzy screen shots of the product, and in case you missed it, here is a link to the Network Products Guide award announcement. For Partners with Partner Portal Access, a download and data sheet are also available.

Enjoy!

A Quick Look at the Datalogic Elf (With Pictures!)

The Social Media realm has been abuzz with news about the Datalogic Elf, so I decided to get my hands on one, because as I must admit, I also thought it looked pretty cool. Our engineers and QA folks are the ones who usually have the chance to handle and test our software on new hardware, but I figured I’d head over to their department and see if I could borrow one. The guys were more than willing to loan me one so I could snap a few pictures and give a few observations.

Here are a few of the more interesting features (to me):

– It looks like a ruggedized mobile phone

– It’s UI looks very similar to many new cell phones and the screen is larger than I expected (it uses the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS)

– Having used a Blackberry and iPhone, I easily picked up on how to navigate to different apps with the flick of a finger

– There are lights at the top of the device which show you the current keyboard function (this was especially convenient for me while using the keyboard and knowing which function I was in)

– It has a built-in camera (further adding to the ruggedized mobile phone feel)

– Dedicated “Talk” button for push-to-talk applications

Overall, it really is a pretty sleek device and I can see how it would be a very useful for someone working outside of the four walls; it’s relatively light, compact, and easy to carry around… kind of like a beefed up cell phone.

Pictures below… (more…)

Pictures From the Road

We’ve made a lot of noise about our recent partnership with InfoLogix, so I thought we’d post some pictures from the Sapphire show in Orlando. We are demo-ing multi-modal and Voice input for SAP, and below are a few snaps sent by Don Osburn, our Director of Channel Sales.

If you happen to be at the show, stop by and say hello or send us your pictures and we’ll post them here with your captions!

Wavelink and InfoLogix Partnership

Many of you have seen the recent press release announcing our partnership with InfoLogix. To sum it up, the partnership combines the voice capabilities of Wavelink Speakeasy with the expertise of InfoLogix in SAP supply chain execution solutions. You can see the combination in action next week at SAPPHIRE NOW (May 16 – 19, 2010) in Orlando.

Further, it was great to see this come across the wire this afternoon! Congrats to InfoLogix and we look forward to our partnership.

An Update to the Ferrari Barcode “Scandal”

As you likely saw (and see right under these here words, in the post below), there was a bit of scandal around the Ferrari F1 team and whether they were using subliminal advertising in barcode images.

Well, our good friends at Zebra Technologies sent out a follow-up on the issue this morning. Good thing, since we had completely missed the article!  So, what was Ferrari’s response? You’ll have to click here to find out.

Happy Friday everyone, and to all the mothers out there, we extend you a very lovely Mothers Day weekend!

Ferrari’s, Marlboro, Subliminal Advertising and… Barcodes!?

Ducati motorcycle with barcode-like image; courtesy of www.gomonews.com

Not a list of items you would normally come across, I know. But apparently, according to this article, there has been a bit of an uproar on the potential use of barcode images that look like a pack of Marlboro cigarettes on Ferrari F1 cars.

Of course, whether it does actually look like a pack of Marlboro’s is being contested between European anti-tobacco groups and the Ferrari/Marlboro side. On our side of things, what’s most interesting is that if you check out the GoMo link, they mention that the barcode is so realistic, that barcode software actually tries to interpret it! Art imitates life?