Explosive Results; TNT and Wavelink

Some of you may have seen this article yesterday about  TNT Express who was featured in Computing (a UK-based magazine) for its use of Avalanche. The extensive article covers the need for device management and specifically highlights the way Avalanche is being used at TNT. TNT and more specifically David Thornhill,  was approached to appear in the article based on the recently released Wavelink press release that detailed the TNT roll-out.

We’re glad to see TNT being recognized for their success!

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?

Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

The 1st Avalanche 5.0 Certification Course was in Brussels, Belgium.  The class was held in the stylish NH Brussels hotel (as the pictures illustrate) and we snapped a couple of pictures that we wanted to share.  We thank the many partners that were able to attend and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming class!

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
08/10/2010 to 08/12/2010 Emulation/WIB/Speakeasy Secaucus, NJ
08/24/2010 to 08/25/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0 Cincinnati, OH
09/14/2010 to 09/16/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0 Amsterdam, NL

Click here to register for an upcoming class!

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!


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.


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.