Wavelink Blog

Tag: Avalanche

Healthcare Mobility to Hit $8.8 Billion in 2010?

We recently posted about the looming enterprise mobility revolution in the healthcare industry and I came across this article which is further evidence. This article cites a recently released report published by Kalorama Information, a healthcare market research firm. Kalorama anticipates a 7% increase in handheld adoption for 2010 and that the total sales will top $8.8 billion for the market. Pretty staggering figures. This obviously begs the question, with the expected increase in mobile assets across the enterprise, what is the expected growth for management solutions that can effectively manage all the wireless inventory?

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!

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!

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!

Industrial vs. Consumer Grade Access Points

Back in January, we had a brief discussion about ruggedized versus consumer grade Mobile Devices. Shortly after that, I was making customer calls with one of Wavelink’s Platinum Reseller Partners, and an IT manager at a large multi-national retailer told me he was considering purchasing Consumer Grade APs for several of his new store roll outs in the coming year. His motive was to save money by purchasing the lower cost access points and wanted to know if he could still manage the APs with Avalanche.

There is a fair amount of unbiased material available on the web that compares the various features and benefits of Industrial or Enterprise grade APs vs. Consumer grade APs, such as the Best Practices article from BizTech Magazine or this recent Wavelink Technology Tidbit. What I wanted to do here was share my answer to his question about AP management. (more…)

Datalogic/Avalanche Video via POS of America

Just came across this Datalogic/Avalanche video via POS of America. Thought everyone might like it… enjoy!

Some Information Nuggets From the Road

We are on the road much of this week attending some conferences, but I wanted to respond to a question that we routinely were asked during our Avalanche 5.0 Webinars last week. So, in between sips of coffee and this fine, fine hotel bagel, I’ll answer a question we had with regards to the mapping tool.

Mapping feature available in Avalanche 5.0

Enhanced WWAN capabilities via new Mapping Feature

Several people wanted to know if  customers or end-users have to purchase a license through a 3rd party mapping solution, or if the feature is hosted/built in to the Avalanche 5 cost. The answer is rather short, but there is no additional charge for the mapping functionality and there are no 3rd parties involved at all.

Anyway, you can preview Avalanche 5 and also learn more on the mapping feature if you missed the Webinars. We’ll be back later in the week with a new Tech Tip, since you all seemed to like the last one so much (highest views for a post yet). If you have any questions that you’d like asked, let us know!

Wavelink in Las Vegas

Here is a picture of Peter Cannon (Senior Product Manager) at our booth (booth 600) during the Motorola Channel Partner Expo morning session. We are showing Avalanche 5.0, so if you are around, stop by and say hello.

While you are at it, mention the Somewhat Secret Giveaway and claim your special gift!

If you’re at the event, share your thoughts and pictures with us here.

Avalanche 5.0 Wins Network Products Guide Award

As we’ve previously blogged about, we are coming closer and closer to the public release of Avalanche 5.0. It’s nice to see that all the hard work is already beginning to pay off with the announcement that Avalanche 5.0 won the Wireless Broadband Mobility Innovation Award from Network Products Guide. You can read our announcement here, and also read the full review here.

Thanks Network Products Guide!

Also, this is shaping up to be a busy week, so make sure you are subscribed to receive email alerts when we add new posts. You can sign-up to the right of this post. We’ll be back later and try to add some pictures from the Motorola Channel Partner Expo.

Virtualized Avalanche and Activesync – A How-to Guide

One of the questions we get asked when customers move to a virtual environment is how they might go about installing things like the Wavelink Enabler on a device that needs to hook up using Activesync in a cradle.  Obviously we’ve extolled the benefits of VMs quite a bit on this blog, but then you need to do something which doesn’t look like it can be done from a VM.  Well, we’re glad to report that not only can you hook USB / Activesync to a VM, but it offers more flexibility than you probably thought.

(more…)