MobileFrame is conducting a pilot with the City of San Jose for use of its MobileFrame Enterprise Suite, a software platform that allows business users with no IT background to develop and deploy mobile applications, enabling data collection and managed workflow to be seamlessly integrated from the field to backend systems. The City Department of Transportation will pilot the software to automate their inspector's field work.
MobileFrame's software allows changes to be made on-the-fly, so new workflow to workers in the field can be changed and rolled out in minutes. With MobileFrame, customers can leverage one single platform across many different departments with diverse needs. San Jose's Department of Transportation field inspectors will pilot the software to automate current field-based inspection processes, eliminating the need for manual data entry in their offices. MobileFrame customers can connect to backend enterprise systems in real-time and capture rich data types such as documents, photos, sound, bar code scans, etc., while in the field. MobileFrame's smart architecture integrates intelligent networking with a thick client so the mobile worker always has complete workflow available whether or not network connectivity is continuously available. When the smart client senses wireless or wireline connectivity, the system automatically sends and receives queued transactions, content and messages.
The MobileFrame Client is a PDA-based (Pocket PC) software application that works in tandem with the MobileFrame Desktop to enable mobile workers to perform their tasks in either online or offline modes according to business rules, workflow and data requirements, and network availability. The application also supports a variety of rich data types (photographs, graphics, sound) as well as integration with bar code scanners, GPS devices, and location-aware applications.