Managing mobile devices on a shop floor can be challenging, even for the best manager. However, a collaboration between Intermec Inc. (Everett, Wash.) and Radley Corp. (Southfield, Mich.) aims to make that task easier.
Intermec announced Aug. 9 that Radley Corp. has integrated its X/DC data collection platform capabilities into Intermec's SmartSystems Foundation. The addition allows X/DC users to discover, configure, backup, monitor and control Intermec data collection devices from anywhere on the network.
Radley is a software development firm focused exclusively on providing cost-effective automated data collection (ADC), e-commerce, automotive demand management and supplier collaboration solutions. Its products are integrated with some of the most popular ERP solutions available on the market, according to the company.
Intermec SmartSystems is a collection of software products and integration tools that make it easier to configure, deploy and monitor ADC systems. SmartSystems Foundation is a PC-based software package that provides the functionality necessary to configure and deploy systems. SmartSystems Extensions is a collection of interfaces that allows Radley's X/DC to integrate directly into Intermec's SmartSystems Foundation Console. With SmartSystems, deployment, installation, routine maintenance or application software updates, security adjustments and changes in device settings can be performed automatically and managed remotely across a network, which significantly reduces field downtime and increases efficiency, according to Intermec.
Administrators using SmartSystems-enabled X/DC will experience faster and easier device deployment and device configuration from anywhere on the network including the warehouse or shop floor. Communication to workers and hardware maintenance are improved with features such as instant messaging to devices and automated version control updates.
"For data collection customers, the Radley and Intermec combination means easy, instant visibility to and control of X/DC and Intermec devices," said Radley vice president David Barks. "Intermec's SmartSystems is a brilliant addition to our X/DC offering."
For additional information on Radley Corp., visit www.radley.com.