Air-Trak touts mobile resource management solution

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Updated May 13, 2011

Air-Trak announced the launch of its Xconnect software solution designed to provide customers with a comprehensive way of managing and controlling mobile work forces and assets. Xconnect uses the latest Silverlight technology from Microsoft, providing a hybrid of Web and desktop applications and a new platform that takes advantage of Air-Trak’s new G3 in-vehicle computer but is backward-compatible with all Air-Trak customers’ deployed tracking hardware, making the transition seamless with no new investment required.

Air-Trak says XConnect also carries forward the capability of unifying the tracking and data from various in-vehicle devices, phones, Blackberries, laptops and other smartphones. “The Silverlight platform gives us the ability to minimize the bandwidth required to deliver fast performance for the user and eliminate the bottlenecks common with graphics-intensive content delivered over the Web,” says Marc Bernard, Air-Trak chief technology officer. “The Xconnect solution enables us to leverage one platform and deliver tailored solutions for specific industries. The solution utilizes enhanced mapping with satellite imagery from Bing, new dispatching capability and new route management capability.”

The Xconnect solution provides a new level of capability while simplifying the user interface, says Paul Washicko, chief executive officer. “Our drag-and-drop work order assignments are simple and intuitive and set us apart by combining sophisticated capability with elegant ease of use”, Washicko says. “Customers have universally commented on the ease of use and are excited about the new capabilities, which is a tribute to our team’s efforts.”