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Anite launches mWork mobile solution into Asia Pacific

  • 21 January, 2004 10:35

<p>Global IT solutions and services company, Anite International, today launched its mWork mobile working solutions throughout Australia and Asia Pacific.
mWork is a fully customisable application that can be used with all handheld devices based on Pocket PC, Windows XP Tablet and smart phone platforms.
Anite develops mobile solutions predominantly for the housing and social care sectors, to allow housing field workers and social care workers to operate more efficiently while in the field. Its mWork solution has been successfully used in over 100 projects in the United Kingdom.
Martyn Phillips, Managing Director for Anite International - Asia Pacific, said mWork had proven its value in the housing and social care environments.
“Field workers typically notice huge time savings from not having to transfer information from paper to electronic format at the end of the day,” Martyn said. “By eliminating duplicate data entry the likelihood of human error is reduced. Public housing residents then start to see their requests actioned much faster,” he continued. “When someone reports a fault the field worker will be able to visit the property and log a request for repair on the spot via their handheld. A tradesman will be notified straight away and the problem fixed in no time.”
A key feature of the mWork product, according to Phillips, is its ‘guardian’ function, which acts as a safety device and will raise an alarm if a field worker does not complete a task in the time they specify. “This is especially important for solo workers who may run into trouble when inspecting faults,” Phillips said.
Anite worked with Microsoft in Australia and the UK to develop mWork using Visual Studio .NET 2003, specifically Visual C++.NET, Visual C #.NET and the .NET Compact Framework, the application development platform for devices. It is one of the first mobile solutions to integrate with InfoPath and Biztalk and was a finalist in the Business and Office Productivity category in Microsoft’s Global Mobility Challenge in April 2002.
Anite’s middle tier software mSync Server is based on the industry standard Web Services approach and caters for all the modes of mobile handheld communications from GSM telecommunications, GPRS and future 3G technology to cradle synchronisation back at the office.
Sandra Lee-Joe, Enterprise Mobility Solution Specialist for Microsoft, said: “Microsoft is pleased to be working with mWork to deliver this innovative solution to the housing and social care industries.”
Phillips agrees, saying: “Mobile technologies make good business sense for organisations in the housing and social care space. At an Australian housing conference in November 2003, a number of government agencies and private sector enterprises expressed interest in our mWork solutions. We are looking forward to a strong 2004.”
Anite’s mobile division has been in operation for over 16 years and each project delivers efficiency improvements of 20 per cent on average.
To arrange a demonstration of the mWork product contact Caroline Siler on 03 9600 1918 or email caroline@keepleftpr.com.au.
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High-resolution images of Martyn Phillips are available on request. Please contact:
Caroline Siler
On behalf of Anite International – Asia Pacific
Keep Left Public Relations
Phone: 03 9600 1918
Mobile: 0402 046 826
Email: caroline@keepleftpr.com.au</p>
<p>About Anite International – Asia Pacific
Anite International – Asia Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anite Group Plc and has established offices in Melbourne and Sydney. Our key product capabilities include solutions for telecommunications, law enforcement, Government and travel sectors.
Established in 1994, Anite’s commercial strengths are defined by its many years of experience, diverse product portfolio and willingness to tackle and integrate technically complex solutions.
The company has grown through a number of strategic opportunities and has over 2,300 consultants working in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Finland and the Benelux, as well as businesses in Australia, Japan and USA.
+61 3 9918 4000
www.anite.com</p>

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