Field Service Business

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 3-in-1 handheld tablet

08 February, 2017

Panasonic has launched a fully rugged 3-in-1 handheld tablet, adding to its portfolio of enterprise-grade mobile devices. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet into one fully ruggedised device, built to protect against drops, heat and cold, vibration, dust and rain.

How does GPR technology actually work?

31 January, 2017

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), also known as ground-probing radar, ground radar or georadar, uses radar pulses to provide images of subsurface locations. It is a reliable, non-destructive means to locate subsurface targets such as cables and rock, and helps to make what could be an extremely difficult job a relatively simple one.

Boosting the productivity of field service teams

24 January, 2017 by Graham Hill, Channel Director

Improving productivity is a key goal for every organisation, and one that's particularly relevant for those in the service sector. Whether it's maintaining power lines, repairing machinery or building a new treatment plant, completing tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible is vital.

Crisis averted

17 January, 2017

Fire & Rescue NSW (F&RNSW) is the seventh largest urban fire service in the world, with over 6800 firefighters serving at 339 fire stations across the state. When dealing with life or death emergencies spanning over 800,000 square kilometres, efficient operation is essential, ensuring that emergency services reach callouts quickly and arrive with the necessary equipment.

Nextivity Ce-Fi GO cellular signal amplifier

10 January, 2017

The Nextivity Cel-Fi GO is a 3G and 4G cellular signal amplifier designed to address poor mobile coverage for those on the move.

CASA issues mobile phone warning

15 December, 2016

A recent spate of in-flight emergency events has prompted the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to issue a warning to passengers travelling over the holiday season.

Deploying drones in field service

12 December, 2016 by Bas de Vos*

We hear a lot about digital transformation these days. However, digital transformation is not just applying new technologies to do something different from before. It's also about doing what you do today but better. It's about innovating in new products and services and transforming your business model for competitive advantage.

Protect your brand by transforming field service

01 December, 2016 by Trevor Philpot, Transformational Sales Leader and Cloud Computing Professional

As a business leader, you are keenly aware of the importance and value of your brand and have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by businesses to maintain that value in a real-time connected world. While you know there are many pitfalls and have figured out what aspects are most controllable, there is one important area that continues to be overlooked by many — customer experience.

Toyota Fleet Management ForceField telematics system

01 December, 2016

Toyota Fleet Management (TFM) has launched a new telematics system it says will promote safer driving practices, optimise the use of fleet assets and make life easier for busy fleet managers.

Call for input into national autonomous vehicle trials

01 December, 2016

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released the discussion paper 'National guidelines for automated vehicle trials', calling for input into the key elements needed to support the endeavour.

Toyota Hiace automatic transmission issues

01 December, 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a safety recall for certain vehicles in its Hiace range. The affected models include: KDH201, KDH221, KDH223, TRH201, TRH221 and TRH223.

New wearable technology for remote field service

28 November, 2016

CSIRO has been beavering away on new wearable technology that it hopes will improve the delivery of expert services to remote field workers, particularly in the mining industry.

Biometric security use on the rise

23 November, 2016

New research from Deloitte suggests that the use of biometrics is moving to the forefront of smartphone technology. According to the study, one in three smartphones has a fingerprint scanner and almost 70% of users access this capability regularly.

The economic impact of automated vehicles — webinar

23 November, 2016

Automated vehicles (AVs) have the potential to change the landscape across a number of industry sectors.

Investment in ute redesign pays off

14 November, 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has announced a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the upgraded Toyota Landcruiser 70 single-cab chassis.

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