Field Service Business

Xplore XSLATE R12 rugged tablet

09 November, 2016

Xplore Technologies has launched the XSLATE R12 , a 12.5″ next-generation detachable rugged tablet PC.

Panasonic FZ-A2 Toughpad rugged tablet

07 November, 2016

The Panasonic 10.1″, Android-powered FZ-A2 Toughpad delivers ruggedness and is suitable for highly mobile outdoor workers in challenging conditions.

Toyota Australia expands Takata airbag recall

07 November, 2016

Toyota Australia has recalled an additional 179,710 vehicles as part of its Takata airbag safety campaign. The company said that three vehicle models are involved — Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris. The affected vehicles have build dates ranging between March 2007 and December 2011.

OSA 5401 Syncplug small form-factor pluggable grandmaster clock and GNSS receiver

01 November, 2016

The OSA 5401 Syncplug is an accurate small form-factor pluggable (SFP) grandmaster clock and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. According to the company, it has the smallest footprint and most compact design on the market.

FG II Ford Falcon utility vehicle safety issue

20 October, 2016

Owners of Ford Falcon FGII utility vehicles are advised that issues with the vehicle's rear axle housing mean that the weld may crack and cause an oil leak.

New app cuts contractor red tape

20 October, 2016

A new mobile app designed to help electrical contractors cut through red tape has been released thanks to a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and start-up incubator BlueChilli.

simPRO secures capital to fund aggressive growth strategy

11 October, 2016

Local cloud technology group simPRO Software has secured $40 million in capital from New York-based equity firm Level Equity, in order to support an aggressive expansion strategy.

FSB finds a new home

30 September, 2016

We are making some changes to Field Service Business (FSB) and as of 1 October it will have new home. We will no longer publish the magazine in print format, but will include up-to-date field service content within a regular Service Management feature across our long-established titles, kicking off with the November/December issue of ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data) later this year.

Field service leaders discuss digital transformation

29 September, 2016

23 leaders from the field service sector gathered for an executive networking breakfast in Melbourne earlier this month. The expert panel was moderated by Westwick-Farrow Media Publisher Geoff Hird, with industry luminaries Richard Simpson – CIO Infrastructure Services Group, Michael Bettencourt – Vice President, Solution Consulting for LogMeIn and Derryn Simmons – Professional Services Manager at CSG Limited sharing their insights on the changing face of field service.

Are ANZ companies doing enough?

28 September, 2016 by Rob Stummer

Only 50% of Australia/NZ businesses have a clear strategy for digital transformation.

Volvo and Uber join forces

27 September, 2016

Uber and Volvo Cars are joining forces to develop next-generation autonomous driving cars, according to a report from the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP).

A guide to automatic scheduling

27 September, 2016

There are many benefits to deploying an automated scheduling system, and from a software implementation point of view, it's fairly simple. The change management process doesn't end here, however.

Safe Work Australia updates bullying guides

26 September, 2016

Workplace bullying is a risk to health and safety, and can occur in all types of workplaces. Safe Work Australia has updated two publications on workplace bullying to provide greater guidance for managers and workers.

Assessing fitness to drive

23 September, 2016

Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals and driver licensing authorities, but should be on the list of things to read for fleet managers.

LILEE Systems expanding into Australia with new IoT products

21 September, 2016

LILEE Systems has announced its new platform for mobile and fixed distributed enterprises, including commercial fleets.

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