Psion Teklogix and N4 Systems Announce Partnership to Provide Real-Time Safety Compliance and Inspection Management Solutions
Toronto, Ontario – June 25th, 2008 – Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON.L), a global provider of wireless computing solutions, and N4 Systems, Inc., the leading provider of real-time safety compliance and inspection management solutions, today announced a partnership to service the highly-regulated safety compliance and electronic inspection markets. Integrating N4 Systems’ Field ID software with Psion Teklogix’ WORKABOUT PRO and Ikôn PDA rugged mobile devices, the companies offer customers, in a range of industrial markets, accurate and efficient paperless field inspection and real-time safety compliance solutions.
Paper-based field inspections are difficult to track; they can get lost, aren’t available in real-time, and don’t offer easy access to government agencies who may want to review them. In addition, retyping data into a computer is labor intensive and prone to error. The Psion Teklogix and N4 Systems offering allows users to electronically record and automatically create inspection reports in the field to determine the status of their safety compliance in real-time. N4 Systems’ Field ID system uses multiple technologies to create a fully-integrated enterprise application. The system includes radio frequency identification (RFID) for asset identification and Psion Teklogix’ rugged handheld computers with 3G WWAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity as well as an integrated camera option. The application also features highly secure data management, distribution and storage, remote system management and support, and optimized high speed World Wide Web network integration.
“Being able to wirelessly collect, analyze and report on critical inspection data at ‘the point of work’ can dramatically improve safety and compliance,” said Mike Jachimiec, vice president of channel sales at Psion Teklogix. “Our partnership with a leading software provider for safety and inspections, N4 Systems, brings a complete and targeted solution to this growing market.”
Hundreds of mining, oil and gas, automotive and utilities sites in North America, including Certex USA, Commercial Group Lifting Products, Unirope, Hercules SLR, Key Constructors and the Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau are using the N4 Systems and Psion Teklogix solution. With increasing government requirements for ongoing inspections, cranes have emerged as a new market. Crane inspections involve hundreds of different parts unique to the individual piece of equipment, and the difficulty of determining which inspection criteria matches a particular piece of equipment is substantial. Mobile data collection in the field on a handheld device improves the efficiency, management and reporting for safety compliance.
“Field ID is a shift in the way companies conduct inspections and manage safety compliance. By eliminating the problems of paper-based inspections, our solution not only saves time and money, it saves lives. Mobile computers are a huge part of our solution, and we are pleased to work with Psion Teklogix, a leader in mobile computing, to provide a total solution to our customers.” said Somen Mondal, president & CEO of N4 Systems. “The ruggedness and ability for Psion Teklogix’ products to work in the field greatly complements the users of Field ID and the markets we serve.”
About N4 Systems:
N4 Systems Inc. is the world’s leading provider of automated inspection and safety compliance management software for companies of all sizes. Through its flagship product line, Field ID, N4 Systems offers an integrated product line that combines advanced RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, state-of-the-art wireless handheld mobile computing, highly secure data management, distribution and storage, remote system management and support, and optimized high speed World Wide Web network integration. Field ID customers enjoy the many benefits of reduced operational costs, improved efficiency, accuracy and reliability, rapid data distribution and access, fully automated compliance and inspection forms and secure data storage allowing for real-time access to current and historical inspection data. Field ID makes the world of paperless safety compliance and inspections a reality.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions which deliver real-time access to enterprise data at the point of activity to improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises throughout the world. Solutions are built around a range of high-quality, innovative mobile computers designed for tough and demanding environments. Psion Teklogix has leading expertise in rugged hardware, integration, service and support and in new and emerging technologies including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries, and over 39 sales and support offices in 23 countries. The Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit www.psionteklogix.com.
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