Mar 07, 2013 / Written by Woody Myers

Millions of smart phones and consumer grade devices bundled with retail voice and data plans are implemented in the enterprise space every year.  The problem that companies are running into is that these devices are easily broken or destroyed if they get wet or dropped and typically cannot be purchased with a three year comprehensive service plan. Unit replacements, incidental costs and loss of productivity can spiral out of control.

Many times, these devices that are made for everyday consumer use are not the best tools for the job.  Even when functioning correctly, the use of cell phone cameras to read barcodes is clumsy and limits their effectiveness. Also, the plans that are connected to smartphones cost more than needed.  A significant portion of the applications performed by mobile workers use less than 20MB of wireless data per month with little or no voice, so most offerings are an overkill and a waste of money. Users also have no way of monitoring and controlling the amount of data from each client.

We those limitations in mind, we offer a number of sturdy devices we can bundle with data services.  Not only is this more convenient but it also improves Total Cost of Ownership.  These bundles also include access to the Omega Management Suite which allows companies to monitor data usage.  Here is our current list of offerings:

Honeywell’s Dolphin 6000 Scanphone converges the functionality of these devices into a single, durable, and affordable pocket-sized device.  The Honeywell Dolphin 6000 Scanphone bundle includes a three year Honeywell Service Made Simple service plan with a three day turnaround. End users who purchase 100 or more terminals have the option to upgrade service to overnight replacement with spare pool management.

The Intermec CS40 Mobile Computer allows companies to improve their business processes, expand customer offerings, increase revenue and reduce the cost and complexity of a field mobility solution all at the point where it’s needed most ? on the front lines.  The Intermec CS40 bundle includes a three year Intermec Medallion Select service plan with a two day turnaround. End users who purchase 100 or more terminals have the option to upgrade service to overnight replacement with spare pool management.

The Motorola ES400 is a cutting-edge mobile Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) that transforms mobile managers and task workers from informed to truly empowered by giving them the tools and access to critical enterprise-class applications they need to complete any job, anywhere. The Motorola ES400 Smartphone bundle includes a three year Motorola Service From TheStart service plan with a three day turnaround. End-users have the option to upgrade service to overnight replacement with spare pool management.

We will likely be offering more devices as options in the future.  To get the very latest on bundled data plans with enterprise devices, contact a product specialist at 1-800-446-1991.