Emydex have launched a new mobile device application (MDA) that sits between the smart device application (SDA) and PC application (PCA). The application was developed for users that required a portable device with a larger screen and more functionality than currently available with hand held scanning terminals.
The MDA application will run on any Windows XP / Windows 7 based device such as notebooks, tough books and tablet PC’s. It is intended for applications that need to be operable in offline mode when connection to the main Emydex database is not possible.
The MDA application utilises a local database which synchronises with the Emydex SQL server database when connected to the host network via either it’s built in Wi-Fi connectivity, internet access or modem.
Emydex have deployed the MDA application in Tough Book devices that are equipped with integrated camera, bar code scanner, RFID reader, memory card reader and fingerprint scanner.
These devices have touch screen displays and are sealed to IP65 specification.
So far the MDA application has been configured for use as a fieldsman data input station, an ante-mortem station in the lairage at abattoirs and a mobile QC device for use anywhere in a factory.
The fieldsman application enables the user to view the plant kill plans when visiting producers and arranging appointments to deliver suitable livestock to the plant.
The ante mortem application enables lairage staff to enter QC data including take photographs of livestock that do not arrive in the best of condition. This picture can be tied to the animal’s ear tag to ensure a full record is maintained in the kill line system.
As a QC device the MDA application enables QC forms to be ran on the device. All of the scanning and camera devices built into the device can be used together with any external device connected to the USB / serial interface ports, such as temperature or PH probes.