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Bell Mobility users get ‘ruggedized’ with wireless data devices

Bell Mobility, today announced its suite of ruggedized data products and services available on its national 1X wire...


February 16, 2004  


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Bell Mobility, today announced its suite of ruggedized data products and services available on its national 1X wireless network.

Working with various partners, Bell Mobility has developed wireless data offerings that it says will provide "reliable, robust connections in an always on IP
environment."

Petro-Canada recently selected Airlink Communication’s 1X Raven and Pinpoint products for deployment into their fleet of trucks that deliver petroleum products to thousands of Canadian homes and businesses on a weekly basis.

The Airlink products, coupled with Bell Mobility’s 1X wireless network, allow Petro-Canada to wirelessly and reliably send new orders to trucks in real time. As a result, Petro-Canada expects to improve customer delivery time and reduce delivery costs.

“With cellular long distance charges, unreliable radio frequency trucking connections in outlying regions, and very costly satellite communication, we had to rely on a combination of different technologies to get orders to the
trucks and confirmation of deliveries back to the regional distribution centres.," said Phil Lamarche, Manager of Logistics, Petro-Canada’s downstream marketing division.

"With this migration to 1X technology, we will save our downstream marketers time and money right from the start.”

According to Bell Mobility, information can be updated and delivered to an organization’s business systems as often as a transaction takes place, every few hours or once a day.