The mobile data collection system that is most often used is the hand-held computer programs that are used on a Tablet PC or Portable Digital Assistants and have been designed so that they can replace the traditional methods of data collection.
The mobile data collection solution offers a number of advantages including reduces man-hour costs by more than fifty percent, eliminates the need to transcribe errors made by field and production personnel, and thus ensures data accuracy.
It eliminates the need to re-key data by office staff, and so helps to reduce costs, provides easy data access as well as verification while out in the field. Barcode technology greatly lessens the chance of data errors.
The Advantages of GPS Technology
Other advantages of using mobile data collection systems include preloaded schemes that make sampling efforts much simpler, and it enhances sample tracking. There are many proprietary products being used on projects, and new mobile data collection systems are able to be integrated with GPS technology to make available real-time data mapping.
The use of Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment makes it possible to calculate positions on the planet to within a meter, and with more advanced GPS tools, to within centimeters. This helps in data collection in the field or at a job site, and differential GPS data collection is able to provide a much more accurate method to collect data from a base station and a GPS rover.
Mobile data collections systems are recommended by experts as they do away with the challenges associated with filling out of forms as well as field paperwork. It allows companies to take the organization’s existing paper forms and transforms them to a handheld format that is useful for photo’s, GPS, video as well as digital signatures. It will also enable the company to easily synchronize its data to a centralized database from someplace other than the company’s head office, and are intrinsically safe as well.
AURORA bar code technologies provides the complete turnkey system solution for mobile data collection systems, and such systems can be used for many different applications such as counting inventory to track cross-docked freight shipments, and more.
There is no doubt that newer and emerging technologies are making the world turn mobile, and when one is considering a mobile data collection solution. whether batch based or wireless RF based, the AURORA bar code technologies will provide state-of-the-art system solutions that make full use of the mobile data collection terminals.