Most modern smartphone and tablet Mobile devices are suitable for use with SCHAD Mobile Work Management providing they support one of the following mobile operating platforms:
- iOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Windows Mobile
- Windows phone
Mobile web browsers offer a poor user experience compared to installed applications. EXTEND7000 deploys a client/server architecture which means new clients can be implemented readily. In addition the EXTEND7000 Mobile Client has been carefully designed to be intuitive and responsive, with the same look and feel as the device's native functions.
For harsh environments, protective cases are available for many smartphones or alternatively, ruggedised industrial terminals can be purchased for the Android and Windows Mobile platforms. Mixed devices are supported in the same project - you can, for example, deploy ruggedized devices for use by engineers whilst managers can utilise their existing smartphones.
To keep pace with the rapid changes in the Mobile industry, new clients are always under development.
Both Wi-Fi and Mobile Data Network connections are supported. When a user moves out of range of the WLAN, most mobile devices will automatically roam to the Mobile Data Network.
Push notifications are supported for both the Blackberry and Apple iOS devices helping to reduce message transport time and extend battery life. When using Blackberry, SCHAD Mobile Work Managementwill also manage the connection to the Blackberry NOC and corporate BES server.