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PHI DATA focusses on customer experience with user groups

posted 11 Dec 2012, 00:36 by PHI DATA


A number of representatives of hospitals took part in our AeroScout User Group last week. It was the second time the event was organised by us and at our company. Our partner AeroScout did not only present the new software MobileView 4.4, but also showed tags that can withstand the intense sterilization cycles that surgical materials have to undergo. It was also explained how the application of AeroScout safeguards children, helps against wandering, allows to wirelessly call a nurse and much more. After the presentation, a conversation started during which the hospital representatives could ask questions. In advance, the attendees had given specific topics on which they could use some explanation, so it is no wonder that they were very enthusiastic about the agenda.
You did not attend the event? No problem! Due to huge success the initiative will be repeated in 2013.

PHI DATA is Intermec Printer Service Partner

posted 8 Nov 2012, 04:32 by PHI DATA


Since PHI DATA continues to invest in its partnership with Intermec, we have recently achieved the status of Intermec Printer Service Partner. This means that we employ at least two certified repairers and maintenance technicians. Of course, our customers only benefit of this. Moreover, our new status means that we get to be the first to test new products and that we receive demo units.

PHI DATA presents its healthcare solutions at Medica

posted 3 Oct 2012, 04:37 by PHI DATA

The Medica trade fair, gathering experts from the healthcare sector, will be held from 14 to 17 November in Düsseldorf (Germany). You will discover the solutions PHI DATA offers to increase productivity with innovative and easy-to-use products, built upon existing Wi-Fi networks.

Learn more.

PHI DATA gets five-year contract at SCA Hygiene Products Stembert with innovative label solution

posted 16 Apr 2012, 08:19 by PHI DATA   [ updated 18 May 2012, 07:03 ]

Label as a Service formula ensures productivity paper manufacturer
 
PHI DATA has brought in a first contract with his new concept Label Easy.This all-in label solution is implemented the beginning of March 2012 at SCA Hygiene Products Stembert, supplier of household and sanitary goods.Thanks to the all-inclusive plan, the company is assured of continuity in services and supplies and productivity are guaranteed. The cooperation covers five years, in which PHI DATA will deliver over 40 million tags to SCA Hygiene Products.

Labelling Managed Services
LabelEasy was launched end of 2011 on the Belgian market. This new concept offers an all-in label solution at a fixed price per label and provides a clear plan with regard to delivery and maintenance. Thus, the customer has a global solution, one contract, one contact and a fixed all-inclusive price per label. Therefore it is no longer necessary to use different vendors in all steps of the printing process - from purchase to installation and training phase to operational phase - . The biggest advantages are the ease of use, flexibility and time savings but also the quality that remains consistent because only one party takes all in management.
 
From CAPEX to OPEX
SCA Hygiene Products selected first on the Belgian market for LabelEasy. "The importance of labels and printers is 
often underestimated however, mission critical products, which ensure that we remain productive. We only saw advantages in the new formula of PHI DATA, and, on the basis of previous collaborations, quickly decided to go with them.

Thanks to LabelEasy we can now rely on a vendor to manage the entire printing process and all deliveries. 
Moreover, we have a predictable and cost spread function of our production volume, and there is no high investment costs at the beginning, "says Mr. Gregoire, financial director at SCA Hygiene Products.

"With LabelEasy we try to better respond to current needs of our customers and market trends. Instead of ordering their labels and  printers separately and to buy maintenance contracts insurance, they can now contact us for an all-in 'label as a service' formula. 
In addition to of the numerous practical advantages we offer companies a primarily a huge peace of mind, "says Rudi Lambrechts, Business Development Manager, Print Media Solutions at PHI DATA.

RFID localization solution at Continental

posted 16 Apr 2012, 05:59 by PHI DATA   [ updated 18 May 2012, 07:05 ]

German tire manufacturer boosts production with 15% thanks to Wi-Fi-based localization solution of AeroScout.

Continental Sarreguemines has signed a contract with PHI DATA, provider of solutions for automatic identification and localization. The French department of the German tire manufacturer appeals to PHI DATA for the automation of the inventory management and a part of the production process. Therefore PHI DATA will implement a WiFi-based localization system. 1800 WiFi-tags will be attached to the carriers used for the transport of tire components and materials to the right station. This way, Continental can assure every carrier arrives at the right time at the right machine so delays and errors will be reduced and daily throughput increases.

Continental Sarreguemines produces and distributes 33.000 tires on a daily basis. As the rubber needs to be processed within very precise timeframes, the rubber and the material needs to be brought as soon as possible to the specific machines. Until recently, the large carriers used for the transport were only marked with a number. This often caused trouble finding the carriers on time, resulting in a lot of time and material waste.

“Continental already implemented an AeroScout localization system in one of its factories in the US. The American colleagues were so enthusiastic about the system that we decided to use it in Sarreguemines as well. Main difficulty: the challenging environmental circumstances. In Sarreguemines, the plant is an collection a old buildings, that have been rebuilt during the years, there are a lot of machines, so a lot of steel, etc. That makes the implementation quite difficult. When we were looking for a partner with some relevant experience, and who was flexible enough to work in phases, PHI DATA revealed to be the best choice,” says François Gérard, Director France at Continental in Sarreguemines.      

PHI DATA is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the AeroScout system and the integration with the Cisco network. Now the employees can check from their board computer where a carrier is located. “We are confident that this project will result in a high ROI, and that this technology will help us to boost the production from 33.000 to 37.000 tires per day”, says Christian Matejicek, Responsible for IT at Continental in Sarreguemines.


The project is going through its second phase for the moment. “In the first phase 500 carriers were equipped with a WiFi-tag. After the evaluation, we concluded that everything was precise enough, and after expanding the wireless Cisco network to the other parts of the factory, they implemented another 700 extra tags. This is one of the largest projects in its kind in the industrial sector in Europe. And the story is not over yet: we recently started a third phase, during which we will foresee 600 more carriers of tags”, says Wim Verduyn, Senior Key Account Manager at PHI DATA.      

Continental France


Mobiele oplossingen

posted 12 May 2011, 07:08 by PHI DATA   [ updated 27 May 2011, 06:48 ]

Steeds meer bedrijven optimaliseren hun mobiele infrastructuur. Werknemers zijn vaak onderweg en kunnen via een mobiel netwerk (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA) toegang krijgen tot bedrijfsdatabases met alle actuele gegevens. 

Organisaties krijgen hierdoor de mogelijkheid om taken anders in te vullen zodat werknemers en middelen efficiënter worden ingezet. Werkzaamheden die nu nog aan vaste locaties verbonden zijn, kunnen dan ter plaatse uitgevoerd worden.

Naast de mogelijkheid om barcodes en RFID-tags op goederen te lezen, beschikken medewerkers op locatie over actuele gegevens. Zo kunnen ze voorraden checken, containers tracken, mobiel orders doorgeven en dienstopdrachten verwerken, elektronische handtekeningen registreren wanneer goederen afgeleverd zijn en met behulp van een ingebouwde fotocamera kunnen ze zelfs schade aan zendingen registreren. Met de mobiele computer en printer kan alles volledig afgehandeld worden op locatie.

Bovendien kunt u bij gebruik van GPS (Global Positioning System) – al dan niet gekoppeld aan een navigatiesysteem - de exacte plaats vaststellen waar medewerkers zich bevinden. Al deze mobiele toepassingen resulteren in een hogere productiviteit, tijdswinst, betere managementinformatie en een hogere klanttevredenheid.

Uiteraard dient uw bestaande systeem technisch naadloos aan te sluiten op de mobiele oplossing. Het is daarbij noodzakelijk te weten welke informatie gescand moet worden en of er een barcodescanner in de mobiele computer moet worden geïntegreerd.

Welke applicaties moeten vooraf worden geïmplementeerd? Welke zijn de eisen qua inbouw? Is er extra service gewenst? Het zijn maar enkele vragen die de keuze van de mobiele computer beïnvloeden.

PHI DATA integreert PDA’s en tablet PC’s voor verschillende toepassingen en ontwikkelt of levert ook de gepaste programmatuur. Wij adviseren u graag betreffende de meest geschikte oplossing voor uw omgeving.

Toshiba printerruilactie

posted 12 May 2011, 01:08 by PHI DATA   [ updated 12 May 2011, 06:39 ]

Vanaf 01/03/2011 zal de productie van de onderdelen van de Toshiba B-372, B-472, B-482 en B-572 printers stopgezet worden.
Het is dus het uitgelezen moment om te genieten van speciale voorwaarden en te kiezen voor milieuvriendelijke printoplossingen.

Kwaliteit, duurzaamheid & uitstekende TCO
Toshiba producten staan bekend voor hun hoge kwaliteit in design en productie. De printoplossingen van Toshiba zoals de unieke lintspaarfunctie, brengen de frequentie van het vervangen van linten en thermische kopen sterk naar beneden.

Milieubewuste keuze
Toshiba doet alle mogelijke inspanningen om de ecologische voetafdruk van haar printergamma zo klein mogelijk te houden door gerecycleerde materialen te gebruiken waar mogelijk, door het energieverbruik zo laag mogelijk te houden (Energy Star) en door nieuwe technologieën te ontwikkelen die het milieu sparen (lintspaarfunctie, dubbelzijdig printen, ...).

Vervang nu uw oude of defecte barcode- of etikettenprinter van het merk Toshiba, TEC of een concurrerend merk door een B-SX4, B-SX5 of B-852 printer en geniet van een korting van 100 EUR op uw gelijktidige bestelling van Toshiba TEC inktlinten.

Voor meer info, stuur ons een email naar printing@phidata.be of bel ons op het nummer 0495/30.62.47.

Actie geldig tot en met 31/01/2011. Aanbod niet cumuleerbaar met andere aanbiedingen en speciale prijzen.

KIES BEWUST, KIES TOSHIBA

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