Case studies

Real life applications

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Client: AJG Parcels
Category: Logistics

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are being increasingly used throughout all stages of the supply chain. At the same time, they are becoming more powerful and versatile than ever.
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Client: AMCS
Category: Utilities

Many routine and time-consuming tasks can be carried out more efficiently by using the latest RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.
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Client: Amey
Category: Field services

When Amey’s Metering Services division developed a new programme for rolling out smart meters, it needed a reliable, accurate and effective handheld device for data and image capture.
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Client: Aspire Housing
Category: Local Government

Aspire provides quality affordable homes and housing management, maintenance and improvement services for 20,000 customers.
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Client: Associated British Ports
Category: Field services

Handheld data capture devices have transformed a vast array of tasks that were previously carried out manually. One example is meter reading.
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Client: Biffa
Category: Utilities

Organisations with large vehicle fleets and field workers often rely on mobile computing solutions to enable them to capture data quickly and effectively. One such company is Biffa Waste Services.
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Client: Blackburn Borough Council
Category: Local Government

When collecting important data – especially in the field – it’s often the little things that become very important, such as a rugged device with a readable screen and a good battery life.
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Client: Blackpool Coastal Housing
Category: Local Government

The organisation uses about 150 handheld devices for various activities but wanted to ensure that these were being used and managed as effectively as possible.
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Client: BMW
Category: Manufacturing

Automatic data capture technology has an important role to play across a range of applications within the manufacturing sector. One example is the use of mobile computers by BMW’s engine plant.
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Client: Bord Gais Networks
Category: Utilities

Spirit Data Capture Limited helped Bord Gáis Networks to design and develop a mobile data capture solution that would give it a more competitive edge.
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Client: Bowker
Category: Warehousing

Leading transport and warehouse distributor Bowker needed help from a specialist, independent consultancy when it decided to develop a more effective, more accurate and less paper-intensive approach to its warehouse activities.
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Client: Camelot
Category: Logistics

Automatic data capture technology has an important role to play across a range of applications within the manufacturing sector. One example is the use of mobile computers by BMW’s engine plant.
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Client: Cardale Doors
Category: Proof of Delivery

Automated proof of delivery systems can play a key role in streamlining some of the administrative processes involved in a distribution operation.
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Client: Clarks
Category: Point of Sale

Consistently reliable suppliers are a bit like gold dust, they can be hard to find and once you’ve found one, you’ll want to hang on to them. That’s why Clarks has been using the same independent consultancy for the past 13 years.
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Client: Coinadrink
Category: Warehousing

Stock control is one of the many areas where handheld data capture devices can make a real difference to the efficiency of a company’s operations.
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Client: Collins & Hayes
Category: Logistics

Barcode scanning is particularly valuable for automating routine and labour- intensive (but essential) procedures such as stocktaking. Collins and Hayes Limited needed a barcode scanning system.
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Client: Cooper Vision
Category: Manufacturing

A mobile computer can transform workloads in the field when it is used to automate manual processes. This is what CooperVision discovered when it decided to change its manual recording system.
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Client: Corus Rail
Category: Transport

Rugged, handheld data capture devices represent an ideal solution for workers who need to gather information in the field. The Corus Rail Business Unit therefore started looking at possible options that could be used by its engineers, who take measurements of rail tracks throughout the UK.
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Client: CSols
Category: Utilities

Spirit has an extensive knowledge of the latest wireless and mobile computing technologies. After discussing its specific business needs, CSols opted for the Gotive H42 Wireless Enterprise Communicator.
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Client: Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)
Category: Transport

To improve efficiency, the Asset Management department wanted to test an asset service and maintenance tracking application that would work in conjunction with its Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.
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Client: Edinburgh University
Category: Education

University of Edinburgh, which is using Motorola units in fire equipment and asbestos surveys; planned maintenance and even for recording and monitoring water temperatures to prevent legionella outbreaks.
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Client: Elliot Loohire
Category: Field Services

Elliott Loohire recently streamlined its administration procedures by introducing Dolphin 7900 mobile computers.
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Client: E.ON
Category: Utilities

Each year, millions of gas and electricity meters are read in the UK. E.ON's Metering Services division is currently in the process of upgrading its data capture devices. The new system will be based around Dolphin® 9500 mobile computers, sourced and supplied by Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: Facilities management
Category: Field services

A leading UK facilities management provider recently deployed a mobile device management system supplied by Spirit Data Capture limited, which has led to productivity gains and time savings.
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Client: Facilities management (QA)
Category: Utilities

A large organisation recently decided to review its QA procedures and asked Spirit Data Capture Limited to provide a suitable solution.
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Client: Ginsters
Category: Warehousing

The upgrading of data capture solutions can make a signicant difference to the effciency and effectiveness of an organisation’s supply chain. For instance, Ginsters, the leading savoury pastry manufacturer, recently undertook a review of its warehouse devices.
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Client: Goldsmiths College
Category: Education

Goldsmiths College in London has recently embarked on two new projects, both of which take advantage of the versatility afforded by scanning hardware and software.
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Client: Greenhalgh's Bakery
Category: Logistics

When leading bakery Greenhalgh’s needed a new solution for its delivery drivers, it turned to Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: Initial City Link
Category: Logistics

When Initial City Link wanted a new scanning system recently, it approached Spirit Data Capture, because Spirit has a solutions-based philosophy.
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Client: JBT Distribution
Category: Proof of Delivery

Applications such as electronic proof of delivery and collection have become a vital weapon in the armoury of warehouse and distribution companies.
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Client: Jewson
Category: Logistics

When Jewson IT started looking for a solution that would streamline its customer product selection and ordering process, it asked Spirit Data Capture Limited for help.
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Client: JD Williams
Category: Logistics

When the online home shopping company, JD Williams, required software and handheld devices to enhance the audits conducted by its Direct Despatch Expeditors, it chose a solution sourced and developed by Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: JJ Foods
Category: Logistics

JJ Food Service decided to automate its methods for capturing a range of data relating to the truck-based deliveries it makes from its distribution centres. Previously, most of this data collection had been carried out manually, using paper-based processes.
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Client: Kingston Hospital
Category: Healthcare

Barcodes are used widely throughout our hospitals, for an extensive and diverse range of applications. For instance, Kingston Hospital’s Haematology Daepartment uses barcodes for data that can be scanned into its Laboratory Information Management System.
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Client: Liffe
Category: Logistics

When Liffe’s Commodity Derivatives department embarked upon a new, wide-ranging project recently, it decided to source all of its handheld units from one supplier.
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Client: Llandough Hospital
Category: Healthcare

One organisation that has recently upgraded to one of the latest cordless imagers is the Cardiff Toxicology Laboratories. The laboratories are using the Motorola DS6878-HC, sourced by Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: Manx Independant Carriers
Category: Proof of Delivery

The ability to track and trace packages and to gain accurate proof of delivery information is an integral element of a versatile parcels delivery operation. Manx Independent Carriers recently decided to migrate to a powerful mobile data capture solution.
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Client: May Gurney
Category: Field services

For maximum efficiency, organisations that have a lot of workers in the field need to be able to send information to them and receive their feedback in real time.
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Client: Mersey Travel
Category: Transport

SOTI’s MobiControl software has enabled Merseytravel’s ICT department to manage a large portfolio of personal digital assistants (PDAs), to automate their application deployment, to lock down devices, and to produce management information reports.
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Client: Misco
Category: Warehousing

Warehouse operations need to be fast, efficient and accurate. When Misco, a company which specialises in online sales of IT solutions, decided to upgrade its warehouse management system recently, it turned to Spirit Data Capture.
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Client: Nalco
Category: Utilities

With ever-increasing numbers of remote and field workers in the UK, mobile computing and communication devices are becoming more and more important.
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Client: Nature Delivered
Category: Logistics

In any large manufacturing or logistics operation in which countless repetitive tasks are taking place, a small increase in speed can lead to large time and cost savings.
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Client: Newcastle City Council
Category: Local Government

Hand held enterprise devices are proving to be the way forward for many organisations that need units that are flexible, rugged and reliable for their mobile workforces.
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Client: NYK
Category: Logistics

Logistics companies tend to serve a wide variety of customers, with very varying needs. For instance, NYK Logistics UK has to service contracts with a range of requirements relating to supply chain visibility.
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Client: Oldham Council
Category: Local Government

Oldham Council uses the Gotive H42 Wireless Enterprise Communicators for street surveys.
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Client: Origin Technical Business Services
Category: Local Government

Innovative applications such as iJob2 – an integrated job management system developed by Origin Technical Business Services – depends on the availability of suitable hardware. Origin opted for the Mobile Compia M3+ PDA.
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Client: Peaks & Plains Housing Trust
Category: Local Government

When Peaks & Plains Housing Trust needed more reliable handsets offering a good and consistent reception for its mobile workers, it turned to Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: PH Jones
Category: Logistics

The firm’s Social Housing Maintenance department embarked upon a new project to automate the collection of data by its gas service and repair engineers.
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Client: Provisioning Case Study
Category: Logistics

Sourcing and managing mobile devices to streamline supply chain operations can be a time-consuming and resource-draining business.
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Client: Rapidity Communications
Category: Proof of Delivery

Proof of delivery is often an essential aspect of a streamlined distribution process. When Rapidity Communications wanted a new and reliable proof of delivery system for its printed materials, it conducted a web search that led to Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: RCS (Balfour Beatty)
Category: Field Service

Many companies have a significant proportion of mobile or field workers. One of the keys to successful mobile working is the ability to send and receive any relevant details rapidly and reliably.
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Client: Royal Bolton Hospital
Category: Healthcare

When the Radiology Department of the Royal Bolton Hospital started experiencing difficulties with its scanning system, it began to explore more reliable alternatives. They opted for IMAGETEAMTM 3800 linear imagers supplied by Spirit Data Capture Limited.
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Client: Royal Liverpool Hospital
Category: Healthcare

The Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust recently upgraded its barcode readers. It is now using Marson MT605K pen scanners.
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Client: Royal Opera House
Category: Point of Sale

Customer satisfaction is a top priority for prestigious entertainment venues such as the Royal Opera House. One key element of satisfaction is to have as few delays for customers as possible.
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Client: Seafish UK
Category: Manufacturing

Seafish UK, a supplier of frozen food items, uses barcode scanners as part of its quality control procedures.
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Client: Scobie and Junor
Category: Warehousing

When mobile computers also incorporate wireless capabilities, it can open up new ways of boosting efficiency and productivity. This is what Scobie and Junor discovered when it upgraded its stock checking and tracking system.
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Client: Selfridges
Category: Retail

Selfridges, one of the UK’s most prestigious retail chains, has been using sophisticated imagers at its outlets for several years. It recently upgraded the devices at its London and Manchester stores with the help of Spirit Data Capture.
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Client: Space Engineering
Category: Manufacturing

One key advantage of mobile computing technology is that some of the devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) that are currently available are both compact yet very rugged.
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Client: Stapleton's (Tyres Services) Ltd
Category: Field services

Companies with large distribution networks have found that they can make a radical difference to the efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness of their operations.
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Client: Taylors of Harrogate
Category: Manufacturing

An increasing number of organisations are seeking to achieve the ideal of a fully paperless business environment. Taylors of Harrogate has taken a significant step forward towards this objective.
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Client: Tayside Contracts
Category: Field Service (QA)

Quality Assurance is an important part of the supply chain that can be greatly enhanced by the use of tailor-made software solutions.
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Client: The Authentic Food Company
Category: Retail

Companies throughout the UK depend on a mobile enterprise solution for their supply chain computing and data capture needs. This solution can be quite complex, consisting not only of handheld devices but also a complete wireless infrastructure.
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Client: The Francis Crick Institute
Category: Logistics

Goods receipt and tracking plays an important role in the supply chain – and this is especially true when the goods concerned are irreplaceable research items. This is why the Francis Crick Institute took great care in developing a versatile, automated system that would replace its manual processes.
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Client: Thinking Software
Category: Workforce Management

An innovative solution developed by Thinking Software will help to ensure that everyone who is present on an organisation’s site is accounted for in the event of an emergency.
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Client: Tuffnells Parcel Express
Category: Proof of Delivery

For any delivery company, the ability to use mobile computing devices at all stages of the process is an essential aspect of providing a high level of customer service.
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Client: University of Huddersfield
Category: Education

Even simple verification processes can benefit from automation, as the University of Huddersfield has discovered.
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Client: United Utilities
Category: Utilities

Many different field applications rely upon automated data collection for fast and accurate information. One such application involves capturing data from utility meters.
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Client: Vibtech
Category: Field services

When Scottish engineering company Vibtech was called upon to help NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) recently, it needed an effective tool for use with its land seismic data acquisition systems.
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Client: Wakefield District Housing
Category: Local Government

The use of mobile data capture devices has become widespread across many areas. However, as the number of devices increases, monitoring them and troubleshooting any problems can give rise to the problems that the devices were purchased to overcome – inefficiency and unnecessary costs.
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Client: Westpoint Veterinary Group
Category: Field Services

Data capture devices are used for a wide range of applications and in all sorts of conditions. One unusual requirement that emerged recently was for a device that could be used to record data relating to the health of the hooves of cattle.
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Client: WSPIPB
Category: Field Services

Some of WSPIPB's UK field-based teams have recently moved over from a paper-based system to Panasonic FZ-B2 tablets for capturing borehole data.
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Client: XDP
Category: Proof of Delivery

The use of powerful mobile data capture devices and software can make a huge difference to delivery companies and their customers, particularly if the devices offer facilities such as image and signature capture.
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Client: York University
Category: Education

When the University of York needed to replace its ageing system, one of its first priorities was to find a supplier that could offer comprehensive support and an in-depth knowledge of mobile computing solutions.
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