Technology Showcase: Information Technology

0412techshowmapconWeb-Based, Full-Featured SaaS CMMS

 Mapcon’s On-Demand™ uses SaaS (software-as-a-service) technology to provide comprehensive maintenance management, including work orders and preventive maintenance scheduling, at a lower cost than similar software applications. The product’s Java Swing™ technology delivers a fast, comprehensive CMMS directly over the Web, eliminating any slowdown associated with browsers. The system can be easily set up by non-IT personnel with basic PC skills and includes free technical support. On-Demand offers all features of Mapcon’s Enterprise software, including mobile capabilities. Being Web-based, however, it can operate in several environments (Windows, Apple OSX, Linux), connect to various databases (Oracle, SQL Server, Interbase) and communicate with other software packages. Because the service is billed on a monthly basis, without an annual contact, users can upgrade or downgrade on the fly without penalties.

Mapcon Technologies, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

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0412techshowpanasonicRobust, Professional-Grade Tablet Computers

 Panasonic’s Toughpad™ A1 is a professional-grade 10” Android™-powered tablet suited for mobile outdoor workers and where exposure to extreme environments is a possibility. Designed to meet many of the same durability standards as Panasonic’s Toughbook PC product line, this new device has MIL-STD-810G ratings for drops, as well as ingress protection ratings for resistance to dust and water. It’s also rated for use across a wide range of temperatures. Besides having access to the selection of existing Android Market™ apps, the product is supported by the Business AppPortal™, an enterprise-focused app store offering market-specific solutions and applications addressing broad enterprise concerns, including Mobile Device Management, security and virtualization. This secure, cloud-based user storefront lets IT Managers and developers store, download and test apps for their Toughpad devices. Panasonic will also offer private application stores within the Business AppPortal, which businesses can customize to meet their specific needs.

Panasonic Solutions Co.
A division of Panasonic Corp. of North America
Secaucus, NJ

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0412techshowmobiusIOS Vibration Analysis App

 The Mobius iVibe™ from the Mobius Institute is an application for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that provides a virtual vibration analysis expert. While diagnosing machine faults, iVibe provides an easy way to look up machine fault conditions based on spectrum symptoms and machine types. The application provides sample spectra, explanations of faults and explanations of how to diagnose fault conditions. Users can select from a list of symptoms, machine types and fault types before drilling down for more information on each topic. The application also includes a gallery with 80 spectral images. Upon seeing a spectrum, users can swipe up and down to see other similar spectra, or swipe left and right to see a page of details, diagnostic information and suggested additional tests to help confirm a diagnosis as correct. iVibe is available for purchase through Apple’s App Store.


Mobius Institute
Brentwood, TN

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Cross-Platform Mobile Support For IBM Maximo

 Syclo’s SMART Mobile Suite For Maximo is now available for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and Android tablets. It’s been deployed for more than 400 IBM Maximo enterprise asset management software customers on Syclo’s Agentry Mobile Platform. According to the company, Syclo is the only vendor offering mobile solutions for IBM Maximo that work with all major devices, whether they’re online or not. Users get native applications without the need to maintain separate code sets for each device. Software designers get increased flexibility in configuring user interfaces to ensure that each application looks and behaves exactly as expected on each operating system. Syclo SMART Mobile Suite For Maximo works with IBM Maximo versions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 7.5.


Syclo, LLC
Hoffman Estates, IL

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