From the President’s Console: October 2006

Posted October 2006

Great things are happening here at INFONETICS.

Deployment of our latest software upgrade, Version 2.21, has begun in earnest having passed beta testing with many compliments on the new features. Tops amongst those enhancements is a new screen printing utility that allows paging forwards & backwards, as well as searching for specific text in the stream of data. Also highly praised is the new “embedded” Serial Number/Lot Number features. This makes tracking those pesky lot/batch numbers, especially on medical gas cylinders, considerably easier and more thorough. The new INFOMAIL (integrated email) software is also in full gear with more than a dozen installations complete. This is the first new add-on module to be released in a number of years as most new features are part of existing software modules. Demand has been running higher than ever before and we’re working hard at implementing each new request as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we get caught up with this backlog.

If all that new software wasn’t enough, we’re now moving into beta testing of our exciting new INFOPAD/tablet PC. Delivery of the first few units have arrived, after a 3+month wait on the manufacturer. Each piece we test and assemble impresses us more and more with the quality and high engineering standards of this ruggedized tablet PC. We’re truly onto something new and groundbreaking here, and it will revolutionize the way we think about mobile computing. Look for a write-up in this newsletter for more information.

Our upcoming trade show schedule has us at the FabTech/AWS/Gawda Pavilion in Atlanta, GA from Tuesday, October 31th through Thursday, November 2nd. Look for Jim & Brian in booth 13145 at the show. We’ll also be presenting “No Wires Attached” in the Innovation Theater on Thursday at 12:15pm. 

We’ll also be holding our third and final traveling INFOGROUP meeting of the fall prior to the AIWD meeting in Tucson, AZ on October 8th from 12:00-6:00pm. 

On a personal note, I’d like to congratulate my wife, Mary Frea, on her recent completion of the 26.2 mile Columbus Marathon. She placed third out of all women walkers, and seventh overall in the walking division. With around 8,000 runners and 221 walkers, her accomplishment is truly amazing.