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TracerPlus RFID Software puts Bike Lane in the Fast Lane
How PTS Mobile RFID Software has helped a premier Texas specialty retailer save space, time, and money.
May 15, 2017 – If you’re in the greater Houston area and looking for a bike, bike gear, or anything cycling related, there’s only one place to go: Shenandoah’s Bike Lane. For more than 20 years, this family-owned business has put itself at the center of the local cycling community by knowing the sport inside and out and by taking the time to share that knowledge with folks who walk in the door.
TracerPlus 9.5 Launches with New Features and Expanded Support
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS) announces the new release of its market-leading TracerPlus mobile data collection software, with added features including web deployment via Wi-Fi or WAN.
March 17, 2017 – Ease of use, portability, and broad-based compatibility with both consumer and enterprise-class hardware have helped make TracerPlus the industry leader in mobile data collection. Now, TracerPlus 9.5 builds on these strengths with new features including the ability to deploy TracerPlus desktop projects in the field and native support of the Zebra RFD8500, which can turn any Android handheld device into an RFID reader.
For Arundel Machine Tool, TracerPlus Precision Matters
Before and After TracerPlus Mobile Software
June 9, 2016 – Arundel Machine Tool is a leading CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturer, supplying precision-machined components used in complex systems such as aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft, high-intensity optics, and state-of-the-art medical devices. The nature of Arundel’s work and its status as a supplier to the Department of Defense, US Navy, and Department of Homeland Security mean that its tracking needs go well beyond standard inventory and asset tracking. Arundel needs to provide verification that it regularly calibrates its precision tools and gauges—or, in the jargon of the trade, “gages.”
RFID Helps Aerospace Factories Manage Small Parts - TracerPlus Featured
Supplier City Solutions' system is designed to help workers easily identify which bins require replenishing, thereby ensuring that no parts run out when needed on the production floor.
February 24, 2016 – Tracking small parts used in aircraft manufacturing is a task that requires effort on the part of both suppliers and manufacturers to ensure that those items, such as fasteners or bolts, never run out when needed. At some factories, parts suppliers dispatch personnel to determine what is in stock, while some aircraft manufacturers have their own employees perform an inventory count. In either case, the process is typically carried out visually, sometimes in conjunction with bar-code scans, though that can be time-consuming and could potentially lead to errors.
CipherLab USA Announces Strategic Partnership with Portable Technology Solutions (PTS)
CipherLab USA today announced the adoption of TracerPlus, developed by PTS, as a recommended development tool for CipherLab models RS30 (Android 4.4), 9700, and CP60 Windows data collection terminals.
January 15, 2016 – TracerPlus is an industry leader in mobile data collection, enabling programmers and non-programmers alike to easily build enterprise-class barcode and RFID-enabled applications. Along with expanded compatibility with CipherLab products, the newly released TracerPlus 9.1 features a Publisher Edition that allows users to fully brand and license the applications they develop within the TracerPlus environment.
M3 Mobile OX10 RFID Industrial PDA Achieves TracerPlus Validation from Portable Technology Solutions
January 8, 2016 – Portable Technology Solutions (PTS) announced today that the M3 Mobile OX10 UHF RFID mobile terminal successfully completed TracerPlus Validation testing. “M3 customers now have the ability to create mobile UHF RFID applications for virtually any need, without programming,” Paul Johnston, M3 Sales Director for the UK, said of the announcement. “Resellers can also create apps for the OX10 and considerably shorten their sales cycle.”
TracerPlus 9.1 Launches with New Publisher Edition
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS) announces the new release of its market-leading TracerPlus mobile data collection software, with added features and a special edition that allows businesses to brand and license their applications.
December 10, 2015 – TracerPlus has become the industry leader in mobile data collection by bridging the gap between custom and off-the-shelf mobile software, allowing programmers and non-programmers alike to build enterprise-class barcode and RFID-enabled applications in minutes. Now, with the new TracerPlus 9.1 Desktop - Publisher Edition, it's just as easy for businesses to fully brand and license the apps they create with this powerful tool.
RFID Helps Tile Maker Keep Costs From Going Through the Roof
Thanks to the system, MCA has reduced the amount of time needed to take inventory of its clay roofing tiles by 98 percent.
September 25, 2015 – Maruhachi Ceramics of America (MCA) is employing a radio frequency identification system to track the locations of 50,000 pallets loaded with products, and has thereby reduced its inventory checking time from three days for eight staff members (a total of approximately 190 hours) to only four hours for a single person. The system—consisting of TracerPlus software provided by Portable Technology Solutions (PTS), passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags from Alien Technology, and a Zebra Technologies handheld RFID reader and printer-encoder—also ensures that personnel know where a product is located when they need to load it onto a truck.
For Cammell’s Honey, TracerPlus is the Bee’s Knees
Before and After TracerPlus Mobile Software
June 18, 2015 – Between their own hives and the stock they buy from other producers, Cammell’s Honey, a New Zealand-based apiarist and merchant, has a lot of honey to keep track of. And not just honey but also the unique UMF Active Manuka honey they sell, produced from the nectar of the Manuka flower that is native to New Zealand. They knew they needed a scanner solution for their specialized inventory needs.
Portable Technology Solutions Releases TracerPlus Version 9.0
TracerPlus 9.0 adds something our users have been waiting a long time for - Conditional Form Logic
March 2, 2015 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS), the makers of TracerPlus Mobile Data Collection Software and ClearStream RFID Fixed RFID software, are proud to announce the release of TracerPlus 9.0. This new version of TracerPlus introduces form logic, enabling TracerPlus users to create even more powerful mobile applications in fractions of the time.
The Difference a Decade Makes: First Employees at LI Tech Company Reflect on 10 Years in Mobile
December, 2014 Calverton, LI – When Joseph Kraebel became Portable Technology Solutions' (PTS) first hire in June 2004, he found himself in a situation familiar to anyone who's experienced the "romance" of working on a tech startup: “It was the middle of summer and we had about 150 Palm OS barcode terminals,” he says, referring to what was then the industry standard “We were in an upstairs office with no AC, and we had to put batteries in each unit, load it with our software, test it, and repackage it.” Ten years later, what does he remember most about the experience...
TracerPlus 8.2 has been released!
August 1, 2014 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC. (www.tracerplus.com) has announced the release of their latest version of TracerPlus, Version 8.2. This version adds a couple new features including Radio Buttons and a Timer function that allows events to be triggered at set intervals. This release also includes some performance enhancements to TracerPlus Connect when syncing and when used in live mode. For a complete listing of what's new in TracerPlus 8.2, click the link below:
Do More in TracerPlus 8.1!
May 9, 2014 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC. (www.tracerplus.com) has announced the release of their latest version of TracerPlus, Version 8.1. The major feature added to this release is UNDO for the Form Designer within TracerPlus Desktop. That's right folks, after several years of user requests we have finally added UNDO. Other notable features include GPS averaging for more precise GPS coordinate capture, Custom SQL Variable enabling you to run SQL queries and a host of RFID improvements. For a complete listing of what's new in TracerPlus 8.1, click the link below:
RFID Takes the Strain Out of Testing Minnesota's Roadbeds
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) employs RFID to pinpoint the locations of sensors buried within roadways using TracerPlus.
December 11, 2013 – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is employing radio frequency identification to pinpoint the locations of sensors buried within roadways. The sensors, which measure strain and pressure levels, are used to test the performance of a variety of roadway materials, mixes and application methods. To date, the agency has installed only four tags into its pavement test tracks as part of its MnROAD project, says Bob Strommen, a research systems integrator at MnDOT, but now that the tags have proven their performance, the agency intends to deploy them to locate new strain or pressure sensors as they are installed, and it may also opt to use the technology for other purposes as well.
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RFID Reduces Labor, Errors for Cemetery Monument Firm
Sprung Memorial Group has cut the amount of time required for its inventory audits by 96 percent using the Motorola MC319Z and TracerPlus.
June 26, 2013 – Sprung Memorial Group, a retailer of granite headstones and monuments, is employing EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags and handheld readers to track the cemetery monuments it stores, engraves and ships to customers. This not only reduces the amount of time that employees spend searching for inventory, but also ensures that the proper stone is always used for each order. The solution, provided by Microcomputer Consulting Group (MCG) and TracerPlus, has reduced the length of time required for Sprung's inventory audits by 96 percent.
Portable Technology Solutions Releases Innovative Data Syncing Software
TracerPlus Connect is the one tool to handle any company’s data sharing needs.
January 23, 2012 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC. (www.tracerplus.com) has announced availability of their innovative TracerPlus Connect software as a free trial download at www.tracerplus.com. TracerPlus Connect allows anyone to sync data between databases, Microsoft Excel, text files or data collected with their TracerPlus mobile software with a high level of control and without a steep learning curve.
JVV Logistics Has Selected Motorola to Increase Efficiency in Cargo Management at the Ports of Mexico
JVV Logistics Pairs the Motorola MC75 with TracerPlus Professional and TracerPlus Wireless Server to develop agile shipping logistics solution.
December 7, 2010 – Buenos Aires – Business Solutions Motorola Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that the shipping company, JVV Logistics, chose Motorola’s MC75 mobile computer for monitoring and tracking of shipments steel, due to its ability to scan, its flexible connectivity options and robust design. With this implementation, the company can obtain real time reports and keep a tight check of cargo, minimizing the margin for error and increasing its capacity to respond to contingencies...
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Portable Technology Solutions, LLC Releases New Class of Pre-Configured Mobile Applications for Specific Markets; Software Featured in the BlueStar In a Box Solutions Now Available for Download
Applications built on the TracerPlus platform and featured in the In A Box Solutions collection distributed by BlueStar. Demo versions of each application are available for download at TracerPlus.com.
November 18, 2010 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS) has released trial versions of Fire Master Hydrant and Building Inspections, Police Inspection and Equipment Readiness and Field Technician Work Orders available for immediate download. Built using the TracerPlus Desktop development tool, each of these applications are provided as an all in one installer file, complete with sample data...
Portable Technology Solutions’ TracerPlus Achieves Motorola Enterprise Mobility Validation on the Motorola ES400 - Launches New Pre-Configured Apps
Following the successful validation of TracerPlus on the Motorola ES400, PTS has released a pre-configured inventory and delivery application specifically for the ES400. The app is now available for download in English, Spanish and Portuguese language versions.
September 9, 2010 – Portable Technology Solutions today announced its TracerPlus mobile data collection solution successfully achieved Enterprise Mobility validation through completing Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program that includes joint testing at the Motorola Solution Center located in Holtsville, New York...
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC Announces TracerPlus 6.0 Data Collection and RAD Tools for Windows Mobile and Windows CE
The availability of version 6.0 of TracerPlus for Windows Mobile/CE in conjunction with the newest version of its freely distributed form design tool, TracerPlus Desktop represents a radical upgrade to functionality
June 30, 2010 – The release of TracerPlus version 6.0 introduces a number of entirely new features along with a variety of improvements to existing processes. Some of the more notable new additions include viewing and editing data as a grid within the entry screen, updating a series of records based on a single key field, referencing previously recorded image files for field lookups, enhanced support for managing multiple users and native support for Motorola RFID mobile computing devices and more.
New Zealand Defence Force Implements Barcode Scanning with TracerPlus 5
October 20, 2009 – New Zealand Defence Force – The first bar code scanners have been issued to Army units throughout the country. Bar Codes have been used commercially in New Zealand for more than 30 years, and the Army has had stock issued from the SPEL Bulk Store with bar code labels for more than 25 years. Many serving and retired Army personnel will have memories of false starts where bar code scanning was promised and not delivered. They can now rest easy in the knowledge that the NZ Army has made progress.
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Portable Technology Solutions’ TracerPlus Achieves Motorola Enterprise Mobility Validation
TracerPlus is first validated mobile data collection solution for the new Motorola MT2000 series of mobile terminals
October 6, 2009 – Portable Technology Solutions today announced its TracerPlus mobile data collection solution successfully achieved Enterprise Mobility validation through completing Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program that includes joint testing at the Motorola Solution Center located in Holtsville, New York. TracerPlus provides customizable enterprise class mobile data collection and integration solutions designed to mesh with existing data systems thus easing the path to incorporating mobility...
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC Introduces Online Solution Center; Announces the Release of TracerPlus 5.0 and Upgrades to all Windows Mobile/CE Companion Products
January 30, 2009 – CALVERTON, NY - Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS), a leading provider of mobile data collection software and systems, announced today the launch of the TracerPlus Solution Center at www.tracerplus.com in conjunction with the release of version 5.0 of TracerPlus for Windows Mobile. TracerPlus is the company's flagship mobile data collection tool. PTS has also released version 5.0 of TracerPlus Wireless Server and TracerPlus ODBC Link. Lastly, PTS announced the highly anticipated upgrade to TracerPlus Desktop; version 5.1...
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC Announces the Release of New Mobile Development Tool: TracerPlus Desktop
October 15, 2008 – Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS), a leading provider of mobile data collection software and systems, announced today the release of a new mobile development tool, TracerPlus Desktop.
Employing an intuitive user interface, TracerPlus Desktop offers the ability to create a wide variety of enterprise class mobile solutions...
TracerPlus based Solution wins MBT 2008 Innovation Insight Award
NJ - based manufacturer of Smarties candy Ce De Candy shares Manufacturing Business Technology Award
August 1, 2008 – Manufacturing Business Technology, he leading source of information on the strategic use of information technology in manufacturing and distribution companies, named Ce De Candy co-winner of the Innovation Insight Award for 2008 for implementing an enterprise mobility solution to meet the FDA's Food Bioterrorism regulation while also increasing the efficiency and accuracy of manufacturing processes throughout its supply chain and warehouse. PTS’s TracerPlus mobile data collection software served as a focal point of the successful implementation.