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Press Release: Tom Salonek, CEO of Intertech , was featured in the Manufacturing Alliance Newsletter: Wireless, Mobile, Manufacturing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cindy Bielke 651-683-1910 Wireless, Mobile, and Manufacturing By Tom Salonek, founder and CEO, Intertech If your company has leveraged the Internet and related e-manufacturing technologies, it may be time to consider wireless or mobile applications to be part of your firm’s IT strategy. Wireless 101 Wireless is not your TV’s infrared remote. The “wireless” associated with the hype refers to a device—a wireless Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) like a Palm, PC with a wireless modem, or a cell phone—connecting to a wireless network. These wireless networks can be local or remote. A wireless local area network is called a WLAN. A wireless local area network (WLAN) is within a building. These are typically used to connect mobile workers such as warehouse staff doing inventory counts to the network. A wireless wide area network (WWAN) connects offsite workers, like route delivery drivers, to your business. In a WLAN, the PDA or PC uses a wireless modem and Radio Frequency (RF) to connect to a receiver. The receiver connects the device to the network. WLAN is common where mobility is required. Consider a warehouse where workers have small wearable computers for use when picking inventory. The computer indicates the next item to pick, prompts for quantity information, and, after receiving quantity input, updates inventory in the main computer system. Wireless in Action So where can wireless be used in supporting a manufacturing business? · Warehouse data collection—a warehouse worker does inventory counts or picks inventory using a mobile, wireless computer that talks directly to the backend ERP system. · Route delivery management—a field specialist goes to a series of locations and performs inventories on her company’s product at various customer locations. With wireless access, there is no need for a download at the beginning of the day to tell her what stops to make or at the end of the day to upload the data—it is all live. · Management and sales team functions—such as monitoring a company’s performance through financial and operational ratios. Different team members input their numbers. Some are mobile. All need access. Having the application available via wireless means everyone is in the loop whether they are in the office – or out. Wireless cost-effective applications exist today. Like any sound technology decision, have a business case, be practical, and proceed in phases. ### Tom Salonek is founder and CEO of Intertech, the 16th fastest growing technology firm in Minnesota. Intertech specializes in developing total, integrated wireless, mobile, and e-business applications for manufacturers and distributors.

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