WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT - Mobile workforce management

The Casio/e-Nabler solution suite

SANTA CLARA, Calif.Casio America Inc.’s Industrial Handheld Division and e-Nabler Corp. have announced a mobile field sales and service solution suite which is designed to allow businesses to manage their mobile workforces more efficiently, allowing workers to process sales and jobs in the field, as well as process credit card payments at the point of sale remotely.

The Casio mobile computer products enable field professionals to perform secure credit card transactions, capture digital signatures and print receipts from the field on a ruggedized mobile terminal with a magnetic stripe reader, 2D CMOS bar code imager, and three-inch thermal printer on the same device. The e-Nabler application platform also offers in-vehicle inventory tracking, field surveys with integrated digital pictures, inventory management and delivery confirmation, all of which are integrated with Web-based reporting engines and tools. As part of the field force solution, e-Nabler will aggregate all handheld transaction information and integrate it with existing back-office system data to produce end-to-end data flow.

Cabling management

RICHARDSON, TexasCommScope Enterprise Solutions has launched its Enclosure family of cabinets, racks and cabling management products and solutions.

The enclosures are specifically designed and built to aid installation, enhance network management and protect CommScope network infrastructure components. The new line is compatible with the Systimax and Uniprise product lines.

The network and server equipment cabinets are equipped with X-Frame technology – an X-shaped design that provides easy access to the cables contained in the cabinet while providing support for all CommScope Enterprise products. Users have the option of glass, solid metal, perforated or split rear doors with cabinet sizes from 600MM, 800MM and 1000MM. Each cabinet comes with a low-profile top cover, complete with three-point entry that supports east/west fiber practice. Brush entry and cable guidance also are available as options.

Within the Enclo-sures product line, the company offers vertical and horizontal cable management devices. The designs of the vertical cable management systems are single and double-sided and come 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches wide with a door-latching system that offers a one-point removal system. In addition, horizontal cable management options are equipped with dual flip covers and come in sizes 1 through 3U.

Fiber converters 

iConverter media
Omnitron’s iConverter media convertors

NASHVILLE– Omnitron Systems Technology has announced a set of enhancements to its iConverter T1/E1 and T3/E3 media converters. The two media converters are carrier-grade products designed to give telco and cable operators, utilities and enterprises the flexibility to provide different services over existing fiber access infrastructure. The iConverter portfolio of fiber media converters and network interface devices consists of modular converters and chassis that combine to provide a variety of configurations for central office and customer premises fiber deployments. In addition to T1/E1 and T3/E3, iConverters support 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet, OC3, OC12 and serial technologies.

The enhancements include support for small form pluggable (SFP) transceivers, which allow the media converters to increase the bandwidth capacity of fiber access infrastructure by incorporating coarse wave division multiplexing (CWDM). The media converter portfolio also now includes a stand-alone version designed for easy installation, with universal AC and DC power options.

The iConverter T1/E1 and T3/E3 media converters feature a built-in fiber tester for diagnosis of the remote unit. The converters’ SFP support enables adaptability to different fiber types and distances, providing flexibility across a variety of network architectures and topologies.

Telco and cable applications include delivery of T1 and T3 services over fiber access links that extend up to 120 kilometers.