The need for mobility spans the entire spectrum of your business. It’s gone from a 'nice-to-have' option to a critical business requirement. From the front office to the distribution center and all points in between, mobile technology creates the foundation on which successful, profitable businesses are now built. Mobility at Metropark is a primary focus since mobility has become a central way for all businesses to communicate and operate.
Today, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, logistics providers -- and virtually every other link in the supply or business chain -- are taking a hard look at their current communications capabilities. Investing in the right mobile solutions now can be a significant competitive differentiator as operational environments become larger, more complex, and more reliant on operations-critical, real-time information. Let’s take a look at many of the key aspects to mobility and how Metropark can help your business with the most impactful technology of today.
The way we do business has forever changed largely due to a device that fits in your pocket -- the smartphone. Smartphones are a condensed device powerful enough to run an entire business if you want it to. You book transport and accommodation, speak to colleagues or clients ‘face-to-face’ across the globe, manage invoices and finances, share files and collaborate with colleagues, and much more all with just one handheld, intuitive device. Metropark offers Apple and Android devices over AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/T-Mobile networks. One great company gets you access to almost everything!!
Originally, the tablet was formulated as a new media consumption and entertainment device. As the technology evolved, it became an indispensable work tool serving everything from Point of Sale registers to high-end navigation tools. You may be surprised or even shocked to learn that Tablets are hidden inside the fabric of all sales and distribution chains. Metropark offers Apple, Android, and Microsoft tablets over AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint/T-Mobile networks. One great company gets you access to many!!
Only a handful of years ago, we all wanted to improve our internet experience which meant we needed to make it more accessible in homes, workplaces, and the public -- this is when WiFi exploded. With unprecedented access to the internet, the amount of people getting online continues to increase dramatically. In 2000, when WiFi was less common, 52% of Americans went online each day compared to 94% in 2017. Business priority networks, guest networks, hotspots, advertised funded networks, and meshed networks all provide businesses that vital step up to communicating with the world.
Powered by GPS technology, our easy-to-use Fleet Tracking solution will give you visibility on all of your vehicles in near real-time. Knowing drivers’ exact location, your dispatch team will operate quicker and more efficiently, sending the best and the closest driver to the job. We also let you gain insight into drivers’ on-road activities to support safe driving behavior and provide appropriate coaching to encourage optimal performance and avoid collisions, vehicle damage, unnecessary fuel waste, and lost billable time.
An Electronic Logging Device -- a small, flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use device which connects to each vehicle -- is needed in all business vehicles. We provide you with the ELD compliance solution for engine-connected logs with U.S. and Canadian rule sets -- see our recent Blog on the ELD Enforcement Deadline. Vehicle inspections can be time-consuming, delay loads, and affect time-sensitive cargo. With real-time HOS availability, you can complete clean and accurate logs that are inspection ready and have access to all critical information at the touch of a screen. This makes roadside inspections more efficient and requires minimal paperwork. Special review mode for roadside inspectors is available.
With our IoT platform (see below), you will know where your high-value assets are and what they are doing remotely. Check fuel level of generators and other equipment without having to be near them. Know when your devices need to be recharged without having to physically check them. Avoid unforeseeable losses by knowing the real-time location and operational status of assets such as containers, trailers, bobcats, and other moveable heavy equipment, powered or not. React quickly to any unauthorized activity, recover stolen assets in time, and avoid heavy replacement costs. (more)
Internet of Things
IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on/off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, and almost anything else you can think of. This also applies to components of machines. For example, if a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig has an on/off switch, chances are it can be a part of the IoT. The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices...Metropark stands out front with IoT solutions and open to co-inventing IoT solutions for your industry.
Point to Point
This is your new wireless bridge, where we can tie two or more of your buildings together. This eliminates the need for wired underground or aerial installations and saves a fortune since it eliminates the monthly recurring charges that come with other MPLS or Bridge data services. Read more about our Point to Point services here.
A really cool wireless solution invented to connect personal devices like wireless headsets to phone devices or phones to cars or many other applications. Metropark provides many BlueTooth solutions for your business.
DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is a radio technology for voice data applications such as cordless telephones, wireless offices, and even wireless telephone lines. Metropark has some great wireless, cordless, and long range solutions for your business.
Mobile technology is constantly evolving and continuing to offer businesses new ways to collaborate, grow, and save money. Since Metropark is a leader in mobility and works with all the main carriers, we know the latest and greatest mobility solutions for your business!