|[March 28, 2012]
Samsung Mobile and Xora Team up to Offer Next-Generation Solution for Managing Mobile Field Employees
DALLAS & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Xora, Inc., a global leader in mobile business applications, and Samsung (News - Alert)
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone
provider in the United States1, today announced they will
team up to market a next-generation solution to help public and private
sector organizations and their delivery and service field employees work
smarter and faster. The solution consists of Xora GPS TimeTrack™ and the
Samsung Rugby® Smart, Samsung's newest ruggedized Android (News - Alert)™ smartphone.
A Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE) device, the Samsung Rugby®
Smart is equipped with an exclusive security suite that delivers
enterprise-friendly capabilities above and beyond standard Android
features to help safeguard sensitive data and communications. Features
include mobile device management, on-device encryption, virtual private
network (VPN), and corporate email. Samsung SAFE devices meet rigorous
security criteria and are configured specifically with enterprise use in
The Xora-Samsung Rugby® Smart combination provides:
Wireless forms collection and signature capture that eliminate the
need for paper forms
Clock-in and clock-out on the phone to ensure accurate, automated
High resolution picture capture and barcode scanning to document
delivery, site and inventory details
Accurate digital maps that show precise locations of employees and
vehicles so managers can reassign employees on the fly and help ensure
Powerful, popular and intuitive Android operating system
The reliability, durability and security of a SAFE certified and
ruggedized mil spec phone from industry leader Samsung
Said Timothy Wagner (News - Alert), Vice President and General Manager of B2B Sales for
Samsung Mobile, "Xora is a proven and cost-effective solution for
organizations whose success depends on the performance of their
employees in the field. Xora and the Samsung Rugby® Smart together
provide the mobile technology and communications backbone for any team
that gets work done in the field - especially those working in harsh
conditions that demand durability and security."
Xora GPS TimeTrack® is a suite of configurable mobile apps that can be
downloaded onto the Samsung Rugby® Smart in minutes. The apps start
collecting valuable information immediately, which is then automatically
transmitted back to the Xora secure cloud-hosted management application.
The Xora management application can be accessed from any web browser and
used by office personnel to monitor field activity in real time and
pinpoint the exact location of employees and vehicles on Google (News - Alert) Maps™.
Pre-defined alerts inform managers of situations that require immediate
action. Historical data lets them analyze trends and make decisions that
improve productivity over time.
The Samsung Rugby® Smart is a rugged, dustproof device designed to
handle the elements with water resistance (submergible up to 1 meter for
30 minutes) and built to mil-std 810f military spec standards2.
The Android 2.3 smartphone features a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED™
touchscreen display (480x800) and a 5MP camera with 720p HD video
recording. It also supports 4G service, Wi-Fi®, corporate email and the
full line of media including location, music and social networking
"As a longtime partner of Samsung Mobile, Xora has been anticipating the
release of the Samsung Rugby® Smart," said Tom Miltonberger, Xora Chief
Technology Officer. "We view this new phone as an ideal complement to
our mobile business applications in situations where customers need both
a rugged device and the advanced native features of a smartphone. Our
customers who fit that profile need a phone that is tough, powerful and
smart, yet still affordable. Samsung has achieved that important balance
with the Samsung Rugby® Smart."
Xora and Samsung invite organizations to visit a new shared website to
learn about discounts available for the combined solution and sign up
for a best practices webinar event on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00
a.m. PDT/2:00 p.m. EDT entitled "Using Mobile Devices to Drive
Profitability: Game Changing Use Cases from Innovative Field Service &
Delivery Companies." The event and more information can be found at www.xora.com/samsung.
Xora is a global leader in mobile business applications. Our flagship
solution is a suite of configurable cloud-based apps that help mobile
businesses and their field employees work faster and smarter. Our apps
turn any mobile device into powerful productivity and data collection
tools. Our management application processes and reports data that can be
used to make decisions that improve field operations. All of our
solutions can be integrated with back-office systems and other
applications to automate business processes and eliminate manual
paperwork. More than 16,000 organizations rely on Xora every day to save
money and grow their businesses. For more information, visit us at http://www.xora.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless
handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products
throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing
approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the
company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual
Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital
Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung
Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips,
mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
i Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for
Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy
Analytics, Q4 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
ii Meets US Mil-STD 810F for Dust, Humidity, Rain, Shock and
Temperature. Waterproof against incidental exposure to water when all
ports are tightly closed. NOT designed or intended for in water use.
Submersible up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Waterproof based on IP67
rating. IP (Ingress Protection) ratings developed by CENELEC specifying
the environmental protection an enclosure provides. MIL-STA-810F testing
against a subset of 20 specific environmental conditions. 4G used in
connection with the Samsung Rugby Smart product refers to the fact that
the Rugby Smart is capable of operating on AT&T's (News - Alert) HSPA+ network.
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