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Destiny and JJJ Projects Take Field Service Reports into the Digital Age

  • 02 August, 2004 16:44

<p>Sydney, 2 August 2004 - JJJ Projects has chosen Destiny Wireless’s Digital Pen and Paper (DP&amp;P) technology using Anoto® Functionality for the transmission of reports completed in the field by Service Engineers to their Service Head Quarters. Digital Pen and Paper will be used to complete paper based field service reports and with one tick of a box the entire report will be transmitted back to Service HQ in real time!</p>
<p>The Digital Pen, using Anoto Functionality, works like any normal pen but enables the user to send, by email, anything they write or draw. The Digital Pen houses a sophisticated array of technology developed by Anoto® in Sweden that includes; an infrared camera, an image processor and a wireless Bluetooth™ transceiver. These components work together with the Anoto® pattern, a series of nearly invisible dots printed on ordinary paper or forms.</p>
<p>JJJ Projects’ 12 Field Service Engineers (FSE) complete 10 service calls each per day repairing appliances. Prior to using Digital Pens, the FSE would complete their task, fill in a service report and then phone in to the service desk to provide the details of the customer call. Using the pen, the FSE simply completes the report as normal and then ticks the send box, which tells the pen to send the report back to the office. Within thirty seconds the service HQ has a copy of the FSE’s report.</p>
<p>Destiny™ and JJJ Projects identified that the implementation of the Digital Pen and Paper technology would save 120 phone calls a day and the associated call costs, enabling the FSE to get straight on to the next call without spending time dictating to the service HQ. In addition, the service HQ staff would no longer have to sit and wait for calls which inevitably all come at the same time causing FSE’s to “hold” until HQ service staff become available. The solution has streamlined field to office communications and increased productivity and is projected to give JJJ financial payback from the initial investment within three months.</p>
<p>“As a rapid growth business we had to become more efficient, reduce our costs and provide better service. The Digital Pens have achieved all three at a stroke”, said Paul Lemmerman, Managing Director, JJJ Projects.</p>
<p>“In order to maximize the effectiveness of our Field Service Engineers we needed to find a way to reduce or even eliminate the amount of time that the engineers spent on the phone rather than using their skills for the task in hand. The FSE’s have welcomed the Digital Pen as they can complete their forms and tick send and move on to the next job. No more hanging on the line waiting to report in. These guys are paid to fix things not to deal with paperwork and they can see the benefits to themselves and the company. Destiny offered us a way to achieve this without the need to change the existing reporting methods, and with minimal retraining. In fact we were up and running in within two weeks of our first meeting with Destiny.”</p>
<p>ENDS
Notes to Editor:
Destiny Wireless plc
Founded in December 2002, Destiny™ is the Exclusive Country Agent for Anoto in the UK, Australia and South Africa (launching in South Africa during 2004). The company’s approach is to find new ways to translate complex technology into straightforward, practical business applications and services in ways that improve productivity and business efficiency. The Executive Team has extensive leadership experience in selling new technology to the business to business sector.</p>
<p>In July 2003, the company introduced its first solution, Digital Pen and Paper technology, which has proven to be a great success and now Destiny has over 150 customers with orders in process of over 6000 Digital Pens. Destiny delivers a fully comprehensive end-to-end solution that includes; Digital Pen Product Supply, Forms Analysis, Digital Form Design, Application Design and Development and Digital Pen Services. For further information please visit www.destinywireless.com.au</p>
<p>Anoto Group AB
Anoto Group AB is a Swedish high-tech company with unique solutions for transmission of handwritten text from paper to digital media and scanning of printed text. All products are based on digital camera technology and image processing in real time. The Anoto Group today has two brand names; Anoto® and C-Pen®. For further information please visit www.anoto.com and www.anotofunctionality.com</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Andrew Bissex
Destiny Wireless
Ph: +61 (0) 416 111333
Email: andrew@destinywireless.com.au
OR
Claire Hosegood
Ph: +612 9976 6611
Email: claire@kinetics.com.au</p>

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