FactoryView Automation Newsletter

September 2010 --
III under new management
New Feature - Partner's Corner

In this issue....

III under new management

Bob Auman - right side in photo - and Paul Liska show some of the extensive line of III products

Congratulations to Bob Auman and Paul Liska for their new responsibilities at III.  Bob Auman, who was Vice President of worldwide sales has taken over as president and CEO of the Company.  Bob has been with III since 1986 in various capacities.


Paul Liska has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Paul has been with the company since 1995, and prior to that with the then parent company, Burr-Brown.  Paul's  roles will be in product management and customer support as well as being responsible for Manufacturing Operations and technical services. 


Bob Auman and Paul Liska are both principals in the company.   Our outgoing president and CEO, Rick Daniel will remain as Secretary of the corporation, with a reduced role in day-to-day operations.


To view the III Website in its entirety - news releases, products, partners, techical tips and so on, go to http://www.lanpoint.com

Sales are Up at III

III reported sales this year are up over 25% due in part to a strong legacy sales coupled with newer products like the LANpoint 7 and LANpoint Time.  According to President Bob Auman, "we have been there for our customers with long lasting legacy products that carried us during difficult economic times.  At the same time we have also been ready to help firms expand as the economy improves with new state of the art products."

Partner's Corner - Partners in the news

Acsis, Inc. recently deployed over 150 LANpoint 7 terminals to a large aerospace firm with manufacturing facilities in California and Mexico.  This continues a project started nearly 7 years ago with our LANpoint Pro.  When the project picked up again earlier this year, III was ready with the latest version LANpoint 7, new and improved and very much compatible with the previous generation.


Acsis solutions include process automation platforms, pre-built processes and workflows, appliances, automated SAP integration and serialization technologies to build in safety, security and efficiency along the supply chain.


Time Gathering Systems has been selected by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as the time and attendance vendor of choice across their AS400 iSeries platforms.  Time Gathering has a unique offering and one of the few firms in the U.S. that runs native time and attendance/data collection software on the iSeries.  The LANpoint Time is a client to the iSeries, communicating via TCP/IP socket sessions. 


Time Gathering 400 is a full-featured time and attendance software solution that eliminates the time consuming and error-prone manual time entry process. TG offers true integration into premier payroll/human resource solutions designed for centralized workforce management on the IBM iSeries.


See our LANpoint product partner pages at http://www.lanpoint.com/partners-dct.html.


See our EDAS product partner pages at http://www.edasce.com/169.html.

New partners - III welcomes the following partners to its Value Added Reseller Program

Valutrack is a national Auto-ID solutions integrator providing consulting and system integration services of bar code, RFID, mobile computing and wireless networking technologies.


133 Main St, Suite 300
Medway, MA 02053


Since opening our doors, ValuTrack has helped thousands of customers gain efficiency, productivity and return on investment from their data collection systems, which in turn has put their business on the right track of continuous improvement.  Through our Total Solutions Philosophy, we have gained a reputation for creating win/win situations for our clients, strategic partners and our company.  It is this approach that has helped us to grow at an impressive rate.  Our Total Solutions Philosophy means our customers gain a partner that can deliver end-to-end solutions for all their asset management, supply chain visibility, compliance labeling, work-in-progress tracking and track & traceability needs…on time and on budget every time.


Alizey Technology specializes in touch screen displays and automation technologies.


Z.I Des Chanoux
97-109, rue des Frères Lumière
F-93330 Neuilly Sur Marne, France
Tél:+33(0)1 49 44 35 80 
Email: indus@alizey-technology.com




Let's do a trade show

III is looking to attend trade shows with software solution providers.  If you are attending an upcoming trade show (like Remote 2010, American Payroll Association, APICS, Pack Expo, et.) and use III hardware products in your software solutions, please contact our Marcom manager to discuss a joint booth.

The III FACTORYview VAR program still continues to be one of the top programs in data collection.  Here are some highlights: free literature, leads, competitive discounting, marcom program and demo program.

Product Focus LANpoint vs. the PC

Over the years, the LANpoint DOS and CE products have competed against a whole bunch of other guys who are now out of business; anyone remember the MaxiLan product by UBI or Antares 2480 by Intermec?


Today, our biggest competitor for the data collection market place is the desktop computer.  It is cheaper, faster, more memory, and has larger displays.  Yet, there are many pitfalls to putting a PC on the shop environment.  Here are some of the advantages of a LANpoint over a PC.

1.  LANpoint products are small and compact and don't take up the space of a desktop and monitor.   Easily mounted on the wall and out of the way.
2.  No moving parts like spinning hard disks or fans to wear out
3.  Consumes less power and generates less heat
4.  Users are restricted to the application at hand with no access to games and other Internet hazards
5.  Industrial rather than commercial components.

What to do with Intermec Antares 2480 Fixed Terminals ????

If you own any Intermec Trakker Antares 2480, 2481, 2485 or 2486 terminals, you know that they are no longer being manufactured.  If you want to replace terminals or expand your system, what are your options besides making significant changes in client and host application software?


You may want to check out III's LANpoint and FACTORYpoint PRO.  The LANpoint PRO was first released in 1996, runs the same version of MSDOS and we have no plans of discontinuing it.  Michael Biddell, President of Current Directions says, "The LANpoint Pro is a near drop in replacement for the Anatares 2480 fixed terminal, both in a client server and terminal emulation environments."


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