Demonstrating businesses growing integration iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices into their operations, Australian company MEX will release its first computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) using Microsoft’s Silverlight.
Silverlight is a free web browser add-on, similar to Flash or Java, which is powered by the Microsoft .NET framework and is more compatible and interactive than competitors.
With MEX’s software solution offering users a “dashboard” to visually track a company’s assets, parts, labour and maintenance needs, Silverlight offers greater graphic capability and compatibility with mobile devices.
MEX CEO and Founder Steve Ninnes said the Silverlight version of its software was the result of months of research and development to ensure it took advantage of Silverlight’s advanced features.
“In the key industries we service, including manufacturing, mining, fleet operations, facilities, food processing and wineries, mobile devices have proliferated. In fact, worldwide mobile device sales grew 13.8% in the second quarter of 2010. But in these environments, Flash and Java have limitations – particularly on Apple devices which don’t recognise these platforms at all.
“What we’ve seen is that the time is right for our computerised maintenance management software to embrace Silverlight as more and more clients are looking for enhanced visual representations of their assets and maintenance while on the move. Essentially, Silverlight enables users to enjoy the MEX solutions they’ve had on their desktop computer, on their mobile device.
“With more than 4,500 users worldwide, we see great potential for MEX’s Silverlight products by sectors such as hotels, mine sites, resorts, theme parks, processing plants, wineries, coffee plants, cotton plantations and freight companies.”
MEX’s software solutions help users increase the efficiency in maintaining assets. The software helps users record preventative maintenance, maintain work order data and scheduling, monitor labor productivity and reduce equipment downtime.
MEX is Australia’s leading computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) provider that exports its innovative solutions worldwide from its growing headquarters in Brisbane. It is the largest 100% Australian owned and operated maintenance software provider.
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