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Pike Electric Purchases MobileFrame Platform to Automate Field Service


Pike Electric Has Selected MobileFrame�s Configurable Mobile ApplicationTM Software as its Standard Mobility Platform.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(PRWEB)� March 24, 2008 � MobileFrame, LLC (www.mobileframe.com), the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM, announces that Pike Electric, a builder of overhead and underground distribution lines with roughly 6,500 employees, has chosen MobileFrame's award-winning enterprise mobility software Platform to automate their field service operations. Used by a wide variety of commercial, retail, industrial, federal and municipal organizations, MobileFrame's enterprise software has repeatedly swept MobileVillage's Mobile Star Awards year after year for product innovation and customer satisfaction.

Pike Electric previously employed another vendor to build a mobile solution but the project failed when the vendor was unable to make changes in a timely manner. Pike then sought to custom develop a solution in-house but determined that doing so would require expanding their 4 person developer team by two or three times. With the MobileFrame Platform, customers have no limitations whatsoever, and can automate anything that can be done using conventional labor intensive programming tools. Using MobileFrame Pike has the unique ability to develop and deploy applications of unlimited complexity, and can make changes to their mobile applications on-the-fly. MobileFrame will allow Pike Electric to build mobile field service applications such as work orders, time cards, etc that will run on a single fully integrated 100% code free mobility platform. With integrated intelligent networking, prioritized synchronization, remote device configuration and management, and remote software updates all built-in to one software platform, MobileFrame significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. Data collected in the field and stored on a handheld device can be automatically synchronized to Pike Electric's AS400 backend system. The MobileFrame software operates on any .NET enabled handheld device, including PDA's, Smart Phones, Tablet PC's or Laptops.

MobileFrame's award-winning Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM software platform is an entirely self-contained mobility solution that provides full functionality out-of-the-box, with no custom programming, no third party mobile gateways, synchronization engines or SDK's required. MobileFrame's software allows Pike Electric to capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags and advanced algorithmic functions, and attach them directly into their mobile applications. Applications are stored in a library so administrators can quickly make changes whenever operational requirements change, enabling on-the-spot deployment of a wide variety of mobile applications. MobileFrame software affords Pike Electric unparalleled flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity, incorporating any mix of business processes, and deploy those applications to the field on-the-fly.

"Pike Electric had experience with attempting to go mobile and learned what to look for in a mobile solution," said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame's CEO. "MobileFrame was an excellent fit because our platform allows them to develop their mobile applications in a fraction of the time, then make changes to those applications on-the-fly."


About MobileFrame LLC
MobileFrame is the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM enterprise software that requires no coding or programming to create and deploy sophisticated mobile applications. With intelligent networking and synchronization built-in, MobileFrame's platform significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. MobileFrame eliminates custom programming through an intuitive, user friendly point-and-click graphical user interface, enabling novice computer users to quickly create and deploy custom mobile applications tailored to their business. MobileFrame is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our website at http://www.mobileframe.com.

About Pike Electric
Pike Electric employs approximately 6,500 employees and has over 10,500 pieces of equipment deployed throughout the Eastern United States. We construct overhead and underground distribution lines and substations for utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities. Pike Electric Corporation and its subsidiaries provide outsourced electric distribution and transmission services in the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.pikeelectric.com.



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Contact:
Thomas J. Laughlin
MobileFrame LLC
(408) 885-1200
tlaughlin@mobileframe.com