Black Hills Corp. Selects MobileFrame Software To Automate Their Work Order Management System
Black Hills Corp. Has Selected MobileFrame's Configurable Mobile ApplicationTM Software
As Its Standard Mobility Platform
San Jose, Calif. -- July 11, 2008 - MobileFrame, LLC (www.mobileframe.com), the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM, announces that Black Hills Corp., an electricity and natural gas utility company serving one million customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has selected MobileFrame's software platform to automate their Work Order Management System. MobileFrame's software has been configured to automate work order tasks as well as provide real-time integration of field data into Black Hills' backend work order management system. The Black Hills application developed by MobileFrame is integrated into the backend system for Building Operations (work orders, craft persons, etc.) and Space Management (employee housing, site, building, floor, room inspection etc.).
MobileFrame's solution allowed Black Hills to automate all of their Work Order Management System on a single 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 is stored on an Intermec CN2B handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available. MobileFrame's software can be deployed simultaneously in any language, on any .NET handheld computing devices, including Pocket PC PDA's, Tablet PC's and Laptops.
"We're excited to expand our presence in the utilities space," said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame�s CEO and President. "Our flexible mobile software easily extends the investment Black Hills has made in their backend work order management system, providing new levels of service to Black Hills' customer base."
About MobileFrame LLC
MobileFrame has established a new category of user driven smart mobile computing, with integrated intelligent networking and synchronization. The company's pioneering software significantly streamlines the process of developing, deploying and administering mobile enterprise applications. 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 Web site at www.mobileframe.com.
About Black Hills Corp.
a strong, diversified energy company with a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our utility operations include Black Hills Power � an electric utility and our legacy business that provides service to the Black Hills region and sells surplus power in wholesale markets � and Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power, a Wyoming natural gas and electric utility. With our recent acquisition of five natural gas and electric utilities from Aquila, we now provide electric utility services to approximately 194,800 customers in Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, and natural gas utility services to approximately 552,700 customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. For more information visit: http://blackhillscorp.com
Thomas J. Laughlin