"I'm excited about XRS because it removes the need for a single mobile platform, allowing us to get to an era of 'bring your own device'—that's been really a key driver for us in the last couple of years," says Cliff Dixon, vice president of IT at Quality Distribution and XUE participant.
Dale Forbes, vice president of enterprise applications at Reyes Holdings and XUE participant, agrees: "From a technology perspective, XRS is in alignment to where mobile strategies are going for businesses like ours. The way it's architected to provide a lot more flexibility is going to be really helpful for our organization."
To demonstrate the company's dedication to mobile technology and the new XRS platform, XRS Corporation provided free Huawei MediaPad 7 tablet computers and one month of free premium service for all participants. Rather than distributing paper hand-outs, all traditional conference materials and activities – agenda, hand-outs, speaker feedback and even trading business cards and contact information – were run through apps loaded onto the tablets. The tablets were also loaded with the new XRS app, providing participants the opportunity to experience the new product immediately. Attendees also used the tablets to access additional information by scanning QR codes placed throughout the event.
"With the whole focus of XUE on mobility and technology, providing us with free tablet computers directly demonstrates the ease of the new XRS platform," says Kari Bartley, director of logistics for Oldcastle and XUE participant. "Putting tablets in our hands essentially puts us in the cab of the truck seeing and using the same technology our drivers are seeing and using."
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers mobile compliance and fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry to maintain regulatory compliance and slash operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. It is a low-cost and easy-to-install solution that runs on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds-- devices often owned by drivers, themselves. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers in the U.S. and Canadian trucking industry.