The distribution of vehicles by large motor manufacturers and importers can be a highly complex operation. When Mitsubishi Motors needed to keep track of its vehicles – which are distributed to over 120 UK dealers – it opted for a wireless solution from Codegate, based around Honeywell's Dolphin® 9500 family of mobile computers.
Mitsubishi is renowned not just for its car manufacturing, but also for its use of the latest technology throughout its business. Mitsubishi Motors wanted to use the most advanced methods of tracking vehicles at its Portbury site, as it needs to keep track of individual vehicles with values ranging from £10,000 to £35,000.
The company already has a comprehensive Local and Wide Area Network, which supports the distribution of vehicles to the UK dealers. However, it needed to extend the network infrastructure beyond the constraints of the office. The solution was to provide the workforce with radio terminals, so that each employee would be able to update the system remotely via a link into the network.