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Brother™ Mobile Printers Selected for Hobart’s Independent Service Organizations

Amtech Computer Services’ Mobile Field Force Solution for Hobart Service Vehicles Includes Brother PocketJet® 6 Series Full-Page Thermal Printers

Broomfield, CO, September 4, 2013 – Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation and premier provider of printing products for the mobile workforce, announces that the PocketJet® 6 mobile thermal printer has been specified for use in the field service management system designed for 60 independent service organizations representing the Hobart line of equipment for supermarkets and food service businesses.

“With the PocketJet® 6, we use Brother™ perforated thermal paper on a compact roll. It tears off the roll easily and stays flat with no curl-up around the edges. Best of all, there are no inks, toners or ribbons to deal with and the print quality remains sharp and consistent.”

The mobile field force management system has been deployed by the Tennessee-based Hobart Service Contractor for handling work orders, customer receipts, repair records, parts ordering and other business processes.

The solution includes SERVTRAC field service software developed by Amtech Computer Services, a ruggedized notebook computer with in-vehicle mount and the Brother PocketJet® 6 mobile thermal printer. Compact and easy to operate, the PocketJet® 6 prints full page documents on high quality thermal paper and is engineered to withstand daily field use and extreme environmental conditions.

Dennis Starr, president of Amtech, says the Brother printers were chosen over competitive thermal printers for these and other reasons. “The Hobart independent contractors wanted a truck-mounted mobile printer in full-page format, with clear, legible printing so their documents would have a professional look and feel,” he notes. “With the PocketJet® 6, we use Brother perforated thermal paper on a compact roll. It tears off the roll easily and stays flat with no curl-up around the edges. Best of all, there are no inks, toners or ribbons to deal with and the print quality remains sharp and consistent.”

Allen Bowen, Amtech Computer Services’ general manager, adds: “The whole purpose of our SERVTRAC mobile service management solution is to help technicians become more efficient and productive in their daily service rounds. The combination of our software with tablet computers and Brother’s thermal printers truly provides them with a portable on-the-road office.”

Raul Palacios, Sr. Product Manager at Brother Mobile Solutions, comments, “Like many of our customers, the Hobart independent technicians were pleased to learn that printing clean, professional, wide-format documents in extreme environments is achievable. But what continues to surprise them is how simple the printers are to deploy, use and maintain in their field environment.”

For more information about the Brother PocketJet® 6 Mobile Thermal Printer, visit: www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

About Amtech Computer Services

Founded in 1989, Amtech Computer Services provides service management solutions that help service organizations simplify business processes and reduce overhead, improve technician productivity and customer service. The SERVTRAC solution comprises a suite of integrated service management and mobile field service management applications built on Microsoft .NET technologies. For more information, visit www.amtechcs.com.

About Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation which had revenues of approximately $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information, visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.

For more information, contact
Mary Howard
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc.
(303) 464-6707
mary.howard@brother.com
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