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Grocery wholesaler found rugged computer easy to use

November 16, 2011
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The Janam XG100 mobile computer withstands rough use and was chosen by Krasdale Foods to replace legacy systems. Source: Janam Technologies LLC.

Krasdale Foods uses the handheld, wireless computer to take orders from its retailers

Krasdale Foods is one of the largest privately held grocery wholesalers in the New York Metro area. Founded in 1908, the company distributes supplies and dry groceries to independent retail supermarkets ranging from small convenience stores to large supermarkets. To help its customers operate more efficiently, Krasdale Foods automates ordering and DSD (direct store delivery) processes with custom solutions. As part of its store automation system solution, Krasdale selected Janam’s XG100 rugged, gun-shaped mobile computer to replace legacy systems. The XG100 devices will be offered to Krasdale Foods customers for placing orders and scanning inbound inventory.

The mobile computer met all of Krasdale Foods’ hardware selection criteria, including industrial-grade construction, fast processing speed and strong WLAN performance. The XG100’s battery location was also an important consideration. “We do more than just provide groceries to our customers. We also offer state-of-the-art technology and services to assist our clients in this competitive market. We are excited about selecting Janam as our partner in this endeavor,” says Steve Laskowitz, CIO at Krasdale Foods. “User acceptance was an important qualifier. The battery in the handle makes the XG100 feel extra light and balanced in hand, so we were confident we would be offering our customers a product that is comfortable and easy to use.”

Janam’s XG Series was designed for scan-intensive, extended shift use in demanding environments. Built for the work at hand, the XG Series line of products offers industrial-quality construction and efficiency-enhancing features such as pre-installed Wavelink Avalanche and TE, well-spaced keys and mobile DDR memory.

For more information: Bernadette Olsen, Janam Technologies LLC, 516-677-9500 Ext. 104, bernadette.olsen@janam.com; website.

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