Arbor Solution announces that SPAsoft Ltd has deployed a comprehensive mobile solution across its brewery customers using the Arbor Gladius 5 handheld computer. The new solution integrates the Gladius 5, a rugged and vehicle-dockable IoT device, and the Brewery Management System (BMS), developed by SPAsoft.  This deployment has successfully helped SPAsoft’s customers, such as Langham Brewery based in West Sussex, UK, achieve rapid improvement in efficiency and accuracy of deliveries and collections, customer satisfaction and long term cost savings.

SPAsoft has integrated the Gladius 5, with their BMS Android app, onto delivery and collection modules via WiFi connectivity. By using the 1D barcode scanner, GPS and Bluetooth features, the integrated solution has successfully helped their customers improve delivery and collection efficiency and operation expansion without extra cost. The solution has been implemented for the draymen delivering and collecting casks and kegs to/from pubs across the UK. Draymen typically collect up to 100 casks a day.

“The ARBOR Gladius 5 has all of the features we were looking for,” said Nigel Hoppitt, CEO of SPAsoft. “We trialed other devices from different manufacturers, but none fulfilled our specific needs. Thanks to the great support from Maxatec, they introduced us to the Gladius 5, which features Android OS, integrated barcode scanning, fingertip signature capture for instant, electronic proof of delivery, a superb clear 5.5″ LCD display and a robust casing.”

“The unit provides us not only stability but also reliability to make it well-suited for the brewing industry. Our customers recognized that those benefits enable them to improve effectiveness and profitability in business, yet with a very competitive price, allowing them to buy it outright if they wish,” adds Hoppitt.

This mobile solution has also brought other benefits to brewery customers including improved routing of dray while reducing transport cost, and the removal of the manual process of scanning delivery notes/invoices to send back to the end customer. In addition to the improved delivery performance and accuracy, there is also the benefit of eliminating bad debt, as card payments can be collected on delivery.

“SPAsoft’s successful deployment of the Gladius 5 is a great example of how our rugged tablets can improve operations and increase profits,” said Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. “This solution would certainly be applicable to similar companies in the U.S. and Canada.”

Availability and Pricing

The Arbor Solution Gladius 5 is available from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada.  It has an MSRP starting at $867 and may be customized to user’s specifications.

For more information about the Gladius 5 click here.

About Arbor Solution, Inc. North America

Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and rugged tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their high productivity, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications, encompassing operating environments to product size and the coding needed for specialized applications. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the U.S. in San Jose, CA; Florence, MA; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The company is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation.