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Windows Mobile Helps Chicago Transit Authority Manage Elevator Inspections

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Executive Summary

The many types of field elevator inspections required by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) created the need for multiple forms and spreadsheets to be managed by hand. The processes were manually intensive, error prone, required additional labor to re-key information into various systems, and were not centrally managed for consistent data analysis and on-going reporting. To help automate the process, CTA implemented the mNOW! Mobile Framework 2008 designed for Windows Mobile by Blue Dot Solutions. Configured to support dynamic inspections, the solution enables field inspectors to see only questions relevant to the type of asset being inspected. The information is collected using Windows Mobile-based handhelds and is then synchronized and integrated with an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system to enable near real-time visibility of inspection data.

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