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1 Excalibur Communications Paul Crow Corporate Sales Manager

2 Mobile Working Excalibur

3 Past Present The future? Excalibur

4 Very Quick History lesson Excalibur

5 1985 saw the introduction of car and transportable phones. Excalibur

6 1991 – First commercial GSM (Digital) call was made, Nokia's 1011 is the worlds first commercial GSM digital mobile phone. Excalibur

7 1992 – First ever Text message was sent (Sms) Excalibur

8 Nokia introduce the Communicator, the first mobile to enable internet connectivity and wireless Excalibur

9 Present Excalibur

10 2007- total number of mobiles reaches 3.3 billion, Half the worlds population! Britons on average send a staggering 1.4 billion text messages every week The growth of text (SMS) messaging has been phenomenal considering the first text message was sent less than 20 years ago! Statistics taken from Mobile Data Association Excalibur

11 16.5 million people accessed the mobile internet in May 2008, this is a 25% growth since May 2006.Average of 136,875 new users per month (may ) 16.5 million people accessed the mobile internet in May 2008, this is a 25% growth since May 2006.Average of 136,875 new users per month (may ) 10 million picture messages sent in the UK every week, year on year growth is at 30% 10 million picture messages sent in the UK every week, year on year growth is at 30% Statistics taken from Mobile Data Association Statistics taken from Mobile Data Association

12 Current devices Excalibur

13 Blackberry - Blackberry - Excalibur

14 i-phone i-phone Excalibur

15 Pda and Smartphones Pda and Smartphones Excalibur

16 Current device methods for mobile working Smart Phone Mobile PC Home Worker Use a smart mobile device to deliver telephone, basic , calendar and business critical applications direct to a convenient single handset. E.G. BlackBerry Smart Phone or Windows Mobile Device Use a laptop with a mobile data card to enable full feature rich , calendar and full functional business critical applications. E.G. Windows based Laptop with a Vodafone data card. Use a desktop PC connected via a secure link to provide full office based functionality to a permanent remote location, including internet, business applications and voice. E.G. Windows Based PC with a Star remote worker connectivity package Excalibur

17 Case Studies Excalibur

18 Case 1-Surveyors Bristol based company of Surveyors and Estate agents Bristol based company of Surveyors and Estate agents Simplify current surveying tasks Simplify current surveying tasks Improve flow of information Improve flow of information Reduce time it currently takes to produce completed reports Reduce time it currently takes to produce completed reports Reduce overall costs Reduce overall costs Cut down on Paperwork Cut down on Paperwork Excalibur

19 Solution Supply Windows based Pda devices Supply Windows based Pda devices Enable these devices with voice and data services Enable these devices with voice and data services Supply and commission Outlook Exchange server Supply and commission Outlook Exchange server Excalibur

20 Benefits Only need to carry one small device Only need to carry one small device Ability to send information back once the survey has been completed Ability to send information back once the survey has been completed 20% increase in number of surveys carried out per day 20% increase in number of surveys carried out per day Reduction of 35% in fuel costs Reduction of 35% in fuel costs Reports often completed before surveyors return to office Reports often completed before surveyors return to office Dramatic reduction in amount of paperwork Dramatic reduction in amount of paperwork Excalibur

21 Case 2-Couriers Courier company delivering time critical packages Courier company delivering time critical packages Reduce duplicate paperwork Reduce duplicate paperwork Improve flow of information ie. Delivery / collection confirmation Improve flow of information ie. Delivery / collection confirmation Self billing requirement Self billing requirement Improve efficiency Reduce overall costs Improve efficiency Reduce overall costs Excalibur

22 Solution Supply Windows based Pda devices Supply Windows based Pda devices Enable these devices with voice and data services Enable these devices with voice and data services Design and implement self billing software application Design and implement self billing software application Excalibur

23 Benefits Billing automatically generated from Mobile device Billing automatically generated from Mobile device Customer care response times reduced Customer care response times reduced Paperwork reduced Paperwork reduced Reduced fuel costs Reduced fuel costs Excalibur

24 Case 3-Food manufacturer National Organic food manufacturer, multi site National Organic food manufacturer, multi site Requirement for time critical reports / audits Requirement for time critical reports / audits Reduce time costs Reduce time costs Improve efficiency Improve efficiency Reduce amount of paper generated Reduce amount of paper generated Excalibur

25 Solution Supply Blackberry devices Supply Blackberry devices Create a bespoke system capable of automatically generating reports Create a bespoke system capable of automatically generating reports Excalibur

26 Benefits Reports are now available immediately Reports are now available immediately Less staff required Less staff required Paperwork reduced Paperwork reduced Improved efficiency Improved efficiency Excalibur

27 Current applications Rightmove - introduce a service that allows house hunters to view over 650,000 properties for sale or rent on their phones Manchester NHS – uses SMS for people to contact its Stop No Smoking services and receive stop smoking support Westminster County Council – offer a find- a – loo service. Users text their location to a short number, and then receive directions to the nearest convenience with opening hours! Internet Searches – In April 62% of smart phone users visited Googles mobile site first, Orange second and the BBC third. Excalibur

28 The Future Excalibur

29 As a company we have to find solutions and deliver these in a simple, and cost effective manner. Technology for technologies sake will not encourage users to take up these exciting new devices. It is up to us to deliver applications that engage and encourage users to use these products. Excalibur

30 New devices and applications are continually evolving to ensure mobile devices play an ever increasing role in our lives. Mobile and internet are now considered normal applications within a large percentage of handsets. The introduction of the i-phone and Blackberry Storm have re-kindled interest in Smart phone devices with the emphasis on entertainment via music and high quality cameras. Excalibur

31 Nokia are currently developing flexible displays which could lead to a whole new way in which mobile phones are used. Excalibur Phones you are likely to see in the very near future will have integrated projectors which opens up massive opportunities for the Education environment……..

32 Are you ready ? Excalibur


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