| Abstract :
Veerle Asaert XIOS Hogeschool Limburg
Marta Ferreira Zetes Burótica
Zetes Industries is a leading European company specialized in solutions and services for Automatic Identification of Goods and People.
Zetes wants to enhance the business performance of its customers by delivering solutions that increase the accuracy and security of data and to increases productivity, efficiency, cost savings and profitability.
Zetes Burótica is the subsidiary of Zetes Industries in Portugal. One of the products they develop is proof of delivery solutions for bigger companies that have more specific requirements and need integration with existing software. A proof of delivery solution offers the customer the possibility to track and trace parcels. Smaller companies also have these demands but the solution they want needs to be less complex, because these companies do not have the time and money to analyze and design a mobile application. Zetes wants a standard solution and will offer this software on the "Cloud". This means the clients will pay a monthly subscription for the software.
Our assignment is to develop this standard solution in customers are able to customize the product for their own needs. The name of our project is "Smart Proof". This consists of three business objects: The Mobile smart proof solution, Smart proof portal and Mobile communicator gateway.
We implement the mobile Smart Proof solution. It enables the execution of services and consists of three major components. First we have the communication component, in which the upload and download process settings are saved. The login component makes it possible to identify the user operator and also the vehicle. Finally the service execution module executes all the movements that are configured in the Smart Proof portal.
Smart Proof uses innovative technologies that help to increase the mobile operator performance: barcode reading, integrated GPS, Mobile Assisted Navigation, signature capture and photo capture.
Our project is made for Windows Mobile 6.5 and we develop in Visual Studio 2008 with the .NET Compact Framework. The programming language we use is Visual Basic Compact Edition.
We use a database server, powered by SQL Server 2008.
To communicate with the remote database we use Mobile Communicator Gateway. This is the Zetes Communications appliance that they use for all mobile applications.
In our project we also use the existing framework of Zetes which provides useful functions.
To test our application we use Motorola C35 terminals.