Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Equips Field Techs with Motion® Rugged Tablets Powering GIS-based Mobile Solution

WFEC and Motion to Present Mobile Success Story at the 2014 Esri International Users Conference

AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 15, 2014Motion Computing announced today Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) has improved operational accountability and reporting by extending its Esri geospatial information system (GIS) into the field on Motion® Rugged Tablets with Blue Dot® Mobile Field Service Solutions. Motion and WFEC will share details on the successful project at the Esri International Users Conference this week in San Diego.

“WFEC has been an ideal customer to work with since the beginning,” said Scott Rehling, Partner Manager at Motion. “WFEC had clearly defined project goals, had a solid understanding of the specific workflows they were automating and had a specific set of technical requirements. In addition to measuring candidate capabilities against defined goals and requirements, WFEC included end-users in their device selection, which ultimately led to the benefits WFEC is reaping today. End-user acceptance is a key part of overall mobile solution success.”

WFEC and Motion will present “Mobilizing Utility Field Workers with GIS: Lessons Learned” on Thursday, July 17 at 8:30am in the session “Expanding GIS Across the Enterprise.” Motion will also be onsite in the Esri exhibit hall, Booth 2416, showcasing its portfolio of rugged tablet platforms, including the latest R12 Tablet and array of workflow-enhancing accessories.

About WFEC
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that provides essential electric service to 22 member cooperatives, Altus Air Force Base, and other power users. These members are located primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico, with some service territories extending into portions of Texas and Kansas. Now in its 73rd year of operation, WFEC has six generating facilities, located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Okla., and Lovington, NM, with a total power capacity of more than 2,400 MW, including hydropower allocation and other contract power purchases. WFEC owns and maintains more than 3,700 miles of transmission line to some 264 substations and 59 switch stations. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.

About Motion Computing
Motion Computing® empowers organizations worldwide with technology solutions designed to optimize the performance of mobile workers. Building on a foundation of award-winning technical expertise and decades of industry experience, the Motion® team makes it their business to understand your business. Through industry-leading rugged tablet PCs, tailored accessories and services – Motion delivers mobile technology solutions customized to business workflows. Purposely built for vertical markets including field service, healthcare, utilities, construction, retail, public safety and first responders - Motion’s suite of mobile technology solutions improves worker productivity, data accuracy and security, while enabling real-time decision making at the point-of-service. Customers report lower operational expenses, increased efficiency and enhanced customer service. Motion makes its solutions available through a global network of value added resellers and distributors. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.

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