Vela Systems to Present a Three-Part Webinar Series on the Latest Trends in Construction Field Automation

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Sponsored by AT&T and Motion Computing, free webinars will help architects, contractors and owners use technology to boost jobsite productivity.

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Vela Systems, a developer of mobile field software for the AECO (architecture, engineering, contractor and owner) industry, is hosting a free webinar series about construction field automation. The series, sponsored by Motion Computing® and AT&T, will discuss how field automation through software, tablet PCs and wireless connectivity is improving jobsite productivity and quality, accelerating project delivery, and reducing risk.

"Research shows that 80 percent of all project dollars are spent in the field during construction, but until now there were very few technologies that could automate the field processes of construction," said Josh Kanner, founder and vice president of Vela Systems. "We have partnered with industry leaders in mobile computing to give attendees the opportunity to hear how their peers have leveraged new technology to significantly improve project outcomes by replacing field notebooks and drawings with software running on tablet PCs with wireless connectivity."

AT&T, the largest voice and date wireless communications network in the United States, believes field automation will increasingly become a requirement, as companies in the AECO industry continue to look for ways gain more efficiency at the jobsite. Motion Computing, the leading provider of slate tablet PCs for mobile professionals, knows that work in the construction industry requires very detailed and time-consuming communication from the field back to the office, and mobile computing helps improve the process by making important data available wherever it is needed.

Each part of the three part webinar series, held throughout May, will focus on a particular area of the AECO industry and feature case study results, presented by leading organizations.

  • Owner Webinar, Wednesday, May 14: Gary Younger, Project Controls Manager, Harvard University (Allston Development Group)
  • Contractor Webinar, Wednesday, May 21: Justin Murphy, Senior Project Manager, Charleville Development and John Gillis, Jobsite Superintendent, Suffolk Construction
  • Architect Webinar, Wednesday, May 28: Sherri Gutierrez, Office Director, Arquitectonica

Presenters will share their experiences leveraging these solutions to help improve overall jobsite performance. Additionally, attendees will be registered to win a Motion™ tablet PC or wireless broadband LaptopConnect cards from AT&T. For more information or to register visit http://www.velasystems.com/redir/webinar2.

About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so professionals in vertical industries such as healthcare, field sales and service and government can use computing technology in new ways and places. The company’s enhanced line of tablet PCs, mobile clinical assistants and accessories are designed to increase productivity for on-the-go users while providing portability, security, power and versatility. Motion combines those products with services and unique vertical market knowledge to deliver robust solutions – platforms, peripherals, services and wireless – customized for the needs of a particular industry. For more information, visit http://www.motioncomputing.com

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

About Vela Systems, Inc.:
Vela Systems is The Leader in Field Software for the AECO Industry™. Vela Systems software streamlines and accelerates all field processes in construction and capital projects. By replacing their field notebooks with Vela software and Tablet PCs, Vela's customers save 5-10 hours per week per user, accelerate project delivery by two days per month, capture the true Cost of Quality™ and reduce litigation risk through standardized documentation. Vela's suite of modules includes field reports, safety inspections, work lists, punch lists, schedule updates and many other critical field activities. Industry leading architects, engineers, contractors and owners agree that Vela Systems helps them Work Faster, Collaborate Easier, and Finish Sooner™. To see how Vela's customers are improving construction delivery from Las Vegas to Dubai, please visit http://www.velasystems.com or call 888.VELA.SYS.

Motion Computing and Motion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motion Computing, Inc, in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

©2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

©Copyright 2008 Vela Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Vela Systems and the Vela Systems logo are registered trademarks of Vela Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of other products mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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