In-vehicle Connectivity Solution Fuels Mirabito Success
Background: Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Binghamton, NY, Mirabito is a full-service energy provider. Operates 101 convenience stores as well as a retail delivery fleet of 95 vehicles in addition to offering a variety of products, including heating oil, propane, natural gas, coal, gasoline, diesel fuels, and kerosene.
Challenges: Lack of mobile connectivity and limited communication between trucks and headquarters. Outdated hardware equipment and old devices were not compatible with modern technology. Additional deliveries needed to be made.
Solution: An in-vehicle connectivity solution, including Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 Series Routers, Panorama Antennas, and other various, connected devices. Barcoding, Inc. performed device staging services and worked directly with component vendors.
Results: Increased data accuracy and company-wide communications. Reduced billing time from three days to four hours. Reduced annual mailing costs, resulting in $65,000 savings per year. Improved employee and customer experience and satisfaction.
“Similar to the in-store solution, there were a lot of components of the system that we required that had not been done before. Barcoding was able to find the right hardware that was going to be able to sustain a mobile environment as well as find durable equipment at a low cost to build out the entire product mix and have it work together as one holistic solution.”
―Eric M. Bunts, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mirabito Holdings, Inc.