Clark County, Nevada Public Works Department Deploys Voice-Based Solution For Field Workers

By PRESS RELEASE — September 16, 2008

IRVINE, Calif.--Vangard Voice Systems, Inc. announced that the Clark County, Nevada Public Works Department has adopted its AccuSpeechMobile voice technology. The Public Works Department is using AccuSpeechMobile to improve field worker productivity, further enhance county operational efficiency and drive down county operational costs. AccuSpeechMobile is the only voice technology to quickly and easily add voice-directed data collection and voice-driven application command functions to existing enterprise mobile applications.

By replacing mobile keyboards and paper-based systems with hands-free, eyes-free, voice-powered data collection, Clark County is embracing a vision to dramatically improve mobile field inspector productivity, safety and data collection accuracy. The initial application is a voice-powered storm drain network field inspection. 

The Public Works Department is responsible for all county assets and utilities that reside on the county right-of-ways. Once projected productivity gains are realized, the application will be adapted for inspection of other county assets, such as signalized intersections, sidewalks, signage, traffic medians and pavement conditioning.

"When we saw the broad base of voice capabilities AccuSpeechMobile provided, I could easily envision the productivity increases and cost savings that could be achieved by Clark County and its hardworking field employees," said James Houser, systems administrator for Clark County Public Works who has championed the cause for voice-driven productivity. "Now with our initial applications in the process of deployment, we're excited about the future improvements in worker productivity and reduced operational costs as AccuSpeechMobile is embraced by our public works divisions."

Productivity Gains Using AccuSpeechMobile
Significant productivity gains were projected when testing prototypes of County applications. An electronic pull box field inspection originally took 18 minutes to complete. Once voice-enabled with AccuSpeechMobile, the new voice-powered prototype inspection time dropped to less than 4 minutes. "With more than 24,000 pull boxes located across Clark County,  we could easily project the productivity gains for our mobile inspectors and yearly cost savings for the county," said Houser.

"The power of voice-directed data collection is being underscored by the vision of public works professionals like Jim Houser and the Clark County team," said Bob Bova, president and chief executive officer, Vangard Voice Systems. "Public Works organizations, utility companies and utility service organizations everywhere can easily reduce their operating costs by empowering their field service workers with voice-powered field applications."


About Vangard Voice Systems

Vangard Voice Systems is the innovative provider of AccuSpeechMobile Voice Technology. AccuSpeechMobile is the only easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy software technology that quickly adds voice-powered data collection and application command and control capabilities to existing mobile applications anywhere and everywhere across the enterprise.

AccuSpeechMobile provides tactical, operational and strategic advantages to business and government enterprises by delivering the value of voice technology throughout the enterprise• wherever the business process can be optimized. Vangard, a Motorola PartnerSelect ISV partner, was awarded Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Validation for AccuspeechMobile. Vangard's voice technology is proven to operate effectively on a wide variety of devices including Motorola, Intermec, LXE, PsionTeklogix, Opticon and others. 


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