MIDDLESEX, N.J. — Aljex Software announced it has added a non-map view and other improvements to its Aljex TIN Software.
The non-map version is perfect for small screens such as those on the increasingly popular netbooks, iPhones, Blackberrys and other 3G wireless devices, according to Aljex President Tom Heine.
Aljex TIN is a visually oriented dispatch system hosted on the Internet for freight brokers, 3rd-party logistics providers and other transportation companies.
The non-map option brings greater utility to Aljex TIN users who can conduct business from anywhere their smart-phone works.
“In map view users can see the locations of loads across the continent, and click on the map locations for dispatch. However, the map uses almost half of the display, which is fine on a PC, but more and more users are using a netbook or small cell phone screen,” Heine said. “Non-map view loads faster and makes it easier to read shipment information that’s presented spreadsheet-style. Users can quickly switch back to map view if they want to see where their loads are.”
Other improvements have been added including convenient mouse-over windows, Heine said.
“Pass the mouse over a pro number on the spreadsheet and the weight and number of pieces in the shipment appears,” Heine said. “Pass over the pickup location and the window displays relevant contact information. The same occurs when the mouse passes over the name of the carrier and consignee.”
Aljex TIN also offers a new support option.
Users can select support on the main TIN menu and be offered a phone number to call, a number to fax and an e-mail support request form.
Once the form is filled out, the request is entered directly into the Aljex developers’ work queue while an e-mail alert is sent to support, Heine said.
Aljex is hosted on the Internet and upgrades are being made on a continual basis.
“As with all of such Aljex’s upgrades, the new non-map view, mouse-over, and support options are available to every Aljex TIN user at no charge,” Heine said.
The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at firstname.lastname@example.org.