World Vision Boosts Global Aid Distribution Efforts with Intermec Rugged Mobile Computers

  World Vision Boosts Global Aid Distribution Efforts with Intermec Rugged
  Mobile Computers

CN50 Helps Improve Business Processes, Increases Time Savings Up to 90 Percent

Business Wire

EVERETT, Wash. -- May 1, 2013

Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced that World Vision, a global
Christian humanitarian organization that provides humanitarian aid to
approximately 12-15 million people each year through relief assistance, has
deployed the Intermec CN50 handheld mobile computers for use in aid
distribution efforts around the globe. Paired with World Vision’s “Last Mile
Mobile Solutions” (LMMS) software system, the CN50 has helped World Vision
achieve up to 90 percent in improved time savings for in-field operations.

Previously using manual systems, LMMS and the Intermec CN50 are now utilized
to scan beneficiary ID cards for aid distribution in countries across the
world. Once IDs are scanned, World Vision is able to develop a master list of
all beneficiaries and track exactly what items they received and in what
quantity – in real time.

As a result of the new technology solution, beneficiaries receive aid faster
and more efficiently compared to previous manual systems. World Vision has
saved at least 50 percent in business process time savings, but more recently
up to 90 percent in some cases as the technology was further leveraged across
multiple projects in the field.

Other results include:

  *Faster verification. Intermec and LMMS have been able to achieve a 60
    percent improvement in the time required to verify beneficiaries
  *Improved processing time. One individual can now process aid for 1,000
    households in a single working day, which previously took more than a full
    working week
  *Reduced wait times for beneficiaries. Wait times for beneficiaries to
    receive aid have decreased to 2-3 hours from up to a full day.

“Technology is not going to eradicate the underlying cause of human suffering
and poverty, but it is an enabler for us to conduct operations more
effectively,” said Jay Narhan, Team Leader, Applied Technology & Product
Development, World Vision International. “The cameras on the Intermec CN50s
have allowed us to better verify our beneficiaries, and paired with the long
battery life as well as the ruggedness of the actual devices themselves, the
CN50 provided everything we needed in one convenient solution.”

To view a full video case study detailing World Vision’s use of LMMS and the
Intermec CN50 in the field, visit:

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About Intermec

Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) is the workflow performance company. We design the
leading data capture and information management solutions at the interface
between mobile workers, assets, and customers. For more information about
Intermec, visit or call 800-347-2636

About World Vision

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to
working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people
regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. To learn more, visit


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