Aljex Software has added a non-map view and other enhancements to its Aljex TIN Software for small screens, including those found on netbooks, iPhones, BlackBerry and other 3G wireless devices. Aljex TIN is a visually oriented dispatch system hosted on the internet for freight brokers, third-party logistics providers and other transportation companies. According to the vendor, the non-map option allows users to conduct business from anywhere their smart phones work. In may view, they can see the locations of loads across the continent, and click on the map points for dispatch. However, the map uses nearly half of the display, leaving little room for other uses on a netbook or small cell-phone screen. Non-map view loads faster and makes it easier to read shipment information that is presented spreadsheet-style, said Aljex president Tom Heine. Users can quickly switch back to map view if they want to see where their loads are, he added. Other improvements by Aljex include mouse-over windows, so that the weight and number of pieces in the shipment appear when the mouse is passed over a pro number on the spreadsheet, and a display of contact information when it passes over the pickup location. The same capability exists for the names of carrier and consignee. A new support option on the main TIN menu presents a phone number to call, a number to fax and an e-mail support request form. The request is entered directly into the Aljex developers' work queue, while an e-mail alert is sent to customer support.
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