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The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority/MDeC/Compurex

BlackBerry devices provide long battery life, durability, and their data compression technology is advantageous to FAMA from a cost and efficiency perspective.
Tan, Lim-Keat (LK) Chief Technology Officer, CompuRex
  • Industry: Government and Public Sector
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • Company Size: Medium
  • Solution: BlackBerry® smartphones, Smart-Track software
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Challenge

The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) is an agency under the Ministry of Agriculture & Agro Based Industry in Malaysia. FAMA needed a mobile solution for its 278 Pasar Tani's (Farmers' Markets) that would provide a reliable wireless connection in the field and data protection, both key considerations for a government agency. The solution had to be secure and able to properly authenticate a field officer's credentials upon accessing the system. Once connected, the solution needed to let field officers confirm the identity of a vendor from a list of over 20,000 on the national Pasar Tani register.

Solution

CompuRex helped FAMA deploy a comprehensive mobile solution out to the Pasar Tani field officers throughout Malaysia. FAMA integrated an efficient BlackBerry® smartphone solution with the customizable user authentication application, Smart-Track™. The application also included firmware and leveraged a unique messaging architecture developed by CompuRex, a mobile solutions provider and proud BlackBerry® Alliance member.

Benefits

  • The BlackBerry smartphones integrated well with the Smart-Track solution
  • Able to support the increasing demands from the Pasar Tani field officers
  • The BlackBerry and Smart-Track solution offered a simple and easy-to-use verification process