A Vietnamese power company in Ho Chi Minh City has contracted a US label company to supply a mobile barcode printing system to improve revenue collection.

Datamax-O’Neil will supply a small wireless portable printer and handheld terminal allowing field staff to perform billing collection, remote watt-hour meter readings and on-the-spot bill printing.

The system is compatible with a variety of handheld computers allowing users to integrate the printer with their own systems.

James Chew, regional manager, SEA & South Asia, at Datamax-O’Neil, said: “The solution we provided helped our customer improve billing tracking and collection accuracy tremendously.”

“Apart from productivity benefits, this move was also driven by the utility’sdesire to contribute to  industrialisation and modernisation.”

Datamax-O’Neil declined to confirm the name of the power company.

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