Using RF technology with your Dynamics AX solution will multiply the speed and accuracy of your operation.
By extending the power of Dynamics AX to your shop floors, loading docks, production lines, warehouse and wherever you need it most.
We provide AXTEND RF support for both Dynamics AX® 2009 and Dynamics AX® 2012.
What is AXTEND RF?
The AXTEND RF product uses radio frequency technology in combination with an extensible Dynamics AX class framework to give you access, using a hand-held device, to almost any functionality you have in your Dynamics AX application.
How does AXTEND RF help you?
Putting Dynamics AX in the hands of your managers frees them from the constraints of a desktop computer. AXTEND RF allows users to stay on top of the details behind your operations, identify issues earlier and make better decisions more quickly. From warehouse management to logistics, your managers have the information they need to keep your operations running smoothing right in the palm of their hand.
AXTEND RF provides default menus and screens for functionality that give users a straight-forward process and meaningful results to quickly and accurately complete their tasks. Whether it’s determining quantity on hand, filling an order, or updating a job order, AXTEND RF can help get the job done.
The core of AXTEND RF is the AXTEND terminal engine. This engine is the middleware that allows your personnel to communicate with Dynamics AX using wireless devices. The AXTEND terminal engine loads your defined screens and menus when it starts up from a standard XML configuration file which you create using the AXTEND RF Screen Builder inside Dynamics AX.
Designed using Dynamics AX’s Business Connector and the Microsoft .NET Framework, the AXTEND terminal engine runs on Microsoft Windows as a service, quietly starting every time your hardware boots up.
AXTEND RF will function on any device capable of connecting to a TCP/IP server and supporting ANSI terminal emulation. The AXTEND RF interface is all textual allowing it to run quickly and on both newer and older hardware.
Functionality that Grows with You.
AXTEND RF fully usable with standard functionality; however it is also highly customizable, allowing companies to address special requirements or situations.
In addition to the default menus and screens, custom menus and screen layouts can quickly be developed. Using the AXTEND RF Screen Builder inside Dynamics AX allows you to arrange the menus and inputs to match your exact processes. All business logic is programmed in Dynamics AX using the Dynamics AX development environment; this, coupled with an extensible code framework and the AXTEND Screen Builder, makes it possible to bring your particular processes to almost any RF-capable wireless device.
Connecting all the Pieces without Delay.
Dynamics AX provides tremendous comprehensive functionality to your organization. With a single system being used for so many diverse processes, it is possible that high volumes in one functional area can cause a slow-down in overall system performance.
To minimize the impact of system slowdowns on your warehouse staff, AXTEND RF offers the ability to query data and update batched data directly with your SQL server. For example, this would allow a person to pick a large order without being delayed by the system, and later post their transactions using the standard Dynamics AX business operations.