AUSTIN, TX -- The State of Texas has deployed Pocket PCs to over 250 government inspectors throughout the State who are responsible for licensing and inspecting more than 23,000 child-care facilities that serve over 860,000 children through the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (PRS).

The state has replaced the its manual, paper-based system with Covigo's Enterprise Mobility Suite software, which has been integrated with the state's Childcare Licensing Automation Support System (CLASS). Using the handheld system, childcare facility licensing representatives are able to use their Pocket PC devices to receive work orders; capture inspection information while in the field; and transmit inspection reports back to PRS faster and more efficiently.

"We are excited that this new technology helps our people to direct more of their attention to helping ensure that child-care facilities provide a safe environment for children in care outside their home," said Judy Lutz, director of Child Care Licensing at the State of Texas Department of PRS.