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5 Ways Spike Speeds Up the Sales Cycle

In today’s competitive business environment, sales success often depends on taking care of the customer in a timely manner, but working efficiently in the field can be challenging without the right tools. That’s where Spike, a laser measurement solution, can help. 1. Turn around site surveys and estimates in record time. Whether you’re bidding on a signage project or window film job,...

5 Pesky Sales Problems That Spike Solves

Wouldn’t it be great if site surveys and estimates didn’t drag down the sales process? Site surveys and estimates require a major investment in time, manpower and even expenses. However, Spike, a laser measurement solution, streamlines the entire sales process and allows you to conduct business more cost efficiently. Simply attach Spike to a smartphone or tablet, take a...

Top 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Ladder for Spike

Did you know that there’s an easier, safer way to get the measurements you need for your estimates and reports? Spike, a laser measurement solution, allows you to capture all the measurements you need while keeping your feet planted on the ground at a safe distance. Think twice before you haul your ladder out into the field for your next...

Spike App Release: June 2016

We recently released a new update to the Spike app for iOS version 1.13. Below you will find information about what’s new in this release and how to access the related support documents. Save a Spike Photo to Your Photos App You now have the option to save the original Spike photo, which is the photo without measurements, to the Photos...

Taking Spike to New Heights: Measuring Highway Signage

Spike allows you to capture highway signage measurements from a safe distance. (Photo courtesy ikeGPS) Spike can be used for all kinds of sign and graphics projects – from monuments to channel letters and window film. But what about all of those interstate and wayfinding signs along the highway? You can’t stop in the middle of...

Spike Stories: Starfish Signs Sees Productivity Improvement With Spike

Starfish Signs and Graphics fabricates a wide range of indoor and outdoor signs and often works on installations for several national sign companies, including Brite Lite Neon, Ramsay Signs and Victory Signs. (Photo courtesy Starfish Signs and Graphics) After a career in biochemical engineering, Mike Reilly was in search of a new business opportunity. Reilly looked...

Photo Recap: ISA International Sign Expo 2016

Whew, we had an amazing time at the ISA International Sign Expo 2016. Let's take a moment to recap the highlights: We won first place in ISA's Innovation Awards, we introduced our new smartphone clamp-based Spike model, and we got to meet so many amazing folks in the sign and graphics industry. That sounds like a success to us. Here...

Spike Introduces Point-to-Point Tool to Capture Linear Measurements

We recently updated the Spike iOS and Android apps with the new Point-to-Point Measurement tool that allows you to measure the distance between two objects. Simply aim Spike at the first object, such as the side of a house, and take a photo. Then, aim at your second object, such as a tree or fence, and take a photo....

When to Use Photo Measurement vs. Point-to-Point Measurement for Signage

With Spike, you have the option between using the Photo Measurement tool or the Point-to-Point Measurement tool. The Photo Measurement tool allows you to measure areas, heights, widths and lengths of an object, such as a wall, window or sign. However, the Point-to-Point Measurement tool captures the distance between any two objects, such as the distance between the base...