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Enhancing your Workforce With Wearable Mobile Computers

Posted August 29, 2014

Wearable ComputersAs businesses strive for greater efficiency and accuracy in every warehouse application, wearable mobile computers are becoming a more popular option to further empower any workforce. Workers armed with  wireless, hands-free mobile computers can achieve new levels of error-proof productivity, operational efficiency and accuracy.

Like any other mobile device, wearable mobile computers provide the same computing and wireless connectivity while freeing up the users hands for other tasks. This allows you to scan and collect data while still being able to use both hands for picking parts or products resulting in less interruptions to the task at hand.

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Socket Mobile Adds Android Support to CRS 9P Cordless Ring Scanner

Posted October 9, 2012

Socket Mobile has released Android support for its Socket Bluetooth Cordless Ring Scanner (CRS) 9P hands-free barcode scanner for warehousing and logistics. The update makes it possible for manufacturers, logistics providers, and package carriers to track assets and inventory in real time using the latest Android smartphones and tablets.

The CRS 9P is a wearable barcode scanner that enables comfortable, hands-free data collection in high-velocity supply chain applications. Socket Mobile has updated both the SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software and SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit to include Android support for the CRS 9P.

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UPS Puts Ring Scanners To Increase Workday Efficiencies

Posted August 8, 2012

In another significant technology upgrade within its package handling operation, UPS announced the deployment of a new type of “wearable” scanning system for employees that accelerates the loading of packages into vehicles and the delivery of visibility information to customers.

The new device, made by Motorola Solutions consists of a hands-free imager that is worn on a finger and a small terminal worn on the employee’s wrist or hip. The ring imager represents a major advance because it automatically scans based on label-sensing technology, allowing UPS employees to more quickly image barcodes compared to the current “point and shoot” method with existing equipment.

The improved technology enables UPS to accelerate the transfer of package tracking data to customers and improves package travel reliability through the system. Internally referred to as “link and load,” the scans are key to providing the tracking data that feeds the 32.1 million tracking requests viewed daily on ups.com.

With the new equipment, the ring scanner sends each package’s tracking information via Bluetooth to the terminal worn on the wrist or hip. The data is then transmitted over Wi-Fi to the UPS facility network and ultimately to UPS’s global data centers to be stored and processed to be quickly accessed by customers.

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