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Wearable Mobile Computers: A Hands-Free Advantage

Posted May 21, 2018

wearables-blogWarehouses and Distribution centers are seeing wearable mobile computers revolutionize the industry. Providing increased flexibility, operational improvement, improved productivity, and significant cost savings. With wearable computers users will be free from the constraints of using one hand to carry around a scanner or mobile computer; instead users will have the flexibility to work hands-free while still accessing the data they need to complete the tasks at hand. A hands-free user will be able to accelerate picking, packing and shipping operations.

A Honeywell survey stated that on average companies lose over $400,000 every year in picking errors. With these lightweight and compact computers, users will have a wide range of motion. This allows users to complete tasks in less time without losing the valuable accuracy that is needed.

There are a variety of options when it comes to wearable mobile computers. Two of the industries leaders, Honeywell and Zebra, have options that could help turn around warehouse and distribution centers.

Honeywell’s rugged Dolphin 75-e Wearable has a large display with flexible touchscreen keypads. The accessories provide increased comfort and improved hygiene over conventional wearables. Combine it with the 8620 Ring scanner to get a truly hands-free experience that is guaranteed to help improve productivity in the workplace.

Zebra’s WT6000 Wearable Computer fits comfortably on any size arm and with a large touchscreen that provides more real estate to display intuitive graphical Android applications. Pair it with the RS6000 Bluetooth ring scanner and users will have the technology to take their productivity level up a notch.

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Improve Warehouse Efficiency with Honeywell’s 8670 Wireless Ring Scanner

Posted September 21, 2016

The Honeywell 8670 Wireless Ring Scanner brings a lot of versatility to the mobile warehouse worker. It’s 1D and 2D scanning performance, fast decoding, and ability to read poor-quality or damaged barcodes make it the best in the industry. A few things to highlight a few things about the Honeywell 8670.

  • Lower profile ring scanner. The Honeywell 8670 ring scanner has a much lower profile than the Zebra RS507.  In other words, it sits lower on your finger.  This is important because with this device you’ll be doing lots of piece picks, case picks, etc.  With a lower profile ring scanner you are much less likely to hit the scanner on the bin/racking when reaching into a bin/racking to pick something. Rack hits = frustrated operator, progress disruption, damaged scanner.
  • No ring spin! The scanner button on the Honeywell 8670 does not sit below the finger.  So when you pick up a box the scanner stays put.   If the button sits below your finger the scanner will spin every time you pick up a box.  So you’ll have to readjust your scanner after every pick. Life with a scanner that does not take this into account turns a 2 step process into a 3 step process.
    • Step 1: Scan item.
    • Step 2: Pick up box.
    • Step 3: Re-adjust ring scanner.
  • Practice putting the ring scanner on until you’ve got it down to one smooth motion.  This also applies to the wearable computer.

First impressions go a long way, and if a your workers continue to fumble with the scanner trying to put it on…well….then it diminishes the productivity that you are trying to capture in your business.