Symbol Technologies Launches Speech Recognition Mobile Computers for Warehouses

Symbol Technologies has introduced speech recognition–enabled versions of its MC9000 series of mobile computers.

Designed for warehouse and distribution customers that require hands-free operation for speech-recognition and voice-prompted applications, the MC9060-K and MC9060-S models deliver increased productivity and real-time data capture capabilities for enterprise mobility systems.

The Symbol MC9060 with speech-recognition combines Symbol's hardware with partner software and accessories to offer increased productivity in industrial applications including distribution center order picking, receiving, replenishment, loading, maintenance, repair, package sorting and handling, and returns processing and inspection. Symbol's new speech-recognition solution offers customers a multifunction device to support multiple data capture functions including voice recognition, bar code scanning, imaging, and keyboard input, providing flexibility to use whichever data capture technology is most efficient to perform the task at hand.

Symbol's voice-directed MC9060 mobile computing solution enables customers in warehouse environments to operate faster and more accurately by eliminating the need to manually enter data or read instructions. Warehouse workers benefit from increased mobility as they move from task to task listening to instructions through a headset and communicating verbally with an existing enterprise resource planning system (ERP) or warehouse management system (WMS) over a wireless network.

Connection via the ERP or WMS also provides real-time views into speech-directed application data and operator activities for data reconciliation, updating, and management. Using standard Symbol devices reduces the total cost of ownership of voice-directed solutions by enabling multiple workers to share a single device.

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