Vocollect Introduces Vehicle Mount Talkman
Vocollect today released the Vehicle Mount Talkman solution, designed to help companies accelerate productivity and accuracy, improve ergonomics, and reduce operational costs with vehicle-based workflows in the warehouse.
The uniqueness of this solution lies in directing the work of eyes-busy/hands-busy vehicle-mounted workers via voice, eliminating the need for paper, screens and keyboards. With traditional scanner- and paper-based vehicle-mount terminal (VMT) solutions, workers must take time to look at and touch a keyboard, or read a display or paper in unfavorable lighting. Further, handheld devices used in a vehicle-based workflow can be lost or damaged, as workers transition from driving the vehicle to performing a task. As a voice-centric solution, Vocollect’s Vehicle Mount Talkman voice solution eliminates the need for workers to continually look away from their vehicles’ paths to pause a workflow to receive assignments, send data, or manage a handheld. Typical vehicle-based workflows that may benefit from this voice-centric solution include put-away, replenishment, loading, and selection.
Vocollect’s Vehicle Mount Talkman solution is based on its i Vocollect Voice software, a Talkman T5 voice appliance, vehicle mounting hardware, power adapters, and an SRX wireless headset. With the Talkman mounted to and powered from the vehicle, users can move freely within a 20- to 30-foot radius of the vehicle to perform their tasks, communicating with the Talkman via the wireless SRX headset.
“We have been using Vocollect for our distribution operations for eight years. Through the use of a wireless headset and having the mobile device mounted on the truck, Vocollect’s new vehicle mount solution offers greater freedom, which in turn will result in significant gains in worker mobility,” said Gabe Ibanez, distribution systems manager at Nature’s Best, Brea, Calif., a wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products.
“The introduction of a third solution this year is the next step in turning our vision of the voice-enabled warehouse into reality. It immediately follows our earlier introduction of our light industrial solution and enhancements to our current industrial wearable solution. This latest Vocollect offering provides a cost-effective and more ergonomic alternative to traditional VMT computing solutions. As part of the voice-centric warehouse, it is designed specifically to help companies compete more effectively in a competitive global market by increasing worker productivity, accuracy and vehicle utilization rates,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Vocollect.