top-VOXs Pick by Voice solutions have now arrived in the land of the rising sun. The company reports that, despite advanced and automated warehouses, local experts want to squeeze the last ounce of efficiency from logistics centres.
With its suitable know-how and high-performance solutions top-VOX can now provide Japanese logistics experts with an introduction to Voice-controlled order picking. In the meantime, various PDA hardware manufacturers have been equipped with demo systems, and initial projects are already in the starting blocks. According to top-VOX, Japanese system integrators have been putting out feelers as well, particularly due to the presence of top-VOX at the Auto-ID Expo in Tokyo in September.
The Japanese market shows a strong demand for speech-based logistics solutions, according to estimates by top-VOX. Increases in productivity and picking quality are a significant factor here. This is exactly what the topSpeech-Lydia Pick by Voice Suite stands for. The solution is complemented by a Japanese PDA or the VOXter portable computer, by which the picker communicates with the warehouse management system. These devices are characterised by its particular ruggedness with respect to water and dirt resistance. By means of its simple and clear operability, the device can be easily integrated into the workflow and additional manipulations are not needed to operate the device. Through the use of removable battery packs multi-shift operation is possible without any trouble depending on the type of PDA.
With new robust connecting components such as its headset connector, solutions from top-VOX are well suited to the rough everyday life of the clients warehouse. Together with topSpeech-Lydia it provides stable, voice-based data exchange and thus contributes to increasing the effectiveness of commissioning. "Interest in Japanese language software for the Logistics division is currently quite large among the hardware manufacturers in Japan," said Andreas Finken, topVOX president.
top-VOX is a specialist in speech-based logistics applications (Pick by Voice) and manufacturer of the VOXter hardware system for speech recognition. With topSpeech-Lydia, the company has designed a sophisticated speech-controlled picking system that is said to outperform any common MDE or paper-based system by significantly increasing both efficiency and quality. topSpeech-Lydia focuses on a client-based speech recognition and the use of common hardware (LXE, Symbol, Intermec and many more). Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance for top-VOX. The company therefore offers a complete scope of services from concept design, realisation, provision of hard- and software up to installation, training and maintenance.