Vocollect Continues Innovation in Voice-Directed WorkT with Pocket Sized Talkman T5 Wearable Computer

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Now distribution centre managers can deploy three platforms for Voice-Directed DistributionT in the same facility.

Vocollect, the global leader in Voice-Directed Work, today unveiled the newest addition to its family of wearable computers - the Talkman T5. Amongst the smallest industrial-grade wearable computers ever built, the pocket-sized, T5's advanced functionality and ergonomics deliver consistent and dependable performance in demanding industrial environments.

The introduction of the Talkman T5 brings the number of options customers have for performing Voice-Directed Distribution applications to three:

1.The industry-standard Talkman T2x
2.Vocollect Voice for Symbol's­ MC9060S mobile computer series
3.The Talkman T5 next-generation wearable computer - perfected after nearly 20 years of working with clients to deliver accuracy and productivity in industrial environments

"The Talkman T5 provides a new dimension for wearable computing and voice technology in the workplace," said Ed Krupka, president of Burris
Information Technology. "Smaller, lighter, and faster, this platform shows promise for Burris Logistics to more easily employ voice solutions throughout the warehouse for all key activities."

The Talkman T5 offers a number of new advantages, including:

Bluetooth­ Wireless Connectivity - The use of untethered peripheral devices like belt-worn printers, diagnostic equipment and barcode readers enhances worker productivity and safety.

Automatic Operator Load - After connecting their headset, the operator's voice templates (profile) are downloaded automatically, enabling team
members to begin working in seconds.

Battery Management - The T5's high-performance smart battery provides details on run time since a full charge from Vocollect's VoiceConsoleT
deployment management software.

Increased Comfort - The pocket-sized T5 is 33 per cent smaller and 45 per cent lighter than its predecessor, the Talkman T2x, and offers exceptional freedom of mobility.

Honey, They've Shrunk the Talkman
"Like the iPod­, the Talkman T5 represents a paradigm shift," said Larry Sweeney, vice president of product management and Vocollect co-founder. "Just as the iPod changed the way we view music, the small, lightweight, Bluetooth-enabled T5 will revolutionise how people use voice to direct work."

The T5 wearable voice computer integrates the 416MHz Intel­ PXA270 XScale­ processor with Microsoft's­ Windows­ CE operating system.  In addition, Wireless Intel SpeedStep­ Technology is utilised to effectively manage power and enable full shift usage.

"Vocollect has been quick to incorporate the latest high-performance, low-power, extension to the Intel XScale­ microarchitecture into the design of its Talkman T5 wearable computer," said Scott Emley, industrial marketing development manager, Intel Corporation. "Vocollect's ability to capitalise on Intel's technical innovations is bringing more mobile computing power at a lower cost to industrial users."

Manage all 3 platforms for Voice-Directed Work from a browser
To facilitate clients to manage their voice platforms of choice (the Talkman T5, T2x and Symbol's MC9060S), Vocollect's newly released deployment management suite, VoiceConsoleTM 2.1, allows customers to quickly set-up new users, control access and choose among 11+ languages for voice prompts.

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