Ergonomic Solutions, the designer and supplier of technology mounting, mobility and security solutions, has launched the SpacePole Essentials range for Warehouse & Distribution (W&D) applications.
The SpacePole Essentials W&D product line is specifically developed for the Warehouse & Distribution sector, a market segment that has seen a similar evolution towards mobility, requiring innovation where the user interfaces with technology in both mobile and static applications.
Building upon, and compatible with, Ergonomic Solutions' existing Essentials range, the Essentials W&D product line provides a large number of mounting options, both standard or customised; as per the requirements of the end user.
With the emphasis on mobility and real-time data capture, the SpacePole Essentials W&D product line delivers mounting solutions for technology in a range of applications; including forklift trucks, reach trucks, and collection & delivery trolleys. Where the requirement is for a fixed mounting of technology, such as goods in and out, Ergonomic Solutions' products interface with existing racking systems.
Mark Crysell, Product Marketing Director, Ergonomic Solutions, commented: "SpacePole has become the de-facto standard for the retail industry around the world. Technology that is driving change in that sector, such as the use of tablets and touchscreen based applications has also transformed the Warehouse & Distribution workspace." He added: "SpacePole Essentials W&D unlocks the potential of that technology by providing a wide range of mobile and static mounting options that maximise investment whilst providing the best possible user interface for the worker wherever they are operating within the Warehouse & Distribution workspace."
Fit for purpose
In terms of what differentiates the new range from the other products within the SpacePole portfolio, Crysell explained that it mainly comes down to how they are mounted. "Mounting points within Warehouse & Distribution can be quite different to those found in retail and banking," he said. "Instead of fitting the Spacepole to a counter, the device will likely be mounted onto racking rails, trolleys, forklifts or picking trucks. So, the requirement is to fit the SpacePoles to more rounded profiles. There may be greater levels of vibration to take into account too. Therefore, what is needed is more robust, lock-in clamps rather than pure adjustable clamps."
Crysell pointed out that the SpacePole Essentials W&D range has also been designed to be able to hold various specifications of size and shape of mobile tablet, as well as to be flexible in terms of whether the preference is for fixed or removable mobile devices. "Users may require a purely fixed environment and be able to charge the device in situ, or want to be able to regularly remove the device from the SpacePole in order to carry out tasks throughout the warehouse or distribution centre, we have ensured that the SpacePole is able to work to any working scenario," he said.
Crysell explained that Ergonomic Solutions developed the new product range by closely working with three existing retail customers in their distribution centres in order to best understand the precise requirements of companies running busy warehousing operations. He added that Ergonomic Solutions also worked with leading racking manufacturers to understand how SpacePole solutions could be designed generically to be easily mounted onto their racking systems, while also being easily customisable to mount onto almost any type or racking or other system required by the end-customer.
Close channel links
Ergonomic Solutions has always sold through its established network of resellers worldwide. Crysell commented: "Through our close relationship with our channel partners we knew that many of them were already actively serving the Warehouse & Distribution sector by supplying various types of mobile technology. We therefore felt that, due to our close channel links and what we perceived to be a strong need within our existing customer base, it was the natural progression to introduce a special series of products specifically for this market segment."
About Ergonomic Solutions
Ergonomic Solutions is an established, leading supplier of innovative and ergonomically designed technology mounting solutions, developed in partnership with global retailers and technology suppliers. The company understands the complexities of integrating technology into new or existing systems and furniture. With nearly 20 years of experience, and over 4 million installations globally, SpacePole is already the technology mounting platform of choice for leading retail, and transportation organisations across the globe.
Ergonomic Solutions' application areas extend across POS, Payment, Digital Signage, Self Service, Mobility, Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics. Headquartered in the UK with its own manufacturing facility in Demark, Ergonomic Solutions is a channel-led business with customers and partners across the globe. Additional services include design and development for customised solutions and the company's influential Ergonomics consultancy, which has advised many of the major European retailers how to create a workspace that optimises accessibility, usability, safety and comfort for their staff and customers. Ergonomic Solutions' SpacePole ranges are proven in the field; modular, enabling cost-effective upgrades and provide both physical and tamper proof protection to hardware investments.