New workflows can be voice-enabled within a matter of days – from selection to cycle-counting, put-away, receiving, loading, and many others. Voice-enabling a broader portion of a DC or warehouse is also much easier now, since VoiceExpress leverages Vocollect’s latest client software, Vocollect VoiceCatalyst, which operates on multi-vendor vehicle-mount and fixed-mount computers and, later this year, on handhelds. Now customers can increase their return on investment from their voice-enabled mobile devices by reusing those devices for additional workflows, either during off-shifts or by workflow interleaving, with nominal investments in host interfacing. If workers or mobile devices are workflow-specific, VoiceExpress provides new justification for devices that are ready for upgrades or replacement.“Based on early feedback from some of our customers and partners, we are excited about our ability to enable more distribution operations to gain the benefits of voice quickly across more workflows – in a way that minimizes their need to modify the host or tap precious IT resources,” says Tom Murray, Vice President – Product Management and Marketing for Vocollect. “Partner expertise is a vital component of successful voice deployments, and VoiceExpress helps our partners and customers to reengineer and optimize workflows. That expertise, in combination with faster implementations through Vocollect’s industry-leading speech recognition, purpose-built headsets and certified mobile computers, provides a powerful solution that helps transform business results and workforce performance for distribution operations around the world,” he says. Vocollect now offers four host interface approaches, each of which addresses specific target market needs. Since VoiceExpress can be deployed alongside other Vocollect interfaces to the same host, it gives companies maximum flexibility to add voice quickly and easily to additional workflows. The initial solution implementation leverages the power of Vocollect VoiceArtisan, an open and flexible integrated development environment, Vocollect VoiceCatalyst, a next generation, multi-vendor client application, and VoiceExpress Server, a “thin,” pass-through middleware component that is based on technology from the DataMAX Software Group.
Vocollect VoiceExpress is now commercially available worldwide. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com or call 412-349-2515.About VocollectVocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN), is the leader in creating and providing voice-centric solutions for mobile workers in distribution and warehouse environments worldwide. The speech recognition software and extreme recognition accuracy of in-vocabulary speech helps customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day over 400,000 workers worldwide use Vocollect’s comprehensive voice solutions to distribute more than $4 billion in goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com. Vocollect ®, Vocollect Voice ®, Vocollect VoiceArtisan™, Vocollect VoiceCatalyst™, Vocollect VoiceExpress™ and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of Intermec IP Corp. All rights reserved. About IntermecIntermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, voice solutions that increase business performance, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call 800-347-2636.