Lucas Systems to launch voice picking solution for smart phone platform

Lucas Systems (Booth 3523) announced at a Monday press conference that its Jennifer VoicePlus voice picking applications will be certified on smart phones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S4, with general availability planned for May 2014.

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Lucas Systems (Booth 3523) announced at a Monday press conference that its Jennifer VoicePlus voice picking applications will be certified on smart phones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S4, with general availability planned for May 2014.

The Jennifer solution for smart phones includes industrial-grade accessories to create a rugged, secure and economical solution for the warehouse, said Jennifer Lachenman, VP of product strategy at Lucas Systems. Lucas also continues to support best-of-breed industrial computers, but certifying the solution for smart phones builds on the company’s tradition of concentrating on applications and giving end users a wide range of hardware options, said Lachenman.

“For us this is not so much a revolution as an evolution of what we’ve been doing,” said Lachenman. “Ultimately it’s about offering our customers the best range of choices.”

A demonstration of Jennifer VoicePlus running on a Samsung Galaxy S4 can be seen at the booth. The solution can leverage the smart phone’s imaging engine to perform scanning, or can be outfitted with a Bluetooth wireless ring scanner.

According to Lachenman, smart phones are well suited to voice picking because they are built with features like Bluetooth connectivity in mind, and have become more rugged and secure as well. Some case options for the Galaxy S4, she noted, bring the hardware’s IP rating up to 68.

“Smart phones are designed to support the use of voice, screen and imaging, so they are a natural fit for Jennifer VoicePlus,” she said. “More importantly, the smart phone ecosystem is driving mobile technology innovation and new types of smart and durable wearable devices that create the possibility of even more powerful, productive warehouse applications in the future.”

Modex 2014 is scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2014 coverage.


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Roberto Michel
Roberto Michel, an editor at large for Modern Materials Handling (MMH), has covered manufacturing and supply chain management trends since 1986, mainly as a former staff editor and former contributor at Manufacturing Business Technology. He has been a contributor to MMH since 2004. He has worked on numerous show dailies, including at ProMat, the North American Material Handling Logistics show, and National Manufacturing Week. He can be reached at [email protected]

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