Friday 19th Apr 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Next goes for voice technology

Leading retailer, Next, has chosen to implement Vocollect Voice– technology from VoiteQ on an LXE HX2 voice ready mulitimodal wearable computer at their new, purpose built, 1m sq ft distribution centre in Dearne Valley. This is the first time the HX2 hand-free computer and Vocollect VVH client have been deployed as a combination, following Vocollect’s recent certification of Vocollect Voice for the device.
The Dearne Valley distribution centre has been built to supply the chain’s 480 UK and Eire stores. At this new site the operators will use HX2 wearable computers from LXE which have been voice-enabled by placing Vocollect’s Voice Client firmware on the units. VoiteQ then worked with Next’s in-house development team to create a direct interface between the voice solution and Next’s WMS.
Using the system operatives can now work hands and eyes free by receiving picking commands from the WMS via a plug-in headset and the HX2 multimodal wearable computer.

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