With e-commerce driving the logistics market, carriers are heavily depending on technology to save precious time and also to keep pace with the growing demand. Recently, logistics and transportation companies have found wearable scanners with multiple functionalities can give them an edge over traditional logistics handlers.;
Take for example, Koamtac, which makes Bluetooth-enabled mobile point-of-sale solutions
and barcode scanners
, has entered into wearable market with the recent launch of KDC Finger Trigger Glove accessory, a commercial-grade wearable barcode scanner which can be linked to a smart phone or tablet to boost operational efficiency for shippers and carriers.
The hand glove connects scanner with a smart phone via Bluetooth. The rugged and ergonomic glove helps users to use both the hands during their work and enables them to scan barcodes effectively and quickly.
Explaining about the new technology which can revolutionize the parcel handling industry, Dr. Hanjin Lee, President and CEO of KOAMTAC, said, "Scanners need reliable accessories to provide complete logistics solution. Our product provides fastest and effective scanning solution for logistics and transportation enterprises.";
Several shipping companies still use traditional devices that can be an impediment for their growth. However, with reducing cost of cost of tablets and smartphones the landscape is changing now. Designed to be integrated with any smartphones and tablets, the features and functionality of wearable scanners stand out when compared to other normal devices.;
In the case of Koamtac's bar code scanning glove, the user need not have to lift or pull out heavy scanning device, or keep it away before choosing a package. "The trend is fast moving toward economical solution. Hence companies are adopting solutions that include smart phones so that they don't have to fully ruggedized PDA which runs a full version of Windows," Dr.Lee adds.
Parcel shipping carriers that use Finger Trigger Glove are experiencing safety and efficiency improvements, says Dr Lee, who further adds, jobs can be done more safely and quickly since workers can use both hands. Since the users' hands are free from lifting boxes, the product becomes more user-friendly and also ergonomic.
Wearable devices provide highest efficiency to the scanning process which involves thousands of packages. After every transaction, the handler can move to next package for scanning. Also, it is also easy to wear the glove along with a smart phone attached to the wrist or arm. To give maximum mobility, the scanners are battery powered so no need of external power source.
The smart phones or tablets can support the glove's applications such as sales sale or tracking inventory and other regular uses.;
Explaining further about his product, Lee says, the accessory can also integrate any Samsung Galaxy mobile device. Saying that his product is useful in real-life situation unlike smart glasses and other wearable devices which are still under development, Lee says, "Our scanner with the glove and a Samsung smart phone or tablet can be used in the real-life situations."