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Vocollect: You Can Hear It Now On Handheld Devices, Not Just Headsets

Vocollect Inc., which has brought voice recognition to headsets for almost 20 years, has introduced Vocollect Voice for Handhelds-the same technology that powers Vocollect's Talkman wearable computers is now available for voice-enabled handheld devices.
This capability expands the hardware platform alternatives customers have for deploying voice-directed work in distribution centers and areas beyond the warehouse. Symbol Technologies' MC9060-S is the first handheld device to be supported, says Vocollect, which expects handhelds from other manufacturers to follow suit. "For nearly 20 years, customers have realized accuracy and productivity gains in warehouses and distribution centers with voice-directed distribution," says Jack LeVan, CEO of Vocollect. "The decision to offer customers a choice in platforms above and beyond voice-only wearable computers came with the idea that voice applications are perfectly suited to augment screen and keypad-based work activities. Adding voice provides an opportunity to improve productivity and accuracy in concert with other handheld functions."
The biggest benefit that Vocollect Voice for Handhelds brings to the market, the Pittsburgh-based company says, is that clients can now mix and match devices under the same deployment management tools and IT architecture.
Vocollect Voice for Handhelds will support the following language sets: U.S. English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, and U.K. English. Team members can also select a male or female voice and choose from nine prompt speeds.
Visit www.vocollect.com for more on the new product line.

Vocollect Inc., which has brought voice recognition to headsets for almost 20 years, has introduced Vocollect Voice for Handhelds-the same technology that powers Vocollect's Talkman wearable computers is now available for voice-enabled handheld devices.
This capability expands the hardware platform alternatives customers have for deploying voice-directed work in distribution centers and areas beyond the warehouse. Symbol Technologies' MC9060-S is the first handheld device to be supported, says Vocollect, which expects handhelds from other manufacturers to follow suit. "For nearly 20 years, customers have realized accuracy and productivity gains in warehouses and distribution centers with voice-directed distribution," says Jack LeVan, CEO of Vocollect. "The decision to offer customers a choice in platforms above and beyond voice-only wearable computers came with the idea that voice applications are perfectly suited to augment screen and keypad-based work activities. Adding voice provides an opportunity to improve productivity and accuracy in concert with other handheld functions."
The biggest benefit that Vocollect Voice for Handhelds brings to the market, the Pittsburgh-based company says, is that clients can now mix and match devices under the same deployment management tools and IT architecture.
Vocollect Voice for Handhelds will support the following language sets: U.S. English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, and U.K. English. Team members can also select a male or female voice and choose from nine prompt speeds.
Visit www.vocollect.com for more on the new product line.