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W&H Systems Debuts Wearable Technology for WCS

W&H Systems, an integrator of material-handling systems, has developed a version of its Shiraz warehouse-control system (WCS) that works on a smartwatch.

Based on the Pebble Smartwatch, Shiraz allows warehouse managers to gather key performance indicators to manage distribution and fulfillment from the wrist. They can also receive e-mails, voicemails, text messages and notifications, improving visibility into distribution operations. Shiraz is equipped with apparel, wine and spirits and retail-specific applications. The smartwatch can display such information as number and time of cases shipped, quantity of mixed cases shipped, total number of mixed and full cases, and estimated time of completion. W&H Systems’ offerings include conveyor systems, palletizers, paperless picking and packing units, and high-speed carton and unit sorters.

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Based on the Pebble Smartwatch, Shiraz allows warehouse managers to gather key performance indicators to manage distribution and fulfillment from the wrist. They can also receive e-mails, voicemails, text messages and notifications, improving visibility into distribution operations. Shiraz is equipped with apparel, wine and spirits and retail-specific applications. The smartwatch can display such information as number and time of cases shipped, quantity of mixed cases shipped, total number of mixed and full cases, and estimated time of completion. W&H Systems’ offerings include conveyor systems, palletizers, paperless picking and packing units, and high-speed carton and unit sorters.

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