The success of glove scanners is obvious. The international press continues to highlight ProGlove’s outstanding contribution.
Glove scanners have made a lasting impact on the market. A market that used to be dominated by clunky barcode scanner guns. In a recent story, the US outlet Assembly Mag details how the scanners fit “automotive manufacturers like a glove”. Needless to say, while ProGlove’s story began in this particular segment its wearable scanners have gone far beyond that. Today many organizations in manufacturing, logistics, distribution, retail, e-commerce, post, and courier services rely on ProGlove.
So, why glove scanners? Aside from massive efficiency gains they also improve the quality of the entire picking and scanning process. But that is not all. Workers appreciate them because they make things considerably easier for them. The comfort factor and the ease of use are simply second to none.
So, it is the full package. And ProGlove continues to expend its product, client, and partner portfolio. The latest addition to that list is the XPO spin-off GXO. Both organizations recently extended their collaboration to include UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. A story that the UK Logistics Manager and the French Voxlog feature in their coverage.
Glove scanners go beyond barcode scanning
“What sets us apart from our competitors is that we go beyond barcode scanning, and tell the true story of the shop floor,” said Ilhan Kolko, Chief Product Officer for ProGlove. But what else do you need to consider when you are glove scanner maker? Well, how about shop floor access for one? Connectivity is another question organizations need to address.
ProGlove provides several answers. One is the ProGlove Gateway. This IT-friendly device now comes with a powerful WebSocket integration. So, not only can operators pair the glove scanners with the Gateway, but they can also effortlessly access backend systems. There is no need for a desktop computer or any other host device. This makes exchanging data with Warehouse Management, Enterprise Resource Planning or other enterprise applications significantly easier.
So, Kolko has a point when he claims that ProGlove exceeds barcode scanning. According to the ProGlove executive, “easy shopfloor access and connectivity are a major concern for many organizations.” He adds: “Both play an instrumental role to tap into major efficiency gains. Not only do they allow for smoother, more resilient processes, but they also accelerate the transfer of critical information. This includes data to recognize patterns, blockers, outliers, hotspots and so much more. In a way, the Gateway is the key of our strategy.”