25 February 2019
Increasing productivity, accuracy and ensuring the smooth-running
of processes, wearable mobile computers are dramatically streamlining operations
across the entire warehousing, manufacturing and production industries.
Also referred to as wearable terminals, wearable mobile computers
offer a robust, hands-free tech solution which enables warehouse workers the
freedom to focus on the job in-hand.
What are wearable mobile computers?
Wearable mobile computers are designed for workers in the warehousing and
logistics industries. Their purpose is to help with the effective streamlining
of operations, whilst simultaneously reducing human error.
Wearable mobile computers ensure the delivery of more effective,
error-proof processes, making operations slicker, smoother and more efficient.
Easily worn on the wrist or work belt, wearable terminals free up
workers to be able to carry out required tasks hands-free and focus on the job clear
of any obstructions. Mobile computers
help to increase productivity levels together with improving efficiency and
Available in varying styles, wearable mobile computers include a
host of functional elements including ring scanners, touchscreen keypads and
voice activation features.
What are the benefits of wearable mobile
Wearable mobile computers boast a
host of benefits which contribute to the smooth, safe and efficient running of
operations within the warehousing sector:
Providing a lightweight, yet highly durable solution, wearable terminals have
been designed and built to withstand tough environments, extreme temperature
drops and humid and dust-filled surroundings. This ensures that no matter what
environment workers are faced with, they can successfully carry out important
tasks with help from reliable devices.
Small and sleek, wearable mobile computers, such as the Zebra wearable terminal or the Honeywell Dolphin 75e, offer a
comfortable and unobstructive solution without preventing workers from fully
immersing themselves in their tasks.
Wearable computers enable the storing and collection of data,
allowing multiple tasks to be carried out at once. This could include multiple
barcode scanning, collection of digital signatures and annotations on images.
This function makes wearable computers a single device to solve multiple
solutions, increasing efficiency, improving management and improving customer
Depending on the device selected, a worker is able to input
data through multiple methods, such as speech, touch, using a stylus implement
and through a keypad.
Wearable terminals allow operators to work hands-free, enabling
them to carry out tasks more efficiently, whether that’s handling materials,
picking, loading packing items or undertaking any other duties. This leads to
streamlined workflows, increased productivity and efficiency improvements.
Overall operations of a business can benefit hugely from the
improved accuracy that’s delivered with wearable mobile computers.
The devices enable time-efficient data capture, accurate scanning
alongside a real-time wireless connection, which reduces human error and
improves accuracy across all business operations.
What jobs are wearable computers useful for?
Wearable terminals offer a reliable and efficient hands-free
tech solution suitable for a whole host of sectors, including:
- Warehouse management
- Transportation and logistics
- Retail industry
Wearable mobile computers offer an effective solution for
fast and efficient barcode scanning, as well as a reliable solution for busy
retail backrooms which are often demanding and activity-filled.
Transform your operations today
Transform and streamline your operations today with TouchStar. We’re proud to
deliver reliable and robust state of the art technology that transforms
operations across numerous industries.
To find out more about our range of
wearable mobile computers and how they can help you, get in touch today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - PETER MARSH
Peter joined TouchStar (formally Belgravium) in a sales manager role in 2001. Prior to joining the company, Peter held Partner and National Sales Manager roles within the parcel and logistics industries.
In 2011 Peter was promoted to Sales Director and is now actively involved in promoting the value of TouchStar’s Rugged Mobile Computing solutions to the warehouse, logistics, manufacturing and field service industries. When not involved in the business, Peter is a keen and enthusiastic football and cricket fan.