EMC - Mobile Workstations

 

The Challenge Faced

Depending on the process flow many companies find it necessary to have fully mobile battery powered workstations with all the functionality associated with a static location.

According to EMC “We needed a solution that was mobile but that could also facilitate a lot of data entry and barcode scanning into our ERP system, and allow us to print labels on the move. The Mobile Workstation solution provides us with this functionality, and we find them excellent and totally met our business requirements.”

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Solution Overview

The Mobile Workstation offers a wireless solution around the factory floor using real time communication through WIFI on a choice of thin client, touch computer, laptop or full desktop PC all powered from the base battery pack giving six hours operational time after a full charge. The peripherals or accessories that can be attached to suit the best work practices are standard monitor, touch monitor, corded or cordless scanner and a local or wireless barcode printer. Because a “standard” PC can be used on the move, this potentially will save a lot of time and expense in the Life Sciences industry, as generally full validation of the solution is not required.

VisionID have the ability to customise bespoke projects in both the Mobile Workstations and the wall mounts to suit each customer’s operational needs and applications. Recently, VisionID have also added the computer wall mount to its product portfolio which has drawn huge interest for computing in tight spaces in corridors outside freezer and quarantine areas for booking goods in and out of these locations.

These innovative Mobile Workstations have been successful in a number of different customers, including EMC.

Robert Jones, VisionID Managing Director say’s: ”To explain the success of these products people are looking for big screen data capture and data entry on a mobile workstations for on the job applications of inputting information into an ERP systems such as SAP or an MES system (manufacturing execution system) for which the screen size of a mobile computer is unsuitable.”

Return On Investment

In EMC the Mobile Workstations are being used as part of the logistics operation, allowing the user to move freely when processing inbound and outbound consignments.

According to EMC Cork “We needed a solution that was mobile but that could also facilitate a lot of data entry and barcode scanning into our ERP system, and allow us to print labels on the move. The Mobile Workstation solution provides us with this functionality, and we find them excellent and totally met our business requirements.”

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What our clients have to say

“VisionID helped us significantly improve our warehouse operations by enabling us to capture data and feed it into our ERP in real-time. After a consultation and Wireless Site Survey, VisionID implemented a secure wireless network for real-time data capture using Extreme Wireless infrastructure and Zebra MC9200 mobile computers. We now have improved inventory control and increased productivity within our warehouse.” – Stella Glavin, IT Manager

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging

“We trust VisionID for all of our printing and scanning needs. VisionID supply us with the best in class scanning and vision systems from Cognex, these systems are used to ensure product traceability throughout the plant, and really are an invaluable asset when it comes to production. The support offered by VisionID’s professional service team is second to none, they offer us both remote and onsite maintenance for all of the technology that they deploy” David Lally, Buyer-Engineering, Boston Scientific Galway.

Boston Scientific Galway

“What a truly amazing Easter Egg collection and delivery for St Johns ward Crumlin. Today the Easter bunny dropped into St John's ward to bring Easter eggs and smiles to the children of both inpatients and the day ward.  The number of donations this year was amazing truly amazing and we couldn't have done it with our amazing drop off from VisionID thanks so much everyone from the bottom of our hearts”. - Elizabeth Furlong 

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