ProGlove Expands Award Winning MARK Product Family of Wearable Barcode Scanners
MARK Basic and MARK standard range Address Needs in Logistics and Assembly Industry
Chicago, IL - ProGlove, a leading provider for industrial wearables, today announced an extension of its award-winning MARK product family to better address the needs of workers in logistics and assembly lines. MARK Basic and MARK standard range can drastically boost efficiency as they help users save up to 4 seconds per scan, while considerably reducing typical picking errors by up to 33 percent.
MARK Basic is designed for a scanning range of up to 5 ft, which makes it ideal for picking applications in logistics. The device can be quickly hooked up to the corporate network via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and comes with ProGlove’s recognized Worker Feedback option. This powerful feature structures the flow of information with regards to key objectives such as traceability. By means of a combined optic, acoustic and haptic alert workers know immediately, whether they picked the right item - thus ensuring process reliability. MARK basic can handle up to 3,000 scans per charge and is designed to last an entire shift.
MARK standard range lets users scan barcodes at a distance of up to 32 in. This superior scanner processes up to 6,000 scans per battery load. MARK standard range is a perfect fit for use in high frequency scanning environments such as assembly lines. The device can be connected to the corporate network via BLE or 868 MHz radio frequency. MARK standard range also supports the Worker Feedback option.
Both devices support 1D and 2D barcodes, and charge in less than two hours. “This extension of our product portfolio marks an important landmark for us as we are advancing on our journey to becoming the undisputed leader in industrial wearables and software that enables a smarter workflow,” said Thomas Kirchner, Vice President Product at ProGlove. “With that in mind, we will continue to supply solutions that precisely address the market’s needs.”
ProGlove’s MARK family is in use at some of the world’s most renowned global industrial brands such as Audi, BMW, Bosch, Lufthansa Technik and IKEA Germany. MARK is roughly the size of a matchbox making it the world’s lightest and smallest barcode scanner. This can save workers a weight lift of up
1.5 metric tons per shift.
Additionally, workers always have their hands free, as this little scanning whizz connects to three types of wearables that come in different sizes for right and left handed users. MARK sits at the back of the hand of the users throughout their shift, so they always carry it with them. Hence they do not have to reach for it, search for it or put it down which is why they can save up to four seconds per scan.
An example from the automotive industry puts the magnitude of this time save in perspective: A number of approximately 1,000 cars with an average of 1,000 scans per car can easily roll off the assembly lines in one production plant in a day.
The MARK family relies on Plug & Play technology and can be set up in a matter of minutes. In addition, this easy to use device does not require extended training programs before users can operate it. While MARK certainly is more expensive than some of the conventional barcode scanners available in the market, its benefits clearly outweigh the initial investment. Therefore, MARK comes with an extremely quick return on investment (ROI) that is substantially below one year.
ProGlove develops industrial wearables. The smart solutions of the German headquartered company are used by renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics and retail. ProGlove was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel "Make it Wearable" Challenge in Silicon Valley. Following rapid growth, ProGlove completed its second round of financing with investors DIVC, Intel Capital, Bayern Kapital and GETTYLAB in 2018. ProGlove employs 133 people from over 40 countries at its two offices in Munich and Chicago. More information is available at www.proglove.com.
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