I saw a video showing an example of a picker going through the warehouse to pick the goods from the shelf bins and perform barcode scanning in the process. The video shows a laptop being used. The webpage mentions that "mobile devices" are also supported. I'm interested in exactly what mobile devices are supported. I need to know this for budgeting purpose. Also, is the mobile device fully connected to Elliott, or will it require uploads?
A - This particular user also uses iTouch with a ring scanner. The iTouch is strapped to the arm (this strap is designed to hold a mobile device to your arm while you exercise; they cost about $10 a piece on Amazon). You don’t have to use a ring scanner; just any blue tooth scanner will work. I recommend Symbol Consumer scanner CS3070, which costs about $250. But using a ring scanner will free both of your hands, which is helpful.
What makes mobile devices possible are several new features in Elliott V8:
- Support of touch interface;
- Allowing for of function keys to scan barcodes;
- The easily changeable ICON size;
- The F9 (globe icon) to cycle through Elliott Tasks Windows;
- The Elliott launch option of multiple tasks in the group.