Monday, November 11, 2019

Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancy to Distribute Wearable Barcode Technology in Europe

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EUROPE – Supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, has been appointed European distributor for Chinese technology company HYCO's wearable barcode scanning solutions. The system enables warehouse operatives to scan and process barcodes while leaving both hands free for work. This leads to greater efficiency, accuracy and safety, and has been proven to offer businesses potential improvements in productivity of between 15 and 50%.

The HYCO product range, which includes ring scanners of just 20 grams and 245 gram smart watches, provides scanning solutions among the smallest and lightest on the market. Additionally, the patented scanning module reduces power consumption by up to 94% compared with other available products.

SCALA will be introducing HYCO’s hands-free solutions to the UK and European market, following their successful launch across South East Asia, where they are currently utilised by DHL, Walmart and Schenker.

The technology group has been an official global supplier of DHL Group, the world’s largest courier company, since 2018, after successfully working with the business on a range of projects in China. DHL Group now uses HYCO’s products in more than 10 countries around the world. Phil Reuben, director at SCALA, commented:

“Wearable technology is a rapidly growing market, with businesses recognising its capability to increase operational efficiency and inventory accuracy. Already hugely successful in South East Asia, we are excited to be the first to bring HYCO’s innovative products to the European market.

“Weighing less than conventional wearables, HYCO’s range offers improved comfort for the wearer, which should be an important consideration when implementing a barcode scanning solution. However, they also boast a superior battery life and shorter recharging cycle, which results in even greater gains in productivity for businesses.”

Photo: A ring scanner in action.