Toshiba Introduce AR Ordering System for Smartglasses

Toshiba has become one of the companies involved in the emerging enterprise-level augmented reality (AR) market thanks to its ‘Assisted Reality’ AR100 smartglasses and the dynaEdge DE-100. The company is now introducing a new ‘pick-by-vision’ ordering system that will provide workflow enhancements for the logistics sector.

The system is referred to as xPick, and forms part of Toshiba’s strategic relationship with Ubimax for the dynaEdge platform, following on from modules such as xMake, xInspect and xAssist.

The system has been optimised to ensure productivity for organisations working in industrial fields. The xPick module has been created to assist with manual order picking, right through various stages including sorting and inventory management through to goods receipt and removal.

The system allows for a hands-free, AR display which contains instructions transmitted to the smartglasses right into the field-of-vision of the employees. Additional functions such as barcode scanning, weight checking and localisations can be added to increase level of accuracy and further refine workflows.

“Intelligent assisted reality solutions have really captured the market’s attention over the past 12 months. Indeed, our latest study found that 77 per cent of all IT decision-makers surveyed in Germany plan to introduce this innovative technology to their businesses over the course of the next three years[1],” said Maki Yamashita, Senior Vice President, PC & Solutions EMEA, Toshiba Europe GmbH. “We’ve found that the opportunity to maximise productivity whilst expanding an organisation’s suite of connected devices is a winning combination – particularly when it comes to manufacturing and logistics-based enterprises.”

“The reception from our customers and partners following the launch of our first suite of modules was overwhelming,” said Jan Junker, Chief Commercial Officer, Ubimax. “We’ve really responded to market demand by further enhancing industrial workflows with the expanded level of smartglass solutions we’re running on the Windows platform. Working alongside Toshiba to drive transformational change across a variety of sectors has been a real highlight of our partnership. xPick, running on Toshiba’s dynaEdge platform, will work seamlessly alongside our existing modules to create efficiencies on an entirely new level.”

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