Ease Integration With Standards-Based Software and Mobile Technology
Lucas warehouse optimization solutions are built on standard software, communications and mobile technologies used in the enterprise. The solutions can be cloud-based or hosted on-site, and they integrate and communicate with other automation and IT systems using industry-standard integration technologies.
Our mobile applications run on rugged smartphones, traditional handheld, wearable and vehicle-mount computers used in the warehouse, and emerging wearable devices that connect over wireless networks to warehouse management and other IT systems. Our mobile applications combine voice direction and speech recognition with other input, data capture and display technologies to make hands-on processes easier and more efficient for workers within distribution centers and downstream in the supply chain.
Advantages of Modular Software
Each of our solutions are made up of standard software components designed in a modern service oriented architecture (SOA). In simplest terms, this system design and architecture allows us to rapidly assemble and configure unique customer solutions using standard software building blocks, each of which is designed and tested for rapid modification and reuse.
Lucas solutions are designed to communicate with and orchestrate your existing warehouse management, labor management, transportation management and other systems, so there’s no need to change or upgrade your WMS. We strive to take advantage of the processes and systems you already have in place, but we also seek ways to supplement and extend other purpose-built solutions.
Mobile Computing Devices
Lucas Systems has delivered more mobile applications on a wider range of voice-enabled mobile industrial computers than anyone. The current generation of Lucas software can run on all major mobile operating systems (Windows Mobile, Android, iOS), and warehouses can choose to use Lucas mobile applications on a wide range of standard industrial mobile computers from leading providers such as Zebra/Motorola®, Honeywell (including LXE and Intermec™), Bluebird and Datalogic, as well as rugged smartphones and new Android wearable devices.
Because our software is designed for multi-purpose, multi-modal hardware, our applications can take advantage of the full range of capabilities of these devices, including the screen and keyboard (for logging on and training, for example), and barcode scanners, which are an ideal complement to voice recognition for data capture and produce traceability during picking, receiving, putaway and more.