Wireless Applications

RedPrairie to Demonstrate ARIA-Based WMS

May 1, 2007

ARIA combines RFID, voice recognition, sensors, wearable computing, and next-generation software and business processes so that warehouse operators can execute transactions more efficiently.


MILWAUKEE & ORLANDO, FL /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- RedPrairie Corp., a leading consumer driven optimization company, announced that it is demonstrating Adaptive Recognition & Information Assurance (ARIA)-based warehouse execution applications this week at its annual user conference and industry summit, RedShift 2007.

ARIA, a concept developed by leading rugged mobile computer manufacturer LXE Inc., is a framework for achieving new levels of efficiency, velocity, visibility, and accuracy in supply chain execution. ARIA combines the strengths of multiple technologies, such as RFID, voice recognition, sensors, and wearable computing, with next-generation software applications and new business processes so that warehouse operators can execute warehouse transactions more naturally, efficiently, and effectively.

The ARIA demonstrations will be driven by RedPrairie's warehouse management software and will be supported by voice-directed technologies from Voxware, a leader in voice logistics solutions; vehicle-mounted RFID readers, and wearable voice computers from LXE; and RFID device management software provided by GlobeRanger, a leading provider of RFID, mobility, and sensor-based edge software solutions.

Gary Morgan, RedPrairie Vice President Technical Services, comments, "With ARIA and RedPrairie solutions, companies will be able to better leverage emerging technologies like RFID and voice to optimize people and processes. The ARIA concept immediately separates LXE from their competition and shows the depth and flexibility of RedPrairie's solution. No one else in the industry has previously accomplished this. We are aligned with a unique partner to take the logistics industry to the next level."

Dick Sorenson, LXE's RFID Director, says, "We are very excited to see the ARIA concept coming to life. Having an industry leader like RedPrairie behind the concept helps validate our belief that ARIA will truly be the next evolution in supply chain execution."

ARIA Benefits To Be Demonstrated

  • Turbo-charged operator productivity. ARIA-based processes can incorporate technologies that automatically collect data for the warehouse operator, allowing operators to focus just on moving inventory.

     

  • Increased inventory accuracy. The automatic collection of data ensures data integrity. ARIA-based solutions can also detect and correct mistakes in real time during the execution of the task, ensuring that the warehouse operator executes the task as requested.

     

  • Reduced operator training time. ARIA-based processes are more intuitive, easy to use, and easy to understand.

     

  • More satisfied customers. Receive the correct product in the correct quantities; provide the right products available for sale; and eliminate error-correction processing in receiving and invoicing paperwork due to mis-shipments.

About LXE Inc.
LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 36 years experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies, and secure wireless network infrastructure to award-winning customer support, LXE's easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.

Based in Norcross, GA, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services. LXE is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMS Technologies Inc. and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

About GlobeRanger
GlobeRanger is the leading provider of RFID, mobility, and sensor-based edge software solutions. Its innovative Edgeware platform, iMotion, provides the critical infrastructure layer for managing devices, networks, data, and processes at the edge of the enterprise, enabling real-time response. iMotion serves as the foundation for GlobeRanger and its partners to rapidly develop, deploy, and manage edge solutions. Founded in 1999, GlobeRanger is headquartered in Richardson, TX. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

About RedPrairie Corp.
RedPrairie is a world-leading consumer-driven optimization company. Built on an advanced service-oriented architecture developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies.

RedPrairie's E2e solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer-buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronize shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the "last yard" problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support. For additional information, call 877-733-7724, or access the company's Web site.

RedPrairie is a registered trademark of RedPrairie Corp. E2e is a trademark of RedPrairie Corp. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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