ProGlove-Samsung Partnership to Introduce Wearable Scanners in Industries

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Industrial wearable manufacturer ProGlove and Samsung Electronics announced a partnership to introduce solution to the growing need for wearable scanners in industries ranging from retail, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing. The combined solution consists of ProGlove’s MARK product family of wearable barcode scanners and Samsung’s latest ruggedized smartphone for business — the Galaxy XCover Pro — providing enterprise users a seamless, secure flow of information, enabling consistent traceability and increased user comfort.

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Barcode scanning is an important function with regards to documenting process steps and ensuring traceability – an essential part of tracking and tracing a product through the supply chain

The solution will enable mobile workers to effectively receive the information they need at their fingertips and enter requested data into their IT systems on-the-go. By removing the need for firstline workers to return to stationary terminals to conduct business, memorize directions or pick up conventional scanner guns, efficiency and user comfort increases while user error decreases, reports Business Wire.

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Samsung headquarters (Image: Wikimedia Commons, Oskar Alexanderson)

Samsung’s industry-leading rugged smartphones are a perfect match for ProGlove’s wearable barcode scanners. The Android-based Galaxy XCover Pro is a sleek, light and stylish smartphone that is built tough for harsh environments, while offering first-line workers a single device that can perform multiple tasks at once. It provides confidence for tackling any job, in any place and in any type of condition – whether working out in the field during extreme weather or at an indoors manufacturing site. Moreover, a big and bright 6.3” screen provides high-quality viewing when looking at charts, presentations or schematics.

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Other capabilities include an enhanced touchscreen able to work in any condition, ‘enhanced touch’ for gloves-on use in wet conditions, and multiple programmable keys to conveniently create custom actions with one click. By leveraging the powerful Samsung Knox platform users can also increase data security while improving worker’s guidance.

ProGlove’s worker feedback provides a combination of haptic, visual and audio signals to confirm correct picks and identify wrong picks when items are scanned.