May 27, 2021
Mantis is pleased to announce that the partnership with RealWear is crowned with 3 new successful projects. Mantis is a Global ISV + Reseller of RealWear, the leader in assisted reality solutions. Since the beginning of the partnership, Mantis has designed and developed a specialized vision picking module (VVR) based on the popular RealWear HMT-1 assisted reality device for Vision + Voice. VVR has since won the Gold Supply Chain Award for warehouse innovation.
VVR, which relies on the RealWear HMT-1's advanced voice recognition capabilities and a wearable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) device for confirmation, revolutionizes Piece Picking / Pick-to-Cart, Case Picking & Sorting / Put-Walls that have been supported by traditional R/Light/Voice-directed applications. By combining voice, vision and RFID confirmation devices, VVR drastically reduces a picker’s learning curve, minimizes errors and increases productivity while freeing the warehouse workers hands.
The partnership between RealWear and Mantis is fruitful to both parties and customers, with several projects already in place and very promising results. The Mantis WMS Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) module is integrated with the RealWear HMT-1 assisted reality solution for picking and sorting and is implemented with success on several occasions. On a specific customer the increase of picking productivity was up to 20% with a further error reduction of 5% compared to RF picking.
Taking it a step further VVR on the HMT-1 is ready to be in use and further studied by a university as part of its designated school curriculum.
"Our strategic partnership with Mantis enables us to further evolve in the supply chain industry and help our common end-customers to dramatically accelerate their digital transformation efforts to protect their workforce and ensure effective performance increase," said Jon Arnold, Vice President, EMEA at RealWear.
"We consider our partnership with RealWear a strategic one as it allows Mantis to continue delivering logistics innovation to our customers that are seeking innovative technologies and services to enhance their ability to effectively increase their productivity and continue their business development path", said George Baglatzis, CCO at Mantis.
RealWear is a knowledge transfer platform company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product, the HMT-1, is the leading ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. With an ever-growing number of hands-free software solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization, video micro-training and digital workflow solutions. Global leaders in energy, manufacturing and automotive industries trust the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 to empower and connect their global workforce.