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Still using Windows CE or are you ready for something more 21st century?
Windows CE was presented to the world by Microsoft in 1996 (!). So that was in the previous century at the same time Microsoft released Internet Explorer 3. The operating system was also included with the good old Sega Dreamcast and Pocket PC at the time. Do you remember? In the following years this light version of Windows XP got a number of upgrades up to the latest version – Embedded Compact 2013 – in June 2013.
It is now almost 2018 and we still find many Windows CE based scanners in warehouses. While this really is no longer necessary, because let’s be honest; this system is outdated, slow and often unsafe because development has stopped. But the best reason to stop using it, is that there are better alternatives out there that can even run on existing scanners. Want to know more? Contact us and we will tell you all about it and, even better, show you the possibilities!
7 tips when considering a WMS
Before we get to our tips, let’s start by saying that the chances of finding an off-the-shelve WMS that suits all your needs are close to zero. You don’t have to believe us (yet), but let us tell you a bit more about this from our experience. There is a vast supply of WMS solutions on the market and we have worked with a lot of them. Customization was always on the agenda…
A little more data, please? The power of AI and Machine Learning. The Internet of Things (IoT), a frequently used term, is the basis of many new technological developments. IoT consists of worldwide and everyday internet connected devices and sensors, which all exchange information. It is estimated that a small 25 billion(!) devices and sensors are connected to the internet which exchange data continuously. All these connected devices and sensors (such as cameras, iBeacons, telephones but also smart speakers, wearables and thermostats) generate an explosion of raw data. The next link after IoT to bundle this collected raw data is [...]