Warehousing Solution | CipherLab RK95 Industrial Mobile Computer in Cold Chain Logistics Industry
In order to offer the appropriate logistics solutions, several techniques, different technologies, and devices are necessary. Before using the CipherLab RK95 cold chain mobile computer, the company was using a more basic model from another brand to conduct warehouse operations. However, issues such as a short battery run time, hard-to-capture barcodes, a water-eroded motherboard, and case embrittlement gradually emerged as operators shuttled back and forth between piers, low-temperature warehouses, and cold chain warehouses.
To streamline the work processes, the company decided to replace that mobile computer with a more specialized cold storage one that could endure work temperatures ranging from -25°C to 30°C. CipherLab's RK95 series consists of two kinds of models, one of which is specially designed for cold chain environments. Firstly, this RK95 cold chain mobile computer is made with anti-freezing materials to prevent potential damage caused by low temperatures. Secondly, there is a thermostat inside the device that can automatically defog the touch panel, scan engine, and motherboard to prevent the device from erosion caused by water vapor brought on by temperature differences. Last but not least, the RK95 cold chain model is equipped with an anti-freezing battery, which supports 6 to 8 hours of power at low temperatures, providing enough run time for daily warehousing operations.
The RK95 series also offers a variety of reader options, such as laser, 2D imager, mid-range 2D imager, and extended-range 2D imager. The company eventually chose the RK95 cold chain mobile computers equipped with a mid-range scan engine because it would be ideal for scanning at longer ranges, enabling operators to be more efficient at work. The ergonomic design of the pistol also helps ease the arm discomfort many operators often deal with. Taking everything into consideration, the CipherLab RK95 cold chain model is undoubtedly the top choice for any warehouse in the industry.
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Warehousing Solution | CipherLab RK95 Industrial Mobile Computer in Hypermarket Industry
Prior to choosing CipherLab's RK95, their previous mobile device ran on a Windows operating system; however, the enterprise planned to change to an Android system. In order to switch to new handheld devices, though, some important requirements needed to be met: software compatibility, user interface, and data processing--just to name a few. The ideal situation would be that the old and new software had the same interface which could shorten the learning and transition period when changing to new devices. Also, considering the working environment, wireless connectivity was another key issue when choosing replacement devices. Taking all these demands and requirements into consideration, CipherLab worked with our partner to provide a complete solution that would include both hardware and software. The result was the RK95.
CipherLab's RK95 is a powerful handheld terminal that is purpose-built for demanding warehousing applications. It has a variety of superior features in one device. First, it supports Google GMS and is AER certified. Next, its 4GB x 64GB memory ensures memory intensive applications. Also, it offers versatile laser reader options from a 2D imager to an extended-range 2D imager which fulfill different user demands in reading distance. Moreover, it offers a cold storage model with a freezer 5,500 mAh battery and ice-resistant materials so that it can easily work in low temperature environments down to -30°C. Finally, the ergonomic pistol grip design guarantees all-day comfortability, without wrist fatigue for users. In other words, it is a device that covers all an enterprise may need.
The RK95 also ranks first in field testing, and the software we developed with our partner easily passed all the technical tests it faced. It performed extremely well on wireless connectivity and its reading performance proved to be top-notch.
Aside from that, the MDM solution that CipherLab provides also solves its mass deployment problems. EnDeCloud, CipherLab's deployment tool, provides mobile computer administrators with different options to manage configurations efficiently and according to their needs, in fact there are two Windows-based tools in EnDeCloud: the CipherLab Android Deployment Configurator (ADC), and the Wireless Mobile Deployment System (WMDS). ADC integrates all configurations into one single platform, and WMDS, a windows-based server program, helps configuration settings created by ADC to be deployed on CipherLab's Android-based devices through a wireless network, which would be a perfect solution for enterprises that have data security concerns.
All told, the device transition in the merchant's warehouse and stores has gone quite well, and they are thoroughly satisfied with the product quality and the technical support that CipherLab offers. And as expected, more deployments of the RK95 are in the works.
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Parts Tracking Solution
Driven by market demand and fueled by technology, the company leaders believe digitalization and traceability provide real-time quality parameter interlocking and capturing of process parameters for critical components. To implement better data traceability solutions, the company has migrated its previous Windows Mobile to Android Mobile Computers to improve performance and security.
Before choosing the CipherLab RK95 Industrial Mobile Computers, the company previously used mobile computers with an in-house developed app to track parts in receiving, picking and packing, inventory management, and verifying dispatch items while SOH (Suite of HANA) ERP synchronized its data. As a result, the company reinforced its manufacturing excellence in terms of cutting edge digitalization practices.
Proper barcode labeling and tracking of parts from manufacturing has an impact on motorcycles and scooters’ safety and monitoring for accountability during recalls. Furthermore, utilizing mobile computers for Work in Process (WIP) tracking ensures that finished products have the correct components and assembly processes and make it to final quality control.
However, the original mobile computers and accessories were not durable enough to withstand frequent drops and impact during operations, and the RMA turnaround time was too long, while new devices didn’t arrive in time. It causes high idle costs problem during downtime.
Compared to previous mobile computers, the CipherLab RK95 Industrial Mobile Computers are rugged, enterprise-grade devices designed to resist frequent knocks and drops while being used in busy factories and warehouses. With less RMA required and a shorter turnaround time, managers don’t need to worry about work efficiency decreasing.
And the RK95 4.3-inch display provides a larger area to view more captured information simultaneously. Its large keypads allow workers to work with bare fingers, stylus, or gloved-hand operation during their busy workday.
Mindful of reducing employee distractions and security threats, CipherLab has developed a range of software tools, making the Android-based operation system a reliable and robust platform for different applications. The first utility that the corporate used is APPLock, which ensures that only authorized apps are used on mobile devices. Running tasks-related apps allows workers to focus on tasks without distractions and reduces risks of unknown security issues.
Another feature is Software Trigger, a virtual button that acts as a real trigger key which floats on top of all other programs, thereby ensuring convenient trigger control while processing a barcode scan without any finger fatigue.
With CipherLab’s newly-developed host log generator utility, LogGen, the technician can troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve an issue on a mobile computer through all event logs collected by on-site operators. Logs will be easily generated and uploaded to the built-in FTP client through a quick pressing of a button in the app, making troubleshooting easier.*
Besides having the benefit of better parts management in the factory and warehouse, the company also utilizes automated barcode data and SATO’s dispatch app to manage and track recently dispatched finished goods. As a result, it can help transportation and logistics providers accurately identify goods at any stage and ensure successful on-time delivery of all motorcycles and scooters to their destination for greater customer satisfaction.
To facilitate multiple mobile device configuration at any time, IT administrators can reply on CipherLab's self-developed ReMoCloud to easily monitor and deploy Android-based mobile devices across diverse verticals while keeping the company’s data secure and empowering work productivity.
*Note: You may need to update the firmware on your mobile computers in order to use the LogGen utility. For more information, please contact your sales representative.
RK95's Data Collection Capability Proves to be Invaluable in Automobile Plants
Known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment, this Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959. This motor company has three joint-ventures in China, with one of them made up of two operating plants located in Guangzhou. One of the plants actually supplies all the auto parts for the company’s business system in Guangzhou. The company reached an annual production capacity of 480,000 as of 2011.
The company has a wide variety of auto parts being supplied to its service points, thus receiving, stocking, and distributing are all obvious tasks for staff in each of its plants. The plant had been seeking a solution that would strengthen the supplying process until they discovered the CipherLab RK95.
The CipherLab RK95 is a powerful handheld terminal that enhances data collection with its advanced mobile computing platform. Also, its superior wireless options extend performance in any warehouse environments, bringing the productivity and efficiency to the next level. Running on the latest Android operating system, the RK95 fulfills the need for larger data collection with multiple keypad options and intensive scanning usage with versatile reader options that give users long distance barcode reading capabilities from 7.6 cm to 21.4 meters, making data process easy and fast.
Moreover, the CipherLab RK95’s IP65 rating, 1.8 m drop resistance, and ability to withstand 1,000 tumbles at 1 m help support productivity with full protection from water, dust, and accidental drops in any demanding work environment. Apart from its ruggedness, Cipherlab’s RK95 supports not only 3rd party software but also CipherLab's self-developed software utilities to boost business operation. To better satisfy clients' needs, CipherLab recommended its software provider replace the Windows operating system that the plant originally used with the Android operating system to align its warehouse management system with the CIpherLab RK95, thereby maximizing its effectiveness.
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