CINCINNATI, Ohio (February 3, 2010)—Psion Teklogix, Inc. (LSE: PON.L), a global provider of mobile computing solutions, and TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, today announced that Psion Teklogix’ rugged handheld computers are the first to be certified on TECSYS’ Visual Logistics software. TECSYS Visual Logistics Warehouse Management System (WMS) is the only software to deliver visual instructions to workers in order to achieve higher order accuracy and fill rates.
The combination of TECSYS’ Visual Logistics software running on Psion Teklogix’ mobile handhelds removes the barriers to execution in the warehouse by visually communicating instructions to workers. This allows tasks such as putaway, picking and packing to be completed faster and with fewer errors. Visual communication is particularly important in environments where multiple languages or other factors can impede communications and logistics cycles. With the proven reliability of Psion Teklogix devices and TECSYS software, companies can save both time and money by improving service levels without the need to add additional manpower.
“Psion Teklogix has always been a very important strategic TECSYS partner, and they collaborated with us to help bring Visual Logistics to the market. The certification of its rugged mobile computing products for use with our new Visual Logistics further builds upon the synergies of our two companies,” said John Reichert, WMS product manager at TECSYS. “Our goal using Visual Logistics is to place knowhow from throughout an enterprise’s supply chain in the hands of workers to streamline and further optimize execution in the warehouse.”
To fulfill TECSYS’ Visual Logistics certification standards, mobile computing vendors are required to meet speed/response time benchmarks, reliability and expanded keyboard flexibility above traditional WMS applications. Psion Teklogix’ WORKABOUT PRO and 7535 G2 rugged handheld computers passed these certification criteria and were the first to be approved by TECSYS for field deployment.
“Many of our largest customers rely on TECSYS and the ability to work together to provide a new level of response time and operational efficiency giving those organizations a strategic and competitive advantage,” said Mike Jachimiec, vice president of channel sales at Psion Teklogix. “There is a massive array of needs and applications in the market and Psion Teklogix is dedicated to providing the best technology available to our customers.”
Through this partnership, Psion Teklogix and TECSYS are the first companies to bring the improved accuracy and the streamlined approach of visual logistics to the industry.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix designs, deploys and supports rugged mobile computing solutions worldwide, delivering maximum Return on Mobility by improving business efficiency and productivity beyond the four walls of the enterprise. For more than forty years, Psion Teklogix has helped field service, logistics, supply chain and transportation companies solve imaging, scanning, RFID, speech and wireless challenges. The company delivers unmatched productivity, durability and modularity to customers in more than 80 countries, including Volkswagen, SNCF, nPower, E.ON, BMW, Goodyear and Copenhagen Airports.
Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON.L) is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with corporate offices located in Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.psionteklogix.com.
TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company’s customers include about 600 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.