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TECSYS adds topVOX voice picking technology to its warehouse management system

TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, announced today that it has added topVOX, a market-leading provider of voice technology, to its warehouse management & warehouse automation offerings, rounding further its supply chain execution solutions to high-volume distribution operations and adding a new product line to its warehouse automation business portfolio.

In a research report1 by Gartner entitled "The Three Key Components of Industrial Speech Recognition Solutions." released in September, 2010, Gartner stated: "Optimizing processes in the supply chain has many new variables. Better and faster processes are now combined with different sizes and shapes of inventory items, requiring the flexibility of total hands-free operations, as well a workforce for whom English may not be the primary spoken language. This research looks at three key functions of speech recognition solutions that can assist enterprises in achieving return on investment (ROI) in less than a year."

In recent months, TECSYS’ WMS position in the market was significantly strengthened with the addition of the Company’s proprietary Visual Logistics capabilities that enables customers to increase efficiencies, achieve unequivocal accuracy in order processing and quality validation, and as a result be able to remove thousands of dollars in cost from their supply chain operations.

"topVOX adds a new dimension to our warehouse automation offering" stated Mike Kalika, Vice President, Warehouse Solutions Group at TECSYS. "Today, topVox is the only manufacturer with a hardware independent voice application running in complex logistics operations world-wide. The use of standard mobile devices from different manufacturers with special speech recognition software makes voice and traditional RF operations interchangeable on the same device. By combining Visual Logistics with topVOX, operators, while remaining completely hands-free, become even more efficient than with just voice alone. This, an industry first technological breakthrough, that will revolutionize voice in the same way Visual Logistics is revolutionizing traditionally RF operations in warehouses across the globe."

topVOX is the manufacturer of an innovative voice system that integrates seamlessly with standard technology and makes use of a reliable speaker independent recognition system. topSPEECH-Lydia®-PDA by topVOX is the most prominent Voice Picking system in Europe. The outstanding advantage offered by topSPEECH-Lydia® is that it features both a speaker-independent as well as a speaker-dependent recognition, thus allowing an optimized and reliable speech control in all working environments and conditions. topSPEECH-Lydia® by topVOX is widely used in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities in over five continents.

"With one of the top WMS software in the market, TECSYS’ strengths in high-volume distribution is very evident, particularly in healthcare where some of the world’s renowned healthcare organizations are using its WMS," commented Andreas Finken, President of topVOX. "We are excited to be working together with TECSYS in bringing a new era of voice operations to the distribution center floor", adds Marceline Absil, Vice President of US operations for topVOX.

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