Automation Functions

Opto Connect will facilitate base functions for connecting to remote systems and devices including:
  • Host Interfaces: ERP and WMS systems provide inventory and order guidance to WES systems. Our Robotics Hub will enable generic interfaces to external systems such as Blue Yonder, HighJump, Manhattan, SAP, etc.
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS): AS/RS is a form of GTP fulfillment technology that includes automated systems and equipment like material-carrying vehicles, tote shuttles and mini-loaders to store and retrieve materials or products. High-volume warehouse applications with space constraints tend to utilize AS/RS systems.
  • Automated Guided Vehicles: This class of mechanized automation has minimal onboard computing power. These vehicles use magnetic strips, wires, or sensors to navigate a fixed path through the warehouse. AGVs are limited to large, simple warehouse environments designed with this navigation layout. Complex warehouses with lots of human traffic and space constraints are not good candidates for AGVs.
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots: More flexible than AGVs, AMRs use GPS systems to create effective routes through a specific warehouse. They use advanced laser guidance systems to detect obstacles, so AMRs can safely navigate dynamic environments with lots of human traffic. They are easy to program with routes and easy to implement quickly.
  • Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light Systems: These systems use mobile barcode scanning devices synced to digital light displays to direct warehouse pickers where to place or pick up selected items. They can dramatically reduce walking and searching time and human error in high-volume situations.
  • Voice Picking and Tasking: The use of voice-directed warehouse procedures, also known as pick-by-voice, uses speech recognition software and mobile headsets. The system creates optimized pick paths to direct warehouse workers where to pick or put away a product. This method eliminates the need for handheld devices like RF scanners, so pickers can concentrate on their task with improved safety and efficiency.
  • Automated Sortation Systems: Sortation is the process of identifying items on a conveyor system and diverting them to a warehouse location using RFID, barcode scanners and sensors. Companies use automated sortation systems in order fulfillment for receiving, picking, packing, and shipping.
These automation functions will be augmented by:
optimization functions centered around inventory management, order management, returns management, picking, routing, shipping management 

Benefits and Functionalities

Opto Connect takes our current WCS deployments and standardizes how we interface with our vendors
  • s-icon3 Tried and true integrations prebuilt with install time from months to days
  • s-icon2 Future implementations will not require developer intervention
  • s-icon1 Configuration implementation with a high degree of flexibility and reliability
  • seamless-icon3 Reduce time & resources during a client implementation

System Integrator

Opto Connect host integration removes integration burden

The prebuilt host integrations allow more of a “plug and play” model where you can use your existing data formats to interact with KPI systems.

Our software agnostic technology allows us to always provide you the right solution

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The Opto Connect automation integration will proactively provide the flexibility of adding/changing the robotic technology for a solution without time and cost being the critical path. 

Opto Connect as a Standalone Product

Our software delivers maximum integration capability, all through your warehouse automation process
  • Opto Connect may integrate with any 3rd party system to provide the same prebuilt integrations for quicker implementation to robotic vendors
  • Unlike other system integrator’s software, our product can be sold individually
  • Reducing the integration of robotic vendors from weeks to hours also removes potential barrier for Robotics as a Service opportunities
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