COLUMBIA, Md. (March 9, 2010) - PEAK Technologies, a Platinum Equity company, today announced it has launched a new voice-enabled logistics solution, MCL-Voice, to provide a more flexible and robust data collection platform solution to its customers. The MCL-Voice solution provides a true multimodal approach to deploy a range of applications from voice-centric applications to multi-modal applications combining voice, barcode scanning, RFID and keyboard data capture methods - all in the same application.
"Since MCL-Voice is already integrated into the MCL-Collection platform, it allows us to provide customers with a solution that utilizes whichever data capture method is most efficient and convenient to perform the task at hand - the right technology at the right time; whether it be voice, barcode scanning or other data collection inputs," said Tim Wills, vice president of marketing, PEAK Technologies.
A second generation product, MCL-Voice is a mature technology that includes the following benefits:
- Multimodal approach - combine voice, barcode, keyboard, touch screen and RFID technologies for better ergonomics and efficiency
- Multi-manufacturer - extensive testing and product development with Motorola, LXE and other leading industry manufacturer devices
- Multi-application support - increase return on investment by running multiple applications for multiple users on the same device
- Centralized management and reporting - gain objective and accurate voice data based on logging and statistical analysis
- Flexible voice options - speaker dependent and/or speaker independent recognition options and supervised speaker adaptation to improve accuracy for non-native speakers, accents or special voice characteristics
"MCL selected PEAK Technologies as our North American integration partner for MCL-Voice due to PEAK's extensive experience in delivering integrated warehouse, supply chain, and distribution data collection solutions and their ability to integrate MCL-Voice into SAP supply chain applications," said Jean-Francois Jacques, managing director, MCL Technologies. "The flexibility of the MCL-Voice solution has been extremely well received by customers in Europe and we are now looking to extend the success of this solution to customers throughout North America."
About PEAK Technologies
PEAK Technologies, a Platinum Equity Company, is a systems integrator of supply chain automation and inventory management solutions delivering tangible return on investment to some of the world's largest corporations. PEAK's primary applications include solutions for warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution operations. PEAK's portfolio of solutions and services include business process consulting, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integration, wireless professional services, project management, printing/media solutions, and life-cycle support services. PEAK Technologies has locations throughout North America providing a comprehensive "foot print" for national, multi-site life cycle service and support.
About Platinum Equity
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, industrials, logistics, manufacturing, and entertainment distribution. Since its founding in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity has completed more than 70 acquisitions with more than $17 billion in aggregate annual revenue. (http://www.platinumequity.com/)
About MCL Technologies
MCL Technologies is a recognized leader in delivering high-productivity software development tools for mobile workforce and barcode printing application development, deployment and management. Its enterprise-ready, standards-based software suite, MCL-Collection, seamlessly integrates the latest technologies with mobile computer, multi-manufacturer, cross-platform compatibility. Through the integration of mobile computing wireless infrastructures, barcode printing, and data capture technologies like barcode scanners, radio frequency identification and voice recognition, MCL-Collection helps organizations deploy mission critical and on-demand multimodal applications to improve workforce productivity, reduce costs and achieve competitive advantage. Organizations also benefit from MCL-Collection's forward migration paths to minimize total cost of application ownership. More information is available at http://www.mcl-collection.com/. MCL Technologies is a competence center of Zetes Industries (Euronext Brussels: ZTS).
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