Warehouse automation specialist Locus Robotics, Wilmington, Mass., has released a hardware and software suite designed to speed ecommerce fulfillment processing for retailers and warehouse operators, the company said this week.
Code named "Snowy Owl," Locus's Winter 2019 release was announced during the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City, which runs from January 13-15.
The release includes upgrades and enhancements to the company's robot hardware, navigation software, user experience (UX), and management dashboards and reports that will improve worker productivity, operational performance and efficiency for retail/e-tail, third-party logistics (3PL), distribution and industrial specialty customers, the company said.
"It is an exciting time for innovation in retail," Rick Faulk, Locus Robotics' CEO said in a statement announcing the upgrade. "Major brands and third-party logistics companies are turning to technology to maximize productivity in an increasingly competitive labor market. This new suite of software and hardware includes the most advanced and innovative suite of robotics capabilities on the market to date, and will ensure that our customers can meet the needs of their consumers and achieve the highest productivity gains possible."
Some new features include: