FKI Logistex has released a multilingual interface for its BOSS PC-based control system. The new interface, which easily adapts to multiple languages and dialects, enables companies to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural workforce. It can be a valuable tool for increasing DC efficiency and accuracy.
The BOSS system is a PC-based control solution for automated material handling applications. BOSS combines machine control, data collection, system diagnostics, host integration, material flow management, and human machine interface into a single software package that includes extensive diagnostics, data collection, system configuration, and productivity monitoring tools.
The new interface allows users to log in to BOSS and view system status, alarms, and performance information in their native language, reducing support complexity and training needs. Users can select a language preference when logging on or switch dynamically between languages without having to log off. The multilingual interface automatically accounts for language-specific variables, such as units of measurement, date and time format, and numeric formats, enabling accurate interpretation of information.
The multilingual interface can be used with all new BOSS systems and can support a virtually unlimited number of translations simultaneously. BOSS can be implemented with required languages and easily reconfigured in the future to support additional languages as the workforce changes. In addition to U.S. English, U.K. English, German, Spanish, and French, BOSS also supports languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and others that require multibyte encoding of character sets. FKI Logistex has a library of French, Spanish, and English translations that include regional dialects. It is currently implementing systems with multilingual interfaces in Canada to support French Canadian and U.S. English and in Mexico to support Mexican Spanish and U.S. English. BOSS users can provide their own translations or work with translation specialists to customize the interface to meet the specific language needs of their own workforce.
Company: FKI Logistex North America
Company Phone: (513) 8815239
Company URL: www.fkilogistex.com