StayLinked iQ Debuts Revolutionary Platform with Zebra's Savanna
StayLinked and Zebra Technologies unveiled the first look at the integrated StayLinked iQ and Zebra Savanna platform in Malta at Zebra EMEA CPS 2018. StayLinked iQ delivers intelligence and actionable insight to Terminal Emulation customers, and, in partnership with Zebra, will continue to facilitate the development of vertically-oriented applications using edge data and associated insights from Savanna. Highlights from the presentation included a live demonstration of a Zebra mobile computers showing real-time data as the device went through a series of events, including a device being dropped to the floor, a battery replacement, and real-time streaming alerts.
Unprecedented Real-time Mobile Device Data
Padraig Regan, European General Manager at StayLinked, presented StayLinked iQ’s integration with Zebra’s Savanna platform to illustrate how customers can see what is happening in a warehouse environment, all in real-time. Regan also directs StayLinked’s research and development division, StayLinked Labs.
Padraig Regan, StayLinked General Manager in Europe, showcases the real-time actionable data of StayLinked iQ in Malta.
“Most Terminal Emulation environments have been starved of valuable information over the past 15 years,” says Regan. “Through our extensive work at StayLinked Labs, we were able to develop a robust platform that can provide customers with real worker productivity data and highlight what actions need to be taken to improve and maximize productivity. We were excited to be able to show the attendees (at Zebra EMEA CPS 2018 in Malta) real world examples of these device events occurring, but more importantly, why and how they were occurring.”
StayLinked iQ: A Revolution in Warehouse Productivity and Beyond
As an innovative business intelligence tool designed with Terminal Emulation in mind, StayLinked iQ allows customers to accurately measure the productivity of warehouse operations by collecting, analyzing, and presenting device and worker information through an intuitive, browser-based console: Customers can see at a glance (and in-depth) how productive the warehouse is. It also enables you to diagnose and troubleshoot any inefficiencies due to worker inactivity, network outages, or a number of other issues you may not have known existed.
One of the compelling features emerging in StayLinked iQ is the worker productivity leaderboard, an easy-to-read list of workers who are the most productive as well as a list of workers who are experiencing the most issues on the floor. Customers can then use StayLinked iQ to diagnose and remedy issues of worker inactivity or inefficiency that may not even be the fault of the workers themselves, such as enormous travel distances between products in an order, or poor network coverage because of the remote location of a particular access point.
StayLinked iQ also allows you to see which devices are performing better than others. If you have a mix of hardware models in production, customers can use StayLinked iQ to see how each model stacks up against the others. And if one or more devices happen to be giving your workers trouble, StayLinked iQ will help identify the problem devices so you can initiate troubleshooting.
Announcing the StayLinked iQ Beta Program
On April 19, 2018, StayLinked began accepting formal applications for the StayLinked iQ Beta Program. The program will allow access to the StayLinked iQ platform and program participants will receive platform updates and reports on the progress of StayLinked iQ.
“We’re now actively looking for customers, resellers, manufacturers, and anyone else in the industry to join us,” Regan says. “As a member of the StayLinked iQ Beta Program, successful applicants can take part in helping shape StayLinked iQ by test-driving the platform and letting us know what they think. This will help further shape what data we are able to deliver to the console. It’s a genuine opportunity for the industry as a whole to have a say in what information they need to see in order to deliver streamlined performance in a production environment. The ultimate goal of StayLinked iQ is to make our customers operations more productive.”
Interested participants can apply online at: http://www.staylinked.com/beta/iq
For over 20 years StayLinked has been delivering world-class solutions for mission-critical, host-based systems in the warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries. It was our deep understanding of these host-based systems that led our team of technology experts to introduce a new paradigm in terminal emulation and session management for mobile devices.