Ivanti Wavelink, the supply chain business unit of Ivanti, and Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced it will integrate Ivanti Wavelink and Zebra autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in warehouse and manufacturing facilities. The combined solution will increase productivity and throughput while freeing workers to focus on high-value tasks.
For customers who need to streamline complex workflows associated with material movement, the partnership accelerates the effectiveness of automation – integrating Ivanti Wavelink’s Velocity platform for voice direction with Zebra’s line of Fetch AMRs. Now, Zebra AMRs can be controlled via Velocity apps or voice-direction on Zebra rugged mobile devices, without requiring any modifications to host WMS, ERP or other enterprise systems, allowing for robots to easily be assimilated into existing workflows. With robots handling repetitive and heavy lifting tasks, manual material handling can be reduced by as much as 50 percent, increasing productivity, streamlining workflows and improving safety.
“Our customers recognize that automation is key to the future of their operations and are ready to make investments in strategies and solutions that can get them where they need to be quickly,” said Jim Lawton, General Manager and Vice President, Robotics Automation, Zebra Technologies. “Integrating Ivanti Wavelink’s Velocity platform with our Fetch AMRs brings the kind of sophistication customers are looking for – in this case, integrating voice commands with AMRs, so work gets done quickly, correctly and without friction.”
Through the Velocity platform, Zebra AMRs are directed to complete steps in workflows, yielding a particularly high value in tasks where material movement and transport are needed. Additionally, through insights from Ivanti Neurons for IIoT, customers get visibility into the status of AMRs, so they know what task each robot is working on and any delays or disruptions they encounter.
“This partnership is another example of how our ‘hands off the host app’ approach that is a core tenet of the Ivanti Wavelink’s Velocity platform can aid in increasing productivity, accuracy, and safety. Because Velocity interfaces with existing enterprise applications without the need to migrate or modify the host application, there is minimal implementation time,” said Brandon Black, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Ivanti Wavelink. “Velocity unifies interaction among robots, mobile devices, and software on a single, expandible platform that can grow with any size business. This allows organizations to increase the bottom line via operational efficiency.”
About Ivanti Wavelink:
Ivanti Wavelink is a global leader in supply chain solutions that focus on task worker operational excellence in business-critical environments. Over 25,000 customers have deployed Ivanti Wavelink solutions to accelerate warehouse operations, reduce risks, and increase productivity through intelligent insights and automation. Our market-leading mobile enterprise platform, combined with our innovative mobile and IIoT solutions, can enhance task worker productivity at the edge and drive efficiency and profit to the bottom line. Ivanti Wavelink is part of Ivanti, a global technology company that enables and secures Everywhere Work. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com/wavelink.
About Zebra Technologies:
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 86% of the Fortune 500 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, antuit.ai and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is #42 on Newsweek’s list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces, #42 on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.