Friday, January 28, 2011

Vocollect Announces Newest Vocollect Voice Solutions for Psion Handheld Devices

PITTSBURGH & CINCINNATI - Tuesday, January 25th 2011 [ME NewsWire]
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(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocollect, Inc., the world leader in voice-centric solutions for mobile workers, and Psion(LSE:PON.L), a global provider of mobile computing solutions, today announced that Vocollect VoiceClient 1.3 is now available for Psion’s rugged handheld devices, NEO and WORKABOUT PRO 3, enabling distribution centers (DCs) and warehouses to more accurately and efficiently manage orders using voice commands. This release of Vocollect VoiceClient marks the first release of voice for Psion’s NEO device and provides customers with increased voice performance and capabilities.

The new Vocollect VoiceClient 1.3 for Psion complements Vocollect’s Talkman solutions, providing a broad range of high-performance, high-quality-based workflow solutions for companies that are seeking the productivity, accuracy and safety gains of voice with their distribution workforce.

Consistent with the spirit of innovation fostered by its online community, Ingenuity Working, Psion has developed the industry’s most modular and customizable platforms designed for use in the most rugged work environments. Ingenuity Working brings together customers, partners and developers to collaborate on and co-create mobile hardware, software and service solutions. Psion’s online community offers a forum for customers and partners such as Vocollect to share their expertise, expand their reach, offer services and create solutions.

“Vocollect Voice solutions on Psion’s devices are rich, full-featured and compatible with Vocollect Talkman devices, providing access to the most proven and highest performing voice solutions designed for Psion customers interested in streamlining their distribution processes through the use of voice commands,” said Lyle Sprinkle, product line manager for mobile user solutions, Vocollect, Inc.

Vocollect Voice 1.3 for Psion is based on Vocollect’s latest VoiceClient software platform and provides the following capabilities and enhancements:

* Extends support for the Vocollect SRX wireless headset on the Psion Neo and WORKABOUT PRO Speech 3.
* Provides enhanced capability, with multiple voice options for Vocollect Voice in 25 languages so customers can choose the option best suited to each mobile worker and function.
* Extends battery life and maximizes efficiency through the ability to use Psion’s device platforms with Vocollect Voice and the Vocollect SRX wireless headset while the device is charging.
* Facilitates the easy removal and use of the device for scanning or other activities while using the SRX.
* Provides increased support for 2D barcodes or other matrix codes that support more data than with standard linear codes.

“The availability of Vocollect’s capabilities across a wider range of our devices enables our customers to create high-performance solutions that include industry-leading voice capabilities,” said Mike McGuriman, regional vice president of sales for the eastern United States at Psion. “Through strategic relationships with companies like Vocollect and our collaborative online community,, we continue to transform the mobile computing market and offer our customers the most customizable handheld devices on the market.”

For more information, visit www.vocollect.comor

About Vocollect

Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice-centric solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 300,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $3 billion dollars’ worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings in 60 countries and in 35 languages. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit

Vocollect®, Vocollect Voice®, Talkman®, VoiceClient® and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of Vocollect, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Psion

Psion is the pioneer of quality mobile handheld computers and their application in industrial markets around the world. We have been innovators in mobile computing since 1980, starting with the invention of the PDA, through to helping our global customers solve their business problems today. Our clients include Volkswagen, SNCF, RWE nPower, E.ON, BMW, Goodyear, Copenhagen Airports, BNSF and many others.

Through our open innovation business model, we have the ability to work directly with our customers and partners to co-create new variants of our mobile hardware, software and service that meet the specific needs of the marketplace. This collaboration is made possible by our open innovation community site,

Psion plc is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in London with corporate offices located in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa.

For more information, visit

Neo®, WORKABOUT PRO Speech 3® and WORKABOUT PRO Speech G2® are registered trademarks of Psion, Inc. All rights reserved.

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