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Social distancing app for the factory floor

01 June 2020/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Logistics & Supply Chain, Corporate News

Written by ProGlove

Maintaining a proper social distance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection is a new priority for all of us. To help us along the way, we are adding a feature to our MARK family of scanning solutions. The ProGlove Connect app for Android activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. Best of all: this new app is available at no extra cost to our current customers.

“Our key customers are sharing with us the challenges they’re facing as they rethink and retool to restart operations,” says Andreas Koenig, CEO of ProGlove. “We faced similar challenges as we reviewed our own processes for safety and efficiency. It is our natural tendency, as humans, to want to go back to doing things the way we did them before. However, this is not possible. Proper social distancing is now key to a successful return to work.”

Proximity alerts where you need them
To help workers—on the assembly line or in the distribution center— maintain proper distance from each other, the new ProGlove Connect Proximity app provides an additional layer of feedback. It works on an Android device alone or when paired with a ProGlove MARK wearable barcode scanner.

When the individual workers are personally equipped with the Android and MARK devices they’re alerted at close proximity. The alerts come to the workers via a mix of options on the wearable scanner including sound, light, and vibration. This is important in a busy or noisy shop floor environment where a phone alert alone could be easily missed.

The tool for social distance
ProGlove Connect Proximity is in development. In phase one of our software initiative our goal is to help people manage safe social distancing. In phase two, device-level proximity data will be made available in aggregate in a connected software application. This will make it easy for managers to identify bottlenecks in the warehouse and plan for modifications to layouts, schedules or workflows.

The app upgrade is available for free to current ProGlove customers. For new customers, the app is a valuable addition to the features of this rugged lightweight wearable barcode scanner. Learn more here about the new ProGlove Connect Proximity app. Also: If you’re looking to equip your team with Android devices consider this Samsung X Cover Pro bundle to add real speed, utility and mobility to your frontline operations.


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