DHL rolls out latest version of Google smart glasses worldwide

As part of its company-wide digitisation strategy DHL is further expanding the deployment of Smart Glasses and wearables to support vision picking processes in its warehouses.

As one of the first customers worldwide, DHL will now use the second-generation of Glass Enterprise Edition.

Augmented reality in the warehouse is driving a more accurate, productive and efficient picking process, says DHL.

While user-friendly and intuitive, hands-free picking is providing a positive experience and high approval rating among employees.

The successful use of smart glasses in contract logistics has also convinced other DHL business units. In the future, DHL Express will also use these wearables in its hubs.

“With the second generation of Glass Enterprise Edition, we can now provide our customers and employees with even more powerful, technically optimized smart glasses. The possibility of object recognition is also particularly promising for us in industrial applications. With the corresponding software, it is no longer just possible to read out barcodes, locate products and display the corresponding storage compartment; in future, also complex objects can be identified with the smart glasses. We expect this to lead to further productivity increases from which our employees and our customers will benefit equally,” Markus Voss, COO and CIO of DHL Supply Chain said.

Smart glasses arrive

Dematic is now a distributor of Vuzix Smart Glasses in Australia and New Zealand.
Vuzix Smart Glasses allow hands-free mobile computing that can be used within the warehouse for inventory management tasks such as picking orders, inventory replenishment, and inventory cycle counting.
Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses are a hands-free wearable computer that combine the features of a barcode scanner, a voice picking system, and a vision picking system. Designed specifically for industrial settings, they are an ergonomically designed and rugged Android-based device. They feature an nHD monocular display and Intel processor, large internal storage, recording features, and wireless connectivity capabilities. The Vuzix glasses also have a 10 megapixel, 1080p camera that records, stores, and plays back still pictures and video, perfect for picking, packing and shipping tasks as well as for maintenance and remote support functions.
“Dematic helps supply chain operators achieve operational excellence by offering the most appropriate solution for each application,” said Brian Lang, Dematic’s director of Real Time Logistics. “Including the Vuzix Smart Glasses in the Dematic portfolio creates more choices for customers and can optimise their order fulfilment.”
Ruggedised against water, dust and dirt, the Smart Glasses give the user versatility to navigate and use the glasses in almost any working environment. They also include the flexibility of multiple mounting options and enhanced battery packs for long or high-intensity users.
 

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