INDUTRAX and SOLUM have entered into a partnership for the distribution of Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL). The focus is on innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing and logistics. The combination of eLabels with location tracking integrated in the INDUTRAX Application Environment creates completely new possibilities for the application in the digital factory 4.0.
INDUTRAX and SOLUM have entered into a partnership for the distribution of Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) in the industrial market segment. As a spin-off of Samsung, SOLUM has 45 years of experience in wireless communication technologies and devices. The company collaborates with many of the world’s leading retail chains and automotive manufacturers and relies on a broad network of partners.
With the Newton product line introduced in 2020, SOLUM sets a new reference in the market for ESL solutions. The Newton ESL have a battery life of up to 10 years, an above-average update speed, a shock-resistant screen, programmable buttons and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. The ESLs are available in a wide range of formats and designs (from 1.6″ to 11.6″), allowing the labels to match every customer use cases.
The SOLUM ESL are also available in Sub Giga. This allows for a long working range, low interference data transmission, fast updates and data exchange making it an ideal IoT solution in the industrial environment.
The use cases cover, for example, pick-by-light, put-to-light or even shelf stock management. The two programmable buttons on the eLabel enable productive execution of tasks in retail and industrial environments. The multicoloured LED supports, for example, the execution of picking processes as well as the location of products or load carriers in the warehouse.
In combination with the INDUTRAX Application Environment (IAE), there are further possibilities and use cases. With the eLABELMANAGER application, INDUTRAX offers a comprehensive solution for displaying information on the shop floor using eLabels. With the software, the data to be displayed in the warehouse and in production can be automatically kept up to date. Changes in quantities and status, prioritisations or special actions can be displayed directly on the eLabels. The management of the eLabels is also fully integrated into the IAE and can be set up via the configuration interface. The software also provides synchronisation with production and logistics control systems (ERP / MES / WMS).
Furthermore, the IAE software enables the combination of SOLUM ESLs with sensors and tags, combining real-time location with shop floor visibility and worker guidance. Existing installations can be easily expanded with the respective other component. The IAE supports the combination of eLabels and tracking. By adding further INDUTRAX applications, events such as the entry into a zone based on location data can be displayed ad hoc on the eLabels. The robust design of the SOLUM ESL enables productive and safe work even in industrial logistics and manufacturing environments.
As a spin-off company from Samsung in 2015, SOLUM is founded on a broad technological basis and immense industry know-how. SOLUM ´s strength is the capability to provide fully integrated in-house solutions. Being the only ESL Supplier with its own manufacturing facilities, SOLUM’s technical excellence, combined with proven product quality, enables to lead the world in ESL technology innovation.
With a global presence in more than 35 countries, more than 86 million ESL installed, SOLUM´s mission is to become the global ESL leader by delivering advanced end-to-end digital labelling solutions to every business.
INDUTRAX is a leading provider of Location Aware Software and solutions that enable the combination of various technologies for location, identification and sensing with enterprise logistics and production control systems. INDUTRAX has completed over 60 location deployment projects for enterprise and medium size industrial customers such as Volkswagen, Daimler and Magna Steyr.
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