Vocollect Extends Market Leadership Through New Solution Offering for Rugged Mobile Computing Companies

PITTSBURGH (June 22, 2011) – Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN) and the world leader in voice-centric solutions for mobile workers, today announced that with its latest software release for ruggedized mobile computers, it is now the only voice provider with voice-directed workflow solution support for all four of the leading vendors in the logistics and distribution market: Intermec, Psion, LXE and Motorola. With the advent of Vocollect VoiceClient for Handheld Computers Version 2.0, starting this July, customers around the world can improve their business performance with the latest, most-deployed software across a broad range of devices. This software release also marks the first release of Vocollect Voice for Intermec’s flagship 70 Series of mobile computers.

The new Vocollect Voice software complements Vocollect Talkman mobile appliances, continuing to provide industry-leading voice solutions for distribution centers (DCs) and warehouses across a broad range of mobile devices for companies that are seeking the productivity, accuracy and safety gains of voice with their distribution workforce.

“As part of our continuing commitment to enable our voice-centric warehouse vision and to provide the best voice software to our partners and customers, we’ve enhanced and extended our most current VoiceClient software version to even more industry-leading mobile computing devices,” said Lyle Sprinkle, director of product management, Vocollect.

“We have supported Vocollect Voice on non-Vocollect devices for years, allowing voice and scanning to be used on many multi-vendor mobile computers since 2005. This latest release aligns all of our existing Vocollect and non-Vocollect devices to the same VoiceClient software.”

Vocollect VoiceClient for Handheld Computers Version 2.0 provides the following enhancements and capabilities:

  • Greater flexibility for multilingual workforces, with support for over 30 languages and the ability
    to quickly switch out languages when shifts change.
  • Extended battery life and maximum efficiency during the charging process for devices
    operating with the Vocollect SRX wireless headset.
  • Interleaving of voice with scanning when needed, with native scanner support.
  • Support for a majority of diverse barcode formats utilized with voice applications.

Vocollect VoiceClient for Handheld Computers Version 2.0 will be available in the Americas and EMEA over the next few months in two waves. The first set will be commercially available in July 2011, with the next set to follow in the fourth quarter of 2011. The new software will be offered on the following devices:

  • Intermec CK71, CK70, CN70, CN70E and CK3
  • LXE MX7 and HX2
  • Motorola WT4000 and MC9500-K Series

Many of these devices also function with the Vocollect SRX wireless headset, enabling them to integrate easily with vehicle mount and other fixed applications.

“As part of Intermec, Vocollect will continue to provide the broadest range of high-quality, integrated voice solutions for our customers. While the vast majority of distribution customers prefer a dedicated voice appliance, certain customers with multi-functional needs including voice, and those looking to evolve over time from their current hardware platform to a dedicated voice platform, may prefer to have their voice-directed workflow solution provided on a rugged mobile computer. Vocollect is now the leader in this market, as the only voice solution provider to support all of the four major providers of rugged mobile computing devices,” Sprinkle noted.

Later this year, Vocollect will extend Vocollect Voice for multi-vendor mobile computers with its newest client software solution, VoiceCatalyst, to provide even greater capability in the development and deployment of voice-enabled solutions across multiple workflows.

All Vocollect solutions, as an important component of the entire Intermec portfolio, transform workforce performance through leading voice-enabled products and services, proven user preference, and solution expertise that helps to maximize customer satisfaction and bottomline results. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com or call +1.412.349.2515.

About Vocollect
Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN), is the leader in creating and providing voice-centric solutions for mobile workers in distribution and warehouse environments worldwide. The speech recognition software and extreme recognition accuracy of in-vocabulary speech helps customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day over 350,000 workers worldwide use Vocollect’s comprehensive voice solutions to distribute more than $3.5 billion in 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. 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 www.vocollect.com.

Vocollect®, Vocollect Voice®, Talkman® , VoiceClient®, VoiceCatalyst™ and Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite™ are trademarks of Intermec IP Corp. All rights reserved.

About Intermec
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit www.intermec.com or call 800-347-2636.