Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.

March 27, 2006 06:00 ET

Tzetzo Bros., Inc. Voice-Enables Distribution Center with Offerings from Psion Teklogix and Vocollect

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Voice-directed work application from Psion Teklogix and Vocollect to help boost productivity and performance at Tzetzo Bros., Inc.

Psion Teklogix (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, and Vocollect, Inc., the world leader in voice-directed work, announced today that Tzetzo Bros., Inc. has implemented a voice-directed work application from Vocollect developed and delivered by Psion Teklogix.

Tzetzo Bros., Inc. is an industry leading bulk and specialty foods distributor as well as a private label confectionary manufacturer in the United States for Wegmans, Tops, HEB, and Dollar General. The company replaced its paper-based warehouse management system with Vocollect Voice running on Talkman® and Psion Teklogix' TekSpeech order picking solution built upon its Mobile Integration Suite software. The joint solution will help Tzetzo Bros., Inc. speed inventory tracking and improve accuracy at its two warehouse locations.

"Our paper-based system was cumbersome and error prone, and lacked real-time visibility," said Jim McFarland, IT Manager, Tzetzo Bros., Inc. "We are expecting the new approach provided by Psion Teklogix to increase our productivity by 20 to 25 percent."

The Psion Teklogix TekSpeech order picking solution utilizes Mobile Integration Suite software which is used to connect wireless data collection devices to back-end business systems such as warehouse management and ERP systems. The software will help warehouse supervisors to better manage orders by providing greater visibility. Supervisors will be able to see which orders have been started, in progress, suspended or completed, in real-time. The new voice recognition application will also allow Tzetzo Bros., Inc. employees to pick their orders hand and eyes free and focus on their pick locations, quantities picked and pallets, which helps reduce picking errors.

"Our partnership with Psion Teklogix offers customers a compelling value proposition - a single source for voice-directed distribution that integrates proven products, professional services and support," said Tim Eusterman, Vice President- Marketing and Business Development, Vocollect, Inc. "At the end of the day, it's all about delivering value. The complete end-to-end solution delivered by Psion Teklogix will enable Tzetzo Bros., Inc. to significantly increase its overall warehouse efficiency."

Moreover, the new system enables Tzetzo Bros., Inc. to train new employees in half the time it usually takes, since employees no longer have to rely on memory to determine the location of pallets and various products. Tzetzo Bros., Inc. expects to see a full return on investment within a year.

"We have done some great work with Vocollect, and we're excited to bring such an innovative solution to Tzetzo Bros., Inc.," said Rob Douglas, president, Psion Teklogix Americas. "Our 30 years of experience in delivering supply chain and warehouse management solutions combined with Vocollect's gold standard voice-directed work, enables us to fulfill the voice, RF data collection, and RFID needs of our customers."

About Tzetzo Bros., Inc.

For over 75 years, Tzetzo Bros. Inc., based in Buffalo, New York has become an industry leading bulk and specialty foods distributor, as well as a private label confectionary manufacturer for supermarkets and large national chains.

About Vocollect, Inc.

Since 1987, Vocollect has delivered dramatic improvements in productivity, accuracy, cost reduction and worker satisfaction for mobile employees. Vocollect's voice-directed work applications literally talk people through their daily tasks, replacing traditional work lists and cumbersome data capture methods with personal voice dialogs. The company's global network of resellers and supply chain performance experts enables more than 100,000 people on six continents to use voice to improve work every day. Vocollect is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S., and supports its clients and resellers through regional offices in Europe, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit Vocollect®, Talkman®, Vocollect Voice™, Voice-Directed Work™ and Voice-Directed Distribution™ are registered trademarks of Vocollect, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Psion Teklogix

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection and RFID. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services, and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, such as RFID. The company continues to introduce new RFID technologies that show tremendous potential across a wide range of markets. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 70 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, America, Europe, and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

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