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Integration platform said to level the tech playing field

20 January 2022

STAYLINKED HAS launched the Evolve integration platform for UK warehouse and logistics providers.

Evolve is said to provide a low risk, no-code integration path enabling supply chain organisations to future-proof their legacy WMS. Supported by StayLinked’s SmartTE advanced terminal emulation (TE) software, Evolve is said to deliver seamless integration with new and emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.  

Companies are often fearful of the costs and risks involved in deploying new technology, due to the lack of integration with their existing solutions. Running a pilot project can be costly and complex, requiring bespoke coding to ensure the legacy technology and new system can communicate. As many solutions use proprietary software, this process can take months or years.  

StayLinked Evolve is designed to remove the barriers around the deployment of new technologies and allow supply chain organisations to deliver proofs of concept and full production deployments in weeks rather than months. Evolve provides an integration approach that delivers a low risk, no-code migration path to seamlessly connect legacy systems to new and emerging IIoT technologies. Importantly, it also enables organisations to monitor and measure early performance data to determine what operational efficiencies have been delivered before committing to full deployment, thereby de-risking the investment. 

StayLinked chief product officer Padraig Regan, said: “Two-thirds of warehouse and logistics organisations still rely on legacy TE software that often can’t keep pace with modern operations. What StayLinked Evolve does is future-proof that original investment, enabling it to maximise operational efficiencies.”

Current supported IIoT technologies include remote display wearable scanners from ProGlove, industrial wearable scanners from NIMMSTA and heads-up displays and Fetch autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Zebra Technologies.

Fetch Robotics senior director product management Stefan Nusser, added: “The StayLinked Evolve platform has been instrumental in quickly and easily implementing Fetch AMRs in a challenging customer environment. The StayLinked team has demonstrated a keen knowledge of how to integrate Fetch hardware with existing workflows with no coding or complicated scripting.”

For more information, visit www.staylinked.com