Improve Logistics with IoT Barcoding and Android OS
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the next industrial revolution, and the intersection between IoT, barcoding, and Android operating systems (OS) promises to streamline workflows, improve efficiency, and help you rise above the competition.
Are you ready? Is your business poised to leverage this technology? Here is what you need to know.
What Is IoT?
IoT simply refers to devices that can connect to the internet and transfer data. This ranges from smart appliances in a home to the internet-connected devices used to capture signatures by delivery drivers to mobile printers mounted to forklifts to generate picking lists.
In residential settings, IoT gives consumers the ability to remotely control or automate their home’s temperature, lighting, and other essentials. IoT can play a similar role in enterprise environments, but more significantly, enterprise IoT focuses on organizational benefits.
What Is Enterprise IoT?
Also called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), enterprise IoT refers to the use of IoT devices in manufacturing, supply chain monitoring, shipping, receiving, and other industries.
For instance, if a warehouse employee prints a barcode on an IoT device, the device connects to the network in real-time. Depending on the app or program in use, the IoT device can instruct the network to update inventory levels, note the item’s location, save information on when the item was received in relation to expiration dates, or initiate other tasks.
Benefits of Enterprise IIoT
The role of enterprise IIoT is to improve the efficiency of workflows. IoT technology gives you the ability to control the movement and location of assets, goods, and people in real-time, and as you track data, you can identify trends, analyze current stats, and make educated predictions to further improve workflows.
In addition to allowing workers to update the network by generating barcodes or scanning codes on items, IIoT devices can also move information in the opposite direction. For example, when someone scans the barcode of an item with an IIoT device, they can see valuable information about the item that helps them to make well informed decisions.
The Role of Android Operating Systems
Android operating systems play a critical role in the deployment of IIoT in enterprise environments. Android boasts the biggest app platform in the world, and its OS facilitates relatively easy and affordable custom app development.
Additionally, due to the end of support for Windows mobile apps, the majority of enterprises are shifting away from Windows toward Android OS for their mobile computing needs.
Connect the Physical and Digital World
By connecting the physical and digital world, IoT enables organizations to gain greater intelligence about their operations — and integrating barcoding capabilities with IoT devices equipped with Android OS lets you easily track items in real time through your warehouse or supply chain, while simultaneously improving security and simplifying application development.
To learn more, contact us or visit our website today. At BCC Distribution, we are the complete source for your barcode scanning, printing, and data collection needs, and we can help you use IoT to connect the physical and digital world in ways that improve your logistics.
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