Selected Projects

Project: Line Feeding / Material Replenishment

Program Development for Mobile Data Equipment for Retail and Logistics

Further Projects

Project: Line Feeding / Material Replenishment

In the car production of automobile manufacturers Call Buttons are used for material replenishment in KANBAN processes.

The Call Buttons are compact devices with push-button, LC display, microprocessor, WLAN radio module (802.11b standard) and a battery set.

When replenishment of parts is needed at a certain point of the production line, the request can be sent over WLAN to the server by pressing the button. The server then releases a transportation order for the fork lift trucks.

On WLAN Radio Terminals of the available fork lift trucks, the open jobs are displayed. The driver accepts the order and completes it by picking the parts that are associated to the calling Call Button at the storage location and bringing it to the assembly point. Source and destination are shown on the terminal screen.

On the Call Button the current order status is shown for information of the requester.

A standalone execution of the order with notification of the transportation order result to the ERP software is possible as well as a simple trigger at a present storage logistics application.


As the hardware devices we use tronic Call Buttons and tronic terminals (VistaPlus). These units were developed by us in cooperation with our partners tronic and ADE Vertriebs GmbH (see Products).

The Software for this system was programmed by us and consists of Rabus Communication and Administration Server for the central administration of the devices and a customer specific application server with a Telnet Server for the terminal clients.

Program Development for die Mobile Data Equipment for Retail and Logistics

MDE programming (stocktaking, commissioning, order, stock receipt, price validation, time recording, etc.) in batch mode or as online application with radio connection to the host system (WLAN, 802.11b); communication software for the host side (e.g. for Windows or Linux) for data supply, conversion and interface to the host system. By assistance of our partner companies we are able to supply full solutions including consultancy, hardware supply, repair service, device rental, radio infrastructure, etc.

We program customer specific applications under WindowsCE, PocketPC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 for devices of various manufacturers:

- Motorola / Symbol Technologies
    - MC9060 / MC9090
    - MC3000 / MC3070 / MC3090
    - MC1000
    - MC70
    - MC50
    - MC35
    - VC5090 Forklift Terminal
    - WT4000 / WT4090 Wearable Terminal
    - PDT8100 / PDT8146
    - PPT8800 / PPT8846
    - PPT2800
    - PDT3100 / PDT3140 (DOS)
    - PDT6846 (DOS)

- Denso
    - BHT261 / BHT262
    - BHT300 / BHT303 (BASIC)

    - DT-X7

- Höft & Wessel
    - Skeye.Allegro

- Intermec
    - Model 730

- further devices on request

Further software projects:

    - communication software for Mobile Data Acquisition

    - PC based branch software with nocturnal data replication for a shoe retail company

    - automatic vehicle procurement for taxicab companies

    - route planning for a security service company


Further hardware projects:

    - projects in the area of radio-based data collection (broad band radio and WLAN)

    - vendor controller

    - on-board computer with mobile data collection

    - building surveillance system for fire control on basis of a 4 wire bus system

    - amateur radio recorder (meteor scatter)


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