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DSI Adds Voice Input Functionality to dcLINK

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Data Systems International, Inc. (DSI) has added embedded voice functionality to its acclaimed dcLINK software to enable hands-free data collection.

dcLINK VOICEActivator enables users to interact with dcLINK verbally using a standard, voice-enabled headset and microphone, leaving their hands and eyes free to perform tasks. Embedded voice functionality gives dcLINK clients greater flexibility to use the most appropriate data collection method—bar code, RFID, and voice—for their business needs without installing additional applications.

"With embedded voice functionality, dcLINK is now the first automated data collection software to seamlessly incorporate bar code, RFID, and voice inputs. dcLINK VOICEActivator allows warehouse processes, such as picking, to be voice-enabled when our clients require hands-free, eyes-free interaction with dcLINK to enhance user productivity or safety," said John Adams, DSI's chief technology officer.

dcLINK's voice functionality operates on voice-enabled data collection hardware from leading manufacturers. It supports speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS) and is configurable at the device level. dcLINK VOICEActivator will be available as an add-in component for dcLINK 4.2.4 in the first quarter of 2008, and for dcLINK 5.02 in the second quarter.

DSI is demonstrating dcLINK VOICEActivator at Oracle OpenWorld, Booth #1714, through Nov. 15.

As a single-source provider for implementation, wireless infrastructure, and expanded data collection functionality, DSI helps clients reduce project complexity and achieve rapid ROI.

DSI is a certified partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork and uses its considerable data collection and warehousing expertise to help Oracle clients achieve rapid ROI on warehouse projects.


Experienced Consultants, Complete Services

DSI has more than 15 years of data collection and warehousing experience, one of the most experienced data collection implementation teams in the world, and a consulting practice devoted to Oracle Warehouse Management System and Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications, both part of the Oracle E-Business Suite.

DSI provides complete, end-to-end implementation services for Oracle Warehouse Management System and Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications, and the hardware to support it. This includes supplying and implementing the software, wireless infrastructure, and data collection devices for bar code, RFID, voice, and mobile applications.

"DSI's considerable data collection and warehouse expertise impacts the financial return our clients see on Oracle Warehouse Management System and Oracle Mobile Supply Chain applications implementations, helping our clients save money while still benefiting from a unique warehouse management IT solution," said Jennifer Sherman, Oracle director, Logistics Product Strategy.

"With over 1,000 Oracle data collection projects under our belt, DSI's ability to provide comprehensive solutions is unmatched. By offering software, infrastructure, devices, implementation services, and support, DSI greatly reduces project complexity and makes it easier for our clients to achieve rapid results," said Tom Bosch, director of marketing and business development at DSI.

Successful Projects, Rapid Results

Recent client projects include the following:

  • Royal Appliance Mfg. Co.--DSI implemented Oracle Warehouse Management System at three warehouses within 90 days, enabling Royal to meet critical deadlines. DSI also implemented the wireless data collection infrastructure, provided handheld and vehicle-mount data collection devices, and integrated an RFID-compliant label/tag printing solution. Royal Appliance, a division of TTI Floor Care, manufactures Hoover and Dirt Devil vacuums.


  • Rackspace Managed Hosting—DSI provided complete, end-to-end Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications implementation services, including procurement and implementation of software, hardware, and custom-designed labels in under 90 days. Rackspace delivers enterprise-level managed hosting to businesses worldwide.


  • Kirby Marine Systems Inc.—DSI provided complete, end-to-end Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications implementation services, including procurement and implementation of software, wireless equipment, printers, and scanners, and selection of environment-appropriate label/tags. DSI also provided training. Kirby Marine Systems is a division of Kirby Corporation, a provider of marine transportation and diesel engine services.


  • Batesville Casket Company—Increased inventory accuracy to over 99.9 percent using Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne integrated with DSI's dcLINK data collection software. Batesville Casket is the U.S.'s largest casket manufacturer.


  • Trek Bicycles—Increased productivity by over 20 percent using Advanced Warehousing in Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne integrated with DSI's dcLINK. Trek streamlined warehouse tasks, used warehouse space more efficiently, and eliminated errors in their U.S. and European distribution centers. Trek is the largest bicycle company in the U.S. and second largest worldwide.


Expanded Data Collection Functionality

DSI also provides expanded data collection functionality for Oracle Applications. DSI's dcLINK for Oracle's JD Edwards Applications provides accurate tracking of inventory, assets, and time using RFID, bar code, voice, and mobile application technology. With the Oracle PartnerNetwork Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative, dcLINK achieved integration validations with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12, Oracle's JD Edwards World A9.1, and the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10. DSI previously validated dcLINK with earlier versions.

For more information, please contact Tom Bosch, director of marketing and business development, DSI, (913) 696-4000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About DSI

DSI is a trusted industry expert for complete, integrated automated data collection solutions. DSI can also provide wireless infrastructure components, data collection devices, label and tag media, implementation, training, and support. DSI's dcLINK data collection software is among the most comprehensive solutions available for accurately tracking inventory, assets, and time using RFID, bar code, voice, and mobile application technology with seamless integration with leading enterprise applications, including validated integration with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, and Oracle E-Business Suite. More than 750 clients at over 2,100 sites in 47 countries rely on DSI for data collection solutions. Visit http://www.DSIonline.com for more information.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise, and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com/.



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