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Defense Logistics Agency Awards One Year Contract to McLane Advanced Systems, Vangard Voice and Psion Teklogix to Create Voice Prototype Solution for Warehouse Applications
IRVINE, Calif. Vangard Voice Systems, Inc. (Vangard), the innovative provider of the AccuSpeech® Mobile Voice Platform (MVP) for voice powering mobile enterprise applications, announced the company's participation as a subcontractor in a one year contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The purpose of the contract is to create a voice prototype solution for warehouse applications used in DLA distribution depots world-wide. The prime contract was officially awarded on October 1, 2009 to McLane Advanced Technologies, LLC (MAT) the prime contractor, with Vangard Voice Systems and Psion Teklogix teaming with MAT as subcontractors for delivering the voice prototype.
As the Department of Defense's logistics combat support agency, DLA is responsible for providing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces and other federal agencies with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services. DLA Depots manage nearly five million items for the military services.
DLA's warehouse applications are part of its Distribution Standard Systems (DSS) used in 25 Depots worldwide. The contract award requires MAT, Vangard and Psion Teklogix to deliver a voice solution prototype that provides hands-free voice activated capabilities for three existing warehouse management applications, while avoiding any changes to DLA's DSS network or warehouse applications. Vangard's Mobile Voice Platform adds voice-directed capabilities to existing client-server, web/HTML and Windows Mobile-based applications. MVP's voice architecture is completely client-resident negating any need for server-dependent voice operations or integration.
"DLA's distribution network is arguably the largest in the world. Vangard Voice Systems and its partners are pleased to deliver a prototype voice-solution that can reduce operational costs while further improving the timely and efficient delivery of materials and services to DoD Warfighters and personnel," said Bob Bova, president and CEO of Vangard Voice Systems. "Our Mobile Voice Platform is uniquely designed to deliver high productivity voice-directed capabilities, while complying with DLA requirements to avoid any changes to its existing highly efficient network, applications or business processes."
Vangard's Voice Solution on the Psion Teklogix Ikon Mobile Computer
The required DLA voice solution using Vangard's Mobile Voice Platform, will provide warehouse workers with complete device-resident voice translation and operations on Psion Teklogix's Ikon Mobile Computer, the latest product in the company's range of hand-held computers. Psion Teklogix has been a technology supplier for DLA since 1987 providing the agency with mobile hardware and network infrastructure solutions.
"Psion Teklogix is pleased to once again serve DLA with our advanced mobile technologies, this time with the new advanced Ikon Mobile Computer," said Dave Peddemors, Vice President, North American Sales for Psion Teklogix. "The new Ikon, plus Vangard's innovative client-resident approach to voice-enabling mobile applications, demonstrates how to deliver new voice productivity to a broader base of warehouse applications as well as transportation, field services and other mobile supply chain applications."
McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT) the prime contractor for the DLA award will provide help-desk and onsite support for the voice solution prototype. MAT (www.mclaneat.com) provides value-added logistics and information technology services and products for government and commercial operations.
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