Pick-to-Light System Components

Everything You Need to Boost Order Fulfillment Accuracy and Productivity

Cloud Display Devices communicate bidirectionally with the Turbo. The Turbo communicates bidirectionally with the ERP through the Voodoo Robotics server on the cloud

Cloud Display Devices

Wirelessly controlled through a simple URL or REST API call, the devices light up in one of six colors, and display up to five lines of custom text – for example, a pickers name, the SKU, and quantity to pick.  They can even play a custom tune for each order picker.

Turbo (router)

Install one or more Turbos on the ceiling, the wall or the side of your racks to extend radio range and decrease pick-to-light response times. Turbos devices connect pick-to-light devices to the Internet.

Cloud

Our Pick-to-Light system uses the ultimate simple standard – a simple web URL (QueryString API).  More sophisticated uses can use our REST API.

The Pick-to-Light devices easily integrate with your existing ERP or WMS. A simple request, sent to our server on the Amazon Cloud, causes the associated device to light up with up to five lines of custom text.  QR Codes, barcodes and icons are also supported.

ERP / WMS Software

Our Pick-to-Light technology easily integrates with your existing ERP or WMS software.  You can even test it out with a starter kit and Microsoft Excel.

Pick-to-Light Devices

Our Pick-to-Light System is more than a picking solution.  A REST API or simple URL call causes the Cloud Display Devices to light up in one of six colors with up to five lines of custom text.  The devices also support barcodes, QR-Codes and icons.

Our Pick-to-Light devices can be installed almost anywhere and easily integrate with your current ERP or WMS. The devices use Turbos to connect to the Internet.

They are ideal for picking carts, flow-through racks, put walls, will-call areas and more

Specifications:

  • Display: Up to five lines with 26 characters on each line. A barcode, QR-Code, icons (most commonly arrows) or a combination of the three can substitute for lines of text.
  • Button: Lights up or flashes in one of six colors.
  • Product Dimensions: 5” Wide x 3” Height x 0.6” Depth (Excluding the button).
  • Radio Range: Approximately 50-75 feet. Depends on surroundings.
  • Batteries: Two AAA 1.5 Volt batteries not included (alkaline batteries recommended).
  • Removable Ruggedized Case: made out of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), aka thermoplastic rubber with mounting brackets and four magnets. The cases come with the initial 10 cloud display devices and are available as an option.
  • Mounting Options: If using the ruggedized case, mount with brackets or magnets. If not using the ruggedized case, use brackets or industrial double-sided tape.
  • Additional Features: Plays custom tunes and can report temperature using a built-in thermometer.
  • Temperature Range: Operating Temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C); Storage Temperature -4°F to 158 °F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Humidity Range: Operating Humidity 10% to 85%; Storage Humidity 5% to 90%
  • Certifications: FCC and CE.

Turbo

Cloud Display Devices devices cannot connect to the cloud by themselves – they need the help of a Turbo. The Turbo is the simplest way for the devices to connect to the cloud.

Turbos connect Pick-to-Light Cloud Display Devices to our server software either on the cloud or your local area network (LAN). You can space out several Turbos within your warehouse to cover a large area and accelerate communication with devices. Optimal spacing is one every 50-75 feet depending on surroundings. The Turbo POE-T has a built-in graphical user interface (GUI) with touchscreen to facilitate testing and detailed monitoring of Cloud Display Devices.  It connects to the internet using WiFi or Ethernet and runs on AC power or Power Over Ethernet (POE). (The Voodoo Robotics solution does not depend on use of the internet. If you elect to use an on-premise server solution that does not connect to the internet, you can run on your local ethernet and WiFi.)  Install Turbos high up on a wall or pillar.

In large warehouses or ones that span multiple rooms, you might need additional Turbos. In busy systems, where multiple requests overlap, adding extra Turbos will decrease response times, causing devices to light-up faster.

Turbos are designed for overlapping coverage areas. Use multiple Turbos to extend the range of devices in your warehouse.

Specifications:

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5” Width x 2.0” Depth x 4.5″ Height
  • Radio Range: Approximately 50-75 feet, depending on the surroundings.
  • Required Power: AC adapter or POE (IEEE802.3af/t–Isolated 3kV)
  • Required Connectivity: Ethernet or WiFi (DHCP)
  • Adapter Included: 100-240 Volts, 50-60 Hz Input with USB-C output (cord length 5′)
  • Display: Built-in touchscreen
  • Wall Mounting: Can be mounted with screws spaced 3″ apart horizontally
  • Temperature Range: Operating Temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C); Storage Temperature -4°F to 158 °F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Humidity Range: Operating Humidity 10% to 85%; Storage Humidity 5% to 90%
  • Certifications: FCC and CE.

Software Integration

Our Pick-to-Light system uses the ultimate standard – a simple web URL (QueryString API). A REST API is also available.

The Pick-to-Light devices easily integrate with your existing ERP or WMS. A simple URL request, sent to our server on the Amazon Cloud, causes the associated device to light up in one of six colors with up to five lines of custom text.

For example, the device can display the picker’s name, SKU and quantity to pick, or it could indicate into which bin the picked inventory should be placed.

Devices also support QR Codes, barcodes and icons.  You can even generate a custom barcode to be scanned to acknowledge each pick.

Here are some ideas:

  • Light up the device with the picker’s name, quantity, and SKU to pick.
  • Assign colors to pickers, so that each picker knows what color button to look for.
  • Indicate the bin or tote where a picked item should be placed.
  • Display special handling or packing instructions.
  • Indicate who has been assigned to this pick-cart or forklift.
  • Indicate what area of the warehouse a picker with a cart should begin picking.
  • Indicate that all items for an order have been sorted, and the order is ready for packaging.

It’s so easy that you can even use Microsoft Excel to generate URL’s and light up the devices!

Get Started

Let’s have a conversation so we can better understand your needs. Call us or schedule a demo so see the next-generation Pick-to-Light solution in action.

© Copyright 2022 Voodoo Robotics. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending. Voodoo Robotics, Voodoo Devices, Big Block Server, and Turbo names and logos are all trademarks of Voodoo Robotics.