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Magaya WMS Mobile

Magaya WMS Mobile complements the Magaya Warehouse Management System. It runs on handheld wireless devices and gives you the flexibility to scan barcodes to view information about your inventory and perform tasks from anywhere in your warehouse.

Create tasks for users with the Magaya WMS program and send the tasks to the wireless handheld Magaya WMS Mobile units. Mobile users can access the tasks from the handheld units and perform tasks more efficiently throughout the warehouse. Scan bar code labels on boxes, shelves, and even vehicles.

Main Features

Receive
  • Perform Informed Receiving by entering cargo data into a PC and sending a task to the handheld mobile units
  • Perform Non-Informed Receiving using handheld mobile units when cargo arrives

Put Away (Move)
  • Put Away merchandise and assign locations in the warehouse via Informed or Non-Informed Move tasks sent to the handheld mobile units

Pick Orders
  • Create Pick Orders that include picking, repacking, and quality control in a staging area

Load Orders
  • Send Load Orders to the Magaya WMS Mobile users who select and directly load inventory

View Inventory
  • Scan bar codes on items to view item information

Count Inventory
  • Perform Informed and Non-Informed Inventory Counts using the handheld units

Wireless Infrastructure Setup and Hardware Requirements

The main requirement for using Magaya WMS Mobile is to have a wireless infrastructure in the facility where it is going to be used. The handheld devices need to be wirelessly connected to the server computer running the Magaya Database Server and Magaya Communication Server.

To expand an existing network to wireless, you need to install one or more wireless access points. The access points are wired to your network and are equipped with antennas that broadcast and receive communication signals which are routed back to your wired network.

The number of access points required in your facility depends on the area you want to cover with the wireless network. The reach of an access point is usually around 300 feet. For example, to cover a 200 x 500 foot warehouse, you may need two access points to fully cover the whole facility.

The number of access points needed may also depend on the amount of equipment you have in your warehouse. For example, very high racks can cause interference so you may need more access points to cover the same area. The illustration shows two access points with a range of 300 feet each; the signal range overlaps in the center and reaches to the back wall of the warehouse to ensure all racks and areas are covered. There are companies that can perform a site survey before installing the access points to guarantee 100% wireless coverage of the entire facility.

Recommended Hardware

The recommended hardware to use the Magaya WMS Mobile application includes wireless handheld devices, access points, and antennas.

  • MC3190
  • MC5574
  • MC9190
  • MC9590
  • HD 6100
  • HD 6500
  • Pidion BIP6000

Handhelds with a VGA resolution of 640 x 480 are supported. All screens are automatically resized for the different manufacturers of handhelds.

The recommended operating system is Microsoft Windows® CE 5.0 or higher and Windows Mobile.

A wireless network infrastructure will include access points and antennas such as:

  • Cisco AIR-ANT2506 antenna
  • Cisco Aironet 1240 AG Wireless Access Point

Hardware Costs:

The average retail price of the hardware required to run a wireless network in your warehouse is:

  • Handheld devices: $1000 - $2300. You may have to add the cost of the cradle, extra batteries and holder, $100 more per device.
  • Cisco Wireless Access Point Cisco Aironet 1240AG: $600-$700
  • Cisco Antennas Cisco AIR-ANT 2506: $100

For example, for a 100,000 square-foot warehouse, you may need two access points with two antennas per access point. The cost will be approximately (2 x $700) + (4 x $100) = $1800.

If you need two employees using handhelds, you may select the MC3090; in this case you need to add 2 x $1300, total $2800.

Your hardware cost should be $4600. Remember this does not include hardware installation cost, which depends on the installed infrastructure of your facility and the number of access points you need to install. This pricing data is current as of the publication date of this documentation. Consult with your vendor for exact pricing.

Additional details such as configuring the WMS Mobile application and performing initial inventory setup can be found in the Magaya WMS Operations Manual.


Handheld Mobile Computers:

The Magaya WMS Mobile application runs on many wireless handheld units. Click here to see a list of handheld units that run Magaya WMS Mobile software. Please contact your Magaya Logistics Advisor for questions and sales.
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