Apex Introduces Automated Lockers to Manage Handheld Electronic Devices

Axcess™ 6100 Series Automated Locker System on Display at Apex NRF
Booth 825


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apex Supply Chain Technologies has introduced Axcess 6100 series
automated locker systems to manage
handheld electronics
, a solution that is ideal for retail stores and
distribution centers that increasingly rely on these devices. The
intelligent, self-service, cloud-based lockers automate management of
critical assets, which could include handheld scanners, tablets, smart
phones and radio headsets.

“Our cloud-based locker systems generate instant savings for retail
stores and distribution centers by providing better control and
visibility for these assets,” said Kent Savage, president and CEO of
Apex. “While eliminating the replacement cost of a missing piece of
equipment is significant, businesses are saving even more by keeping
their people on the job, and not wasting time searching for missing
devices.”

Axcess
lockers
automate check-out and check-in of devices through the use
of personalized codes or identification cards. The Apex
Trajectory™ Cloud
, which is the brains behind each locker, records
who took what, when and where. Trajectory delivers actionable reports,
usage patterns and other data. It can send an automatic notification to
supervisors and employees if a scanner is past-due to be returned, and
even if it is due for maintenance.

With this greater level of control also comes more accountability among
employees who then take more care with the handheld electronics they
use. The system eliminates time lost checking out and checking in the
assets on each shift, as well as time lost searching for missing devices.

For example, in the precisely-timed environment of a large distribution
center, a handful of lost scanners could disrupt an entire shift. Axcess
cloud-based lockers ensure that all scanners will be accounted for,
fully charged and ready to go when needed, with no time lost searching
for missing devices or queuing to check them in and out at each shift
change.

Brick-and-mortar retail stores are under pressure to accommodate
expanding consumer preferences to buy, collect and pay, and handheld
electronic devices are important tools in that strategy. But any of
these electronic devices that access customer information represent a
risk to the company if not managed properly. When they are secured by an
automated locker system, compliance with usage standards is assured and
sales associates and their supervisors can eliminate time that was
wasted searching for missing devices.

Axcess 6100 lockers are on display this week in booth 825 at the NRF’s
Big Show in New York City.

About Apex Supply Chain Technologies: Mason, Ohio-based Apex
Supply Chain Technologies is a global leader in automated dispensing
systems for applications in retail, professional, service and industrial
settings. CEO and founder Kent Savage is widely recognized as an
international expert on automated dispensing and technology solutions
and a visionary for innovative applications of the technology. Apex has
managed more than one billion automated vending transactions and serves
thousands of global clients, including more than 300 Fortune 1000
companies. For more information email anywhere@apexsupplychain.com,
visit www.apexsupplychain.com/retail
or call +1 (800) 229-7912.

Contacts

Apex Supply Chain Technologies
Kimberly Carroll, Vice President,
Marketing, 513-550-1473
kimberly.carroll@apexsupplychain.com