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    Pick To Light Best Picking Strategy

    Pick To Light Best Picking Strategy

    In 1998 Lightning Pick introduced duct-based Pick to Light technology to the United States. These cable-free light modules retrofit to a rack, shelf, cart or other material handling storage media. The new track-lighting style hardware lowered installation costs and is more flexible for system reconfiguration, maintenance, and expansion. Cable-free displays are the industry standard, but distributors still sought after a means of applying Pick to Light speed and accuracy to operations that did not have the infrastructure for mounted lights.

    According to Bernie McCabe, Senior Manager with Lightning Pick, “By lighting the exact location or locations needed, pick-to-light is acknowledged to be the fastest operator-based picking strategy available. In the time it takes to hear and interpret a location number or read a location number from a pick list of an RF terminal screen, the pick-to-light operator is already making the pick.”

    Pick-to-Light is also very accurate.  By getting the operator to the right location each time the picking process is greatly simplified. Task simplification and replication produces accuracy.

    Lightning Pick Technologies, providers of paperless picking systems including the number one selling Pick to Light solution in North America recently released Lightning Pick NW Series Wireless Pick to Light System. The NW Series is the first completely mobile Pick to Light technology in the market, introducing an expanded range of applications that can benefit from light-directed order picking.

    The LP Wireless Pick to Light System is ideal for any temporary or mobile product locations such as totes, bins, shipping containers, pallets on open floors and others. By placing the portable light module on or near the required product location it is immediately part of the Pick to Light operation. Bays and zones can leverage a combination of classic Lightning Pick track-mounted and wireless lights, all of which are easily configured within Lightning Pick software.

    About Lightning Pick For over 25 years and across 500 installations worldwide, Lightning Pick Technologies has delivered advanced order picking technologies on time, on budget, every time. Lightning Pick has best-in-class applications for Pick to Light, Put to Light, Pack to Light (Put to Store) Voice and RF systems support lean supply chain processes from manufacturing through order fulfillment. As a result, Lightning Pick clients improve their level of service, achieve superior order quality, and advance their positions in the market.

    Lightning Pick Technologies


    Joe Pelej




    Global Spine Market Report: 2010 Edition – Market Research Report on Aarkstore Enterprise

    Global Spine Market Report: 2010 Edition – Market Research Report on Aarkstore Enterprise

    There are four major categories of spine disorders: degenerative conditions, deformities, trauma-based disorders and tumors. Spinal Implants include both fusion and non-fusion devices: devices associated with Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF), interbody devices, cervical, thoracolumbar, and spinal stimulation devices. Introduction of motion preserving technologies like artificial disc replacement, interspinous spacers, and dynamic stabilization technologies in the recent past have provided surgeons with alternatives to fusion for some patients with these conditions.
    The global orthopedic market has been growing at an impressive rate with spine having the largest share in the market. The worldwide spine market has been growing at a CAGR of about 8-10% over last seven years. The aging baby boomer population and rising obesity are leading to a number of cases of low back pain and spine surgery. The rise in spinal surgeries and fee per procedure has resulted in a significant growth in the market.
    The US spinal fusion market is growing considerably on account of aging population, growing number of younger patients, changing lifestyles and product innovations. It is estimated that in the US alone 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis. The spine segment holds the largest share in U.S Osteoporotic related compression fractures.
    While DePuy Spine, Medtronic Spinal and Biologics, Stryker Spine, Synthes Spine, and Zimmer Spine remain the leading market competitors, many smaller companies are gaining share. Though the top spine companies dominate the nonfusion segment, greater product availability and choice will change competitive dynamics in the industry in the coming years.
    The report offers an analysis of the global spine market. It also discusses major market trends, growth drivers and market segments. The report also presents the competitive structure of the industry and profiles major players in the spine market with a discussion of their key business strategies.
    By combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings, we have predicted the future growth of the industry. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS Base to determine the future direction of the industry. Before deploying the regression model, the relationship between several independent or predictor variables and the dependent variable was analyzed using standard SPSS output, including charts, tables and tests.
    Table of Contents :
    1. Market Overview
    Disorders Affecting the Spine
    Spine Treatment
    2. Global Market Size
    2.1 Worldwide Orthopedics Market
    Global Orthopedic Market Size
    Market Size by Segments
    Orthopedic Market Value by Geography
    2.2 Worldwide Spine Market
    Global Spine Market Size and Growth
    Global Spinal Surgery Devices Market Size and Growth
    Global Spinal Fusion and Non-Fusion Market Size and Growth
    Global Spinal Market by Segment
    US Spinal Fusion Market
    Osteoporosis and Vertebral Compression Fracture Market
    3. Competitive Landscape in Spine Market
    Global Spinal Implant Players Revenues Forecast
    Global Spinal Market Players Market Share
    4. Key Growth Drivers
    4.1. Increasing Aging Population
    4.2. Growing Urban Population
    4.3. Rising Consumer Income
    5. Market Trends
    5.1 Technological Advancements Driving Multiple Non-Fusion Options
    5.2. Growth Potential in Asia-Pacific Region
    6. Company Profiles
    6.1. Medtronic
    Business Overview
    Business Strategies
    Technology Development through Acquisitions, Investments and Alliances
    Sales & Marketing Strategy
    6.2 J&J (DePuy)
    Business Overview
    6.3 Synthes
    Business Overview
    Business Strategies
    Creating More Logistic Points in Brazil
    Expansion of Sales Force and Product Portfolio in Asia Pacific
    6.4 Stryker
    Business Overview
    Business Strategies
    New Product Development
    6.5 Zimmer Holdings
    Business Overview
    Business Strategies
    Focused On Sales Growth through Product Development
    Efficiencies in Manufacturing and Distribution
    6.6 Nuvasive
    Business Overview
    Business Strategies
    Developing New Creative Products
    Expand the Reach of Exclusive Sales Force
    7. Spine Market Outlook
    7.1 Market Forecast
    7.2 Forecast Methodology
    7.2.1 Dependent and Independent Variables
    7.2.2 Correlation Analysis
    7.2.3 Regression Analysis
    For more information, please visit :

    Issuu Launches Free Mobile Reader for Android Devices with EasyRead (beta), a Revolutionary New Technology for Reading Digital Publications

    Issuu Launches Free Mobile Reader for Android Devices with EasyRead (beta), a Revolutionary New Technology for Reading Digital Publications

    MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 18, 2009) -

    Issuu, the leading publishing platform for digital magazines, newspapers and catalogs, launches its first mobile app for Android-powered devices.

    After successfully creating the web’s best digital reader for publications and documents, Issuu is now doing the same for the mobile platform. Issuu’s new EasyRead (beta) technology automatically enhances the text of any publication enabling users to read text on small-screen devices while still maintaining the visual layout.

    EasyRead solves a longstanding problem in digital publishing where rich publications such as magazines, newspapers and catalogs are almost impossible to read on small screens. According to CEO Michael Hansen, “the sophistication of the technology is already impressive but we’ll continue to improve it. We’re launching Issuu Mobile with EasyRead technology as a beta version now to get feedback from the very tech savvy Android community. When we launch Issuu Mobile for iPhone early next year it will provide an even better user experience.”

    Available as a free beta version from www.issuu.com/mobile, Issuu Mobile gives readers access to their favorite publications and must-read documents everywhere they go.

    Key features include:

    - Read and explore over 1 million free publications, from top glossy magazines to fresh newspapers to favorite catalogs.

    - Subscribe to publishers and get notified of the latest editions.

    - Synchronize with your personal Issuu library.

    - Stay connected with friends to see what they comment on, publish, and bookmark.

    For more information: www.issuu.com/mobile

    About Issuu

    Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, books, catalogs, reports, and more. In just a few seconds users can create beautiful digital editions simply by uploading their publications. It’s our mission to empower individuals, companies, and institutions to publish their documents across all digital platforms.

    Issuu is also a popular destination site visited by over 8 million visitors every month. It’s a dynamic library currently serving over 600 million monthly unique page views. Readers come to Issuu to explore over 1 million free publications while publishers use Issuu to build targeted audiences.

    Flexible and Free Video Encoding Tools – Dr Divx

    Flexible and Free Video Encoding Tools – Dr Divx

    Among the many video encoding tools available on the web we find the very useful Dr Divx, this application is simple to use and very powerful. The purpose of this tool is to convert almost any video container into AVI which can use any codec configuration you like such as H.264, DivX. If you want to encode an Xvid there are other tools which are freely available as well and can change from codec to codec.

    A codec is simply the root program which has been designed to decode and encode a digital video signal, for instance when you have a large video file with great quality, the function of the codec is to help the application you use (Dr Divx in this case) to read information from the source in terms of frames per second “FPS” video container used WMV, MPG, MKV, etc. aspect ratio and many other technical data form the source, once the program has gathered all of this data it then uses the core program, the codec in order to realize adjustments to still and changing frames hence reducing the file size and keeping great quality.

    When using H.264 you need to make sure the device you will use is capable of playing back videos which use this video compression, computers will always be able to read any kind of file you throw at them if you have the proper codecs installed, however portable video players and smart phones need AVI files which are very basic and don’t use so many video Quantization adjustments.

    The main reason why many users like Dr DivX is because of the video format popularity, which is standard to many video players and the many options you have in terms of video encoding. As good as it is there is still some room to keep improving this tool in terms of the way it handles subtitles and the many extensions (SSA, SRT, etc)

    This application also gives you direct access to the codec itself (DivX) in order for you to change the configurations, this way you can select the bit rate to be used and the number of passes to perform in order to achieve the quality desired.

    Predictive Dialer Software

    Predictive Dialer Software

    Today’s in the current competitive market in which the provision of satisfactory customer care and support has become inevitable requirements for business success, the use of predictive dialers can be rewarding. The predictive dialer can be described as a computerized telephone dialing system or software that characteristically has more outbound lines for connecting multiple call center or telemarketing agents. So, the predictive dialer software is used in telemarketing and call centers to make automatic phone calls. With the call center software, the telemarketer is not required to manually dial each phone number. Instead, with predictive dialing, a computer does the dialing. There are different types of predictive dialers that are software platforms, hardware platforms, and hosted platforms.

    Predictive Dialer Software is often used in conjunction with hardware platforms such as telephony boards. The telephony board equipment can detect answering machines, and will then either hang up or leave a recorded message. This can be eliminates the need for the agent to process the call. This helps prevent nuisance or silent calls. A silent call is when the auto dialer calls too many numbers at once, and there is not an agent available to talk when someone answers the call. Predictive dialer software also captures data on the calls made.

    A hosted platform is an Internet-based predictive dialing system. This method employs an Internet link connected to the agent’s telephone. The hosted platforms are beneficial for smaller companies because the upfront cost of computers or telephony board equipment is not necessary. The Predictive Dialer Software is provided as a service, and as long as the agent is connected to the Internet the auto dialer will work. In this calling data and demographics are provided by the host service, and requested changes to call ratios and geographic regions are made through the service provider.

    A major benefit offered by predictive dialers is quality customer care at a relatively lower cost. The benefits of a Predictive Dialer are that one of the basic applications used in the call center to control cost is the predictive dialer. Not only do they also ensure cost effective customer care, they also help to increase productivity. There’s only Oracle, a provider of predictive dialer systems, says the use of the telesales facility can increase productivity by 70%.