Mill moves to Bluetooth

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Mill moves to Bluetooth

Antony Savvas

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill has adopted Bluetooth wireless short-range data technology to improve its logistics operations.

The mill has installed a Bluetooth-enabled printing system from BancTec at its national distribution centre in Carlisle.

The Bluetooth solution on the manned picking machines links on-board printers to separate picking terminals, eliminating the need for messy cabling in a busy factory environment, according to the mill.

Bluetooth wireless technology has a range of around 10 metres and, unlike infrared, requires no line of sight between the devices that have to beconnected.   

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