Vision Warehouse Control System
Successful distribution systems require powerful and flexible software in order to achieve the highest productivity and profitability today and into the future. The Vision Warehouse Control System is an intelligent collection of software modules that control warehouse control process from the inbound handling and distribution to shipping. Vision WCS can manage any number of sorters, manual sorting areas, X-dock processing areas, packing lines, and shipping sorters and integrate them into one virtual distribution system. Derived from Vision WMS, Vision WCS shares many of the same administration and management modules. It also includes an extensive statistical system to analyze and optimize the productivity of the system.
Exact and StarSort are modules of the Vision WCS:
Exact is an Equinox software product designed for controlling the process of sorting quantities of the same items represented as SKU or distribution to a certain number of stores or customers. The Exact system can be installed on any sorter type that Equinox's StarSort system can control. Currently, Exact has been installed on hang, flat and tilted tray sorters all around the world.
Exact v7 is designed on the same database platform as Equinox Warehouse Management System Vision 5 and shares the same database and administration tools. Exact v7 controls the distribution process at a high software level by providing the user interface for the Equinox StarSort sorter control system. Exact ensures control of the automatic distribution process on the sorter by communicating with StarSort.
StarSort is an integrated hardware and software system that controls Material Handling Equipment (MHE) in distribution centers. It can control carton, trolley and piece sorters, conveyors, and many other types of equipment. StarSort provides a single scalable solution to MHE requirements in the modern distribution center. As a unified solution, StarSort modules seamlessly work together and with other Equinox systems. As a modular system, StarSort is scalable, so additional modules can be plugged into the system as the need arises, and existing modules can be easily expanded to meet changing needs and accommodate growth. StarSort provides the operator a clear view into the control process with the StarGaze user interface. All StarSort modules can be monitored and controlled from a single network workstation. StarSort integrates with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) through the StarLink interface. Distribution instructions can be sent from a host WMS, and distribution results can be reported by StarSort to the host.