Aila Technologies, the touchpoint technology partner for enterprises worldwide, today announced the release of its new Mobile Imager for iPod touch 6, a powerful handheld device that incorporates fast, accurate 1D/2D barcode scanning into a sleek, ergonomic form factor. The Mobile Imager for iPod touch 6 enables retail associates and managers to handle high-value functions throughout the store from inventory to clienteling to point-of-sale.
“We partnered with Aila to deploy pilots of the Mobile Imager for iPod touch 6 to some of our retail clients,” said Amber Hovious, director of business development and marketing for Teamwork Retail, a leader in iOS-based technology deployments in retail. “Our clients’ retail associates are finding that the slim, lightweight design and exceptional scanning performance of the Mobile Imager offer a compelling alternative to bulkier iOS-based mobile scanners. It also eliminates the need for single-purpose barcode scanners.”
With 89 percent of retailers planning to give their associates mobile devices by 2020 according to a study by BRP Consulting, there is intensifying demand for mobile-ready retail solutions. The Mobile Imager comes equipped with Aila’s proprietary TrueScan technology, which delivers fast, accurate scanning out of the box and has a learning algorithm that improves performance with increased usage. Features like a wide field of view, broad-spectrum illumination, haptic feedback, and precision red-dot visual aimer contribute to its superior scanning experience.
“The feedback from our pilots has been extremely positive,” added Hovious. “Retailers said they absolutely loved the sleek, lightweight design. The one-handed scanning meant they could handle critical back-of-the-store functions, such as tracking inventory, faster and more accurately. We’re eager to take our retail deployments with Aila to the next level.”
Lighter, slimmer and more durable than previous versions, the new Mobile Imager for iPod touch 6 is roughly half the size and weight of other iPod-based scanners on the market. This industry-leading portability allows for comfortable, friction-free use hour after hour, day after day.
“The iPod touch 6 is a super compact device that offers outstanding functionality at an attractive price point, which has led to significant demand among enterprise retailers,” noted Matt Kowalczyk, Aila’s CTO. “With our Mobile Imager, we wanted to leverage the benefits of the iPod touch 6 without compromising aesthetic or portability by adding bulk. The Mobile Imager achieves that, combining enterprise-grade durability and our advanced scanning technology into a market-leading form factor.”