Speech Capabilities Equipment Coming to Warehouse Workers

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cadre Technologies announced today that it will participate in Microsoft's Speech Partner Program and that it has accelerated its initiative to deliver speech-enabled functions to warehouse and logistics workers.

Cadre's Cadence Fulfillment Software will deliver speech-directed warehouse management technology in a multimodal configuration, combining speech, bar-code scanning, graphics, text and other data capture/input functions in a single, wireless Windows CE device. Cadre shares Microsoft's vision that speech will become a mainstream, pervasive technology that is accessible by any device, at any time and from any place.

"We are extremely pleased to be invited to participate in the Microsoft Speech Partner Program as we develop our new warehouse client technology," explained Joe Peters, President of Cadre Technologies. "The association with Microsoft provides Cadre a unique opportunity to deliver what we believe to be a very productive method of communication between our systems and its workers and users."

Cadence Fulfillment Software is a unified solution that consolidates critical logistics activities such as warehouse management, order entry, transportation management and activity billing in a single data resource. Multiple types of users access the Cadence system, including warehouse workers, managers, clients/customers, suppliers and shippers. Speech technology is planned for multiple functions including warehouse operations and interactive order entry.

"The goal of the Microsoft Speech Partner Program is to provide enterprise customers with access to products and services from highly competent and skilled partners that have expertise in all areas required to successfully develop and support solutions based on the Microsoft Speech Server," said James Mastan, director of marketing of the Speech Technologies group at Microsoft Corp. "With the launch of this program, Microsoft is committed to bringing enterprises -- through industry partners -- the ability to deploy speech-enabled solutions and applications that deliver significant business value."

All Cadence products are built from the ground-up on the Microsoft Windows and SQL Server platforms. Cadence executes all logistics operations including receiving, putaway, picking, inventory control and advanced shipping in addition to order entry via web interface, call centers and interactive voice response.

Additional information on Cadre Technologies and Cadence Fulfillment Software is available at www.cadretech.com.

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