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RADIO BEACON acts as the hub of your supply chain solution, integrating accounting/order and shipping software systems, electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, Crystal Reports software, radio frequency and barcode hardware, and warehouse automation equipment.

Accounting/order-entry/ERP systems - Through interfaces developed in-house and by third-party vendors, RADIO BEACON integrates with various accounting/financial systems, including:

  • Best Software: MAS 90/200, MAS 500, Platinum for Windows
  • Microsoft Business Solutions: Great Plains/Solomon/Navision/Axapta
  • Exact Software: MacolaES
  • Pointforce: Winsol, AccountMate

    OEM products include:

  • Aperum: eWMS

    The accounting system maintains order, product, customer and vendor data and downloads it to RADIO BEACON, while RADIO BEACON maintains inventory data and uploads it to the accounting system.

Shipping systems - With varying levels of integration, RADIO BEACON interfaces with shipping systems such as ClipperShip, UPS Worldship, FedEx, Starship, Canpar and Purolator. RADIO BEACON sends order, carton, addressee and tracking data to the shipping system and receives back carrier, service, and shipment cost data, which it then passes on to the accounting system.

Crystal Reports - RADIO BEACON interfaces with Crystal Reports to print bills of lading, invoices, packslip and other documentation on laser printers. Web Dispatch’s Reports module also displays custom-defined Crystal reports.

EDI systems - RADIO BEACON generates all data required in standard advance shipping notices (ASNs) in standard EDI format.

Radio frequency (RF)/wireless devices - RADIO BEACON interfaces with Symbol, Intermec and Dolphin handheld access points and handheld computers/barcode scanners used by warehouse staff to record movements of stock into, out of and inside the warehouse. Handheld clients connect to the RADIO BEACON server via Telnet sessions.

Barcode label printers - RADIO BEACON interfaces with Zebra and Intermec barcode printers to print product labels, bin labels, and shipping and courier labels, among many others.

Warehouse automation equipment - RADIO BEACON assists in materials handling by integrating with various types of equipment used in the warehouse, such as scales, cubing machines, conveyor belts and carousels.

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