GREENE, N.Y., July 17, 2019 — This week, The Raymond Corporation is attending Future Tech Live! during Comic-Con International in San Diego from July 18 to 21 to showcase some of its newest innovations: the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator and its Raymond Tracking Location System (RTLS) technology. Future Tech Live! convenes and celebrates the boldest innovators in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, robotics and Internet of Things. Raymond will be showcasing its award-winning VR technology and demonstrating how intralogistics solutions can be used for workforce educational purposes within the warehouse and beyond.
“Raymond is thrilled to be showcasing its products and solutions alongside some of the industry’s most cutting-edge innovators,” said Michael Field, CEO, Raymond. “With tools like the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator and Raymond Tracking Location System, Raymond is adding to the rapidly changing e-commerce industry — helping organizations manage their workforce education needs and getting products into consumers’ hands more efficiently than ever before.”
To attract industry talent and reach higher operator proficiency levels, virtual reality instructional tools help ensure lift truck operators are coached more quickly and confidently — all before reaching the warehouse floor. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator — the next generation in lift truck operator learning — leverages a high-powered gaming system to provide advanced, hands-on instruction that is designed to improve operator skills, build employee confidence and help retain staff, all while increasing a business’s productivity and efficiency.
The Raymond Tracking Location System (RTLS) tracks assets through a warehouse, offering metrics on truck and operator behaviors within one comprehensive suite of capabilities. The RTLS provides customers with real-time data about zoning, vehicle tracking, operator tracking and vehicle utilization. This information provides warehouse management with insights on operator training needs and identifies areas to maximize warehouse efficiency.
Comic-Con attendees can visit Raymond’s booth, Booth 2, at the Future Tech Live! pavilion in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, San Diego, to see these innovative, intelligent workforce solutions in action. Visitors can put on a headset while using the controls of a real forklift to try the Virtual Reality Simulator and test the RTLS technology via remote-controlled forklifts. Raymond’s intralogistics solutions experts will be available to assist and answer any questions.
In addition to demonstrations, Stacey Patch, business manager for the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, will participate in an expert-led panel, “Rising Stars in Tech: Drivers of Innovation and Entertainment (and How to Join Them),” providing advice and best practices for tech and gaming startups. The panel session will be held Friday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in room 5AB.
About The Raymond Corporation
For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond® manual and electric forklifts — with the industry’s first integrated intelligence — meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system, featuring real-time location tracking; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized Sales and Service Centers. Raymond’s work in energy savings, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.