Picavi is an award-winning full-service provider of wearables for logistics, with leading expertise in the use of augmented and assisted reality in the warehouse.

Picavi’s Pick-by-Vision solution is the perfect symbiosis of modern technology and natural movements. The system uses smart glasses for visual guidance, enabling highly flexible, hands-free work without fatigue. The use of the innovative application maximizes productivity in the warehouse and minimizes error rate. 

As one of Google’s key Glass Providers, Picavi offers Glass devices with specialized software solutions and ongoing support for the logistics workforce. Nearly 100 companies in Europe and the US, from logistics service providers, wholesalers and pharmaceutical companies to DIY stores and electronics retailers, rely on the Picavi ecosystem to demonstrably improve their day-to-day business and worker satisfaction.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

PICAVI:

  • Augmented Reality or Assisted Reality, Wearables
  • Smart Data, Data Management, Process Management
  • Intralogistics

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

PICAVI: Picavi Cockpit is the business intelligence solution within the Picavi ecosystem. It allows pick-by-vision picking to reach its full potential. The software integrates mobile device management (MDM) and the comprehensive smart data Analytics function. In addition to managing and administrating your inventory of smart glasses, it transforms big data into smart data. 

The Analytics function lets you use the process data generated during order picking. This gives you a constant overview of all important KPIs, which you can then use to find areas for improvement in your logistics. The solid database created in this process forms the foundations for changes to the technical infrastructure and the item arrangement in the warehouse.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

PICAVI:

  • Pick-by-Vision
  • Wearables (Smartglasses / Google Glass / AR-devices)
  • Picavi Cockpit (Smart data / Analytics)
  • IT Connection
  • Vision as a Service

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

PICAVI: Logistics is the boom sector for the next couple of years. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that e-commerce is essential for business survival. Based on current estimates, up to 95% of all purchases will be made online by 2040. According to marketing and consumer data specialist Statista, e-commerce revenue is due to rise to 4.5 billion dollars in 2021. This poses huge challenges to online retailers and logistics companies. Solution providers like Picavi are poised to help logistics companies meet the growing demands for increased productivity, efficiency, and quality.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

PICAVI: Micro Fullfilment: Retailers and e-commerce businesses are responding to these challenges through micro-fulfillment. This involves decentralizing logistics through so-called micro-hubs, small warehouse and picking centers that are either integrated directly as part of the store, or serve as a stand-alone solution in densely populated inner cities or on the edge of town. The aim is to reduce the distance to the customer, in order to speed up delivery and reduce logistics costs.

AR solutions: Smart glasses result in a much faster and more reliable material flow. Unlike pick-to-light and voice picking, Pick-by-Vision forms a perfect symbiosis of modern technology and natural motion. Smart glasses and complementary products are tailor-made for the demands of man and machine. At a time of COVID-19, mandate social distancing and new return-to-work strategies are essential, these technologies form an efficient and flawless material flow while providing a safe work environment.

Indoor Navigation: As companies aim to optimize their processes, they need data on the movement of their assets. Indoor Navigation helps companies and workers navigate warehouses independently and efficiently while gathering data on warehouse workflows. Businesses save money by tracking staff and goods through the use of smart data analytics.

Last Mile Delivery: Last mile carrier tracking is the information provided to the end customer that shows the status and often location of the package from the moment the shipping information is sent to the carrier. Today’s consumers have high expectations for the level of detail and the real-time accuracy of tracking information.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

PICAVI: Wearables, devices (connected via Internet) that can be worn on the wrist, head, face, or any other body part. These allow warehouse workers and managers the same freedom as mobile devices, but with a higher degree of ease. 

The smartglasses utilized by Picavi project a virtual transparent display in front of one eye. This assisted reality system allows the picker to see both the projection and the warehouse environment.

Thanks to the integrated voice control, employees can control the entire picking process with their voice. Quantity corrections or similar processes can be performed in a time-efficient way. The user has both hands free, allowing them to concentrate on their main task. Plus, the worker becomes part of the digital world, enjoys working with innovative and on-trend products. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022?

PICAVI: Despite all the automation around logistics, the role of manual processes is still extremely significant – the cognitive abilities of a human being cannot easily be replaced. That’s why I believe that the companies that understand how to support and connect people through assistance systems such as AR/AI/AS will generate a competitive advantage. This will become clear in 2022 and Picavi will play a decisive part in this strategy.