Sainsbury’s Warehouse Distribution System Integrates Perle Terminal Servers

RS422 to Ethernet connectivity enables real-time information transfer between the warehouse floor and back-office control system to optimize logistical operations.

Nashville, TN, July 11, 2013 --( Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, reveals that Sainsbury’s has integrated Perle Terminal Servers into their Warehouse Distribution Systeme.

Every year, 1.2 billion cases filled with products pass through Sainsbury’s Waltham Point Warehouse in Essex. The sophisticated Warehouse Control System (WCS) tracks and sorts each case every step of the way. As these cases travel through up to 180 warehouse chutes the WCS sorts them into product categories such as dairy and canned goods. Each chute is fitted with a thin client video display that is part of the WCS. Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers are used to provide the RS422 to Ethernet connectivity between the COM-Port on the chute-displays and the WCS.

The case and content information gathered at each video display station is critical to ensure optimum logistical operations at Sainsbury’s through the Warehouse Control System.

“RS422 connections are extremely common in rugged environments,” says Joe Perle, CEO at Perle Systems. “Reliability and dependability of this data transmission protocol is crucial and we are proud to work with Sainsbury’s on this application.”

To learn more, read the full Sainsbury’s Case Study.

About J Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,106 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 157,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success.

About Perle Systems
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

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