Systems introduces new IoT Software for loading docks

Systems LLC, a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, announced its release of the new iDock™ Connect, an online software for loading dock analytics.

Many warehouse and distribution centers utilize software and IoT technology to manage their daily operations, but data and resources often fall short of including a facility’s loading docks. IoT technology is being incorporated throughout the industry, and now iDock Connect brings it to the loading docks.

Once a facility installs iDock Controls and powered dock equipment from brands of Systems (Poweramp, McGuire, and DLM), they have the option to add various sensors to track activity and send that data to the cloud through iDock Connect.

Facilities can login to their online account at iDockConnect.com from any device with internet connectivity. From there they can view visual reports with current dock activity, review efficiencies of loading/unloading, and compare operation analytics of their docks between two different time periods.

iDock Connect can also be setup to send email and text notifications of events at the loading docks, such as truck arrival/departure, maintenance past due, after-hours activity, doors left open, and more. These alerts, along with dashboard reports, will help a facility’s loading docks boost productivity, simplify maintenance, prioritize safety, and tighten security.

IoT technology continues to grow in every aspect of the material handling industry. It allows facilities to improve their operations, and in the case of iDock Connect, continuously analyze their efficiency to ensure they’re maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

iDock Connect will be showcased for the first time live in Booth #1171 at Promat in Chicago, April 8-11.