The frustration of manually typing a product’s details or serial number into a registration form for product identification is now a thing of the past thanks to the new Bosch Pocket Assistant app, which provides such data automatically via smartphone.
Bosch Pocket Assistant helps tradespeople find the right tool or accessory quickly and effortlessly. “It is all possible thanks to a new product identification function implemented by Bosch for the first time worldwide,” Bosch Professional Senior Brand Manager Campbell Mhodi reveals.
This combines various technologies, such as image and text recognition, to ensure that reliable results are obtained in a single scan. As an extension of the Bosch Toolbox app, the new Bosch Pocket Assistant is available free of charge as an add-on.
All it takes is three simple steps:
just open the Pocket Assistant app,
scan the Bosch product or accessory packaging using your smartphone,
and you will have access to all available information about the product, including technical details and application videos.
The Pocket Assistant goes a step further in not only recognising the scanned product, but also giving recommendations as to which accessories are best suited. In addition, tradespeople have the added convenience of being able to order tools and accessories directly online via the app.
Due to its cloud-based solution, it is easy to access product information anytime. Requesting repairs, is also simplified by the Pocket Assistant. Tool registration is simple and quick thanks to TrackMyTools, the cloud-based Bosch system for administration and localisation of workshop equipment.
“Automatic registration saves time and rules out errors resulting from manual transfer, placing the Pocket Assistant at a distinct advantage,” Campbell points out.
The Pocket Assistant is now available as a free add-on to the Bosch Toolbox app in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store for smartphones with Android and iOS operating systems.
Bosch Power Tools, Campbell Mhodi, Tel: (011) 651-9854
Email: Campbell.Mhodi @za.bosch.com, www.bosch.co.za