At the heart of your pick-by-light system: the control software

As the centrepiece, the control software performs two important tasks:

  • It controls the processes in your pick-by-light system, i.e. your picking processes, from the moment your operators log on, during the picking process and right through to all sorts of special functions, such as correction and inventory activities, breakage reports, container requests, various printing and labelling activities and, if required, connection to a conveyor system. Similarly, part of its work also includes the connecting up of scanners, RFID, chip or magnetic card readers, as well as (graphic) user interfaces to the operator.
  • acts as the interface to your warehouse management system or ERP system. The software receives the order data, processes it with a view to optimising picking processes, and transmits all processed order data back to the host system in real time.

Owing to the wide variety of different warehouse management systems and the complexity of customer requirements placed on picking processes, the control software needs to be virtually reconfigured for each customer and each pick-by-light system. Our experts draw on a broad spectrum of modules and templates quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively in creating a customised solution for you.

The basic model we use for all our systems is our WinKomm-Basis Device Manager.

The WinKomm-Basis Device Manager

WinKommBasis is a modular, open system which realizes the basic functions of our pick-by-light systems:

  • In its role as a central data interface, WinKomm-Basis manages all components in the pick-by-light system and converts physical into logical coordinates.
  • Functions frequently required, such as zone management, quantity correction activities or zero-passage controls have already been implemented.
  • Detailed data, including electricity consumption and the actual function status, can be retrieved for each component connected up for maintenance and diagnostic purposes.
  • Various simulation options are available for planning systems and for prior testing of modifications or for extensions.
  • Naturally the Device Manager is designed for international use and is available in various language versions.

Particular emphasis was placed on a simple connection to the host systems (TCP/IP sockets).

You decide ...

True to our motto of “flexibility” we are keeping all the options open for you. It’s your choice whether you purchase pure hardware only, add the Device Manager, or commission a turnkey pick-by-light system from us with control software specially customised for you.

Turnkey system

Along with the Device Manager, we will supply you with customised, application-specific control software and connect it to your host system.

Switch on and get started!


You use our WinKomm-Basis Device Manager which manages and controls the individual components, such as shelf display and controller. The application-specific software and the interface to your host system you will provide yourself.

Your own software

You can create all the software yourself. We will gladly support you by providing you with the necessary documentation as a tool.

Your advantages when ordering a turnkey system

  • You will benefit from more than 30 years of programming experience in linking up to different host systems (ERP, PPS or WMS, such as SAP, for example).
  • We will implement your system-specific processes and functions based on a wide selection of templates which we customise to suit your requirements.
  • You can draw on our expertise whether it concerns data, communication, and process safety, or the speed of the system.

KBS supports you in planning and implementation.

Simply pick up the phone and dial +49 761 45 255 50 or use our contact form.