Manhattan SOFTBOT® Connector

Outbound API


Inbound API



This Connector manages a TCP/IP connection with Manhattan SCALE through DIF (Device Integration Framework) to receive and send information regarding picking and packaging tasks. The Connector runs a TCP/IP server which receives and parses messages from SCALE. The Connector runs a TCP client which provides acknowledgements and updates to SCALE. Incoming jobs from SCALE relate to picking and packaging jobs. The Connector will create Orders that can be used by downstream picking technologies, e.g. 6 River Systems, and will send acknowledgements back to SCALE. Shipping label data that can be used by packaging technologies, e.g. Spark, is passed into the SOFTBOT Platform via a Signal. The SOFTBOT Platform will provide updates back to SCALE to acknowledge tasks, provide status updates for completed picking jobs, and provide container data for packaged orders.

Products Supported

Manhattan SCALE 2018

Use Cases - Ready to deploy


  • Enables a technology to perform picking for order fulfillment.

Use Cases - Available to build


  • Enables a technology to pack orders to prepare for outbound shipment.


  • Enables technology that assists in shipping, such as rate-shopping, labelling, loading, or tracking.

Inventory Management

  • Enables any technology that will need to update inventory information.
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