Supplier Spotlight

News

UPS deploys new scanning device in its package sorting operation

UPS has announced the deployment of a new type of ‘wearable’ scanning system for employees that accelerates the loading of packages into vehicles and the delivery of visibility information to customers. The new device, made by Motorola Solutions, consists of a hands-free imager that is worn on a finger and a small terminal worn on the employee’s wrist or hip. The ring imager represents a major advance because it automatically scans based on label-sensing technology, enabling employees to image barcodes more quickly than with current ‘point and shoot’ equipment.

The improved technology enables UPS to accelerate the transfer of package tracking data to customers and improves package travel reliability through the system. The ring scanner sends each package’s tracking information via Bluetooth to the terminal worn on the wrist or hip. The data is then transmitted over WiFi to the UPS facility network and ultimately to UPS’s global data centres to be stored and processed for access by customers.

The data captured by the imager includes two-dimensional and one-dimensional barcodes. The imager reads the service level and postal code and verifies that the package is being loaded into the proper trailer or air container. An audible and visible alert identifies any package that’s about to be loaded incorrectly. The two-dimensional imager also has improved the tracking number read rate, reducing the need for key entry by employees.

“UPS is always examining new ways to improve our delivery reliability and provide timely and accurate shipment information to our customers,” said Juan Perez, UPS vice president of information services, “effectively deploying mobile and pervasive computing technologies like this allows us to achieve those goals, with higher performance and a more rugged, longer-lasting piece of hardware.”

UPS began deploying the new system last year and 28,000 ring imager and terminal devices are currently in use at 480 facilities. The deployment will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013 with more than devices in use at 1,383 facilities.

Source: UPS


Video Exclusives


Australia Post CEO unveils plans for electric vehicle fleet

International parcel delivery provider DPDgroup has produced a 360º virtual reality video that enables the viewer to experience the journey made by a parcel in first person, from collection to delivery. To experience the fully immersive experience on a smartphone, users can download the DPD VR Experience application at Android or Apple stores.

10 January, 2017


Cleveron reveals safe delivery by drone concept

At the Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 being held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 15-17, parcel delivery solution provider Cleveron has unveiled a safe drone delivery concept. According to the company, solutions for drone delivery available today are not safe enough and put people at risk, especially children playing next to the drone’s landing spot. The Cleveron concept aims to overcome these problems.

16 November, 2016

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Exclusive Articles

Delegates from the logistics and delivery sector will gather in Arlington, Virginia, on March 21-22, 2017, for PostalVision 2020/7.0 – Business NOT As Usual. Ahead of the conference, John Callan, co-founder of the PostalVision 2020 initiative, explores the disruptive influences and innovators that have shaped the modern postal sector. February 21, 2017
Click here to read more


Patrick Armstrong, CEO of technology developer Snaile, speaks to Postal and Parcel Technology International about the potential threat posed by parcel lockers, and what can be done to nullify the problem. February 14, 2017
Click here to read more


Ian Kerr, founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast, presents highlights of research into the current progress of drone postal deliveries in the USA. February 6, 2017  
Click here to read more



Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the postal technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact helena.hunt@ukipme.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی دانلود فیلم شعر فال حافظ کانال تلگرام چت روم کانال تلگرام دانلود فیلم چت روم بی بی سی فارسی من و تو فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی کانال تلگرام چت روم لز خبر download youtube عکس های لو رفته کانال تلگرام گروه تلگرام کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال تلگرام کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال تلگرام کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 در تلگرام کانال سوپر کده تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18 کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 در تلگرام کانال سوپر کده تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18 Google کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 در تلگرام کانال سوپر کده تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18 کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 در تلگرام کانال تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18 کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 تلگرام کانال سوپر کده تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18 کانال تلگرام لوتی کانال سک30در تلگرام کانال سک30 در تلگرام کانال سوپر کده تلگرام کانال تلگرام خفن کانال تلگرام +18

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the postal technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to helen.norman@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email helena.hunt@ukipme.com