UPS Deploys Honeywell Handhelds in Delivery Trucks
UPS drivers are always on the go. They’re up at the crack of dawn and during the fall, they’re going even past dark and sometimes on the weekend. They have to rely on equipment that will work as hard and as many hours as they do. There are a set number of packages to deliver in a set number of hours.
In 1991, UPS deployed the first Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD). Just five generations later, the DIAD V is out in force.
One of the tools of their trade is the handheld computer they have with them at all times. That rugged mobile handheld computer is a Honeywell. The Dolphin 99EX is just five generations from the first handheld device deployed in 1991.
The Honeywell Dolphin 99EX handheld computer schedules their route, captures customer delivery signatures, and updates package transit status after each stop. We saw one for the first time when the UPS delivery guy came to the Cardinal office. We could hardly stop “oohing and awing”. (And in case you’re wondering, it’s also brown.)
UPS worked closely with Honeywell to design a well-rounded and reliable device for their business. From this research and design, Honeywell created the general business release of the Honeywell 99EX.
You may not have to work as hard as a UPS driver but you’ll be glad to know that your rugged mobile handheld computer can take anything a UPS driver can dish out.
Cardinal Mobile also carries the Honeywell Dolphin 6000 and Dolphin 9700.