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CANCELLED: Modernizing a Nationwide Indoor/Outdoor Package Sorting System
TimeMonday, December 6th5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
LocationLevel 2 - Exhibit Hall
Event Type
Designer, IP and Embedded Systems Track Poster Networking Reception
Virtual Programs
Presented In-Person
DescriptionA global logistics giant needed help when the mission critical technology it relied on for package tracking was declared “end-of-life” by the vendor that created it with no replacement offering. This hardware and software system was at the core of the client’s business, sorting and tracking packages as they were routed in each of its U.S. sorting hubs. From warehouses to airports, each hub presents a unique, extreme environment for this mission critical equipment.  

The design team was quickly able to engineer and manufacture a new ruggedized tablet computer with touchscreen that mounted to the existing infrastructure and linked to the rest of the package tracking system with stable, long range Bluetooth connection. 

The harsh environmental conditions and complex functionality required using the team’s experience of designing mission critical edge computing devices for military and oil and gas markets. This included addressing: 
-A high vibration and high shock environment 
-High temperature and high humidity environments 
-Significant range for wireless communication 
-Ability to support existing software and upcoming leading-edge software  
  
The client was so pleased with the solution provided – including the fast design and rapid in-house prototyping and manufacturing - that they intend to deploy this solution across hubs globally.