Apple's iPad can now be used to monitor distribution hubs thanks to Vitronic's new App. It collects performance statistics and displays them for the operator, allowing them to optimise the facility.
Online PR News – 28-September-2010 – – Vitronic is the first manufacturer of camera-based parcel identification technology to offer an ‘App’ for system operators wishing to check their hub’s performance and efficiency. Compatible with Apple’s touch-screen iPad, it allows users to run remote diagnostics immediately from any location in network range.
System operators are usually very busy, constantly moving around hubs to perform a wide range of tasks. They need to be aware of current read rates and other statistics to optimise facilities for efficient running, but often complain it is easy to lose track of things when they leave their desks.
Vitronic’s new App solves this problem. A quick glance at the compact, portable iPad is enough to check a hub’s performance figures completely wirelessly.
The App is extremely user-friendly. With just a couple of finger swipes it can display the status and read-rate of each individual parcel identification unit, plus all current and archived read results.
Many intralogistics companies already use web-based software to monitor the performance and efficiency of their automated sorting systems. Up until now, this has only been possible at fixed workstations. Vitronic’s iPad App collects the necessary information and displays it to the user, wherever in the hub they may be – a truly innovative product!