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automatic
point of
data capture
sale
AWS develops
document imaging and barcode
scanning, thus eliminating the need for
two devices. The device recognises the
proof-of-delivery
barcode, enabling the document to be
indexed, and saves the scanned image
together with other attachments. In a
CASE STUDY
procedure with
short while, the scanned documents
are available for viewing by customers,
Honeywell Scanning &
enabling a standardised, accurate proof
of delivery service across Italy. Designed
as an alternative to a traditional
Mobility hardware
document scanner, the 4800dr is the
ideal tool for all operations that require
the scanning of documents for digital
storage. This solution represents the
WS, a privately owned pressing market demand that is strongly best possible choice for anyone who
A
Turin-based national express felt by large retail organisations and requires an integrated document
delivery organisation, that companies alike. Ever more frequently, imaging system capable of acquiring
constantly focuses on industry operators are required to images from sheets in A4 (or 8.5” x 11”)
identifying the most produce qualified confirmation of the format without having to re-adapt them.
advanced technology solutions to delivery of goods and customised
enable streamlined shipping and management of transportation
delivery processes. Recently, it documentation. Effective management Key benefits
cooperated with Honeywell Scanning of digitised proof of deliveries The main benefits of the 4800dr are its
& Mobility for a new digital proof of completely addresses this requirement. robustness and reliability, since it does
delivery (POD) project. The company’s not have any moving parts that need to
IT department deployed the solution be replaced or that are subject to wear.
using 4800dr document readers from Leading-edge technology Based on Adaptus Imaging Technology,
Honeywell in its local offices to provide AWS’ IT infrastructure leverages a the device reproduces documents
its customers with complete and timely centralised database with elements printed on paper of any type or colour.
documentation, including waybill and relevant to the area, which is managed Additionally, Adaptus technology can
transportation documents. by the local offices and then replicated read virtually all types of barcodes,
to those servers. It has the power of a from linear to stacked and 2D codes,
distributed environment and the flexibility minimising the need to scan barcodes
of an on-site online system. Tracking twice. “The flexibility of our IT system
and shipment information is made combined with the ease of use of the
available from the company site to AWS solution based on the 4800dr has
operators and customers registered at allowed AWS to implement this project
The 4800dr
provides both
www.aws.it in less than 20 minutes. in just three months, and to deploy it to
document
“Creating an integrated service capable over 40 depots,” Casalegno continued.
imaging and
barcode
of providing proof of delivery and other “The complete system will be fully
scanning, thus documents in an electronic format effective in January 2010.”
eliminating the
required the use of leading-edge
need for two
devices.
technology and the help of a highly Even with the global downturn, 2009
qualified partner,” said Fulvio Casalegno, was a year of strong growth for AWS.
IT manager at AWS and designer of the That growth, now supported by
Having recently celebrated ten years of system. “Our final choice was to adopt Honeywell, enhances the AWS
business, AWS is capable of performing the 4800dr scanner from Honeywell philosophy to manage its customers’
diverse deliveries in terms of volume Scanning & Mobility.” documents in a personalised way.
and weight, reporting a best-in-class “The goal we had set for ourselves has
percentage of deliveries completed The procedure is simple: the POD been reached in record time, due to
according to the established schedule. document is an adhesive shipment the fantastic support provided by RPS,
AWS has a consolidated network parcel label that is placed on the a Systems Integrator in Milan, which
including 11 sorting centres and 100 back of the customer transportation provided both the terminal and the
depots throughout Italy. The availability documents. Once it has been signed software, and whose expertise in this
of proof of delivery in an electronic by the recipient, the POD document is area made this solution possible for
format is in response to an increasingly scanned. The 4800dr provides both AWS,” Casalegno concluded. a71
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