Intermec by Honeywell scanners lead shipping push

Australian-designed unit allows containers to be scanned from a van

Intermec by Honeywell scanners lead shipping push

US IT giant Honeywell has sought to bolster its shipping footprint with Australian-designed scanners designed by local arm Intermec.

The Intermec by Honeywell scanners are aimed at tracking shipping container codes and numbers from a distance of up to 5m in real time.

Honeywell has been tailored its rugged mobile computers by adding 2D imaging capabilities provided by the EX25 scan engine to the CK71, and by pairing the SR61EX long range scanner with a CV61 fixed vehicle mount computer also offering imaging for an integrated container optical character recognition (OCR) solution.

The new CN51 rugged mobile computer is also an option for shipping companies that would benefit from accurate scanning and OCR with GPS tracking in yards, terminals or at customer locations without the benefit of Wi-Fi due to the wide area communications capabilities of the CN51

"Shipping companies manage thousands of containers every week and it is mandatory that they track the location of each and every container," Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, ANZ, Country Manager Tony Repaci says.

"A common practice each evening following the closure of the port is for the company to send out ‘walkers’ throughout its yard to manually record on paper each container’s number and location."

‘Walkers’ now drive by containers and scan them from inside a van, with a view to saving time and improving the accuracy of container tracking.

"Locally, we have adapted our software imaging solution to be able to successfully capture the horizontal identification codes and numbers found on containers and digitally convert them using a Honeywell rugged vehicle-mounted computer − a first in the shipping industry," Repaci adds.

"This expansion of our technology solutions into the shipping industry demonstrates Intermec’s commitment to introducing and adapting our products in order to improve workflow processes throughout all facets of the supply chain." 

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