Fierce competition in the postal industry compels organizations to commit to their public service obligation. Using innovative solutions, like identification technologies, increases transparency, which contributes to visible leadership. To keep the mail flow accurate and efficient, mobile operators need to continue to provide fast deliveries. Internal mail flows at distribution centers are already automated on a large scale. But, automation can easily be expanded to field distribution, increasing profitability.

Initially, Opticon developed compact, ergonomic barcode companion scanners for the postal industry. And after many years, these scanners are still ideal for on-route tracking.

Opticon’s range of products has grown to include advanced companion scanners (real-time), GPS devices and smartphones. Opticon products keep the workforce in touch with the back office and enterprise systems. Opticon products also require minimal training to use, because their design is similar to consumer products.

Mobile Scanning Solutions

Opticon offers modern solutions that can facilitate tasks in the field. Mobile solutions keep the field workforce on the move while being connected to the enterprise database. Depending on the tracing needs of the mail flow, field service engineers can look up, add, delete and edit the status of multiple activities; or just send a report. Communicating field data to the enterprise database can be realized by infrastructures like Global System for Mobile communication (GSM), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System (GPS). So, you can trace operators and their deliveries at any location, and quickly provide this information to the customer.

Real-time locating solutions reduce the response time between the movement of goods and the information supply in the system, improving the reliability and accuracy of routing data. The system can accurately report completion time with proof of delivery. Mobile technologies enable the process to be coordinated from a central location, eliminating paperwork and delays.

Mobile tracking and tracing provides real-time, cross-border information, which enables accurate traceability of goods and ensures postal authority reliability.

Post Office Automation

Many valuable local post office operations have been moved to retail locations. Smaller retail counters are flexible, adaptable and provide a wide variety of services; which makes postal operations efficient and productive.

The move to smaller retail counters leads to an increasing demand for smaller, flexible data capture systems. Retail counter staff need to provide detailed data processing. The adoption of barcode-based solutions ensures efficient and productive process automation. Identifying mail tracking numbers at the post office counter provides track and trace information for both the sender and receiver.

Versatile enterprise activities such as stock inventories, pricing and financial transaction reports can be arranged electronically. Scanning barcodes eliminates manual processes, which improves efficiency and saves time.

Track & Trace

Track & Trace is the commonly used term for determining the current and past locations of items via standardized reference numbers or dedicated barcodes. Barcodes on mail and parcels enable complete traceability of the products. Opticon mobile devices with integrated scanners quickly and efficiently capture barcode data about quality, cost and time.

Opticon’s lightweight barcode companion scanners have a fast scan rate. They also collect scanned data for the entire day and save it to memory, so that you can use the scanners all day.

The latest development involves the worldwide Global Positioning System (GPS), which allows your workforce to easily find their destination. More importantly, GPS lets you connect business application data to absolute GPS times and real-world coordinates. Opticon devices with integrated GPS allows operators to record their geographical location separate from other registrations and scanned data.


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