Deutsche Post Deploys 55,000 Honeywell Mobile Computers
-- Honeywell's Dolphin 99EX Mobile Computers Selected for Ruggedness,
Ease-of-Use and Full-Shift Battery Life
-- Remote MasterMind Device Management Software Reduces Total Cost of
FORT MILL, S.C., Dec. 10, 2013
FORT MILL, S.C., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's leading provider of
post and parcel services Deutsche Post DHL is equipping its employees with
55,000 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Dolphin^™ 99EX mobile computers. The devices will
enable approximately 60,000 employees to track and trace millions of DHL
parcels delivered each day across Germany -- including more than seven
million parcels during the peak holiday season.
More than 2,500 users from Deutsche Post DHL's parcels division tested 11
different devices before choosing the Dolphin 99EX for offering the best
combination of ergonomics, robustness, capacity, performance and ease of use.
The device's long battery life and ability to quickly photograph items to
prove condition at the point of delivery were further factors.
Honeywell's Remote MasterMind^™ device management software will help to keep
Deutsche Post's drivers fully operational. The software makes an IT
administrator's job easier with the ability to manage all of the company's
mobile devices from a central system. Ensuring that each device has updated
software and is properly configured reduces errors and prevents device
downtime that can slow the driver. Initially the software is being used to
manage all 55,000 devices across all of the company's mail division depots.
The company plans to further streamline the maintenance and upgrading of
devices by adding software distribution and device support via Remote
MasterMind in the future.
"We wanted a rugged, easy-to-use device and a complete solution that offered a
lower total cost of ownership for the next seven years," said Claudia Allmann,
project manager for handscanner operations integration at Deutsche Post DHL.
"The performance of the Dolphin 99EX mobile computer and the service level and
support provided by the Honeywell team stood out as best in class and they
ensured that we have a state-of-the-art solution."
"Honeywell continues to maintain its strong track record in equipping leading
post and parcel companies like Deutsche Post DHL with the technology and
hardware that allows them to process, track and deliver more efficiently,"
said John Waldron, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. "This is a
major deployment that furthers our global mission of making workers more
productive, especially in the parcel delivery industry."
The Dolphin 99EX is equipped with custom features for Deutsche Post, including
Deutsche Post DHL branding in the device housing and a keypad with unique
legend graphics and colors. In addition, the Dolphin 99EX mobile computer has
an IP67-rating for protection when exposed to dust, water or multiple drops to
concrete, up to 16 hours battery life, and Honeywell's advanced Adaptus™
Imaging Technology 6.0 software, which allows workers to quickly read and
decode linear and 2D bar codes and capture photos for proof of delivery and
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