Bluetooth in diad

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Steward773, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Steward773

    Steward773 Member

    Does anyone know what the bluetooth function in the diad is for? I saw it for the first time the other day in the communications screen. :confused:1:
  2. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    It allows the DIAD to communicate with other devices.

    I heard that some places use a ring scanner to talk to the DIAD.

    Other places use Bluetooth to have the DIAD communicate with a cell phone.

    I guess the options are limitless with all the bluetooth devices available.

  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Bluetooh isn't nothing. Its just a form of wireless technology. Just be where you are paid to be, Telemax is a different story. I wouldn't drive miles off area if your Center Management tells you not to.
  4. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    One aspect of bluetooth is that if you have a large delivery stop, like a customer who gets 1000-1500 returns pkgs per day. The preload can scan using a ring scanner straight into a diad board.
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    One of the drivers in my loop delivers to a big cellphone store.The owner refers to his diad as a "brownberry"
  6. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool. That;s exactly what it is.
  7. BrownGuy

    BrownGuy New Member

    If you don't have radio coverage the DIAD can be linked to a cell phone and the DIAD can transmit the tracking information using the cell phone since we don't use DVA's anymore.

    As others have said, you can link them to ring scanners to scan bulk deliveries too.
  8. One of these days you'll wear a Bluetooth ear piece/DIAD setup to be in direct voice communication with your center manager all day. He'll be on the other end looking at your stops/hour in real time and telling you to go faster faster faster (safely of course)!!!

    I have no real information on that, but technologically it's possible.
  9. brownracer

    brownracer Member

    With the latest software upgrade the DIAD can use short-range Bluetooth wireless communications (up to about 30 feet) to communicate with either a Bluetooth enabled Ring Scanner or a specific model data Bluetooth cell phone. The ring scanner allows bulk scanning entry in the preload into the DIAD. The cell phone allows the DIAD to communicate to the GPRS network on a frequency that is not covered with the DIAD's internal radio.
  10. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    Has anyone here had to use the DIAD bluetooth yet, and what for?
  11. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    What's with everyone digging up old posts?? LOL!
  12. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Oreo in action.
    Best chat mod we have.:happy2:
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    ^$%$&*(*^% cat

    <someone had to say it!>
  14. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Remember, Bluetooth is just a method of data transmission, just like radio waves, string & 2 cans, smoke signals, morse code, and yelling real loud. It just has a generation XXXXX name to it, Bluetooth.

    During driver training in INTEGRAD, the bluetooth on the diad was turned on to allow direct communication with a PC - so whatever you punched in on the DIAD communicated with the program running on the PC.
  15. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Why don,t the computer geeks come in and make it so the driver can use a finger scanner also. It would cut down on all the carpel tunnel syndrome(5 in our building). When we return to the P-car, we just stop complete. Would cut the use of the diad in half. Atleast/maybe more.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I personally would not favor the finger scanner.
  17. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Oreo in action. What's the easiest way to get cat hair off my uniform?
  18. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    Shave the cat.

  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've been waiting for something like this that would have a blackberry type device for you to carry in a hip holster. If you need a signature then you would just pull out the BB and have them sign on it.
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Isn't bluetooth how we are able to transfer stops from one DIAD to another? I've done that lots of times.