DIAD V camera.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CHALLY9TX, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Anyone out there testing the camera yet? Or have seen it being demonstrated? Or any news on DIAD 6 development?


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  2. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    The camera doesn't even seem accessible. I forget it even has one.

    DIAD 6? That'll be a while. We just got the 5's last year and they're $6,800 each.
     
  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I have no idea how a computer costs $600 but our diads costs 6k
     
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  4. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Wow barely last year, crazy. I know that cameras haven't been activated but I was wondering if they're being tested out somewhere. I realize diad 6 won't be out for awhile but Im guessing its in development now. Crazy how the 5 cost that much when most smart phones are more capable and cost less to make.


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  5. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Best thing you can do is to put a tiny scrap of an infonotice on the light-sensor of the new back-up monitors...
     
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  6. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    R & D and manufacturer tooling is expensive. It's not like they sell millions of them like other everyday products.
     
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  7. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Exactly. It's an economies of scale issue. Plus these things are built to last as far as I can tell. I drop mine at least once a day in a brutal-looking way and the thing keeps on working. It's pretty amazing technology, actually.
     
  8. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member


    Even so, 6k is a lot.


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  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Look for management layoffs right before the announcement of the VI like they did with the DIAD V.
     
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  10. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yeah right. More like 400-800 dollars.
     
  11. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    If it was so much, UPS would have dropped the hammer on them a long time ago. They barely want to pay for our health insurance as time passes, do you really think they would pay so much for a simple device like a diad? I understand the conveyor rollers and belts being super expensive, but not a trivial device such as a diad that just logs data. Just because they say it's that much doesnt mean it's that much.
     
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  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    The Diad V is NOT $6800. It is an off the shelf Honeywell unit which UPS buys, slaps its logo and software on, and there you go.

    About 2 months after the roll out in my center, I lost one. While it was missing I was told that if I didn't find it I would be on the hook for $2400. Still not cheap, but certainly not 7 grand.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought $6,800 was a bit on the high side.


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  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Really? We are having problems like crazy from the being dropped. The buttons stop working and they freeze up. You can here pieces jiggling around in there.



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  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If it freezes up do the 3 fingered salute (AKX).
     
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Really? I drop it once or twice a day it seems. Never an issue. Takes a licking but keeps on ticking.
     
  17. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    That's what I miss about the mute feature of the Diad 4, if it was too loud, throw it against the floor of the truck and it would sound half the time, the harder you threw it, the better the volume change was.
     
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  18. On the diad V you just hold the small buttons to reboot.
     
  19. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    You still on diad 4? AKX only works on diad 4.


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  20. Jlemansk

    Jlemansk Active Member

    I am surprised that they cost that much. What really got me was the PCM we had about not leaving our diads in the truck while on lunch hour. It seems management is concerned about the diads being exposed to excessive heat, and being damaged from it. I find this insulting, as they clearly do not care about humans being exposed to excessive heat. I make sure my Diad stays in the car every time now.


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