Diad V on monday! what to expect

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Northshoredriver, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Northshoredriver

    Northshoredriver New Member

    should i worry about using the new diad V?
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I always liked a new DIAD. Change is good!
  3. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    Of course you should be worried... From what I've heard so far it has many new features. The most concerning one is every time the driver has to use the bathroom you are required to give a urine sample immediately and it will automatically perform a urinalysis. Other features include a breathalyzer, 7 megapixel camera that you must photograph all your driver release locations, turn by turn navigation, iPod dock, alarm clock, DVD player, Sirius satellite radio, thermometer , Swiss army knife, flashlight , and Playstation Vita for down time. So all in all,it's not completely bad....but be worried anyway.
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    How did you handle diads I-IV? You had one day, and learned it on your own. Thats what they pay us for. You will have a slow first day, then you will get it. Usually they dont know how it works, but throw the new tech at the drivers, they will figure it out, they always do.
  5. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    i get the died v monday too i can't wait
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    You just like strange!:rofl:
  7. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    2 weeks and counting for us
  8. talkwith

    talkwith New Member

    We've had them since November. They can scan practically any barcode. You will rarely have to enter tracking codes manually, even wrap around labels on tubes and box corners. They are much lighter and com with a holster so that you can wear them the whole day without putting them down or in the diad cradle. The flashlight is led. The buttons are easy to find and use.
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I haven't heard one word about new diads. :yapyapyapf:
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I noticed a pile of crates full of new DIAD racks when I punched out last night, so I guess we will get them soon too. I asked my supervisor the day before when they were coming, and he said he didn't have a clue. I hope they are easy to learn, they don't train us like they used to.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    What you are really afraid of is, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Me either. :nobrainzombis:
  13. klolx

    klolx New Member

    I cracked the #$@$#@$@ up!!!
  14. iamhuge

    iamhuge Banned

  15. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Piece of cake.. Best diad yet. You will like it. It has attached stylis. It has a cloth handle on the back. I dont use the holster..Dont like belts..
  16. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I imagine everyone will hate them at first, get used to them in a few months, and then peak season will come around. You'll be using DIAD 4s as helper boards and cursing them, because they're so heavy and slow.
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  18. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    What is the key directly under the stop complete key? )
  19. iamhuge

    iamhuge Banned

    enter key
  20. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Probably like every other Diad release. Get diad, go to PCM, given 27 page packet on how to use it, have a good day.