New DIAD, Good, Bad, or Ugly. Poll

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsman1, Sep 30, 2012.


Which Diad is better 4 or 5?

Poll closed Mar 29, 2013.
  1. DIAD 4

  2. DIAD 5

  1. upsman1

    upsman1 New Member

  2. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    We ve had DIAD 5 for about a month now. The smaller size is great and I like not having to toggle from letters to numbers. The scanner works better and the signatures are clearer.

    I think the touchscreen features may be difficult in the winter wearing gloves, but all in all i would say it is a big improvement over the DIAD 4 which already seems like an over-sized dinosaur.
  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Don't have it. Wont get it for at least another 4 months.'
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Diad machine IV was better for slapping dogs and the processor seemed faster.

    Diad device V is nice and slim, good for juggling, can fit in your back pants pocket if you forget your holster, and as mentioned, the sig. pad is MUCH clearer, and the scanner picks up barcodes that Diad IV never could. Plus, it's got a flashlight !
  5. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    don't have it yet, but I think I am going to miss not having a clip. May have to figure something out.
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    "Diad machine IV was better for slapping dogs"

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    Someone correct me if I am wrong but we were told it uses the same clip as the IV.
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What new diad? :dissapointed:
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    You dont need one. You can stick it into your back pocket. Its a huge improvement over the IV other than the slower processor.
  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    It can, but there is a little bracket that wraps around the bottom of the Diad and locks into specially placed clips. That bracket then has a nice little hook that fits into the clip. Personally, I don't like it.....but I never really cared for the clips anyway.
  11. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Nice. I guess I won't need to bring in some nut, bolts, glue and my drill!!
  12. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    No sure when we will get them. Up until last year, we were still using DIAD 3 at peak!
  13. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    Not as good for swatting dogs. The processor is slower that DIAD 4. They didn't use gorilla glass for the screen. Every center has to order and install 3M screen protectors for DIAD 5s'. Without them the screen will be scratched beyond repair, necessitating replacement within 3 months.

    The protectors will last 4 to 6 months, depending on use, and totally protects the screen.

    There's a software update that activates the light sensor so the screen backlight brightens in sunlight and dims in darkness.
  14. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Can someone please post a picture of the clip attachment? We were told they aren't available yet, and the holster seems to get in the way of the seatbelt.
  15. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Oh is that supposed to be a feature? We all thought it was some bug causing our screens to fade in and out. It's actually way more annoying then helpful.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    One of the first fundamental rules I learned in programming was to not "force" features onto users. This means using auto features as little as possible or if possible eliminate them all together. Instead have function lists where users can choose on/off/auto. I guess whoever built/programmed the DIAD was sick that day.
  17. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Best thing since white bread. only thing bad buttons smaller so if you have fat fingers your are hitting different buttons. it's faster fits in your back pocket. you can use one hand from one side to the other. enjoy it.
  18. upsman1

    upsman1 New Member

    I don't understand why this poll is going in favor of the DIAD V.

    The location of the signature button was not changed. Customers still press it when signing. In fact, it is easier to press now that all the buttons are raised. Half of the time when you put it back in your pouch you end up pushing a button. The screen is smaller and so is the font. When removing the DIAD from your pouch the stylus will come out of the holding slot sometimes. The buttons are smaller making it harder to use your thumbs to enter everything. The touch screen does not always work the way it should. While scanning at a bulk stop it is to easy to accidentally press the signature button before your done. I even talked with another driver that was at his last air stop, scanning all of the bulk packages and accidentally hitting prerec, making his air late. Yes, it does scan some messed up bar codes, but try scanning surepost packages were they have bar codes right next to each other. Again a lot of time the scanner doesn't pick up the right bar code.

    The DIAD V is smaller and lighter, and it will scan messed up bar codes, but for every improvement that was made there is at least two mistakes made in the new design.
  19. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It was annoying to me because I thought it meant the thing was about to crash. I actually turned mine in as defective and had them give me a new one, which did the same damn thing. Now that I know its supposed to do that, I can ignore it. We learn something every day!
  20. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    Also would someone be kind enough to post a picture of Diad V.
    This old package guy is just curious.