Will the next DIAD be the size of a smart phone?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Grey, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Grey

    Grey Active Member


    Based on history pattern... Are we thinking 2020?
  2. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    That is a good question...BUT- I miss the older DIAD 3 and DIAD 4. I have a rural run and they were great defense against dogs!
  3. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't have a place on it to slide a credit card
  4. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    DIAD I looks ridiculous. I think I'd rather do paper.
  5. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    God I hope not. The V is the perfect size imo, and seemingly indestructible.
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    True , just do some better button placement
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    But you could throw it under the tires for traction if you got stuck.
  8. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Paper sucked in the cold or the rain. Delivered a lot less parcels a day though.
  9. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Much smaller would be difficult to read the screen I would think, buttons shouldn't get much smaller than they are now either imo, wearing gloves would be tough if they were much smaller.
  10. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Buttons is really the answer to the question. We really need the tactile feel to a button vs. a flat screen.
  11. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Do you really think the engineers in the Ivory Tower, where it never rains, freezes, sleets or snows care what you think/need?
  12. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    The DIAD III was all around horrible.

    Would still like my red stylus back.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We have been testing these in our center for awhile now, a little harder to work with than previous versions, almost going backwards, but then again, did you expect anything different?
  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    You're not going to see smart phone like DIAD's. That would be completely impractical for all the requirements it has. It will likely remain about the same height and width but slim down slightly and get lighter. It's a real estate issue. For the job, you need tactile physical buttons and a screen big enough for customers to sign. The durability requirement will keep it a lot more bulky over most modern electronics as well. The battery needs to be capable of a good 12 hour day at least too.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I would like to see a smart phone style with a bluetooth ring scanner.
  16. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    DHL uses some sort of smart phone scanner. Looks annoying to deal with especially with our volume.
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  17. rpoz11

    rpoz11 Member

    Looks similar to an iPhone.

    Based upon OLD WINDOWS CE software in diad, I wonder what direction they would go
  18. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Have you guys seen the Amazon same day delivery folks yet? Looks like they use smart phones to confirm a delivery. I'm guessing the phones are provided by Amazon and not actually the employees personal phone.
  19. Tick Toc

    Tick Toc Active Member

    I would want a QWERTY keyboard if nothing else
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  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Trouble with smaller is that keys get smaller and harder to see. Small means easier to lose as well, like when it falls on you into the load for example.