Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Grey, Aug 21, 2016.
Based on history pattern... Are we thinking 2020?
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!
I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't have a place on it to slide a credit card
DIAD I looks ridiculous. I think I'd rather do paper.
God I hope not. The V is the perfect size imo, and seemingly indestructible.
True , just do some better button placement
But you could throw it under the tires for traction if you got stuck.
Paper sucked in the cold or the rain. Delivered a lot less parcels a day though.
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.
Buttons is really the answer to the question. We really need the tactile feel to a button vs. a flat screen.
Do you really think the engineers in the Ivory Tower, where it never rains, freezes, sleets or snows care what you think/need?
The DIAD III was all around horrible.
Would still like my red stylus back.
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?
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.
I would like to see a smart phone style with a bluetooth ring scanner.
DHL uses some sort of smart phone scanner. Looks annoying to deal with especially with our volume.
Looks similar to an iPhone.
Based upon OLD WINDOWS CE software in diad, I wonder what direction they would go
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.
I would want a QWERTY keyboard if nothing else
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.
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