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AT&T Wireless today said UPS will use AT&T Wireless' next generation GSM/GPRS wireless network to give fleet employees high-speed wireless access to information through UPS' hand-held computer system or Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD).
In another key technology initiative, UPS will complete in 2007 the deployment of its signature handheld computer for drivers - the DIAD or Delivery Information Acquisition Device - to employees of several important acquisitions, including two in Europe.
To create this first pan-European tracking system, the company expanded its global data communications network, developed and deployed the hand-held computer -- Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD) -- used by drivers, and introduced wireless communications.
UPS also incorporates the Symbol laser scanner module in its Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD), used by approximately 60,000 UPS drivers to collect data from bar-coded packages delivered daily throughout the world.
United Parcel Service (UPS) will introduce the first of 70,000 new Delivery Information Acquisition Devices (DIADs) it intends deploy over the next three years, starting with the US and Europe (DIADs are the wireless mobile terminals UPS drivers use to make their deliveries).
The fourth generation of the Delivery Information Acquisition Device, or DIAD IV, incorporates new radio communication links that allow it to communicate almost anywhere, anytime; dramatically expanded memory, and a color screen that allows alert messages to be color-coded for drivers.
These enhancements are just two of those included in the third generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device, or DIAD III.
American Mobile's ARDIS(R) wireless data network will allow UPS drivers to transmit package delivery information to the company's TotalTrack package tracking system directly from UPS' new generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD III), the first delivery device to both capture and transmit delivery information in real time.