UPS announced last week that the company will continue to deploy the HP sp400 all-in-one handheld wireless scanner/printer to its shipping centers. The device uses a revolutionary quick drying ink that allows users to scan barcodes and print sorting information directly on packages. The device not only enables UPS to scan, track and process shipments more efficiently, but it will also save the company $30 million by 2013 and help save the environment by eliminating the need for 1,338 tons of paper annually. The sp400 also eliminates the need for a large thermal printer, a PC and a monitor - freeing up valuable warehouse space.
So how does the device work? Simply point the device at a 1D or 2D barcode, send the scan data to a backend computer system via integrated Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and "roll" the device along plain paper, specialty paper, packing tape, or the package itself to instantly print additional information associated with the scan. See it in action here:
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