PRESS RELEASE – Thinfilm and Prime Vision to Deliver NFC Smart-Packaging Solutions to International Mail and Parcel Industry
Partners Will Address Security, Communication, and eCommerce Needs using Innovative Printed Electronics Technology
OSLO, Norway, December 21, 2016 – Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”), a global leader in NFC (near field communication) smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, today announced a partnership with Prime Vision, a leading solutions provider for the postal, parcel, logistics and airport markets.
Prime Competence Consortium started pilot deployment of the world’s first autonomous drone-based sorting centre for a major European post
ISTANBUL, Turkey (September 19, 2016) – Prime Competence and Unmanned Life announced, at the Postal Innovation Platform Conference – the forum for key players in postal innovation – that they have started the pilot deployment of the world’s first autonomous drone-based sorting centre for a major European post.
Prime Competence has a new concept for postal sorting operations that could be a game-changer for posts and express-parcel carriers alike: sorting without a sorter. Now, with a major post (considered to be one of the worlds most automated posts) signed-up to build a proof-of-concept model, it’s time to shed some light on what could be the future for parcel sorting.
Prime Competence has developed a Reference Framework for posts new to the rapidly emerging Internet of Postal Things (IoPT). The IoPT is a network of physical objects — machines, equipment, vehicles and other items — embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data to the advantage of the user.
Prime Competence is an independent, knowledgeable and skilled consultancy and concept development agency. Our team has extensive experience in researching and modeling sophisticated processes in order to facilitate further insights, automation or optimization.
We are also very active in the Innovation & Business Development field, helping postal operators with new initiatives, adding new business models and value to current postal operations, plus support and management of new development projects.
The internet of Postal Things (IoPT) is relevant to every post, regardless of its current level of automation and use of technology in their processes. IoPT can be applied to every part of the business to improve operating efficiency and service provision, while enabling posts to exploit new business models to thrive in this dynamic sector.
The latest issue of Postal Technology Magazine poses this question and it’s one that got us thinking about all the different programs we are working on with posts involving automation, manpower savings and autonomous delivery concepts. Many aspects of this topic relate to how you define a robot and what job are you talking about, for example, parcel lockers are automated devices for delivering parcels to customers – are they therefore robots?