FreightScan, a company that develops and deploys technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, announced two new additions to the functionality of its FreightScan FS100 automated dimensioning system for cargo scanning, including the ability to trigger a scan with a barcode reader and a powerful data solution that enables the use of a remote trigger of the scanning system.
“This functionality was developed as a result of a pilot program we are currently engaged in with Martinair Cargo,” said André Johnson, CEO of FreightScan. “The Martinair facility in Bogota, Columbia, processes more than 10,000 flower boxes per day, and requires the ability to trigger scans for collecting dimensions with extreme speed.”
Using a universal bar code reader, the FS100 captures the information from the bar code and automatically populates the air waybill field and triggers a scan in less than one second. The resulting dimensions are then associated with the correct air waybill in a database. Additionally, the FS100 scanner has been adjusted to accommodate the cargo acceptance process at the Bogota facility, resulting in a total scan time of 1.5 seconds per box.
“We have been very impressed with how the FreightScan team has approached this pilot,” said Carlos Scott, Director of Cargo Operations in the Americas for Martinair Cargo.
In addition to the bar code functionality, FreightScan has also developed a powerful “thin client” data solution that allows for a simplified wireless user interface to trigger a scan remotely from the FS100 terminal. This feature was designed for cargo operations utilizing forklift scales and facilities with operational functions that benefit from triggering a scan from the PC terminal without interfering with the workflow process.