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PeopleNet, Microdea introduce in-cab scanning

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.– PeopleNet and Microdea Inc. have introduced In-Cab Scanning for the transportation industry. This new function provides the capability to scan and transmit documents directly from the cab of a truck using Microdea technology and the bandwidth of PeopleNet mobile communications.

In-Cab Scanning enables drivers to scan and transmit critical transportation documents such as bills of lading and signed delivery receipts immediately from virtually anywhere. In-Cab Scanning promises to speed the business cycle for carriers, eliminates the need for truck stop scanning and expedites international border crossings.

In-Cab Scanning is the future and it is here now, said Glenn Williams, PeopleNets senior product manager. This landmark technology for PeopleNet customers will take carrier business operations to a new level, cutting hours and days from the billing cycle. Drivers will be very pleased to avoid unnecessary, unproductive miles used to find scanning locations and waiting in the lines they sometimes find there.

In-Cab scanning is a very important addition to Microdea as we further extend the reach of our solutions into the logistics and transportation industry, said Colin Ruskin, vice president of business development.

Microdea supplies a rugged, small-footprint scanning device securely mounted in the truck cab. Scanned document images are transmitted using the open interface of PeopleNets g3 Services and are captured by Microdea, which makes documents immediately available to third parties. A third party can be a carrier, its customers or a carriers third party document management provider.