ParceLive is a low cost parcel tracking service that allows users to access data on the location, condition and security of their parcels anywhere in the world in real time. The key value add of ParceLive is that by adding trackers to just a sample of shipments, users are able to generate up to 99% of knowledge about what is happening across their entire supply chain.
The ParceLive tracker has the ability to display multiple messages throughout different stages of a shipment’s journey. This includes a return address for the shipment’s recipient that Hanhaa uses to send trackers back via free post to be recharged for reuse.
Ineltek’s Design and Applications team worked closely with Hanhaa during the development of the tracker to select a display that would meet the demands of the ParceLive application at a price that enabled the service’s business model to succeed. Having selected the right display for the job, Ineltek then supported Hanhaa through the integration of the ePaper display module into the ParceLive embedded electronics system.
The bistable display capability of E Ink’s 2.9” display module allows the LiPo battery-powered ParceLive tag to operate for several weeks on a single charge — a capability that’s not possible with any other display technology. This feature, coupled with the visual characteristics of ePaper, is ideal for the existing supply chain industry.