Position Imaging, Inc., a specialist in package logistics and advanced asset tracking technology, this month announced a strategic partnership with CDW and Mason Technologies Inc. to manage logistics and install its Smart Package Room platform throughout the U.S.
With the aid of its new partner organizations, Position Imaging says it will be able to rapidly scale its Smart Package Room deployments in multifamily properties, as well as in student housing and elsewhere.
CDW, a multi-brand provider of information technology solutions, said it is excited to help Position Imaging in the collaboration. "Position Imaging is leveraging the power of technology to do great things for their customers," commented Norm Lillis, vice president of small business, CDW. "The Smart Package Room solution will deliver meaningful value, and CDW is committed to helping Position Imaging achieve and deliver on its mission."
For its part, Mason Technologies, Inc., a provider of turnkey systems with full-service integration in smart building technologies, and a partner of CDW, said it is eager to leverage the new relationship to help Position Imaging scale its Smart Package Room customer base. "Position Imaging does not have the time to build every Smart Package Room organically," noted Taylor Cook, director of partner development, Mason Technologies, Inc. "From a resource and talent perspective, we will enable the company to quickly hit new installation volumes."
Moving forward, Position Imaging said it will leverage the partnership to increase the rate of Smart Package Room installations across North America and the European Union.
The new strategic relationship represents a significant step in the company's achieving its stated mission of "making package delivery and pickup faster, more convenient, and more secure across the globe."
Position Imaging reports it has already seen significant growth since starting the new partnership last November. "In the past, we could do one installation per week," remarked Lucas Carvalho, sr. VP of operations at Position Imaging. "Now, we can do six to seven installations weekly, allowing us to rapidly scale the pace of Smart Package Room installations. This partnership has been a great success."
Using Position Imaging’s Smart Package Room, any courier can quickly assign packages to residents at the entry point kiosk, unlock the door, and place the package on a shelf. Once on the shelf, computer vision technology monitors each package while automatically generating a QR code notification to the resident via email or text. The resident scans the QR code at the room’s secure entryway to open the door, where audio and lasers guide them to their package. If an incorrect item is taken from the shelf, an audio notification will alert the resident to their mistake.