Cloud Sync and Office Access to Tally Records
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Smartphone Tallying of Ro-Ro Cargo in Gate
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Tally Ro-Ro Vehicles at Gate on Smartphone

  • Google Play app download to smartphone
  • Google Play app download and self-install to smartphone(s)
  • Android smartphone app
  • smartphone pairing(s), unlimited
  • smartphone gate tallying
  • smartphone cargo and shipment details
  • smartphone truck ID recording
  • smartphone textual comments
  • timestamp (non-tamperable)
       

 

    • GPS coordinates (non-tamperable)
    • smartphone to cloud tally record
    • cloud logins, unlimited
    • cloud self-administration, setup and configuration
    • cloud vessel port call define
    • cloud ro-ro tally list
    • cloud multi-vessel or multi-site administration
    • 3 months cloud storage of ro-ro tally
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    for ro-ro operators, port agents, ro-ro terminals, port operators, port tallymen or port authorities

     

    FAQ

    What, if no internet in thegate?

    The gate cleck confirm facility gate moves in- and out on the smartphone(s) in realtime, as the vehicles are picked up or delivered. The tally recordings are kept on the smartphone, sync'ed to the cloud app server whenever 3G or wifi is again available, f.ex. when back in the office using office-WiFi, maintaining the real-time captured gate-move timestamps and GPS location.

    Why will this app make live easier for you?

    The tallying is done in real time, auto-sync'ed to the cloud, with auto-capturing of timestamp and GPS, hence documenting what happened in the gate, giving cloud up-to-date visiblity to the vehicles ready for loading and waiting for import pick-up.

    How do I get the app on my smartphone(s)?

    Download from Google Play and click "install".

    When can I start?

    Once you sign-up and settle first invoice you can start right away. Sign up today, start tomorrow. Seriously!

    Who has access to my data?

    All your data belongs to you and is not accessed by any other party. Reports and extracts are shared only with stakeholders you select.

    How does smartphone connect to the server?

    Through a simple internet connection (data packet or wifi).

    Can smartphone be setup to only run this business app?

    Android devices can be switched to "kiosk mode" so only specific applications can run, and users do not have access to other apps on the smartphone, such as calls, social media and browsers.

    What about tallying other places than gate?

    The gate tally app can beneficially be used together with the Ro-Ro Yard Locator app and Ro-Ro Quay Tally app. The vehicles on the ro-ro facility can be tracked with the On-demand Cargo IoT app.

    How about remaining vehicle import logistics to the consignee's facility?

    You can track import logistics on a map with the Last Mile Cargo Tracker app and the Last Mile Car-Carrier Trailer Tracking app.

    Do I pay for support?

    Email support (in English) is included in the monthly fees. Regular upgrade of features is also included.

    Any additional software or hosting costs?

    No server or software is required. The smartphone app is already bundled with a running hosting service. No additional costs.

    Can I request improvements or customizations?

    Your ideas for improvements are welcome! We will assess, if the ideas are relevant for other users, and can be implemented in future versions.

    For how long do I have to commit?

    You settle costs 3 months ahead at all times, and you can cancel anytime. When prepaid payments expire access to the app is removed.

    Is the Ro-Ro Gate Tally app just a smartphone app?

    The app is a distributed app deployed on Android smartphones sync'ing tally recordings with the arl-shipping.com cloud Ro-Ro Gate Tally server.

    All tallying from smartphone(s) managing current and other port calls, are automatically sync'ed to the cloud giving office progress visibility, and capability to create tally reports.

    Can the tally records be adjusted in the cloud?

    No.

    Tally recordings from the facility smartphones cannot be tampered with after the cloud sync, and the cloud tally records represent what was recorded during operations.

    What are the technical requirements to Android smartphone or tablet?

    A phone or tablet with the following specifications -or higher- is fine:

    • Operating system: Android 5.1
    • Screen resolution and size: 480 x 800, 4″
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
    • GPS sensor: required
    • Camera: recommended, with autofocus

    Screen brightness should be suitable for work under strong sunlight.

    What about battery?

    Apps are by optimized for low battery use. You can let each new labour-shift carry a new fully charged device (Android smartphones are inexpensive), or provide external battery/ power bank to ensure continuous onsite work.

    What are supported barcode standards?

    • EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39, Code-93, Code-128, ITF, Codabar
    • QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF-417, AZTEC

    Browser support

    Cloud apps run in all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers including MS Edge, Firefox, Chrome, browsers based on Chrome engine (Opera, Yandex, Vivaldi), and Safari.