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Container Yard Services and Tallying on Smartphone

For Container fleet operator Depot operator ICD operator Liner agent Shipping line Terminal operator Warehouse operator Yard clerk Yard crane operator

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App Features

Pre-installed multi-tenant cloud

Any browser support

3 months archive

ERP API

Report branding

Report customization

Reporting auto-distribution

Barcode/QR scanner

OCR scanner

GPS location tags

GPS timestamp

Photos, unlimited

Photo finger-markings

Text comments

Smartphone(s) online or offline operation

Smartphone(s) to cloud sync

App Google Play download, unlimited

Yard location

Clean and repair status

Service provider and job order

Empty stock dashboards

Weighing/VGM flag

Full/empty, stripping/stuffing status

Cloud vessel/voyage rolling/advancing

Storage days/demurrage support

Optional

Geo-grid

Rules block assignment

Chassis inventory

Long-standing performance measurement

VGM EDIFACT VERMAS EDI

Cloud 3 year archive

Phone real-time yard-moves turned into container fleet manager (shipping line) EDIs
 

FAQ

Can I add photos to the smartphone recordings?

Yes. Embedded photo capability is built-in to the app. Photos are sync-ed to cloud and included in reports, and photo links are included in Excel extracts.

Can I place visual marks on photos?

Yes, drawing on top of photo is available after photo is taken and before it is saved.

Sometimes it's useful to add verbal comments.

You can type verbal comments, or you can use standard Android speech-to-text conversion instead of typing.

Something smarter than typing license plate, shipment IDs available?

App comes with a build-in OCR scanner. App can scan and capture any text.

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.

How many cloud logins does the sign-up support?

As many as you like. You create yourself, or ask support to create for you.

What are the software license fees?

Nil, no license fees. You only pay a monthly subscription fee per site or vessel depending on features enabled, and fees for business transactions.

How many smartphones does the sign-up cover?

Unlimited. You create new smartphone pair codes yourself, or ask support for assistance.

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.

How are smartphone connecting to the cloud?

By 3G (sim card) or nearby wifi, or a hotspot.

What if Internet is unavailable?

Continue working on smartphone. As soon as internet again available, all recorded data is sync'ed to cloud with original timestamps.

Can recordings be adjusted in the cloud before sharing with stakeholders?

No.

Original recordings, including timestamp and GPS location tag recorded onsite cannot be tampered with after initial recording.

For how long is data available in the cloud?

All loggings are kept for 3 months. A 3-years archieve feature is available upon request.

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 7.0
  • Google Play app installed
  • Screen resolution and size: 480 x 800, 4″
  • Memory: minimum 1 GB, recommended 2 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.

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