What is DHL Express doing with pocket-sized, all-touch computers in Africa?
Unlike consumer-grade devices, the TC55 is an enterprise-oriented touch computer with aesthetic appeal and usability of popular personal devices, but has integrated data capture capabilities and is built to withstand the wear and tear of industrial environments. It runs on the Android platform and in addition to ease of use; they also have built-in location services and GPS navigation capabilities.
DHL Express has introduced 400 TC55 units in four of their largest markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Mauritius. Further deployment to their top 20 markets across the region will take place in the coming months.
Benefits of this deployment for DHL customers include real-time shipment visibility, enhanced electronic proof of delivery, and on-time billing.
Source: MobilityAreana 20 August 2015