In addition to returning from vacation to find their mailboxes often filled to overflowing, people also become annoyed by unwanted advertising in their mail.
And mail carriers may have to cover long distances to deliver a single letter if the recipient lives at a remote location, which raises the cost of transporting the letter. These problems can be solved by turning the letters into electronic post that customers can access online.
Siemens Mobility has developed an automation solution in which images of the envelopes are immediately made when the letters are sorted. These facilities analyze and sort more than 50,000 letters per hour. Trust-Ebox customers who have received a letter are sent an image of the envelope by e-mail, allowing them to digitally access their mail online from anywhere in the world. If the customer wishes, the postal service company can open the envelopes and scan the letters to make them available as digital copies. Customers can immediately have unwanted advertising destroyed, while important letters can still be forwarded as usual. Ideally, the number of letters would be reduced to such an extent that the customer would need mail delivered only once a week.
The Swiss Postal Service plans to begin offering private end customers a Trust-Ebox-based service this summer. Such a service would especially benefit the Swiss Postal Service because the country’s geographical situation requires the company to transport many pieces of mail over long distances in order to reach many customers.
The Trust-Ebox automation solution is not only designed for postal customers, however; it can also be used to efficiently digitize companies’ incoming mail. Siemens Real Estate is currently testing Trust-Ebox for in-house mail at its office in Konstanz, for example, and has plans to expand the system to other locations as well.
These tests will enable the company to more precisely assess market requirements and allow developers to further optimize the process. Siemens Mobility wants to launch the Trust-Ebox on the market as a product later this year.
Dr. Norbert Aschenbrenner | Siemens InnovationNews
World first: 'Storing lightning inside thunder'
18.09.2017 | University of Sydney
New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitor
14.09.2017 | The Optical Society
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole...
For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results – obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay – were recently published in the journal Nature.
Multiferroics are materials that simultaneously react to electric and magnetic fields. These two properties are rarely found together, and their combined...
MBM ScienceBridge GmbH successfully negotiated a license agreement between University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the biotech company Tissue Systems Holding GmbH about commercial use of a multi-well tissue plate for automated and reliable tissue engineering & drug testing.
MBM ScienceBridge GmbH successfully negotiated a license agreement between University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the biotech company Tissue Systems...
Pathogenic bacteria are becoming resistant to common antibiotics to an ever increasing degree. One of the most difficult germs is Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a...
Scientists from the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion report in the first issue of the new journal JOULE.
Cell Press has just released the first issue of Joule, a new journal dedicated to sustainable energy research. In this issue James Birrell, Olaf Rüdiger,...
19.09.2017 | Event News
12.09.2017 | Event News
06.09.2017 | Event News
19.09.2017 | Event News
19.09.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
19.09.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering