The growing number of parcels sent by post has also increased the need for Posti, Finland’s main postal service, to grow the number of self-service post lockers in Finland and abroad in the coming years. To work, this kind of a wide automated system requires a light, reliable and easily scalable wireless data transmission solution. Since a ready solution did not yet exist, Posti and Haltian started a co-operation to develop a new solution. The new self-service lockers are already in use in many places in Finland.
New system offers more flexibility
With the new solution provided by Haltian, Posti will get reliable control over the lockers wirelessly. This means more real-time information about the status of the lockers, their use will be more efficient, and the security of the system will be improved. In the future, the wide self-service network will also enable recycling better than ever before.
Haltian’s Thingsee IoT platform takes care of the entire data transmission process from the smart locks to Posti’s system. In the new solution, the data-flow goes both ways, which enables efficient controlling of the lockers directly from Posti’s system. The two-way data-flow will also make customer service faster and more flexible. The lockers can also be filled a lot faster and more easily when the couriers can open the lockers faster and with better control.
Haltian Thingsee IoT solution
Haltian Thingsee IoT solution is based on Mesh network which enables the service to scale to hundreds of thousands of lockers. Haltian’s solution is also easy to use and quick to install. The development of the new system included new, wireless smart locks that communicate through Thingsee Gateway devices to Thingsee Operations Cloud and from there to Posti’s system.
According to Posti, Haltian was chosen as the IoT partner because of their years of experience with Mesh-based systems and their ready Thingsee solution, which fits Posti’s objectives and needs.