USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners

USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners

September 16, 2015 The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.

The handheld SVmobile scanners are lighter and feature larger screens and improved software. They will replace existing scanning equipment.

The new devices’ software offers enhanced processing power and provides offline scanning capability. The application is designed to be intuitive and allow users to quickly navigate and perform required scans.

The scanners are part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to better use technology and promote Surface Visibility, which improves scanning of all mail and packages as items move through the postal network.

Five processing operations sites in Great Lakes Area have received the devices. Six sites — three in Southern Area and three in Eastern Area — will participate in the testing.

All current SV sites will receive them by mid-November.

Plant managers are using flexible training options, including classroom and online training, to help facilitate the process. Each area also is creating a training plan to support the rollout of the devices.

USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners

An SVmobile device is used to scan a placard.

7 thoughts on “USPS to begin testing handheld Surface Visibility (SV) mobile scanners

  1. Why don’t you supervisors get up off your asses and check on people. All you do is sit around the office and talk and take 2 hour lunch breaks. You should do MORE WORK that will safe the taxpayers money! They should have a device for you. I was a postal carrier for 15 years, I Know!

    • If you were a carrier for 15 years then you should know that nothing the post office does costs the taxpayers anything. We get no money from the government at all including from taxes.

    • Well said, Eric.

      I would add that the taxpayers actually take money from the post office when one considers the way the politicians use post office money to support the general fund.

  2. The USPS is incredible. They cry because they’re not making any money, and yet they waste astounding amounts of money every day. I’ve worked for this company for 18 years, and I’ve probably gone through 5 or 6 different scanners, and the first half of that time we used no scanners at all. And do not be fooled: this has nothing to do with customer service or efficiency and everything to do with management being able to track the carriers. It’s very difficult to work for a company who continually thinks you’re stealing money from them. If I could afford it, I’d be out of that place before they even knew what happened. And if Congress would take one day to see how the place was run, all this talk about how to fix the USPS financial problems would be solved, and it wouldn’t be by trying to cut employees money or customer service; it would be to let all of these incompetent managers go find a lemonade stand to run (which they also probably wouldn’t be able to do).

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