Package and advanced asset tracking company Position Imaging has partnered with information technology company Computer Discount Warehouse (CDW) and smart building technologies integrator Mason Technologies to manage logistics and install its Smart Package Room throughout the US.
With the help of these organizations, Position Imaging intends to scale Smart Package Room deployments in multifamily properties, as well as in student housing and elsewhere. Using Position Imaging’s Smart Package Room, any courier can quickly assign packages to residents at the entry point kiosk, unlock the door and place the package on a shelf. Once the package is on the shelf, computer vision technology monitors it while automatically generating a QR code notification to the resident via email or text. The resident scans the QR code at the room’s secure entryway to open the door, where audio and lasers guide them to their package. If an incorrect item is taken from the shelf, an audio notification will alert the resident to their mistake.
Position Imaging says it has already seen significant growth since starting this partnership in November 2022. Moving forward, the company will leverage the partnership to increase the rate of Smart Package Room installations across North America and the EU. The relationship represents a step in achieving the company’s mission of making package delivery and pickup faster, more convenient and more secure – across the globe.
“In the past, we could do one installation per week,” said Lucas Carvalho, senior vice president at Position Imaging. “Now, we can do six to seven installations weekly, allowing us to rapidly scale the pace of Smart Package Room installations. This partnership has been a great success.”
Norm Lillis, vice president of small business at CDW, commented, “Position Imaging is leveraging the power of technology to do great things for their customers. The Smart Package Room solution will deliver meaningful value, and CDW is committed to helping Position Imaging achieve and deliver on its mission.”
Taylor Cook, director of partner development at Mason Technologies, said, “Position Imaging does not have the time to build every Smart Package Room organically. From a resource and talent perspective, we will enable the company to quickly hit new installation volumes.”