Mobile parcel dimensioning

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MobileDemand, provider of tablets and mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, has launched xDIM Mobile Dimensioning Software, a mobile, patented 3D dimensioning software for boxes.

xDIM captures measurements with a point-and-click, wherever the box is located. The cloud-based application provides data through a dashboard that integrates with numerous enterprise resource management systems.

Completion of the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) evaluation qualifies xDIM as Legal for Trade, meaning it is legally approved for establishing cost for services or hire based on measurement.

xDIM software uses Intel RealSense depth camera technology attached to MobileDemand rugged tablets for point and capture dimensioning, producing measurements in seconds. The software generates a 3D image of the parcel by performing eight billion scans per second.

The data then transfers directly to its cloud-based analytics dashboard, xDIM Insight. The data can then be used to  improve slotting, re-racking, and Ti-Hi pallet configuration processes, and prevent wasted space.

The patented technology integrates with existing product information management systems (PIMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), enterprise resource planning software (ERP), and other resource management platforms to  store and manage product or SKU information.

“xDIM combines an easy-to-use mobile device with modern 3D scanning and analytics, replacing costly and cumbersome fixed measurement equipment. xDIM gives the user freedom to go wherever the parcel resides and finish the scan in seconds,” said Matt Miller, president and chief technology officer of MobileDemand.

“Unlike antiquated systems that commonly sit unused, this first-of-its-kind mobile solution is cost effective, maximizes space and improves worker productivity.”

“The Intel RealSense LiDAR Camera L515 enables mobile tablets to capture parcel dimensions using our 3D depth sensing technology,” said Joel Hagberg, head of Intel RealSense product management and marketing.

MobileDemand and xDIM bring the ability to measure parcels wherever they sit, rather than relocating to a stationary system. By integrating xDIM software, with the Intel RealSense 3D camera and a MobileDemand rugged tablet or Microsoft Surface case, the volume dimensioning process is now mobile. Accurate dimensions simplify stacking for shipping without wasteful gaps.

xDIM Mobile is sold as a bundled offering with MobileDemand rugged xTablets as well as Microsoft Designed for Surface Certified xCases for Surface series of tablets.

Intel RealSense provides vision-based solutions, from a high-resolution LiDAR camera to low power, platform-agnostic stereo depth cameras, as well as customizable software. Continuously expanding its range, Intel RealSense’s end-to-end solutions enhance use cases in areas such as robotics, 3D scanning, facial authentication, measurement and logistics.