nox NightTimeExpress and Zetes innovate night distribution using Proof of Delivery without keys

Eindhoven (the Netherlands), 19 January 2017 - Zetes (Euronext Brussels, ZTS), has developed a solution named OpenTheCar for nox NightTimeExpress (formerly TNT Innight) and integrated it with ZetesChronos. This enables their drivers to deliver to their customers' vehicles at night and to confirm deliveries, without the need for a key. The new solution will replace the current use and management of customers' car keys. As a result, routes can be changed more flexibly for emergency deliveries and the risk of errors is virtually non-existent.

OpenTheCar replaces key use and management

Until now, nox NightTimeExpress drivers used thousands of keys to be able to deliver at night to customers’ cars. This limited the possibility of incorporating last minute changes to routes and there is a risk of keys being lost. OpenTheCar renders the use of keys unnecessary. This solution consists of a box that is installed in the customer's vehicle which is connected to the central locking system, an application that was also developed by Zetes for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, and a web-based management environment. The solution communicates via Bluetooth and is doubly secured by authentication of the Zebra MC67 PDAs that are used with an integrated scanner and encrypted access codes. Once the delivery is complete, the opened door will automatically lock again and ZetesChronos will send an electronic ‘Proof of Delivery’ to the back office. ZetesChronos is powered by the MCL™ Mobility Platform, a cloud based platform which enables centralised management of mobile applications, devices and users.

Timely deliveries

"Timely deliveries of products and spare parts are paramount if we want to add value, as the daily schedule and services provided by customers depend on it", says Nico Bossenbroek, ICS Director at nox NightTimeExpress. “OpenTheCar enables last-minute jobs and changes to be processed more flexibly. Moreover, we eliminate risks associated with the use and management of thousands of keys of customers. Looking back at this project, Zetes has once again helped us to develop an innovation that stands out in the logistics market.”

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For more information

Corporate Communications Manager
Sandra Franchitti
T +32 2 790 38 90
E sandra.franchitti@zetes.com



About Zetes

Zetes is an international corporation specialising in the provision of identification and mobility solutions. By using the latest technologies, Zetes enables its customers improve the speed and quality of their process execution and increase data accuracy, which in turn helps them to remain at the forefront of their industries. That's what makes Zetes both a pioneer and a market leader at the same time.

The Zetes Group is based in Brussels and has more than 1100 employees in 21 countries across EMEA. In 2015, its turnover was €258.2 million. More information: www.zetes.com

About Zetes’ supply chain solutions

Zetes transforms the way modern supply chains collaborate. Its process optimisation solutions for packaging, storage, proof of delivery, sales, direct store services and store management, all linked by the ZetesOlympus repository, allow large companies to implement end-to-end tracking and tracing of goods, from production to the end user. Zetes plays an important part in helping companies deal with the challenges of global tracking, such as serialisation, parallel markets, security, legal obligations, and counterfeiting. Zetes integrates next-generation cloud platforms with cutting-edge technologies such as imaging, voice recognition, RFID, codification and mobile terminals. Zetes is a trusted partner that can guarantee perfect life cycle management of all its solutions, with its Zetes TotalCare and Zetes TotalFinance services.

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