Purolator Deploys E-Ship Services Using AirLink® Gateways

From automated solutions to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with the services and customized solutions required to get their shipments across town or around the world. A Canadian company, Purolator has an extensive service network, with approximately 12,000 employees, over 5,000 ground vehicles and Canada’s largest dedicated air express fleet.

Business Challenge

As part of a recent investment program, Purolator chose to upgrade to an IP-based user application in order to more effectively roll out enhanced features and functionality to its ESS customer base. To do so, the company moved away from the non-IP phone line connection used to connect to its back-end systems. While the company is able to utilize the landline data links available from some customers in dedicated buildings, many of Purolator’s customers are located in multi-use buildings where piggy-backing on Internet connectivity is not allowed and/or new landline installation is both time and cost prohibitive.

Sierra Wireless AirLink Solution

In order to provide the flexible, fast and efficient network that was needed to support this transition, Purolator partnered with Rogers Communications Inc. to provide a wireless solution utilizing the Sierra Wireless AirLink® gateway for dependable, always-on connectivity. Purolator chose the solution because it is built on a powerful platform and processing environment that provides remote monitoring and two-way communications required to meet Purolator’s needs in operating and supporting the remotely deployed application. The intelligent cellular gateway enables remote data collection, and its sleek, compact form factor enables integration within existing infrastructure and equipment.

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