Intelligent lockers ease the logistics of package delivery to students and faculty with increased security and accessibility
IRVING, Texas, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela”) (NASDAQ:XELA), one of the largest global providers of digital platforms for Business Process Automation, announced today that it has installed 108 Intelligent Lockers at George Washington University’s West Hall at its Mount Vernon Campus. The intelligent lockers are part of a growing suite of technology advancements Exela is providing to automate services for its clients, enhancing the logistics associated with package delivery. Lockers offer students and faculty increased flexibility to pick up their packages, while keeping them secure and eliminating redelivery attempts.
Exela has been managing George Washington’s mail services for nearly 10 years, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Campus is the pilot location for the intelligent locker program. The location will be monitored to determine if the school will install the lockers at other campuses. In addition to Universities, lockers are currently deployed at larger office campuses, and other client locations.
The lockers serve as an extension of the mail delivery service – similar to how an automated shopping cart serves an online retailer, providing goods through an automated service platform. When using intelligent lockers, the recipient receives an SMS on their smartphone alerting them that a package has arrived and is ready for pick-up. The message also contains a unique code which when entered on the touch-screen, opens the designated locker containing the package. The lockers can be accessed anytime George Washington’s West Hall building is open, providing enhanced convenience while maintaining a secure delivery platform.
"Feedback on this pilot program has been very positive, and this solution exceeded our students' desires for extended hours, with 24/7 access to package pick-up," said Anya Hughes, Contracts Manager, George Washington University.
“As part of Exela’s strategy to provide clients with digital, automated solutions, intelligent lockers offer a flexible and secure package storage option for any campus environment – universities and corporate campuses alike,” said Ron Cogburn, CEO Exela Technologies. “The lockers are part of Exela’s vision for the future of office automation, applying technology into previously manual processes.”
Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela”) is a global business process automation ("BPA") leader combining industry-specific and industry-agnostic enterprise software and solutions with decades of experience. Our BPA suite of solutions are deployed in banking, healthcare, insurance and other industries to support mission critical environments. Exela is a leader in work flow automation, attended and un-attended cognitive automation, digital mail rooms, print communications, and payment processing with deployments across the globe.
Exela partners with customers to improve user experience and quality through operational efficiency. Exela serves over 3,500 customers across more than 50 countries, through a secure, cloud-enabled global delivery model. We are 22,000 employees strong at nearly 1,200 onsite client facilities and 150 delivery centers located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our client list includes 60% of the Fortune® 100, along with many of the world’s largest retail chains, banks, law firms, healthcare insurance payers and providers and telecom companies. Find out more at www.exelatech.com
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