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Testing of new scanning equipment begins soon

An SVmobile device
An SVmobile device is used to scan a placard.

The Postal Service will soon begin testing Surface Visibility (SV) mobile devices, new equipment that will help USPS boost efficiency and better serve business customers.

The handheld SVmobile scanners are lighter and feature larger screens and improved software. They will replace existing scanning equipment.

The new devices’ software offers enhanced processing power and provides offline scanning capability. The application is designed to be intuitive and allow users to quickly navigate and perform required scans.

The scanners are part of the Postal Service’s broader efforts to better use technology and promote Surface Visibility, which improves scanning of all mail and packages as items move through the postal network.

Five processing operations sites in Great Lakes Area have received the devices. Six sites — three in Southern Area and three in Eastern Area — will participate in the testing.

All current SV sites will receive them by mid-November.

Plant managers are using flexible training options, including classroom and online training, to help facilitate the process. Each area also is creating a training plan to support the rollout of the devices.

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