Let’s Talk Recalls – Paul D’Adamo (the ‘Recall Guy’) and Katie Stark based in the US, give their opinion on a new Barcode Scanner – the RAS Scanner V2.0 which, when it comes to airbags, could help speed up vehicle processing in your auto recycling business.
The Need for Speed
When we introduced our Mobile YAPP (Yard Airbag App), we wanted to allow multiple ways to scan VIN Barcodes. It has always been our goal to give our customers OPTIONS!
First, you can manually type in the VIN, second, you can use the built-in VIN Barcode Scanner, and last, you can buy a blue tooth scanning device. Anyone can type in a VIN but we all know that method is fraught with misspellings and incorrect digits due to “fat finger” syndrome. Plus, it just takes too much time.
In our opinion, the internal scanner is the optimal choice because it is built-in, and there is no additional cost. We have recognized that the current Scanner’s performance has not lived up to our expectations. Some of our customers have expressed their concerns and we have been listening.
Introducing RAS Scanner V2.0, “The Jaws of Scanners”
After personally field testing the new Barcode Scanner, my initial comment was, “the scanner is alarmingly fast and accurate”. I was merely positioning the phone over the barcode, and it snatched it out of thin air. Whether you are processing 100 or 1,000 vehicles a month, we want the first step to be as quick as possible. Did you know that all Recyclers can have access to the YAPP for Recalls. RAS Core customers have dual access to Recalls and Cores within the App. What are you waiting for? The future is now and Mobile Apps are the way to go.
Are your volumes increasing?
The last six months have been a roller coaster dealing with the full impact of COVID-19. Where vehicle intake was reeling just a couple of months ago, it seems like the volumes might be returning to normal. Reports vary on a state and regional level. We thought this would be a perfect time to invest in new technology. The best part of the new scanner: You don’t have to do anything, it will automatically update with your App (as long as you have automatic updates set to ON in your phone). Android users may have to go to Google Play and manually update.
Priority #1 – Scan Vehicles upon Check-In
In the case of Recalls, it is critical that you identify Recalls immediately at check-in. Depending on your workflow, the vehicle can go directly to a Quarantine area for airbag removal or to the holding area waiting for dismantling. Being able to tap the scan button and wand the phone over the barcode to read the VIN is priority #1. Having it work at the speed of light is critical as time is money.
Where do I get the YAPP (Yard Airbag App)
RAS CorePro Mobile is an industry-specific App. While you can download it from Google Play and the Apple App Store, we do not want the General Public accessing Recycler Specific features. There is a one-time fee of $1.99 to download the App. Your RAS credentials will have to be updated to give you YAPP access and you will need a user id and password. The YAPP is simple to use but we ask for 15 minutes of your valuable time to do the set-up and fill you in on some industry-specific requirements.