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Dimension Machine

Introduction #

The purpose of this guide #

The vMeasure Parcel Ultima Application serves as the touchpoint to activate and interact with the device. Therefore, a user must be proficient with the various menus and settings available on the application to quickly setup the device from the touchscreen initially. Moreover, the user will take a deep dive into what every button on the screen do to get more acquainted with the application.
This document aims to educate the user on each menu’s functionality while illustrating its features. It will familiarise the device to the user and pave the way for its efficient usage.

How to use this guide? #

This document provides detailed information on navigating and using the vMeasure Parcel Ultima application. The manual gives step-by-step instructions for all the key steps in clear and easy-to-understand language. If you have any more queries, reach out to vmeasure@visailabs.com
To enhance the ease of following commands, the application images and video links to that specified task have been provided at every step of the process.
Perform each task as instructed in the manual to avoid discrepancies or errors during installation or measurement.

First 5 things to do in the application #

Figure 1 – Calibration Menu
Weighing Scale Configuration
Figure 2 – Scale Menu
Barcode Scanner Configuration
Figure 3 – Barcode Configuration Menu
Trigger Mode Configuration
Figure 4 – Trigger Menu
Figure 5 – Measurement Menu
Refer to sections – 2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.8, 2.3.9, and 2.4 in this document to get started with the vMeasure Parcel Ultima.

The vMeasure Parcel Ultima Walkthrough #

Boot Screen #

After successful device installation, switch on the power to the device and the following boot screens will appear on the touchscreen while the application loads.
Figure 6 – Boot Screen 1
Figure 6 – Boot Screen 1

Login Screen #

Step 1: Enter the PIN sent by the vMeasure team to the registered email ID.
Step 2: Click ‘Login’ to proceed.

The Settings Page #

The settings page is the first menu that a user sees after successful login into the application. It contains all the settings required to configure and run the device properly.
Step 2: Click ‘Login’ to proceed.
The following sections of the document will further explain all these settings and their operations in detail.

Calibration #

Figure 10 – The Calibration Menu
Step 1: Click on the Calibration menu
Figure 11 – The Setup Height Configuration Screen
Step 2: Choose the appropriate setup height. It should match the mount height of the device.
Step 3: The device will begin to calibrate. Note that the ground must be clear during calibration.
Refer the do’s and don’ts during calibration in the Installation do’s and don’ts
Figure 12 – Calibration in Process
If the mount height differs with the selection on the application, the user will receive the following error message:
Figure 13 – Calibration Failure Message
Step 3a: Click the ‘Recalibrate’ button with the right setup height.
Step 3b: After successful calibration, the user will see this screen:
Figure 14 – Calibration Success
Step 3c: Click the ‘Close’ button to finish device calibration.

Units Menu #

Figure 15 – The Units Menu
Inside the Units menu, the user can configure the measurement units in cm or inches. This will determine the values displayed in the measurement screen after successful dimensioning.
Toggle the button to choose either cm or inches as shown in the image below:
Figure 16.1 – CM to Inch Selection And Inch to CM Selection
Click the ‘Save’ button after selecting the desired unit.
Figure 17 – Data Saved Successfully
Volumetric Weight Tab #
Below the Units conversion tab in the Units menu, the user can view the divisor value used to calculate the volumetric weight.
Figure 18 – Divisor Value Tab
This divisor value is set by default and can be managed only through vMeasure Forge, the cloud-based application of vMeasure.
See how to configure the volumetric weight divisor in this video: (Link to the ‘How to configure the volumetric weight’ in the vMeasure Forge)
Scale Menu #
This menu lets the user configure the integrated weighing scale.
Get in touch with vmeasure@visailabs.com if you have any queries or need assistance with integrating one of these triggering options.
Figure 19 – The Scale Menu
Step 1: Click the dropdown to view all the weighing scales integrated with the device
Figure 20 – List of Integrated Weighing Scales
Step 2: Select the desired weighing scale and click the ‘Save’ button to configure it. Note that the user should re-calibrate after selecting a weighing scale.
Figure 21 – Save to Finish the Configuration

Network Menu #

Figure 22 – The Network Menu
The network menu allows the user to set the system’s IP address. This configuration contains settings for Static IP Setup and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) setup as you can see from Figure 17.
Step 1: Select the desired mode of connection. (Currently, vMeasure only provides ethernet based connection.) The ethernet should be connected to the vMeasure device at all times.
Figure 23 – Mode of Connection
Figure 24 – Network Settings
Step 2: Toggle the switch to choose either DHCP or Static IP. The system will take a few minutes to obtain the connection.
The following table gives a short description about the other fields in this page:
Figure 25 – Network Configuration Fields
Parameter Valid Range Brief Description
IP address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Where x = 0 to 255
It is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network. You can only use static IPv4 addresses for permanent addresses. For example:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Where x = 0 to 255
Subnet is a logical subdivision of an IP network. For example:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Where x = 0 to 255
A gateway IP refers to a device on a network which sends local network traffic to other networks. For example:
Preferred DNS
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Where x = 0 to 255
It is the primary choice to handle internet protocol mapping For example:
Alternate DNS
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Where x = 0 to 255
It is used when the primary DNS server does not respond For example:
Click ‘Save’ to finish network configuration.

The Update Menu #

Figure 26 – The Update Menu
Periodic updates to the device improve speed and efficiency. The user can instantly perform an update in this menu.
When the user clicks this menu, the system will check for the latest updates.
Figure 27 – System checks for new updates
Step 1a: If the system is not updated to the latest version, the user will see this screen:
Figure 28 – New Update Available
Step 1b: Click on the ‘Download’ button. The system will download and install the latest update. The device will restart during the process.
Step 2: In case the device is up to date, then the user will see this screen:
Figure 29 – System is updated to the latest version

The Backup Menu #

The Backup menu lets the user configure the backup protocol for the measurement data collected during dimensioning.
Figure 30 – The Backup Menu
Backup Recovery Tab #
Figure 31: Backup Recovery Tab
The ‘Remaining’ section shows the pending measurement data that are yet to be backed up to the cloud.
Diagnostic Data Tab #
The user can generate diagnostic data from the section and share it with the vMeasure QA team for assessment. This will help the team understand any issues faced by the user and fix errors on the device.
Figure 32: Uploading the Diagnostic Data
Click the ‘Upload’ button to share the data with the vMeasure QA team.

The Time Zone Menu #

This menu allows the user to configure to the specific time zone of the country where the device is being used. Any incorrect time zone selection will display the wrong time and date which will create issues during measurement and shipping label generation.
Figure 33: The Time Zone Menu
Figure 34: Time Zone Selection
Step 1: Choose the relevant time zone from the drop down box.
Step 1: Click the ‘Save’ button after selection.

The Trigger Menu #

vMeasure Parcel Ultima supports three triggering options: Barcode scanner, Weight sense, and Touch screen. This feature enables the user to speed up the dimensioning flow.
Figure 35: The Trigger Menu
Figure 36: Triggering Options
Step 1: This page will typically contain the triggering option integrated by the vMeasure team as preferred by the company.
Step 2:Click ‘Save’ to configure the trigger.
The triggering option will take effect once the system reboots.

The Barcode Menu #

The user must setup the barcode scanner integrated with the device. This menu will allow for a one-click configuration of the same.
Figure 37: The Barcode Menu
Get in touch with vmeasure@visailabs.com if you have any queries or need assistance with barcode integration.
Figure 38 – Barcode Configuration
Step 1: Choose the integrated barcode scanner from the dropdown.
Step 1: Click ‘Save’ to finish the configuration

The Measure Menu #

In this menu, the user will capture SKU dimensional data and images. This is one of the key menus in the application.
Figure 39 – The Measure Menu

Scan Barcode #

The device will capture the SKU’s information before it proceeds with the measurement. The user must scan the barcode on a SKU to move on to the next screen.
Figure 40 – Barcode is captured
The captured information will be displayed as shown in Figure 33.

The Measurement Screen #

The user will capture all the Product Level Details in this screen. This section will run through the major components in this screen.
Figure 41 – The Key Elements of the Measurement Screen
  1. This section displays the SKU dimensions, actual weight, and volumetric weight.
  2. The camera preview.
  3. The ‘Measure’ button.
  4. Annotations:
    • Toggle the ON/OFF switch to get annotated SKU images after measurement.
  5. Barcode ID from the SKU is captured here.
  6. The status of the current screen.
Click the ‘Measure’ button to dimension.
Figure 42.1 – Measurement in process
  1. The SKU dimensions, actual weight, and volumetric weight are captured.
  2. The camera preview displays the SKU image with annotations.
  3. Success message indicating data capture and its upload to the cloud.
Figure 42.2 – Dimensioning Successfully Completed
Click ‘Close’ to dimension the next SKU.

Logs #

Logs store both the measurement and calibration data. The user can view all the dimensioning data under the measurement logs and the status of current and previous calibration in the calibration logs.
Figure 43 – Measurement Logs
The measurement logs contain the following:
  • Status: It tells whether the measurement was a success or had errors.
  • Measurement ID: A unique number assigned to all measurements
  • Date & Time
  • Length, Width, Height, and Actual Weight
  • Barcode ID
  • Additional Info:This column shows the error or success message captured during that measurement.
Figure 44 – Calibration Logs
The calibration logs contain the following:
  • Status: It tells whether the calibration was a success or had errors.
  • Calibration ID:A unique number assigned to all calibrations
  • Date & Time
  • Parameter: Displays the criteria on which the status of the calibration is decided.
  • Barcode ID
  • Old: The previous mount height.
  • New: The current mount height.

The Info Page #

This screen provides all the information about the device. The user can view details such as Serial No, Version No, the minimum and maximum package size for specific heights etc.
Figure 45: Info Page

Log out #

After a successful day of accurate dimensioning, press the last icon on the left hand side tab to log out.
Click the ‘Yes’ button to log out of the device.

Resources #

Check out our videos to get easily acquainted with vMeasure Parcel Ultima.
vMeasure Parcel Ultima Pro
vMeasure Parcel Ultima Gold
Product Installation Do’s And Dont’s
Calibration Do’s And Dont’s

Support #

If you have any questions about our product or applications, contact our support team – send an email, call us, or use our contact form.
It might take a few minutes so that we can support you as efficiently as possible. While contacting, tell us:
  • The name of the product
  • The serial number of the product
  • The short description of the issue
  • The peripherals connected to the system for answering your questions
We will be happy to help you!
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