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UPS, one of the world's largest wireless users, continues to expand its wireless capabilities with the deployment this year of a Bluetooth-Wi-Fi scanning application in 1,700 facilities worldwide. As a wireless technology pioneer and one of the largest wireless users in the world, it is no surprise that UPS has assumed a leadership role in global wireless networking. On a normal business day, the company transmits approximately 3 million packets of package-tracking data alone via its global wireless network. Today, the company is embarking on the most ambitious, leading-edge connectivity project ever undertaken in the shipping industry. When completed, UPS expects to speed up package processing, dramatically reduce repair costs in its hubs, and reduce wireless wide-area communication costs, particularly in the United States. The development and implementation of te... (more)