With traditional mail pickup options, students often face long lines and wait times when they go to pick up packages. To make package pickup a quick and easy process, an AerNode can be running 24/7, leading to reduced traffic and shorter pickups. As an additional feature for students, the AerNode can be configured to allow students to temporarily store their belongings in a secure place.
Wait times are further reduced by the AerNode's accurate and organized package tracking. This feature not only eliminates errors in the pickup process, it also reduces the amount of staff needed to handle pickups, which allows staff members to work on providing other services.
There are some pre-existing smart lockers used for mail pickup, but these lockers tend to freeze, have inflexible storage, and take a long time to load. In contrast, the AerNode makes loading efficient and reliable, and the AerNode's modular design makes it easy to expand storage as needed. Furthermore, unlike with existing smart lockers, students don’t have to search around for a locker door, increasing ease of use.