Thailand Post plans Smart Mailboxes using IoT

Thailand Post says it is switching to smart mailboxes in an effort to make the state enterprise more in line with the current digital landscape.

Thailand Post Co Ltd, a state enterprise under the Digital Economy and Society Ministry, is collaborating with CAT Telecom Plc to develop smart mailboxes for more efficient service provision.

Thai Post will work with state-owned telecoms company CAT Telecom to produce mailboxes that will use “Internet of Things” technology to detect when parcels are deposited.

Korkit Danchaivichit, Thailand Post president, says the initiative has been designed to postal collections being more efficiently managed.

The boxes will be fitted with special sensors. When someone drops a letter or package into a box, the data will be transmitted to the nearest Thailand Post office for action.

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Alita Sharon