ProVision are delighted to announce that North Pole Distribution & Logistics plc (NPDL), the company headed up by Santa Claus, has chosen ProVision as their supplier of choice for their cameras solution to aid Santa during his deliveries on Christmas night.
We spoke recently to Santa himself about the challenges he faced and the decision to fit cameras to his sleigh:
For centuries Santa Claus has worked hard to become the provider of choice for gifts to children around the globe. Despite a customer base with extremely high churn rate, NPDL remains number one in the child gift manufacturing and delivery sector. They have tried on numerous occasions to break into the ‘grown-up’ market to various degrees of success, but are seeing greater brand awareness among 30+ parent demographic than ever before.
As such, their business is booming and with this increase in business and growing population, comes a greater demand on their key business period, bed-time on Christmas eve to Christmas morning.
In this modern world, Santa has so much to cope with while making his deliveries. Air traffic, Mobile phone masts, Satellite dishes on roofs, etc. all create hazard risks for the sleigh and the reindeer.
There is no room for failure at NPDL.
Speaking about the challenges, Zandro Krisnala, Head Elf of Logistics & Shipping said “There is no room for failure at NPDL. Our customers’ expectations must always be met, but that challenge has become ever harder and we have seen sleigh and reindeer risk increase exponentially in recent years. Something had to be done as any delay to the delivery schedule could mean thousands of children go without their gift on Christmas morning!”
Last year there was a really close call with a jetliner over the pacific. I knew I was not at fault, but had no way to prove it.
Santa Claus, CEO of NPDL adds “You simply wouldn’t believe the sleigh insurance costs associated with conducting our business. We receive hundreds of thousands of damage claim requests each year and we needed a way to prove that we were not at fault.
“Last year there was a really close call with a jetliner over the pacific. I knew I was not at fault, but had no way to prove it. This year will be a different matter.”
NPDL ran a thorough review program bringing in multiple suppliers. Ultimately, it was the advanced CameraMatics functionality that only ProVision could provide that swung the decision their way.
ProVision’s CameraMatics solution ticked every box and their software is far superior to anything else we reviewed.
Thallan Zylsys, Elf IT Director explains “We needed a solution that combined the ability to track Santa across the globe and also review camera footage in real-time through an advanced cloud platform. Then if needed we wanted the ability to immediately download the footage in HD quality. ProVision’s CameraMatics solution ticked every box and their software is far superior to anything else we reviewed.
The solution being fitted to the sleigh includes an HD Quality forward-facing camera, a rear camera connected to a monitor fitted to the sleigh dash (to capture fast approaching air traffic). Additionally, 2 side cameras facing backwards gives a view of objects in blindspots and an in-sleigh camera allows Santa to keep an eye on the all-important gift-sack.
All this is connected to the ProVision Drive Smart DVR unit with GPS and Cloud Connectivity built-in.
I would recommend ProVision without hesitation. I can safely say that ProVision has helped save Christmas for decades to come!
Santa fully endorses the use of ProVision Vehicle Cameras on any vehicle that transports goods, saying “The whole team at NPDL, from the elves to the reindeer have a great confidence in the future. Full tracking, live streaming and HD downloads, just 3 clicks away gives us amazing confidence. I would recommend ProVision without hesitation. I can safely say that ProVision has helped save Christmas for decades to come!