ZetesChronos - For a perfect delivery


ZetesChronos is an advanced Proof of Delivery (POD) system designed to control the entire collection and delivery process. It provides real-time visibility on goods movements and operator activity in the field, from loading through to delivery, ensuring traceability at every stage of the delivery process.

A sector under increasing pressure

The transport sector needs to adapt to a changing market, with increasing pressure to reduce costs, comply with different regulations and satisfy increasingly demanding customers. This calls for working methods adapted to every player in the delivery process, including drivers, shippers, management and customer services. Staying competitive in this environment requires transport and delivery functions to go beyond delivering the right goods on time and also offer value-added services. This ensures end-to-end visibility and traceability, plus the ability to respond flexibly and pro-actively in all circumstances. Proof of delivery solutions are of particular interest to postal services, parcel delivery and courier services, supermarkets, logistics service providers, as well as wholesalers.


Until now, nox NightTimeExpress drivers used thousands of keys to be able to deliver at night to customers’ cars. This limited the possibility of incorporating last minute changes to routes and there was a risk of keys being lost. OpenTheCar renders the use of keys unnecessary. This solution consists of a box that is installed in the customer's vehicle which is connected to the central locking system, an application that was also developed by Zetes, and a web-based management environment. The solution communicates via Bluetooth and is doubly secured by authentication of the PDAs that are used with encrypted access codes. Once the delivery is complete, the opened door will automatically lock again and ZetesChronos will send an electronic ‘Proof of Delivery’ to the back office.

"Timely deliveries of products and spare parts are paramount if we want to add value, as the daily schedule and services provided by customers depend on it", says Nico Bossenbroek, ICS Director at nox NightTimeExpress. “OpenTheCar enables last-minute jobs and changes to be processed more flexibly. Moreover, we eliminate risks associated with the use and management of thousands of keys of customers. Zetes has once again helped us to develop an innovation that stands out in the logistics market.”