LAN : Local Area Network
LAN is a network where all users have equal access, in real time, to the same manifest, shipping history and consignee and carrier database.
A networked shipping system is faster and less expensive than building several stand-alone system: there are both hardware and software saving .
For building it there are several approaches :
- Standard MS-DOS network integrated by Value Added Resellers with shipping software and customers complete turnkey system.
- Employ Integrated Proprietary System, designed exclusively for shipping and mailing environment (dedicated keyboards, programs……. )