Tenba's Air Case line of lightweight, shippable equipment transport cases
has been enhanced by the introduction of an exclusive Datapanel identification
system that facilitates faster, easier and more reliable shipping, tracking,
tracing and identification. The new feature will be supplied as standard equipment
on those Air Case models and sizes typically used for equipment shipping, rental
houses and similar applications. The Datapanel consists of a durable, rubberized
assembly secured to the case with military-grade, seatbelt-type webbing and
heavily reinforced nylon stitching. Massive #10 YKK zippers on both sides pull
down from beneath a protective Velcro closure flap to open the panel and access
its features. The most prominent of these features is a large, clear vinyl shipping
window that securely holds, protects and clearly presents a standard FedEx or
UPS-type waybill, eliminating the need to tape or otherwise fasten shipping
documents to the case. As a result, preparation time is reduced, the need for
messy and unreliable tape is eliminated, documents are far more secure, and
the overall appearance and presentation of the case is cleaner and more professional.
The shipping window itself is instantly user-replaceable if needed, but--like
the entire Datapanel assembly-- is built to withstand the rigors of regular
shipping, baggage handling and long-term professional use.
A second, smaller window pocket is also provided, sized to hold a standard
business card or similar identification. Finally, an anodized aluminum I.D.
badge is provided, secured to the Datapanel with machine screws to a steel backing
plate. The badge may be engraved with the name or logo of the owner, rental
house or studio, for a unique and permanent finishing touch. Tenba offers custom
laser-engraving as an optional service, and an information/order form is included
with each Datapanel-equipped Air Case. Unlike stenciling, embroidery or other
traditional means of marking shipping cases, these engraved plates are highly
wear-resistant, professional and, as the manufacturer describes them, "high-tech,
elegant and slick." Plates can be removed and replaced if information
or ownership changes.