New Barcoding, Inc. Solution Lets Companies Stay on Top of Goods in Transit

We have always been at the forefront of supply chain visibility technology, and now we’re making headlines as two companies test our latest Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions. Our new Active Asset Tracker (AAT) makes use of sensor technology from CalAmp in the form of iOn Tag, an SC1004 sensor device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

The two firms, who wish to remain anonymous for now, include a high-value goods logistics firm and a waste-disposal company. The solution will allow them to see the condition and location of their cargo and assets in real time, even if they happen to be somewhere that RFID infrastructure isn’t available.

Current AAT solutions leverage active sensors with RFID that can transmit data about the goods and assets in question, enabling logistics providers, retailers and manufacturers to manage the storage condition and movements of their products as they make their way through facilities. Unfortunately, they can’t be seen on software once they’ve been loaded onto a truck until they arrive at another site with RFID receivers.

Smart Sensors Keep Businesses Connected

CalAmp’s solutions entail the use of smart sensor devices that can capture this data beyond RFID receivers, providing not only compliance and safety but also supply chain visibility.

CalAmp’s SC1004 tag has a built-in sensor, Wi-Fi, GPS, GPRS and BLE. These features allow the device to send data about its environment and location anywhere it happens to be over cellular connections. This data is captured in the Command Portal of CalAmp SC iOn. Their software then analyzes the data and will report business intelligence to the user.

For example, with an SC1004 device placed in a cargo container and iOn Tag smart sensors placed at the pallet level, information such as humidity, temperature, light, and shock can be gathered to draw attention to incidents like dropped or opened containers.

This blog post was based off of an article from the RFID Journal. View the original here.

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