The company said in a statement that the establishment of a US subsidiary accelerates its ability to deliver its Internet of Things (IoT) technology that transforms standard shipping containers into "smart containers," saving time, increasing profitability and enhancing security.
The industrial-grade technology, developed and tested by Airbus Defense and Space, uses environmental sensors, physical security sensors, satellite and cellular communication, GPS positioning and a cloud-based "Trust Centre" security portal to transform containers into connected, interactive units, allowing comprehensive data analytics.
In addition to real-time monitoring of a container's location, internal conditions and physical integrity, the technology features personalised access controls so each container remains sealed until the shipper authorises the opening of each container.
The data generated for each container can also provide customs agencies an additional tool to identify safe containers that qualify for expedited clearance.
CEO Frank Fronzeck said: "With our new US operations, we can work closely with US flag shippers, manufacturers, logistics facilitators and the US government to help them meet and exceed their secure shipping goals."