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Unilode strengthens tracking devices on AirBridgeCargo freighters

UNILODE and Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines have extended their partnership to attach transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) to pallets and containers carried in the cargo holds of ABC's Boeing 747 freighter fleet

02 January 2019 - 19:00

UNILODE and Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines have extended their partnership to attach transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) to pallets and containers carried in the cargo holds of ABC's Boeing 747 freighter fleet.

The equipment, which is a Bluetooth low energy (BLE v.5.0) tracking and sensing device, will be mounted to unit load devices (ULDs) supplied and managed by Unilode, reported Mumbai's STAT Times.



The monitoring devices will be used to track ULDs, register all environmental parameters, covering temperature, humidity, illumination and shock actions to guarantee 100 per cent visibility of shipment data. AirBridgeCargo will get accurate information from Unilode about the cargo status and its location, be it in the air or on the ground in the warehouse or apron.



ABC and Unilode are working on the rollout, making sure all the ULDs equipped with BLE v.5.0, Bluetooth readers are installed in warehouses and ground handling premises and the dedicated IT infrastructure is set up to capture signals for real-time cargo monitoring.



'This is especially important for special cargo - pharmaceutical products, oversize and heavy goods, live animals, etc,' said general director Sergey Lazarev.



'With digitalisation taking place in air cargo, we want to make sure that our customers get the full benefit,' said Mr Lazarev.



Said Unilode CEO Benoit Dumont:'Unilode and ABC have been improving the quality of shipment data, which provides timely and detailed information. It operates faster and over greater distances than previous versions of Bluetooth.'


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