Honeywell launches Connected Technology for high-value freight solutions

Indicators truckThe solution was launched during Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solution event in Dubai. (Image source: Honeywell)Honeywell has launched sensor-based connected technology for freight solutions to make supply chain management more efficient and give the shippers and logistics companies the ability to monitor shipment of goods by providing real-time information about the location and condition of critical freight during transit

The new Connected Freight solution has cost-effective sensor tags affixed to pallets or individual packages. The sensor tags can sense a range of environmental conditions such as temperature, shock, tilt, humidity, pressure and intrusion. These data are captured by a mobile gateway placed inside the shipping container and then transmitted via cellular networks to a cloud-based command-and-control platform.

The solution can alert high-value, highly sensitive technology manufacturers if the equipment has been damaged while being loaded or unloaded, or if it may have been stolen.

According to Edmond Mikhael, general manager for Honeywell SPS in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), the new cloud-based solution will allow shippers, logistics providers, retailers and others faced with a host of costly freight challenges, such as theft, damage, spoilage and delays, with detailed analytics.

This will enable customers to plan, anticipate and react immediately to incidents that occur during shipment.

Honeywell’s new Connected Solution has been developed in collaboration with Intel and other three third-party logistics companies namely DHL, Expeditors and Kuehne + Nagel.

Chet Hullum, general manager for Industrial Solutions at Intel, said, “Together, we've customised Intel’s Connected Logistics Platform technology to deliver an IoT offering that solves real logistics problems.”

The launch of the world-class Connected technology is pre-empted to add value to the economic diversification agenda of the Middle East by developing its transport and logistics sectors. This new technology will develop high-value freight infrastructure, maximise efficiency and create high-quality services for the end users.

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