American Security Logistics Launches AT&T Connected Tracking Device for Ground Based Cargo ShipmentsAmerican Security Logistics (ASL) and AT&T* on Sept. 7 announced the availability of a wirelessly connected tracking device that will track the location and ongoing movement of cargo pallet shipments by sending data across AT&T's wireless network.
ASL has equipped the new AIRDEX VISI-palletTM with a wirelessly connected tracking device manufactured by GlobalSat and distributed by U.S. BioSensors, Inc. Designed for high-value cargo shipments, the tracking device provides ongoing visibility of the individual pallet location while gathering operating and condition data, which it feeds across the AT&T network to an around-the-clock management information service bureau.
The tracking and condition data is managed and made available by GlobalTrak, a division of Systems Planning Corporation, and follows the precise movements of cargo-in-transit under the most extreme conditions including pallets traveling inside fast-moving trucks, trains or containers.
The VISI-pallet tracking unit collects and stores data, even when out of GPS signal range. Geo-fence parameters can be established and set to alarm mode when a shipment moves outside a predefined geographical area. In alliance with Cyber Control LLC, ASL provides 24x7 staffed customer service and technical support, and optional live tracking support services with around the clock monitoring and reporting capabilities. Users may also choose to monitor and track their own cargo on personal computers or smartphones.
"This light-weight, wirelessly connected pallet is a very cost effective alternative for the many industries in need of a tracking solution to monitor valuables in transport," said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, AT&T. "It will provide critical logistics along the way and offer the property owner peace of mind."
"This technology will change the game when it comes to control and monitoring valuable assets within the global supply chain," said David Yoder, CEO, American Security Logistics. "The recovery of a time-critical or high value shipment would more than pay for this service. The use of the lightweight AIRDEX pallet will provide significant monetary savings, not to mention the priceless information provided by the tracking and reporting device."
Along with the obvious enterprise benefits, connected pallets help address safety concerns within the food and pharmaceutical markets where tracking and traceability are critical - and this is only the tip of the iceberg for tracking precious cargo. This device marks the first in a series of wirelessly connected location based tracking devices that can be used to help keep tabs on an array of valuables, from pets to children and Alzheimer's patients - all which American Security Logistics expects to launch in the near future.
Until now, bar-code and RFID scanning devices have been the primary options for tracking individual pallet shipments
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About American Security Logistics
American Security & Protective Services, Inc. was conceived and designed to provide a comprehensive and complete security solution to safeguard an individual and/or business. Under the ASPS umbrella you will find complete Investigative Services, Safety and Security Consulting, Personal and Executive Protection, Private Patrol and Standing Security, Logistics and Enterprise Security, Worldwide Tracking of Assets & Personnel, Covert Security, Intermodal Security, Fleet Management Security, Supply Chain Security, Hazardous Cargo Security, Construction Security, and "Chain of Custody" Security. We provide the industry's most current technologies. We understand that each situation is unique and that each also requires the ability to meet specific goals and objectives. At ASPS all activities are conducted from the client's point of view and with "keeping the potential for litigation" in mind. Our policies are geared toward prevention of problems rather than just handling problems.
About U.S. BioSensors, Inc.
U. S. BioSensors expertise is in developing GPS/GPRS and other tracking and inventory control solutions that address risk and threat vulnerabilities facing individuals, families, and businesses on the world's global stage. Managing risk is a part of life no one can escape, nor is anyone immune to the disruptive and often devastating effects of risk. Whether someone needs to protect family or business personnel, assets or high value items, finding the right solution means both peace of mind and generally, a better bottom line. Recognizing this growing and daunting need, U.S. BioSensors searched technology solutions and then helped to develop additional technological capabilities that would help ensure safety and security for both human life and assets. Cutting-edge technology became the standard in U.S. BioSensors, Inc.'s success model. But just having the technology was not assurance of safety or mitigation of risk. In an effort to assist individuals and businesses manage safety and security needs by direct visible access to their assets, U.S. BioSensors formed a joint relationship with American Security & Protective Services (ASPS), of Las Vegas, NV; a professional security services company with a long-term history of providing comprehensive and complete security solutions to safeguard individuals and businesses. Visit U.S. BioSensors, Inc. at www.usbiosensors.com
GlobalTrak offers the most complete, flexible, and affordable supply chain management and cargo tracking information system in the industry. GlobalTrak asset management units placed on a conveyance or with cargo communicate via satellite or cell to provide real time location and condition of assets in transit. GlobalTrak units can be equipped with mobile readers to manage either active or passive RFID-tagged inventory. GlobalTrak provides customers the ability to continually monitor valuable assets from a secure, web based portal called the Information Management Bureau (IMB).
System Planning Corporation, a research and technology company, created the GlobalTrak product line in response to national security concerns about the millions of containers that come into and through the United States each year. Since its initial trials on two routes of the Department of Homeland Security's Operation Safe Commerce program, the GlobalTrak system has been developed to provide security to high value assets, time and condition-critical cold chain cargoes, hazardous materials, project cargo, and crucial inventory shipments. www.globaltrak.com
About GlobalSat Technology Corp.
GlobalSat Technology Corp. was established at the beginning of the 2000 in Taipei, Taiwan and soon after became a major manufacturer of GPS receivers and electronic communications devices globally. GlobalSat has refined its core product lines to GPS applications, which consist of Personal & Asset Tracking technologies, All-In-One Car Navigation devices, Bluetooth GPS, Cabled GPS, Compact Flash GPS, GPS Tracking Systems (GSM/GPRS/SMS communication with GPS/A-GPS), Athletic Personal training GPS Devices, GPS Engine Boards/Modules, and GPS System Integration.
GlobalSat exports mainly to Europe and North America. Sales to the North American markets are mainly facilitated in its subsidiary office in Chino, California. Catering to a variety of buyers/resellers, most of the company's products are bundled into the clients' system products, such as PDAs or mobile/smart phones. Sales to other regions are achieved through regional channel distributors. www.usglobalsat.com
About Cyber Control LLC
Cyber Control is an engineering-based Service Bureau organization of Henderson NV, is under an exclusive contract to American Security Logistics providing 24/7 Customer Care, Technical Support, Product Performance Monitoring and "back office" Operational Support Systems functions. Cyber manages the Jasper interfaces to the AT&T Mobility Network, and is responsible for the day to day supervision of the mapping and tracking applications hosted on servers in managed secure data centers located in Los Angeles, CA, USA and Hermosillo, Mexico. All Cyber support staff have GPS/GSM technologies engineering expertise, along with telecommunication network experience. These personnel are additionally skilled in product testing, technology evaluation, performance and applications engineering, and research and development. www.cybercontrol.us
About AIRDEX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Airdex is a Henderson, NV based innovation and marketing group that developed and globally manufactures and markets the "...world's lightest pallets! TM" The innovative AIRpalletTM product saves nearly 80% of needless weight found in common wood or HDPE Plastic pallets while handling equivalent cargo weights. This technology has been applied to creating the new VISI-palletTM which contains the new U.S. BioSensors GPS/GSM stealth tracking device. AIRDEX provides virtually "portable" production capabilities to support JIT supply and global recapture/ recycling of their products around the world. In addition to being RF Invisible, the VISI-palletTM offers exclusive benefits of: Thermal Insulation, Shock and Vibration Damping, Waterproof-full jacket, Sanitary coating, and immunity from all ISPM-15 import/export restrictions and paperwork. AIRDEX pallets/skids are very popular in international air cargo operations with leading brand manufacturers of computers, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, fast moving retail, perishables, and high value cargo shippers. They have been accepted in all major supply chains and most leading retail operations for several years. AIRDEX products are available from several factories around the world and are fully patented in all major world commercial markets. Pallet collection, repair, and recycling facilities are established throughout the world to support the commitment of AIRDEX and their customers to total environmental sustainability. http://www.airdex.com
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Posted: September 9, 2010
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