06 Apr OnAsset and TransCore Deliver Industry’s First Easy-to-Use, Pay-per-Day Security Solution for Intermodal Transportation
Companies’ $7 Turnkey Wireless Monitoring Solution Leverages T-Mobile Global Network for Real-time Monitoring and Notification
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OnAsset Intelligence Inc., a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking, sensing, and control solutions, and TransCore, a worldwide transportation services company, today introduced a turnkey M2M service application that enables customers to pay for cargo security per day of active use while the cargo is in transit, making it easy for customers to track and monitor high-value cargo on a per shipment basis. For as little as $7 per day, customers can pack and ship a container with OnAsset’s ContainerSafe™ device, utilize TransCore’s complete forward and reverse logistics program, and monitor the device from point of origin to destination in real time over T-Mobile’s global network — all without paying a huge upfront capital expenditure to make it happen.
“Historically, the customers’ challenge has been the business framework required to seamlessly adopt wireless monitoring and security technologies into their everyday workflow,” says Adam Crossno, President and CEO of OnAsset. “With this new easy-to-use turnkey solution, we are significantly impacting the visibility, security, and control our customers have within their supply chain. In addition to real-time monitoring, notification and logistics support, the ContainerSafe solution is unlocked via OnAsset’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide information access and back-office integration connectivity to ERP systems like SAP or Oracle. For the first time, customers have access to an all-in-one service model that complements how intermodal carriers are already doing business – by shipment.”
“This business model demonstrates that the M2M industry continues to not only provide innovative enabling technologies, but also unique business models that create a service infrastructure for high-value asset tracking,” says John Horn, national director of M2M for T-Mobile USA.
Designed for self-service monitoring of most shipping containers, OnAsset’s ContainerSafe products can be equipped with multiple sensors to track location, monitor the status of the container and goods inside, and to deter, detect, and delay theft. Installed or removed in less than one minute, the devices are so easy to use and install that no tools are required. Breach detection sensors are utilized to ensure that once the container is loaded, no attempts to reopen the container during transit can occur without notification. Unlike the one-time-use container seal locks often used today, ContainerSafe devices are reusable and designed to be an integral component of any intermodal carrier’s cargo security strategy.
“Deploying highly intelligent reusable security devices is the critical step in achieving real-time shipping condition notifications – from theft to environmental condition updates,” says Adam Crossno. “With our complete logistics service, customers deploying the ContainerSafe device avoid spending time and energy on determining the best way to return devices back to the shipping origin after reaching their destination. TransCore takes care of that for them.”
This service is available today. Please contact OnAsset to arrange solution pilot programs for the ContainerSafe service. For more information, visit www.onasset.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OnAsset Intelligence Inc. is a leading provider of wireless devices and software solutions focused on helping customers wirelessly locate, track, connect, and manage fixed and mobile assets in real-time. The company’s M2M products and services include SENTRY™ wireless hardware with its flagship product line FlightSafe™ for air cargo tracking and ContainerSafe™ for shipping container security, its web-based OnAsset Platform™, and global wireless connectivity services. The company is headquartered in Irving, Texas. For additional information, please visit http://www.onasset.com/
TransCore is a transportation services company with more than 1,800 employees and 80 locations throughout the world. With installations in 46 countries, more than 100 patents and pioneering applications of internet-based logistic applications, RFID, GPS and satellite communications technologies, TransCore’s technical expertise is unparalleled in the markets it serves. For more information, visit www.transcore.com.
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ContainerSafe dual-mode monitoring and security device (Graphic: Business Wire)