OxLoc Ltd today announced the launch of the Asset Alert for monitoring condition and location of goods in transit and advising the customer of any problems by a text or e-mail alert. The autonomous tag is self powered with its own battery and can be located easily on an asset or container without expensive installation.
Asset Alert is aimed at Intermodel transportation, containers and wagons and uses a number of external sensors to detect conditions such as temperature, relative humidity and can even record vibration and impact. “By working within specific industry sectors, OxLoc has been able to ensure that their solution is developed to meet the industry needs - particularly focusing on portability, external sensor support, low power consumption and data retrieval” said Keith Dobson, OxLoc’s CEO.
To extend their reach, OxLoc have extended the system to include tri-band operation for coverage across the US. “ OxLoc believe that this new device will open up new thinking and will provide solutions to reduce operating costs and provide value added services to the customers of transportation companies” said Susan Fox OxLoc’s Marketing Manager.
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