dnata tracks assets with Descartes CORE BLE

Written by: James Muir |
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dnata has started using Descartes CORE BLE real-time tracking to manage its mobile assets for cargo handling at airports.

Descartes CORE BLE real-time tracking combines Descartes CORE BLE tags that are applied to mobile assets and readers that capture movement.

The readers use mesh-networking technology to improve coverage and resilience, and through the use of solar power, can be placed throughout an airport because they do not need a power source.

As part of the Descartes CORE BLE Network, the readers are available through Descartes’ Open Network Initiative, which also supports non-Descartes tags.

Using the product, air shipments bundled into a single ULD container or pallet can be tracked in real-time to help customers automate freight location visibility.

In addition to location, other sensor-based information such as temperature, movement and humidity can be monitored.

Kevin Walsh, Manager Operational Support Services at dnata says: “The Descartes CORE BLE solution has given us location visibility in real-time, allowing us to better maximise asset utilisation and minimise losing sight of them, which can be a challenge at the world’s largest airports. As part of our digitisation strategy, we were also able to successfully launch a real-time shipment tracking pilot and are poised to offer it as a service.”

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