M2M FEATURE

July 26, 2011

Southwest Airlines Cargo Supports OnAsset Intelligence's SENTRY Cargo Tracking Device

OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, announced that Southwest Airlines Cargo now supports OnAsset SENTRY 400 FlightSafe devices that track and monitor high value shipments.

Southwest Airlines Cargo handles more than 3,400 flights each day and handles the delivery of high-value cargo, including temperature sensitive items such as medical and pharmaceutical products. 

OnAsset’s SENTRY technology now supports customers that ship high-value cargo on Southwest Airlines. With SENTRY technology, they can achieve full chain-of-custody and quality assurance tracking on all Southwest flights.

 The SENTRY 400 is a highly-advanced wireless, personal electronic device (PED) that consists of multiple sensors such as temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, location, and vibration with additional patented intelligence, FlightSafe.  

Using OnAsset’s patented intelligent radio suppression technology, the device can use multiple modes of sensing and proprietary logic, to operate with the necessary intelligence to automatically suppress its wireless radios to an “off” mode, ensuring safe and FAA compliant operation during flight.

“We have worked with OnAsset for more than a year to evaluate their technology and are happy to accept the GPS device within our Customer’s shipments,” said Wally Devereaux, director of Cargo Sales & Marketing for Southwest Airlines, in a statement.

 “Our first and foremost objective with our Customers is to provide excellent service and we believe the visibility to cargo shipments provided by the SENTRY FlightSafe device fits within our core objectives,” Devereaux added.

SENTRY has completed evaluations by Southwest’s Maintenance, Flight Operations, Safety and Security, Ground Operations, and Engineering Teams.  Additionally, SENTRY has met the stringent testing requirements by an independent laboratory and per the FAA, satisfies all current regulatory requirements.  

 “Many companies that we work with that utilize SENTRY for ground operations also have air operations and ship with Southwest Airlines today,” said Adam Crossno, president and CEO of OnAsset Intelligence, in a statement. 

“We are thrilled to enable those customers to now ship SENTRY FlightSafe with Southwest Airlines Cargo making the SENTRY a single device platform available for all modes of freight, including ground, ocean, and air,” Crossno added.

In a related announcement, OnAsset Intelligence said Flemming Cargo Securement (FCS), which provides 24x7 monitoring services for the OnAsset tracking devices among other services, has selected its SENTRY device to enhance the visibility of their cargo and adopt capabilities to prevent theft in their supply chain.


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.


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