Wireless tech offers solution to logistics sector's greatest dilemmas

By Clay Hine March 30, 2022

Carrying more than 90 percent of the world’s goods—cargo worth an estimated $14 trillion each year—shipping containers are as essential to global logistics as ships, trains, and trucks. Keeping track of these ubiquitous steel boxes to ensure they and their contents reach their destination is a significant undertaking, with an estimated 65 million containers in circulation.

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Topics: location, cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, asset tracking, nRF9160

Remote ID promotes drone flight safety and compliance

By Alf Helge Omre March 23, 2022

Beyond leisure, drones offer enormous potential for developing a wide array of innovative applications that benefit society.

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Topics: Bluetooth 5, cellular IoT, nRF52833, Bluetooth Low Energy, asset tracking, nRF9160

Why are location services so crucial for asset tracking?

By Ville-Veikko Helppi February 2, 2022

Logistics companies can manage their supply chains and respond to issues more efficiently when they have a clear and continuous view of the location of assets carried by containers and pallets. Asset tracking enables them to have this. And it goes beyond mere logistics.

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Topics: asset tracking

How to trade-off location accuracy against battery life in cellular IoT asset trackers

By Ville-Veikko Helppi January 19, 2022

A global supply chain that was already under some strain has been placed under far greater pressure by the pandemic as locked-down consumers turned to online shopping in their hundreds of millions.

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Topics: battery, asset tracking

Building better asset trackers for monitoring fragile shipments

By Alf Helge Omre July 7, 2021

Bluetooth LE can be used to report on the condition of fragile cargoes, while cellular IoT can forward that data to the Cloud wherever there's telecoms infrastructure.

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Topics: asset tracking

Connected construction sites enhance productivity

By Alf Helge Omre February 10, 2021

Low power wireless tech-based solutions can help instigate a productivity boost in the construction sector. Companies could take advantage of real-time field reporting by connecting and tracking materials, equipment, and, most importantly, workers at the construction site.

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Topics: wearables, mesh, asset tracking

Protecting COVID-19-vaccines

By Thomas Søderholm December 2, 2020

Will manufacturers and distributors manage to ship COVID-19 vaccines safely to all corners of the world? The challenge is not only the magnitude and urgency of the task. The temperature requirements of the COVID-19 vaccines is a massive burden for the production and distribution chain.

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Topics: cellular IoT, asset tracking

Cellular IoT asset tracker ensures timely delivery of critical shipments

By Jerry Pietroforte October 14, 2020

The global pandemic has seen a massive increase in online shopping, accelerating a trend that has seen the world move towards home delivery. That's made it even more critical that both consumers and commercial customers can track deliveries of goods from warehouses to their homes or businesses.

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Topics: cellular IoT, asset tracking

Using wireless tech to track goods in transit

By Alf Helge Omre August 19, 2020

Sophisticated technology is now on hand to track goods in transit, not only instruct where a parcel is on its journey but also to log and report what conditions and events it has been subjected to.

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Topics: cellular IoT, asset tracking

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