TrakAssure, A leading innovator in supply chain tracking and monitoring will combine LoRaWAN-based vessel connectivity with KVH VSAT connectivity for supply chain optimization.
April 5th 2022, Toronto, Canada
TrakAssure’s technology utilizes specialized sensors, gateway infrastructures, and communications networks to build visibility across the supply chain, starting with a parcel or pallet at a factory, and tracking the cargo across the global supply chain to final destination.
KVH VSAT equipment is installed on thousands of vessels worldwide and provides real-time data for operations and enables IoT use on these vessels. With KVH VSAT connectivity, TrakAssure can connect the cargo throughout the deep-sea portion of the transportation journey, enabling a true end-to-end supply chain tracking and condition-monitoring solution.
“We see a tremendous value proposition up and down the intermodal global supply chain ecosystem, from vessel owners and operators to logistics service providers or cargo owners and shippers. When TrakAssure sensors are deployed on KVH VSAT-equipped vessels, TrakAssure can deliver real-time data from vessel and cargo sensors at sea, something that has never been done before” says Don Miller, Board Member of TrakAssure. “In an era when vessels are becoming floating warehouses for large consumer goods distributors, the ability to improve supply chain visibility is crucial, and especially in a new post-pandemic era with peak demands in ocean transport.
TrakAssure sensors can report location and parameters such as temperature, humidity, or shock, and add an additional layer of physical cargo security for supply chain stakeholders, on land via ever growing public or private LoRaWAN networks, and now extending to vessels at sea as well with KVH, for true real-time end-to-end visibility.”
LoRaWAN connectivity is quickly becoming as ubiquitous a cellular connectivity, especially at choke points such as ports and terminals, enabling real-time IoT visibility at much lower price points. Another significant advantage that LoRaWAN cargo-based IoT offers is its robust capability to transmit data from within a container, and through dense cargo. With over 90% of goods shipped across oceans, the need for new technologies which can meet the market quality and cost requirements is more relevant than ever before. LoRaWAN gateways on vessels can also be leveraged for a range of smart vessel IoT applications like crew safety and machinery monitoring.