CORE Transport Technologies has upgraded its COREInsight Bluetooth Tracking, improving ULD tracking with greater speed, range and payload capacity.
The upgrade was unveiled at the ULD Care global symposium in Guangzhou, China where the company showed off implementing a BLE resilient mesh network incorporating military grade security, which can support hundreds of low cost nodes over a very large area.
The nodes can relay messages over multiple nodes to the nearest cellular gateway making the network totally resilient to hardware or cellular failures.
The equipment is using BLE5 (Bluetooth Low Energy) hardware and software, which will double speed, provide four times the range and increase the payload by eight times.
Existing readers and tags can be integrated into the mesh by software utilising over the air updates, providing a fast and easy transition to the new technology, and existing equipment will acquire the benefits of range and speed through BLE5 relays.
COREInsight Bluetooth Tracking will be further enhanced by localisation with mesh tags being read by multiple relays and the signal strength being recorded for each and forwarded automatically to a reader or another relay; waterproof solar powered relay providing the largest gain in tracking technology by taking the data collection device to the tag itself; and BLE Mesh Enabled Readers to share data should communications became inadequate.
CORE chief executive officer, Ian Craig says: “We’ve been preparing for today for a long time. While we introduced a Bluetooth tracking system to the world in 2016, today we have reached a new milestone in the COREInsight Bluetooth Tracking product line – BLE5.0, Relay Enhancement, BLE Mesh Readers – all of these together create a sound and successful system to enrich our Customers’ tracking experience.”
ACL Airshop chief executive officer, Steve Townes says: “CORE’s patented Bluetooth applications for the air cargo industry are a game changer for airlines and their shipper customers.
“Now implementing with a number of forward-thinking airlines, including one of the world’s Top Ten, this latest technology upgrade from CORE can yield new competitive advantages and logistics efficiencies for airlines.”