Unilode and ABC to track ULDs using Bluetooth

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Unilode Aviation Solutions have extended their ULD management partnership for the usage of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices for ULDs, pallets and containers.

The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE v5.0) tracking and sensing device will be mounted to ULDs supplied and managed by Unilode and carried in the cargo compartments of ABC’s Boeing 747 Freighter fleet.

The monitoring devices will track ULDs, register all environmental parameters, covering factors including temperature, humidity, illumination and shock actions to guarantee 100% transparency of shipment data.

In addition, ABC will receive accurate information from Unilode about the cargo status and its location, both in the air and on the ground.

Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines says: “We are delighted to see our partnership with Unilode progressing and embracing new areas, such as IoT, which will not only facilitate data accuracy but also enhance digital customer experience with the provision of detailed information for each and every shipment. This is especially important for special cargo – pharmaceutical products, oversize and heavy goods, live animals, etc.”

Benoit Dumont, CEO of Unilode says: “The BLE v.5.0 device is the most cost-effective solution for the transmission of shipment parameters with its primary benefits being improved speed and greater range. Thus, it operates faster and over greater distances than previous versions of Bluetooth. Unilode and AirBridgeCargo have been improving the quality of shipment data, which provides timely and detailed information to all stakeholders in the value chain.”