Solace and CORE Transport Technologies have expanded their partnership to support real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULD) in the air freight industry.
The new agreement builds on their 12-year tie-up and the two companies will help carriers implement and manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices for improved monitoring, tracking and routing of air shipments.
CORE managing director, Ian Craig said: “There is no denying the power of IoT in optimising air carriers’ shipping processes and operations, and Solace provides the secure and scalable messaging backbone needed for what could become one of the largest IoT implementations in the world.”
CORE’s software is powered by Solace’s Virtual Message Router in Microsoft Azure and part of the Solace Cloud product that allows logistics companies to effectively synchronise and exchange critical information in real-time, updating users on the status of their deliveries as well as potential problems.
The technology is in active roll-out with one the largest North American airlines driving smarter analytics, deeper visualisations and more effective command and control functions to improve transparency of air cargo shipments.
Solace CTO, Shawn McAllister added while IoT is helping air carriers spot these problems, they still need to invest in the right supporting technologies for efficient and secure communications between all the moving parts.