Track24 Defence has developed an AES256-encrypted consignment tracking solution that will help prevent millions of dollars of military equipment from going missing during transit to ports.
The Shadow is the hardware component of this solution – accessed through the cloud or via private servers. The Shadow can send regular GEOTAG updates on a cargo’s position, as well as telemetry on speed, temperature, humidity, and light levels.
Internal accelerometers switch on the unit when movement is detected, and it is designed to enable operators to perform ‘health checks’ on selected ISOs, and set up geofences to automatically update interested parties if cargo veers off course unexpectedly.
Giles Peeters, Sector Director at Track24, said: “The Shadow’s high capability, low price point, and security, makes it a cost effective proposition for militaries wanting to assign intelligent M2M command and control capability to assets in transit. The consignment tracking solution is designed to meet the needs of the modern post-combat environment.
“High valued items go missing or get stolen during the complex process of moving military consignments around the world, in austere locations, well out of the reach of GPRS/GSM and radio networks. Militaries are prepared to unnecessarily write-off huge sums in lost kit.”
Track24 Defence’s new consignment tracking solution was designed in collaboration with Swedish military ICT specialist Mildef Systems AB.
Giles Peeters concluded: “The Track24 Shadow helps maintain a link with cargo during the entire freight process. Intrusion alarms and sensors monitor containers for activity such as motion, changes in temperature or doors being opened. If tampering is suspected, an alert is sent in real time to the nearest responder which could be a security guard with an iPhone.
“The Shadow can provide up to six months of data history, enabling ports to keep track of exactly where cargo entering their jurisdiction has come from. Reports also help them ensure nothing has come on or off containers during transit and that contents are exactly as they should be.
Fact File: Track24 Defence is a service provider of end-to-end situational awareness and command and control solutions that enable organisations to track personnel, vehicles, aircraft and maritime vessels. At any given time, the company facilitates the tracking and management of thousands of people across 40 countries, often in hostile and austere environments.