Southwest Airlines Cargo Using Devices to Track Sensitive Cargo
Southwest Airlines Co. is now accepting cargo shipments containing OnAsset’s SENTRY 400 FlightSafe device to provide location, environmental sensing, and monitoring of temperature-sensitive and high-value cargo, reported OnAsset Intelligence in a press release.
“We have worked with OnAsset for more than a year to evaluate their technology and are happy to accept the GPS device within our customers' shipments,” said Wally Devereaux, director of cargo sales & marketing for Southwest Airlines, in the release. “Our first and foremost objective with our customers is to provide excellent service, and we believe the visibility to cargo shipments provided by the SENTRY FlightSafe device fits within our core objectives.”
The SENTRY 400 is a wireless personal electronic device (PED) that includes multiple sensors such as temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, location, and vibration with additional patented intelligence, FlightSafe. It employs multiple modes of sensing and proprietary logic to operate with the necessary intelligence to automatically suppress its wireless radios to an “off” mode, ensuring FAA-compliant operation during flight. Intelligent radio suppression is a patented feature and unique to SENTRY, making it the only wireless device capable of turning its radio on and off without human intervention, OnAsset reported in the release.
SENTRY has completed evaluations by Southwest teams handling maintenance, flight operations, safety and security, ground operations, and engineering. OnAsset reports that SENTRY has also satisfied stringent testing requirements by an independent laboratory and, per the FAA, satisfies all current regulatory requirements.
“Many companies that we work with that utilize SENTRY for ground operations also have air operations and ship with Southwest Airlines today,” said Adam Crossno, president and CEO of OnAsset Intelligence, in the release. “We are thrilled to enable those customers to now ship SENTRY FlightSafe with Southwest Airlines Cargo making the SENTRY a single device platform available for all modes of freight, including ground, ocean, and air.”
Southwest Airlines’ Wally Devereaux will present further discussion at the upcoming M2M Evolution <http://m2m.tmcnet.com/conference/west-11/w-11-event-schedule.aspx> Conference in Austin Texas, on September 13th at 11:00 AM. Registration <http://m2m.tmcnet.com/conference/west-11/w-11-registration.aspx> information is available on the event website.
For more information on Southwest Airlines Cargo, please visit: www.swacargo.com <http://www.swacargo.com/>.