NGS point of view regarding Smart Logistics
NGS has developed a complete solution for intermodal logistics able to track and monitor goods in a complete way. This is enabled by the integration of sensors and aggregation devices at different levels. The firts cornerstone of such a solution is the Smart Container, thus a container equipped with an IoT Node capable to collect added value information (i.e., temperature, humidity, light, acceleration), extract events (i.e., threshold exceedance, bumps, ...), and send it remotely in a geo&time referenced manner. The second cornerstone is the Smart Pallet, capable to interoperate with the Smart Container, and produce ad-hoc information regarding the goods consolidated on it (i.e., identification and specialised monitoring functionalities). In such a way all the logistics units can be tracked, traced and monitored enabling a complete and real-time visibility of the supply chain to alle the stakeholders involved in the process. This data are collected by a scalable remote Cloud Platform capable to ingest, process, visualise and share it throgh APIs.
Container tracking, tracing and monitoring
Real-time tracking, tracing and monitoring of containers. Event generation and metadata generation.
Embedded processing. Internal buffer when no connectivity. Cellular communication (GPRS and NB- IoT).
Battery status and added value on board sensors. It is compliant with DCSA guidelines regarding IoT Protocols.
Pallet Identification and Monitoring
The Smart Pallet allows to notify the presence of the unique logistics unit ID (compliant with GS1 SSCC code) thus providing a dedicated monitoring for the goods consolidated on it. The device can notify information to the device in the smart container or on the truck, and in the meanwhile can store important events (e.g, thrsholds exceedances) in a time-referenced manner. The devices that enables the Smart Pallet is low cost and reusable. It is compliant with DCSA guidelines regarding IoT Protocols.
Container tracking & transport
The Cloud Platform ingest, store and visualise the data. Our platform is based on a reactive framework that enable real-time data processing thus it provides added value metadata, semplifying the shipment understanding. It allows to configure a set of parametres to improve the monitoring functionalities, thus generating warnings. It enables an ad-hoc access to all the stakeholders involved in the shipment. A visualisation interface enables the real-time goods tracking and monitoring, while APIs allows the integration with other systems.
Aziende che hanno adottato il progetto Smart Container
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