Spectainer Ensure - SEACON

SEACONs are sea-tracking-beacons – devices that enable container visibility and intelligent insights. Better Box involves advancing container tracking from “where they are” to “how they are” through the development of a chain of responsibility.

A solution for...

Inaccurate Information

Inaccurate container fleet information can be as a result of fraud in the form or illicit container breaches in transit. Mismatches between the container’s Cargo Manifest and the transporter’s Bill of Lading.

Security

Although the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has the right to inspect any container coming into its territory, only about 5%-6% of all containers are inspected, leaving the system vulnerable. Applying effective custom control in the search for illicit cargo becomes akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

Chain of Responsibility

Audit trails from a cargo-perspective is increasingly more digitised through electronic Cargo Manifests, Bills of Lading and Importer Security Filings. However, current information flow is only interconnected through silos (point-to-point) and an integrated system that can reconcile information from the silos with real-time information is absent.

Enable evolved container visibility and intelligent insights to drive better security, trade and asset efficiency.

How do SEACONs address these issues?

Where there are, and have been, many tracking solutions on the market, the cost and/or effort required to implement a tracking solution has prohibited widespread adoption. Spectainer is challenging the paradigm by developing a “chain of responsibility” around the movement of goods and global trade.

The Chain or Responsibility seeks to tackle container tracking not as just an element of asset tracking and route efficiency, but more importantly the security of goods and identification/reduction of criminal activity throughout the supply chain.

What is the technology?

SEACONS are Internet of Things (IoT) devices that operate on the Sigfox Network. The Platform offers customers the ability to view their entire fleet globally whilst maintaining 99.9% uptime.

Features

  • Operates on LTE CAT-M1 and NB-IoT networks globally
  • Precise GPS positioning
  • Long battery life (5 years)
  • Uses 3 x AAA off-the-shelf replaceable batteries
  • Extended battery life (solar)
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • Movement / Activity reports
  • Small size, IP67 Rated
  • Easy to Install – “Place-n-trace”, Easy to conceal
  • Light spike sensor
  • Web based Management Platform

Benefits

Drill down on fleets and determine the location and distribution throughout your network

Understand fleet flows to improve asset utilisation and positioning

Gain better understanding of where their assets are and what costs they are occurring (storage, handling, transportation) throughout their network

Maintain a non-editable record of the container including where it is, who is responsible and what has been placed inside it to ensure your contents have not been tampered with in transit

Inclusion of asset logbooks to capture maintenance and repairs (and wider data across the fleet)

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