Solace, CORE join forces on innovative solutions for ULD tracking

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April 04, 2018: IT solutions provider Solace has expanded its partnership with software developer CORE Transport Technologies to support real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs) in the air transport industry.

Building on their 12-year partnership, Solace and CORE's innovative offering will help air carriers effectively implement and manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices for improved monitoring, tracking and routing of shipments.

"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,” said Ian Craig, managing director at CORE.

CORE's software, powered by Solace's Virtual Message Router in Microsoft Azure and in part by its award-winning enterprise-grade messaging as a service product Solace Cloud, 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 logistical problems.

Currently, in active roll-out with one of the three largest North American airlines, this technology drives smarter analytics, deeper visualizations and more effective command-and-control functions that improve transparency of air cargo shipments.

"From severe weather to security issues, there are a number of factors that can impact air cargo deliveries," said Shawn McAllister, CTO at Solace.

"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. Our deepening partnership with CORE helps air carriers make faster, smarter decisions to ultimately deliver better customer experiences."

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