Unilode to install digital Bluetooth tags in pallets

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March 12, 2019: Unilode Aviation Solutions, Safran and OnAsset Intelligence have completed their joint development project to develop Bluetooth digital pallet tags, for the digital enablement of aviation pallets.

A statement in its official release said that its been less than a year ago that the parties collaborated to develop a unique design for a Bluetooth 5 digital tag.

These tags can seamlessly be fitted into a pallet to prevent mishandling and stacking problems that may occur with bolt-on solutions positioned externally. 

Safran's engineering team designed a complementary corner piece solution to house the antenna of the tag in the pallet corner and the rest of OnAsset's innovative digital device will be entirely integrated inside the edge rail of the pallet, informs the ULD management solutions provider.

The Switzerland-based company informs through a statement: "Unilode's new Safran pallets will be delivered with the integrated corner piece while existing units will be retrofitted to enable the provision of data on location and shock, which is important especially for time-critical cargo."

The company added: "The technology has been approved for in-flight use. Unilode will start rolling out its digitally enabled ULDs along with the global reader infrastructure to set its digital transformation programme in motion."

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