|Fed Ex Cargo Plane Photo: JL Johnson (flickr)
[Avionics Today 08-12-2014] AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe now offers air cargo shipment companies a way to remotely monitor the conditions of their shipped assets, which aims to minimize the risk of damaged, lost or stolen cargo.
According to a statement from AT&T, the Cargo View with FlightSafe technology allows companies to locate deliveries in near-real time and monitor the condition of valuable goods — such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, sensitive documents, agricultural products and artwork — through small, light-weight, sensor-based devices placed in shipments to continually monitor the well-being of the cargo.
FlightSafe, a feature included with AT&T Cargo View, makes it possible for a device to automatically transition to airplane mode so that it travels in an FAA
compliant mode on the aircraft. Major airline companies including Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, UPS, and others have approved AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe devices for use on their aircraft.