Unilode Partners OnAsset Intelligence to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Unilode the Swiss-based ULD Solutions Company has revealed their plans for the acceleration of the digital transformation of ULD management solutions.
The company will create ULD tracking solution based on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tag that will be housed in the frames of the ULDs. The tag will be supported by a worldwide inter-operable reader platform.
Unilode will work in partnership with OnAsset Intelligence Inc. for the implementation of its digitization program, along with a leading ULD manufacturer.
Current customers of Unilode including AirBridgeCargo, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific and Cargolux are among several airlines who taking part in the digitization program. Several shipping companies will also be taking part in the program, which is set to be rolled out this year.
CEO for Unilode, Benoît Dumont said, “Unilode Aviation Solutions has decided to accelerate the use of modern technology in its ULD management solutions. Since winning the inaugural IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award in 2015 we have been working closely with our customers to enhance our digital tracking technology with user input across the end-to-end value chain.
Unilode does not intend to lock itself, its customers and industry partners into proprietary technologies, and therefore has decided to make public all APIs necessary to capture information from our digitally enabled platforms. This approach greatly enhances interoperability and flexibility, which is what the industry and our customers are looking for.”
CEO for OnAsset Intelligence, Adam Crossno said “I am excited to build on what has already been a very successful cooperation with Unilode Aviation Solutions. As all of us know the primary concern in our industry is safety, and therefore it is essential that digital technologies comply with all safety regulations in our industry.
OnAsset has always focused on full compliance with industry regulations, and we are well known for our patented FlightSafe® technology, which has allowed our products to receive approval from the FAA and EASA as well as over 80 global airlines.
Together with Unilode, we have been focusing on making sure the technology is safe, compliant, fit for purpose and technically sound. Our common vision is that this technology should be accessible to all stakeholders in the value chain, so intelligent ULDs can be leveraged by airlines, ground handlers, freight forwarders and shippers. This is extremely important because quite often the tracking challenges arise when shipments leave their expected route and are not found where they are expected to be.”