With GlobalTrak®, the most sophisticated, flexible and affordable asset management and cargo tracking system available in the world, SPC has brought its extensive problem-solving experience to bear on the challenges of maintaining intermodal cargo security across the globe while providing real-time and near real-time business process information to all supply chain partners.
A GlobalTrak asset monitoring unit placed with cargo uses GSM cellular and satellite communications to report location and cargo condition from a suite of onboard sensors to an online portal that provides shippers complete in-transit visibility.
Benefits that assure a quick Return-on-InvestmentGlobalTrak is a business process system that uses satellite and cell technologies to bring global cargo visibility information to your desktop 24/7. Here is an overview of the benefits of having access to GlobalTrak system reports and alerts about your cargo or assets:
The Information Management Bureau turns data into business process information.GlobalTrak tracking and monitoring reports are sent to the Information Management Bureau (IMB), a secure, online portal designed for use by either transportation management service providers or enterprise shippers. The IMB is a backend software application that acts as the interface between tracking devices, system users, and user IT systems. User configurable business-rule logic provides the tools necessary for process automation within the supply chain.
Each asset monitoring unit placed with cargo will create an envelope of shipment data from onboard sensor reports—its own Value Network—within the IMB. A shipper can configure the sensor thresholds to report at certain intervals and to alert for breaches, including breaches to security, breaches of temperature limits, or breaches of shock limits. The event-based system allows the user to set business rules to determine a range of management choices from who has access to the shipment data envelope, when door openings are authorized or unauthorized, what shipment documents to place electronically in the envelope, and when to “publish” shipment data. For user convenience, IMB data interfaces easily with complimentary existing software systems through XML document interchange via sFTP, web services, or JMS.
Beyond providing supply chain visibility, the IMB supports U.S. importers completing their U.S. Importer Security Filings. The IMB allows supply chain partners controlled access to the shipment data envelope to fill in sometimes difficult to get data required on manufacturers, consolidators, and stuffing locations.
When GlobalTrak asset monitoring units are uniquely equipped with integrated active or passive RFID readers, the IMB receives, stores, and displays readings of tagged inventory, as well as regular location and condition reports. This capability makes the shipping conveyance into a virtual warehouse that knows when inventory is added or decremented.
Place a GlobalTrak® asset monitoring unit with your shipment – on an intermodal container, semi-trailer, trailer, reefer, railcar, or barge. The unit will report via satellite or GSM cell the shipment’s location, condition, and security to the user-friendly, Web-accessible portal called the Information Management Bureau (IMB). Because GlobalTrak relies on publicly available global communications networks, no additional infrastructure is required.
GlobalTrak KratosGSM Cell, ZigBee WLAN, A-GPS. Detects cut and removal. Reusable housing. Padlock and Embedded Tracking versions available.
GlobalTrak VersaFor containers, trailers, railcars: Satellite (GlobalStar and Iridium), GSM Cell, ZigBee WLAN, A-GPS, Optional RFID. Integrated sensors: Temp, Motion, Shock, Door, Tamper, Direction, Speed, Acceleration, Optic.
GlobalTrak VersaLiteGlobalTrak VersaLite – GSM Cell, GlobalStar Satellite, ZigBee WLAN, A-GPS. Mounts beneath & between locking bars. Integrated sensors: Motion, Acceleration, Shock, Door/Tamper.
For containers, reefers, trailers, smaller packaging units: GSM Cell, A-GPS, ZigBee WLAN, simple sensor pack
GlobalTrak SatLiteHighly reliable, ultra-small, simplex satellite tracker for any tracking. Waterproof and self-contained.
GlobalTrak Remote Sensor NodeCargo condition sensor suite: ZigBee-enabled, Temp, Humidity, Motion, Shock, & Door.
Electronic Seals: Bolt & Strap SealsGlobalTrak/TydenBrooks ZigBee-enabled barrier bolt seal and tamper indicative strap seal.
Integrated RFID readerfor active or passive tags.
Wavetrend Technologies Ltd., provides powerful active RFID tags that allow a GlobalTrak unit to track and report on tagged cargo down to the individual item level. Operationally headquartered in the United Kingdom with regional offices in South Africa, Asia, and the United States, Wavetrend is a world leader in the deployment of active RFID solutions. Wavetrend technology enables enhanced management of people, assets, and logistics for improved business performance while optimizing customer return on investment and payback time.