Locus Traxx is introducing new products, including disposable monitoring equipment.
The Jupiter, Fla.-based Locus Traxx provides real-time monitoring technology for perishable shipments.
Earlier this year, Locus Traxx introduced the palm-sized and disposable SmartTraxx GO which monitors products transported by road.
The product can transmit data from inside a truck or container and has a low weight, according to a news release.
It delivers the same real-time data access as the original SmartTraxx, but in a more convenient, one-time use format that allows companies to deposit the device with their consignments and track the shipments, according to the release.
Locus Traxx plans to introduce SmartTraxx Portable, an updated version that has been redesigned to fit almost entirely inside containers.
The unit will improve satellite monitoring of fresh produce shipments, Ray Hoffman, managing director of the European venture of Locus Traxx Worldwide and Vitrociset Belgium, said in the release.
“SmartTraxx Portable is a multimodal unit that is capable of transmitting location and temperature data from inside a container even when travelling across deep oceans,” he said in the release. “Self-reporting shipments continuously send out real-time information on their location and status updates, which can be received by users on their desktop or smartphone.”
SmartTraxx Portable also warns customers when container doors are opened, according to the release.
Locus Traxx says fresh produce customers, including the La Canada Flintridge, Calif.-based Allen Lund Co., experience savings.
Every month, Lund uses 600 SmartTraxx units to manage the account of a major retailer and in 2012, the product helped the company save $540,000 in fewer customer claims, according to the release.
By reporting the load’s status, Locus Traxx’s customers are able to react immediately as problems arise, Hoffman said in the release.