It is the first device of its kind with an FAA compliant certification procedure that can be used safely on approved commercial airlines in the U.S.
The compact DHL Smart Sentry provides increased security and transparency for shippers because it includes sensors that monitor key criteria such as temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, location and vibration. The DHL device uses multiple modes of sensory and proprietary logic – giving it the necessary intelligence to automatically suppress its wireless radios to an “off” mode, thus ensuring safe operation during flight.
Once in transit, the DHL Smart Sentry transmits real-time tracking data and analytics via a global cellular network to a central monitoring location staffed 24/7 by the DHL Same Day analytics team. Additionally, clients can track DHL Smart Sentry deliveries directly through a web-based dashboard that monitors the progress and condition of their package.
DHL has partnered with the leading airline carriers who accept this new technology so it can be offered to global customers requiring expedited air courier delivery service, an innovative new logistics option.
“By implementing solutions for real-time asset tracking that harness the collaborative power of the web, DHL can increase top-line revenues by offering its customers value-added services many others aren’t, while saving money by avoiding lost shipments and customer dissatisfaction,” says James Brehm, Sr. Strategist and Consultant at Compass Intelligence.
DHL Global Same Day, the special services group of DHL Express, will introduce DHL Smart Sentry as part of its white-glove service that guarantees the fast and secure delivery of high-value cargo items including mission critical packages, temperature-sensitive supplies for medical and pharmaceutical clients as well as specialized parts and deliveries demanding extreme urgency. DHL Same Day serves customers in aerospace, automotive, defense, electronic & semiconductor, entertainment, energy and life sciences in over 220 countries around the world.
“This innovation, set up by our own innovation department in cooperation with the Agheera GmbH, will provide enhanced visibility along the entire supply chain and offers increased security for the expedited handling of sensitive cargo,” says DHL Global Same Day Vice President and General Manager John Fox.
DHL Same Day is committed to employing the latest technological innovations to expand its global capabilities and improve its service for clients around the world. DHL Same Day shipments are all supported by leading analytics and tracking technology and staffed by a specialized logistics team working around the clock. For more on the DHL Same Day service please visit How Fast is Fast.
DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.