Satnews Daily
November 16th, 2015

Asset Tracking Modules To Be Presented By Hirschmann Solutions During Intermodal Europe Event

[Satnews] Hirschmann Solutions, a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, is presenting its portfolio of highly robust, autonomous asset tracking solutions for intermodal freight transport at this year's Intermodal Europe in Hamburg.

Between November 17 and 19, visitors to stand E46 in hall A1 at the leading trade fair for the container and intermodal industry will be able to find out how Hirschmann Solutions modules contribute to reducing logistics costs and ensure end-to-end monitoring of containers, trucks, and trailers during transportation—all with a service life of more than ten years in every region of the world.

Hirschmann Solutions offers three variants of asset tracking modules as a platform solution—a container tracking module (HS-2000 series), a trailer tracking module (HS-2100 series), and a chassis tracking module (HS-2200 series).This means that logistics companies, network providers and solutions providers are able to choose from an extensive asset tracking portfolio of products that can be used for monitoring both container freight—for example, to maintain cold chains—and entire transport routes.
The modules supply various kinds of sensor-controlled information, for example on movements, temperature and vibrations as well as location data. They are completely autonomous and maintenance-free, thanks to a powerful solar/battery concept that ensures a service life of more than ten years.
The base module of the HS-2X00 series is fitted with a SIM chip, making it possible to quickly switch between network providers. An upgrade to 4G LTE networks will be available in the future. It also boasts Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless technology, to which devices within a radius of approximately 30 meters can connect. Firmware and software updates can easily be performed by the control centre via OTA (over the air programming). Special mounts, satellite communication modules, sensors and additional accessories mean that the modules can also be easily adapted to specific requirements.

Executive Comment
"Insufficient security measures during freight transportation can lead to the collapse of entire value creation chains in a very short space of time," said Laurie Burns, head of the Solutions business unit at Hirschmann Car Communication. "Therefore, in the age of the IoT, asset tracking solutions must not only perfectly match the individual geographic and climatic requirements of the transport route, they must also be completely protected against security risks and data theft."