Inteligistics has chosen Digi International and the Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to wirelessly enable its asset tracking system. The system will be used by the U.S. Navy to track the contents of tens of thousands of shipping containers across the world as well as by the global logistics industry.
The inventory tracking system includes a controller with a ConnectPort X cellular gateway and RFID reader modules with XBee ZigBee modules. The RFID readers gather container content information from RFID tagged items in a container and communicate the data back to the ConnectPort X gateway via the XBee ZigBee modules.
It then sends the information to the iDigi Device cloud over cellular networks where Inteligistics’ customers can monitor container location, content and activity and can react to any abnormal incidents. The system also provides security and real-time access to location, inventory, environmental data and other critical information.
Environmental sensors are also connected via XBee ZigBee modules to the gateway to provide additional container information such as door open status, temperature, weight and other information. The system also provides real-time alerts related to security breaches, routing deviations or abnormal environmental conditions.