Printed from http://www.electronista.com

FedEx intros Senseaware sensor for tracking packages

updated 03:00 pm EST, Fri November 27, 2009

Senseaware sensor sends temps, drops, more

FedEx will be using a new Senseaware sensor in packages sent out to 50 of its medical clients this spring, which will allow the customers to get real-time updates on a package's status. This will not only include an exact location, but also temperature, whether or not the package has been opened or exposed to light. A built-in accelerometer will also detect drops, while a cell antenna will send out the collected data whenever the package is not in flight.

Viewed as the successor to RFID tags, the system will allow clients to track and view the status of their packages over a web-based interface in real time.
The system will allow doctors and labs to prepare for the receipt of the contents of the time-sensitive packages, saving both time and money. Sensaware will initially cost $120 per month, though after the trial run, FedEx predicts prices will drop as the service is made available worldwide and will be offered to industries other than medical as well. [via FastCompany]






By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News