The GPS devices developed by Cubic provide “infrastructure-free” tracking and security. They come in multiple configurations, and can be installed to monitor any asset, including trucks, trailers, air-crafts, containers and pallets.
The devices, originally developed for the U.S. Defense Department, approved by the FAA for in-flight use include the Global Sentinel GS-5L, GS-5B, and the RSU-3 device, also known as a Mesh Asset Tag.
“Devices that help ensure efficient and secure movement of cargo in both passenger and cargo aircraft operations are critical to global commerce, airline carriers and public safety,” said Mary Ann Wagner, president of Cubic Global Tracking Solutions. “Our technology can now be applied for interoperability across all transportation modes, encompassing land, sea and air, for end-to-end real-time asset visibility and intrusion detection.”
Some of the products’ key features include two-way encrypted redundant wireless communications, ability to add custom alerts, worldwide wireless communication and an average battery life ranging between two and three years.