Globe Tracker (GT), the fastest growing provider of global supply chain IoT visibility in the cold chain, today announced that its IoT container technology is fully compliant with the new Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) Standards for IoT containers published by the DCSA yesterday.
The development of IoT container standards has been sorely needed for some time. This news really makes the entire container shipping industry comfortable implementing IoT devices and taking the uncertainty and risk away relative to the future of smart container technology.
The new IoT container standard focuses on ensuring agreement within the industry on the standardized methods for communications of IoT devices on containers for land and sea. This includes gateway communications to wireless vessel container monitoring systems along with land based and local area networks to interface with the devices as they retrieve valuable cargo and operational data from refrigerated, tank and other types of containers.
“The Globe Tracker organization is thrilled to be fully compliant with these new IoT device standards. All shipping lines, leasing companies and logistics operators can now select our IoT devices with confidence that they are industry approved,” says Don Miller, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Globe Tracker.
The new IoT container standards are setting the bar for the requirements for smart container device communication on land and sea, and it will take some time for all vendors to be compliant with these new standards. Globe Tracker is compliant today and has tens of thousands of fully compliant devices that will be produced in 2020 and deployed on reefer containers across the globe.