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SM Line to roll out IoT container monitoring system

Korean container shipping company SM Line has agreed a deal with Intellian to deploy Intellian V100 maritime VSAT antenna equipment on board its ships, to be used for data and communications services while also powering a new IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system being rolled out across the fleet.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}SM Line is implementing the freight monitoring technology to improve service quality along its key Asia-US shipping route, becoming the first Korean container shipping company to monitor and track the condition of items in a container in real time.

Reefer customers will also have the additional benefit of being able to collect temperature and humidity data from their containers while at sea, allowing the information to be displayed on shore as required.

“Through our partnership with Intellian, we’ve gained a comprehensive and connected smart solution that’s tailored to our needs, and is already delivering visible benefits throughout our supply chain,” said SM Line, in a statement.

“As a reliable, proven system with full certification in many of SM Line’s biggest markets, we knew that we could count on Intellian’s V100 to facilitate access to the data we need to deliver an exceptional service based upon detailed and comprehensive intelligence.”

Intellian’s V100 can operate in both Ku and Ka-bands. More than 5,000 units are now in operation in the maritime market, the company says.

“Extending across the entire logistics value chain, the IoT is bringing enormous benefits to logistics operators and their end users,” said Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian.

“By proactively working with Intellian to build smart system platforms that can host digital ecosystems, SM Line is taking insight and turning it into actionable intelligence for the owners of their ships’ cargoes.”{/mprestriction}

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