Raising Asset Tracking to New Heights

Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:15am EST

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AT&T and OnAsset Bring Connectivity to Airplane Cargo


DALLAS,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*  Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
solutions  are going to reach a new high: about 30,000 feet. The company today
announced that it is working with OnAsset Intelligence Inc., a leader in freight
intelligence, to help airlines and their customers track high-value cargo across
the world.

The new service will combine OnAsset's hardware and software with the power of
the global  AT&T network. In addition to tracking devices, customers will have
access to OnAsset's cloud-based Vision  platform, which gives users insight into
the location and condition of cargo while it's in transit. The Vision platform
also allows airlines and their clients to schedule shipments, set email and text
message alerts, manage routes and more.

OnAsset offers a unique, patented technology called FlightSafe that has been
approved by major commercial airlines and complies with Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) regulations.  The wireless asset tracking device can sense
when it's placed on an aircraft and adjust its settings. All onboard radios
automatically stop transmitting and remain off throughout the flight.  After the
aircraft lands, the SENTRY FlightSafe device automatically turns radios on and
tracks cargo through to final destination.

The initial version of the asset tracking solution, using OnAsset's SENTRY 400
FlightSafe device, is now available for AT&T business customers. Later this
year, AT&T and OnAsset expect to offer a next-generation device in addition to
the SENTRY 400 to give airlines a more compact and cost-effective option. AT&T
will be the exclusive wireless provider for these solutions globally.

"Tracking valuable cargo during air travel has always been a challenge because
of concerns about radio frequency emissions," said  Chris Hill, Senior Vice
President, Advanced Business Solutions, AT&T. "Our relationship with OnAsset
will enable us to support the same kind of M2M solutions for air freight that
our customers rely on for ground and sea shipping."

The AT&T and OnAsset joint asset tracking solution will operate internationally.
Through global roaming agreements, AT&T can provide wireless M2M connectivity in
nearly 200 countries.

Recently, AT&T has seen increasing demand for M2M solutions. Connected device
opportunities with business customers have tripled in the past year, and at the
end of 2012, AT&T had 14.3 million connected devices on its network.

"AT&T consistently demonstrates best-in-class performance in the Mobile Asset
Tracking software application category," said  Jeanine Sterling, Principal
Analyst, Mobile and Wireless, Frost & Sullivan.1  "AT&T has successfully focused
on providing its business customers with both breadth and quality when it comes
to mobile asset tracking solutions."   

The service with OnAsset will join an award-winning portfolio of mobile asset
tracking solutions from AT&T, which includes a variety of fleet management,
workforce and asset tracking applications. For more information, visit 
http://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Family/mobility-services/machine-to-machine/.

1Frost & Sullivan, "2012 North American Business Choice Award for Overall Best
Mobile Asset Tracking Solution."  September 2012.



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