OnAsset Expands Global Airline Network to Include US Airways
DALLAS – March 25, 2013 –OnAsset Intelligence Inc. (OnAsset), a market leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) airborne asset tracking solutions, announced today that US Airways has joined the ranks of major airline operators now accepting the company’s SENTRY FlightSafe® tracking device onboard aircraft. US Airways’ approval of SENTRY FlightSafe expands its flight options with an additional 3,000 plus flights per day, serving 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
"Approval from US Airways has been in high demand by our customers for more than a year," said Adam Crossno, president and CEO of OnAsset. "We are overjoyed to receive approval and even more so, to announce that customers can ship cargo with SENTRY FlightSafe to so many new locations."
Shippers, forwarders and couriers of valuable items use SENTRY FlightSafe to track location and manage environmental conditions during air and ground transportation. With its real-time capabilities at the airport and on the road, supply chain personnel receive important data at speeds so fast that rapid response in critical situations becomes easy to deploy and stress-free.
"SENTRY FlightSafe greatly improves our shipment tracking and security. It provides location, environmental sensing, virtual security and temperature monitoring to cargo shipments transported on US Airways’ mainline network," said Todd Anderson, managing director, US Airways Cargo. "It’s an important combination for our customers and provides enhanced visibility over several of our key products: Premier Pak and Premier Freight offerings as well as Temperature Control," he added.
The addition of US Airways to the FlightSafe network brings the company’s approved commercial airline network to 10 carriers and 10 independent operators.
"We are proud to be on the cutting-edge of innovation in the airline industry," said Nikki Cuban, vice president of marketing and business development for OnAsset. "The number of operators working with OnAsset to approve SENTRY FlightSafe has more than doubled in 2013, and we attribute that success to the FlightSafe feature providing the safest possible operation on aircraft."
Current FAA rules state that the operator holds the responsibility to determine which portable electronic devices (PED) are safe and not harmful to the aircraft.
"When an airline operator approves SENTRY FlightSafe and the sustained radio off mode, it’s not only a message that the airline is progressive in their approach to technology, but is progressive as long as safety comes first," said Cuban.
A highly-advanced wireless tracking device, SENTRY FlightSafe includes multiple sensors such as temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, location and vibration with an additional feature, FlightSafe®. This feature enables the device to use multiple modes of sensing and proprietary logic to automatically turn off its wireless transmitting radios to ensure safe and FAA-compliant operation throughout the duration of flight. The SENTRY FlightSafe device is the only cellular-based, GPS sensing device with a patented feature for automatic radio off mode that requires no human intervention to operate it.
"With the addition of US Airways as a partner, OnAsset further extends its leadership position in the asset tracking space of high value cargo in the airline industry," said James Brehm, senior strategist and consultant, Compass Intelligence. "We've been monitoring the industry for quite a few years now, and OnAsset, who was first to receive FAA approval, continues to receive new airline operator approvals even as the industry continues to evolve and grow."
Customers using SENTRY devices also have access to OnAsset’s cloud-based Vision™ platform, which gives insight into the location and condition of cargo in transit. The device and the platform leverage previously deployed infrastructure, making the end-to-end solution cost effective and fast to deploy. For more information visit www.onasset.com.
About OnAsset Intelligence
OnAsset Intelligence Inc. is the global leader in airborne asset tracking services. The company manufactures wireless devices that monitor all modes of transit including land, sea and air. Products and services include SENTRY wireless hardware and the Vision™ Monitoring Platform. Its flagship product, SENTRY FlightSafe®, is approved by commercial and cargo operators across the globe. The company is headquartered in Irving, Texas. For additional information, please visit www.onasset.com.