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LONDON: AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions to cover management of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPEDs) for ULDs.

The equipment, which is a Bluetooth Low Energy tracking and sensing device (BLE v.5.0), will be mounted to ULDs supplied and managed by Unilode for AirBridgeCargo's B747 freighter fleet.

The monitoring devices will be used to track ULDs, register all environmental parameters, including temperature, humidity, illumination and shock actions to guarantee 100 percent transparency of shipment data. In addition, Unilode will provide AirBridgeCargo with real-time location status.

"We are delighted to see our partnership with Unilode progressing and embracing new areas, such as IoT, which will not only facilitate data accuracy but also enhance digital customer experience with the provision of detailed information for each and every shipment," said Sergey Lazarev, general director AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

"The BLE v.5.0 device is the most cost-effective solution for the transmission of shipment parameters with its primary benefits being improved speed and greater range. Thus, it operates faster and over greater distances than previous versions of Bluetooth. Unilode and AirBridgeCargo have been improving the quality of shipment data, which provides timely and detailed information to all stakeholders in the value chain." added Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO.

With this in mind, AirBridgeCargo Airlines has upgraded its online track and trace tool, introduced 24/7 Control Tower to monitor status of special cargo shipments, and reinforced its team at all levels.