Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Sodaq, and Pod Group have teamed together to create a smart tracking device called Smart Label for small shipments. The label can provide real-time location and updates as small parcels or letters are delivered.
You can even know when the label has been broken. In addition, the payments are initiated by the shipments upon delivery, and it is possible to set up the payments on a box-level basis. This new smart tracking device is the answer to more than one need. For example, it will allow you to track letters containing important documents. But how does it work?
The technology behind it
Users can stick the Smart Label on any type of light shipment, from a letter to a small parcel. Once that is done, the sender gets updates on the parcel’s location and temperature. The Smart Label features a motion detection sensor and an indicator of the battery life.
This is where Pod Group’s technology proves crucial: their LTE SIM technology allows the smart tracking device its optimal uptime. Despite the technology behind Smart Label, the actual product is paper thin and lightweight with its battery and sensors printed on it. Those sensors transmit data to the LEAP platform from Luftansa.
It is also simple to use: you only need to cut the corner on the Smart Label to attach it to the product being shipped out so it can activate. The icing on the cake: the label is made with recyclable material.
Track your parcel anywhere in the world and more
The Smart Label has been specifically created to simplify the posting and receiving of items. It works with embedded finance solutions such as Walbing wherein it allows parcel tracking and payment upon reception. IoT products like Smart Label will probably become widely used in the upcoming years. It is probably another way to help bridge the gap between ecommerce and retail.
YouTube: Walbing: Track & Pay
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