East Coast Diversified (ECDC) has successfully delivered an additional oil tanker monitoring system through EarthSearch, a subsidiary of ECDC. Kayode Aladesuyi, the CEO of ECDC, considers the additional purchase as an indication of customer satisfaction and the efficient performance of the oil tanker monitoring system.
Chris Ward, who is the Hardware manager at ECDC, explained the working of the oil tanker monitoring system as below. The oil tanker monitoring system consists of the EarthSearch LogiBoxx RF, which establishes wireless communication with the RFSeal that secures the Spicket on oil tankers moving on highways. The GPS system of the LogiBoxx is the component that can point out to the location, at which the tanker is located. Each time the tanker is unlocked, the GPS system gets signals from the RFSeal lock on the Spicket. Using the Google API, we can spot the location, from which the signals are received and compare it with the pre-programmed destination and issue alerts in case of mismatch between the two locations. If the client desires, he can add a driver ID accessory to the application, which would verify the identity of the person accessing the tanker contents. Ward added that the system can be further enhanced by adding the feature of checking if contents intended to be delivered to a specific location are on the right path or not.
Ashraf Mukri, the Commercial Director of Commercial Operation of Mukrico and iFleet services, expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the tanker monitoring technology, as he feels that it is extremely helpful in preventing oil thefts that are prevalent in Tanzania.