California-based Talon Companies will market the new-generation container tracking device named GlobalTrak developed by Virginia-based System Planning Corporation (SPC), a research and technology firm.
Mobile readers incorporated in the GlobalTrak devices are capable of managing passive or active RFID-tagged inventory. The Information Management Bureau (IMB), a web- based, secure portal helps GlobalTrak customers in monitoring their valued assets continuously. The IMBs business process can be used by these customers to reduce safety stock, lower special handling expenses and improve inventory management. They can also automate the delivery notification process and at the same time reduce insurance expenses that occur due to decreased losses and correctly attributing the responsibility.
According to Ron Williams, an ex-Secret Service Agent and CEO of Talon, GlobalTrak is the right system that offers a total tracking tool for safeguarding the clients’ valuable assets. Williams is well aware of the significance of marketing a device that provides the most affordable, flexible and comprehensive cargo tracking system and supply chain management system in the industry. The real-time location and information pertaining to the transit assets’ condition is provided by the tracking unit via cell or satellite.
The GlobalTrak was developed to deal with the national security concerns related to the millions of containers passing through and entering the U.S. each year. As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Safe Commerce Program, the device has been tested on two routes. The device offers security for crucial inventory shipments, hazardous materials, high value assets and condition and time critical cargoes.