22 May 2018 | Aeroventic
Honeywell and AT&T Collaborate on Connected Freight and Connected Aircraft Solutions

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IoT solutions provide shippers with critical information about cargo and also improve aircraft safety, turnaround time and costs

FORT MILL, S.C., Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that it is collaborating with AT&T to use the Internet of Things for a range of solutions that help companies improve productivity, reliability and asset performance.

Honeywell is working with AT&T to deploy IoT technology to Honeywell’s Connected Freight and Connected Aircraft solutions.

“Our IoT collaboration with AT&T is adding value to the transportation and logistics products we provide our customers across the globe,” said Sameer Agrawal, general manager of IIoT solutions for Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business. “It gives logistics providers near real-time data insights about their shipments in-transit. And we can unleash a wide array of connected products and services for aircraft operators.”

Honeywell’s Connected Freight solution is a scalable platform that tracks and monitors critical shipments while in transit. Cost effective sensor tags are attached to assets, pallets or individual packages to provide location information while also measuring a range of condition changes, such as shock and tilt, humidity, temperature, light and pressure. The sensors are interconnected using a mesh network protocol, which enables them to efficiently communicate data back to a nearby centralized gateway device.

Logistics providers access a dashboard to receive status alerts and can react quickly to incidents that occur during shipment to prevent damage and loss.

With the Connected Aircraft, Honeywell is using the AT&T global network to connect aircraft services while on the ground. Honeywell’s GoDirect™ family, which is the industry’s most complete portfolio of more than 50 value-adding aviation services and applications, provides operators, flight crews and maintenance teams with critical information to manage their services and network. These services improve fleet management, flight safety, passenger experience, maintenance, flight operations, aircraft turnaround time and costs.

“We have enjoyed a business relationship with Honeywell for many years. Our IoT solutions are helping them to drive digital transformation in their transportation products,” said Joe Mosele, vice president of IoT Solutions, Business Development at AT&T. “Honeywell understands the value of connecting assets across its enterprise. Not only is Honeywell using data insights collected from its products to improve its own operations, but it’s also giving that technology to its customers to make informed decisions about their businesses.”

Using AT&T’s Control Center with the AT&T global network, Honeywell can better scale its aircraft and freight solutions in the U.S. and abroad. This also helps manage IoT connected assets remotely in a secure environment and automate data usage to control costs.

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