SkyBitz has launched a new volumetric sensor with a high-resolution camera that offers remote asset management customers an new option for monitoring trailer capacity within the SkyBitz SmartTrailer ecosystem.
Equipped with a camera to provide clear images, the solution offers accurate volumetric calculations for total cubic space as well as total floor space. The availability of clear images along with volumetric data is designed to help customers improve trailer loading in order to maximize the usage of total cubic space.
The new capabilities enable users to quickly identify issues and communicate proper packaging methods with their shipping customers. With precise and accurate data, shippers and carriers can reduce damage claims, lost revenue and lost time associated with repackaging freight to help avoid those claims.
The device can be mounted on a loaded or unloaded trailer, with a full installation of the entire system in under an hour, according to SkyBitz. Images of the freight and any volumetric data are captured and viewable through the SkyBitz asset tracking portal, InSight, along with other contextual telematics data. Images can be captured based on the door sensor trigger, either on-demand or via a user-defined parameter through the portal, and are available for use in transport management systems from the SkyBitz cloud, or by importing the actual images into the customers’ system.
“Volumetrics data is critical to line haul customers that experience freight discrepancies such as load capacity issues, damage claims, or theft,” said Henry Popplewell, SkyBitz president. “Integrating this camera to our SmartTrailer ecosystem allows customers to identify exact cubic space and capture crystal clear images of freight, eliminating discrepancies that can lead to millions in lost revenue.”