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Low-bandwidth messaging can bridge the IoT/cloud air gap to increase security

Where is my package? Even today, this question is not always easily answered. At most, you can usually tell that a consignment of goods is somewhere between point A and point B. But where? Maybe the average person doesn’t need to know the exact whereabouts of their Amazon parcel but for businesses moving high-value cargos around the world, it’s a different story. It pays to know exactly where something is and how long it’s going to take to get to its destination. Wherever in the world that may be.

The logistics supply chain is an ever-evolving beast, unrecognisable from only a few years ago. The requirements of the end-user in every imaginable sector has placed further emphasis on the 24/7, 365 days a year business model, for the millions of goods that are transported around the world every day on the roads, rail, oceans and in the skies.

The customer now demands that their goods are delivered quicker than ever before, due to the increasing pressures placed on every stage of the supply chain. This is no more evident that in the worldwide logistics and transport sector, which is estimated to be worth €2.7 trillion.

While logistics suppliers hope for the best and plan for the worst, absolute visibility of the item’s whereabouts is required at all times to recover the asset(s), when things do go wrong.

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