FedEx expands SenseAware tracking service

Updated Jan 27, 2012

FedEx Corp. announced it is expanding the availability of its SenseAware powered by FedEx service designed to provide customers with near real-time tracking and increased visibility into their shipments. First announced in November 2009, the next-generation information service initially was available to customers in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Now it is available to customers in all industries.

SenseAware is a tracking service designed to provide near real-time data about customer shipments and the ability to share that information collaboratively with business partners. The multisensor device integrated with a Web-based application is designed to provide the shipment’s current location, temperature readings, when a shipment is opened or if the contents have been exposed to light, and relative humidity and barometric pressure readings.

FedEx says SenseAware can be adopted without infrastructure or large managed-service commitments, and its flexibility enables it to be used for single shipments or with large palletized shipments; customers can set up a shipment in the SenseAware application and place the activated device in the package before shipping.