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The future of pallets

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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RM2 to present the future of IoT pallets at GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit at Mobile World Congress 2017.

RM2 International—the vertically-integrated innovator in pallet development, management and supply—chief technology officer David Simmons will present RM2ELIoT, the Electronic Link to the Internet of Things at this year’s GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 26, 2017. The presentation will take place at Hesperia Tower Hotel at 3:00 PM.

AT&T, Orange and other IoT leading companies will also be presenting their plans to launch and commercialize Mobile IoT networks in 2017, along with Huawei, a leading ecosystem provider,  at the Summit.

RM2 International has developed an IoT smart pallet solution designed to optimize supply chain visibility by providing granular data for segments of the supply chain from a pallet perspective. The solution comprises of a hardwearing composite pallet, RM2’s BLOCKPal and RM2ELIoT, a fully-integrated IoT location monitoring device based on the LTE-M cellular network.

The RM2ELIoT electronic module is designed to last up to a decade on a single power source, while the BLOCKPal pallet is designed to last over a hundred pallet trips before needing repairs.

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“By 2020, it’s projected over 50 billion supply chain devices will be IoT-enabled,” says RM2 chief technology officer David Simmons. “RM2ELIoT gives our clients the ability to capture and analyze large amounts of geo-location data in their supply chains down to the pallet level. This level of visibility and granularity can reveal new ways of managing supply chains, identifying bottlenecks, handling product recalls, improving security and highlighting many other supply chain inefficiencies.”

In 2016, RM2 joined AT&T’s LTE-M commercial pilot along with several enterprises and technology providers. AT&T launched North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in the San Francisco market to support the testing of AT&T’s LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network in October 2016. AT&T recognizes RM2 for its participation in the commercial LTE-M Pilot.

RM2 International S.A. specializes in pallet development, manufacture, supply and management to establish a leading presence in global pallet supply and improve the supply chain of manufacturing and distribution businesses through the effective and efficient use and management of composite pallets. For further information, visit www.rm2.com.

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