Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

ID Systems receives patent for cargo sensing system

Steve Rogerson
March 3, 2015
New Jersey based ID Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management, has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent & Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry van trailers and intermodal containers.
Integrating a battery-powered, light-based sensor with an ultrasonic cargo detector, the system is designed to improve cargo sensing accuracy, increase device battery life, and provide loaded and unloaded data without the need for an external door sensor.
"With this enhancement, our VeriWise trailer management system will provide critical, accurate information on loading-unloading cycle times for dry van trailers and intermodal containers – with cost-effective installation and minimal maintenance – to help our customers maximise their return on investment in their transportation assets," said Kenneth Ehrman, ID Systems' chairman and CEO. "We believe this addition to our patent portfolio will significantly enhance our competitive advantages in the dry van and intermodal container segments of our transportation asset management business."
ID Systems holds more than 75 patents related to its wireless M2M asset management systems.
Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Texas, Germany and the UK, the company provides wireless M2M products for securing, controlling, tracking and managing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers and cargo.