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AT&T partners with Honeywell to deliver connected aircraft and freight solutions

AT&T and Honeywell announced they are collaborating to deliver internet of things (IoT) technology to aircraft and freight solutions in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia. AT&T said its global connectivity and IoT solutions combined with Honeywell’s technology offerings will help companies to improve reliability and boost operational efficiency.

“We have enjoyed a business relationship…for many years. Our IoT solutions are helping them to drive digital transformation in their transportation products,” said Joe Mosele, VP IoT Solutions, Business Development at AT&T. “Honeywell understands the value of connecting assets across its enterprise. Not only is Honeywell using data insights collected from its products to improve its own operations, but it’s also giving that technology to its customers to make informed decisions about their businesses.”

In the connected freight segment, AT&T’s IoT solution tracks and monitors critical shipments while they are in transit. Sensor tags attached to assets, pallets or individual packages not only provide location information, but also measure for shock and tilt, humidity, temperature and pressure changes. The U.S carrier said that logistics providers access a dashboard to receive status alerts and can react quickly to incidents that occur during shipment to prevent damage and loss.

The two partners are also offering solutions for connected aircrafts. The AT&T global network connects aircraft services while on the ground. Honeywell’s GoDirect family of products, provides operators, flight crews and maintenance teams with critical information to manage their services and network. These improve fleet management, flight safety, passenger experience, maintenance, flight operations, aircraft turnaround time and costs, AT&T said.

AT&T’s Control Center with the AT&T global network helps Honeywell better scale its aircraft and freight solutions in the U.S. and abroad. Honeywell and its customers can manage IoT connected assets remotely in a secure environment and automate data usage to control costs, the company said.

“Our IoT collaboration with AT&T is adding value to the transportation and logistics products we provide our customers across the globe,” said Sameer Agrawal, general manager of IoT Solutions for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “It gives logistics providers near real-time data insights about their shipments in-transit. And we can unleash a wide array of connected products and services for aircraft operators.”

Honeywell also utilizes AT&T services across a vast portfolio of solutions, including mobile, wireline, managed network services, teleconferencing, AT&T NetBond, AT&T Consulting, and traditional voice and data services.

Headquartered in New Jersey, Honeywell produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.

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