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Sensors 2016, 16(3), 355; doi:10.3390/s16030355

XpertTrack: Precision Autonomous Measuring Device Developed for Real Time Shipments Tracker

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Applied Electronics Department, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, George Baritiu 26-28, Cluj Napoca 400114, Romania
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Information Technology in Electronics Research and Development Center, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, George Baritiu 26-28, Cluj Napoca 400114, Romania
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Lives International 3, Rue Jules Guesde, Levallois Perret, Paris 92300, France
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Academic Editor: Mihai Lazarescu
Received: 15 January 2016 / Revised: 3 March 2016 / Accepted: 7 March 2016 / Published: 10 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data in the IoT: from Sensing to Meaning)
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Abstract

This paper proposes a software and hardware solution for real time condition monitoring applications. The proposed device, called XpertTrack, exchanges data through the GPRS protocol over a GSM network and monitories temperature and vibrations of critical merchandise during commercial shipments anywhere on the globe. Another feature of this real time tracker is to provide GPS and GSM positioning with a precision of 10 m or less. In order to interpret the condition of the merchandise, the data acquisition, analysis and visualization are done with 0.1 °C accuracy for the temperature sensor, and 10 levels of shock sensitivity for the acceleration sensor. In addition to this, the architecture allows increasing the number and the types of sensors, so that companies can use this flexible solution to monitor a large percentage of their fleet. View Full-Text
Keywords: real time tracker; remote monitoring of shipments; wireless networks; acceleration and temperature sensors; low power devices; Round Robin real time tracker; remote monitoring of shipments; wireless networks; acceleration and temperature sensors; low power devices; Round Robin
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Viman, L.; Daraban, M.; Fizesan, R.; Iuonas, M. XpertTrack: Precision Autonomous Measuring Device Developed for Real Time Shipments Tracker. Sensors 2016, 16, 355.

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