KUALA LUMPUR – Unisys Corporation announces Digi-Pet, a new solution designed to take the stress out of transporting pets in aircraft cargo holds by providing pet owners with the ability to monitor and talk to their pets via their personal devices such as smartphones.
Unisys Digi-Pet uses Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology via smart sensors attached to the pet’s kennel or carry case to monitor and transmit key metrics such as temperature, oxygen levels, vibration and light, and automatically alert the pet owner and airline staff if any factors require action.
It will automatically alert the pet owner and airline staff if any of the factors requires action.
Unisys senior industry director of Freight Solutions, Venkatesh Pazhyanur, in a statement, said the IoT technology enabled airlines to offer niche pet travel services, hence allowing them to enter and capture a high yield growing market while improving customer experience and loyalty.
Digi-Pet is part of the Digistics by Unisys suite of innovative digital logistics solutions for air cargo carriers where 20 global carriers that subscribe to Unisys Digistics transport more than 180,000 animals annually.
Digi-Pet assists airlines to comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations (LAR), the worldwide standard for transporting live animals to ensure all animals are transported safely and humanely by monitoring the pet’s environmental conditions from the point of drop-off through to delivery to the final destination.
In addition to transporting domestic pets, this service can be used by shippers and carriers that transport other animal cargo such as horses, day-old chicks or hatching eggs, which require consistent heat, oxygen and light.
To find out if an airline offers this service, pet owners should contact the airline passenger division of the airport they wish to depart from.