Owners breathe a sigh of relief, pets can now fly stress-free

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  • Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

Pet owners the can monitor and talk to their travelling pets via devices such as smartphones.

Digi-Pet service, a new solution to take the stress out of air travel for pets and their owners, is now made available by information technology company, Unisys Corporation.

It provides pet owners the ability to monitor and talk to their pets via their personal devices such as smartphones. The service 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.

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 and Live Animals Regulations, the worldwide standard for transporting live animals to ensure all animals are transported safely.

The service can also 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. — Bernama

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