Published On: Thu, Jun 19th, 2014

Brazilian Company propels into action Tracking Device for Lost Luggage

Telit Wireless Solutions

Recominte, a player in the aeronautic industry, declared that Telit Wireless Solutions, vendor of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, value-added services and solutions, is the M2M module supplier for the Tracer Tag, which is a high-tech portable tracking device.


Recominte’s avant-garde solution from its part is adept at tracking luggage both on the ground and in transit.

The Tracer Tag caters to an issue on the rise for airlines as well as their passengers. Previous year, as stated by a report courtesy SITA, the number of mishandled bags per 1,000 passengers was 6.96 — or 21.8 million mishandled bags worldwide in fiscal 2013.

Delayed and lost luggage cost the industry more than US$2 billion last year alone. Regardless of several enhancements, passengers with at least one connection are the most probable to arrive without their bag. Here, almost half of all delayed or lost bags come from transfer flights.

Up until now, the use of tracking devices to tackle this problem has been tricky due to strict airplane legislation and regulation for electronic and wireless communication devices. Recominte’s solution was designed to address these concerns by automatically shutting itself off when flying and turning itself back on when on the ground. The Company from its barrio claims that Tracer Tag integrates the Telit’s GL865-QUAD and JN3 modules to make available its best-in-class tracking solution.

The Telit GL865-QUAD is a GSM/GPRS module that comes with 4 GSM bands for global applications. By way of its ultra-compact design and extended temperature range, the Telit GL865-QUAD product is the perfect platform for high-volume m2m applications and mobile data devices.

Supplementary features such as integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and serial multiplexer extend functionality of the application at no additional cost.

The Telit JN3 is a GPS module that can be easily bundled with other Telit modules to afford a cost–effective, complete tracking solution.

If specifications are zeroed in, then the combination of GPS with cellular connectivity supports a solution capable of tracking with maximum sensitivity even in challenging environments like indoors, garages and urban canyons — making it perfect for use inside a bag transported by car, followed by train, bus or plane.

Tracer Tag is small and portable, with a battery life lasting up to 100 hours under good GPS reception conditions. The solution is also extremely robust and passed through nine resistance tests (MIL-STD-810G Standard), proving it can endure vibration, shock, extended temperature range, high humidity and low atmospheric pressure. Tracer Tag can also record any sudden falls and ambient temperature, important factors to determine where a possible damage to the baggage or cargo may have occurred, and essential when sensitive goods are involved such as electronic devices or perishable medicines.

“Telit offers the broadest range of modules on the market today,” alleged Paulo Schiphorst, CTO of the Tracer Tag project. Quipping that – “Their technology made Tracer Tag possible.”

“The solution provided by Recominte is a fine example of demand meeting ingenuity” According to Ricardo Buranello, director for Telit Latin America. Informing that – “Tracer Tag is a game changer and has the potential to achieve global success.”

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Jawed Akhtar

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Brazilian Company propels into action Tracking Device for Lost Luggage