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Supply Side: Nexsyst 360, Durabook

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Nexsyst 360 selects Nexxiot to digitalize 5,000 grain transport containers. Also, Durabook supplies Metra with S15AB laptop computers.

Nexsyst 360

Nexsyst 360 announced March 7 that it has partnered with Nexxiot to digitalize its entire fleet of grain shipping contains with zero-maintenance IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity hardware, “enabling real-time transport intelligence across the entire journey with user services made available through the company’s Traceable AG, LLC software solution.”

According to Nexsyst 360, Traceable AG, LLC links farmers, buyers and retailer/consumers who use the company’s ‘smart’ NexBox container to “drive higher standards in farm produce transportation and accountability.” Nexxiot hardware and software, when combined with the NexBox container and Traceable AG platform, the company says, “enables improved farm-to-consumer security, efficiency and provenance monitoring, and provides next-level quality assurance.”

Nexyst 360 will deploy 5,000 of Nexxiot’s Globehopper IoT gateways and Cargo Monitors (cargo condition monitoring sensors). These devices, the company says, will enable Nexyst 360’s/Traceable AG customers to “benefit from the latest innovations in Asset Intelligence technology, including real-time monitoring of location and cargo conditions.” Stakeholders receive supply chain insights and customizable alerts around risks and events that require intervention based on real-time data.

Nexyst 360’s unique NexBox container and digital services are made available via the Traceable AG, LLC platform to increase food security and human safety from loading to delivery. By mounting Globehopper gateways to the container’s exterior and including Cargo Monitors inside each container, Nexyst 360 says the company makes it possible for its customers to “achieve inside-out visibility of assets to optimize food supply chain processes and support the highest standards of food transportation in the world.”

“This partnership with Nexxiot is an important milestone for Nexyst 360 and Traceable AG, LLC, as it encompasses the complete digitalization of our transatlantic fleet,” said Robert Ankeny, Operations Manager and Partner at Nexyst 360 and Traceable AG, LLC. “We make it possible for our agricultural customers to maintain a high-quality product from the field to the point of delivery. We are the link between the farmers and the market, and this new capability sets the bar for grain transportation quality by focusing on accountability, transparency, and speed,” Ankeny said.

According to Nexsyst 360, these containers covered more than one million miles in the past five months, carrying more than 11 million pounds (5 million kg) of grain and food products globally. The digitalization of this fleet, the company says, is a “significant step–supporting a deep commitment to quality control for the benefit of grain producers and consumers.”

“We are changing the future of grain transportation and are excited that Nexxiot is able to equip our client’s fleet to ensure visibility throughout the entire shipment journey,” said Nexxiot Executive Vice President of US Operations Kenneth Mannka.


Durabook announced March 7 that it is supplying Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail system, with its rugged S15AB laptop computers, which according to Sasha Wang, President, Durabook Americas, has already “endured being rattled, bumped, dropped, and exposed to drastic temperature extremes–both brutal cold and stifling heat and humidity.”

“We continually update the S15AB so that it offers technically forward capabilities in addition to its rugged reliability,” said Wang. “This includes features favored by Metra, including port configurability, sunlight-readable display, high-definition digital video and audio output, and full mobility and seamless connectivity.

“Metra runs nearly 24/7 and asks a lot of all its equipment, from trains to laptops used in the field where Chicago weather can be extreme,” said Metra Sr. Car Inspector Aaron Schulz. “We are using the Durabook S15AB, the thinnest and lightest 15.6” model in its class, that also offers the latest technology. Going forward Metra plans to provide some of our users with the Durabook S14I rugged laptop, and to introduce some executives and managers to the Durabook U11 rugged tablet.”

According to Durabook, the S14I rugged laptop is engineered to combine military-grade durability, field-worker functionality, computing performance, and long battery life. The computer features the latest 11th Generation Intel® CPUs and class-leading 4’ drop spec.

The Durabook U11 rugged tablet packs productivity features in its extremely compact and rugged exterior, including a detachable keyboard and generous space for further expansion. Designed as the only fanless tablet in its class, it provides an extra level of security and reliability for today’s mobile workforce.

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