Reelables Unveils 5G-Enabled Smart Shipping Labels
Reelables introduces a groundbreaking 5G-enabled shipping label with built-in tracking, enhancing supply chain visibility and efficiency.
Reelables, a UK-based company, has developed the first shipping label embedded with a 5G tracking device. Launched in 2018 initially for freight forwarders, Reelables has now expanded into parcel delivery. Their technology allows users to print tracking labels on standard thermal barcode printers at scale. These innovative labels automatically collect location data from the cellular network, providing precise, real-time tracking without manual barcode scanning. The technology employs a thin-film manufacturing process with coated zinc batteries integrated into a paper-thin wireless circuit, differentiating it from conventional lithium battery-based trackers. This advancement is particularly beneficial for shipping time-sensitive, high-value goods, as it enhances supply chain visibility, reduces loss and theft, and increases accountability to customers.
Source: Freight Waves