The Belgium company European Datacomm has developed a new Container Security Device (CSD) to the market. The device called EDC77 provides communication on GPRS (GSM technology) and satellite. Currently EDC77 is using Iridium as its satellite communications provider.
EDC77 employs the latest in sensor technology to include door, light, temperature, humidity, vibration and shock sensors. The EDC78, expected early 2011, will also include radiation sensors. The EDC77’s authorized agent feature which identifies electronically the accountable persons verifying the cargo and its quantity at "stuffing" and at opening at destination.
The new CSD was put into use immediately by the European Union's CM program and is expected to be adopted soon in certain Asian markets and in the United States.