A Story of S's: Sentinel, Sidewalk, and Supply Chain Optimization


Founded in 2005 as “SAVR”, supply chain asset management, monitoring and tracking platform now known as OnAsset has roots deep in the soils of healthcare, aviation, and other high-flying (pun intended) sectors. As both a hardware and software OEM, it is OnAsset’s mission to deliver piece-level tracking across all modes of transportation in environmentally sustainable ways. (For context, the term “piece-level tracking” is most easily defined as insight into customers’ shipments so they can see where each piece of each given shipment is located, as well as what condition it’s in.)

As of this article’s publication, OnAsset’s commitments have led to 17 patents and a 95% approval rate by airlines worldwide. With products being utilized in more than 170 countries, it’s clear that OnAsset is no stranger to expansion.

Today, that’s precisely what our news covers; specifically, OnAsset and its new product that expands into the territory of one of the most dominant megacorps and household names on the planet: Amazon.

Set to launch later this quarter, OnAsset’s newest product – a.k.a. the Sentinel 200 – is the latest cutting-edge iteration of the company’s Sentinel product line, and it is able to use Amazon Sidewalk for logistics-focused use cases.

To date, OnAsset’s Sentinel products have been successful in monitoring hundreds of thousands of shipments and assets daily. Compact, cost-effective, and with multi-year battery lives, these devices are equipped with temperature, humidity, light, shock, and motion sensors that provide granular, real-time data on the location, status, and chain-of-custody of assets and shipments moving through the global supply chain.

Imagine devices integrated into various forms of packaging, pallets, and containers. Via this integration, these become digitized assets; supply chain managers can more easily control inventory and track usage intelligence as the device-integrated assets are in transit. This washes senses of reassurance over OnAsset’s customers; they recognize the quality and efficiency of the logistical processes at play here. (Sentinel products are validated for use in CFR, GxP, and FDA regulated supply chains, making them ideal for both commercial and consumer users.)

And, as mentioned, the Sentinel 200 can now operate on Amazon Sidewalk. This means that OnAsset is assuring even more connectivity for and visibility into critical shipments and assets.

This also isn’t the first time we’ve penned news about Amazon Sidewalk, as of late; IoT provider Quectel has released its Sidewalk-compatible KG100S module, for example. News pieces like these will surely continue pouring out, given that Amazon has invited developers to test it. (With Sidewalk extending to 90% of the U.S. population – plus the free test kits being provided upon request), more companies nationwide and beyond will want a piece of this offer.

“Working together with Amazon,” said Adam Crossno, OnAsset’s CEO, “we’re thrilled to announce the Sentinel 200. It’s a step forward in the world of more visible supply chain asset tracking, and Sidewalk provides vast coverage in that final-mile-of-delivery step, which is so important to our customers. Compatible with Sidewalk, we believe that the Sentinel 200 is ideal for any business in search of deeper, streamlined operations.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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