Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Serko Mobile now keeps tabs on your bags
Posted on 8-Sep-2015 11:12 | Tags Filed under: News



Serko Ltd. announced a new feature called ‘Bag Tracker’ that allows travellers to use Serko Mobile to keep track of their checked luggage while travelling.

Darrin Grafton, Serko CEO, says “With Bag Tracker Serko Mobile users no longer have to wonder whether their bags have made it onto the plane, or fight queues at the luggage carousel as their Serko Mobile app will now tell them exactly how far away their bags are.”

To use the new Bag Tracker feature, travellers simply ‘pair’ a small beacon with Serko Mobile and then drop the beacon into their luggage. Serko Mobile can track up to three tags simultaneously.

Darrin continues: “The Bag Tracker feature is really easy to use and is another way that Serko is helping to transform business travel, making it less stressful and more productive for our customers.”

The new Bag Tracker feature operates in two modes:
  • ‘Find My Bag’ which tells users how far away their bags are and if they are in range – up to 70 meters
  • ‘Carousel Mode’ which alerts the user when their bag comes into range on the carousel so that they do not have to fight the crowd.
Bag Tracker is being initially launched on iPhone and will be available for download from the App Store in September 2015.

The small, Low Energy Bluetooth (LEB) technology beacons by Estimote Beacons last up to one year without being charged. Users will soon be able to purchase tags online, or may be given them by their Travel Management Company. The Bag Tracker feature will be included in the free Serko Mobile subscription.

Future releases of Bag Tracker will check that the number of tagged bags is consistent with the airfare booked.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Pumpedd on 19-Feb-2017 21:21 (3046 replies)
Pages... 202 203 204


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Pumpedd on 19-Feb-2017 15:45 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Upgrade Home Wifi Network
Created by Dulouz, last reply by michaelmurfy on 19-Feb-2017 13:36 (14 replies)

Mobile networks - same network or split networks?
Created by mdf, last reply by BlakJak on 19-Feb-2017 22:55 (13 replies)

Is this an attempt to contract out of the CGA?
Created by dclegg, last reply by richms on 18-Feb-2017 15:48 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Anyone went from a dSLR to mirrorless for most of your photography?
Created by rayonline, last reply by Camden on 17-Feb-2017 22:02 (10 replies)

AntiVirus - If I have a choice?
Created by jackyleunght2002, last reply by Lias on 16-Feb-2017 17:48 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Lenovo NZ absolutely awful, or is it me?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by muttley68 on 18-Feb-2017 11:05 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3