E.J. Brooks and System Planning Corporation Team Up to Offer Advanced Cargo Security and Monitoring System Solutions

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 31 -- E.J. Brooks Company of Livingston, New Jersey, the world's leader in mechanical, tamper evident security seals, and System Planning Corporation (SPC), a Washington DC metro area based high technology firm today announced their plans to jointly offer satellite, GPS and cellular tracking and monitoring products to provide improved security and 24x7 visibility for cargo and other assets in transit worldwide.

Brooks is the world's only manufacturer that produces proven, reliable; ISO-compliant, patented mechanical components for electronic seals that work with RFID, GPS or cellular technology. Brooks now has multiple e-seals to suit a variety of electronic security and tracking purposes which connects logistics visibility to container security.

The jointly offered Brooks GlobalTrak® Product Family will include a range of asset monitoring devices equipped with a suite of sensors that communicates location, condition, and security status through variety of cell, satellite, or wireless LAN to a network communications center called the Information Management Bureau (IMB). It is a unique product offering in so far as it simultaneously (1) tracks container assets; (2) monitors container conditions relating to temperature, humidity, light source and acoustics; and (3) will alert the stakeholder(s) in real time if the container door has been breached.

The system can be applied in a covert or overt manner, and will allow Brooks' GPS ready e-seals such the ISO 17712 compliant bolt or the indicative Hyperion electronic strap seal, to be monitored electronically through the ZigBee(TM) wireless protocol. The readings will be reported through Brooks GlobalTrak® to the IMB communication center where stakeholders will have real-time access to the location, security status, and condition of their shipments. The e-seal products have been cost consciously designed to utilize reusable electronics with replaceable bolts and straps.

For additional security protection, Brooks GlobalTrak® can also be fitted with specialized and optional sensors to address issues relating to radiation, chemical, explosives, and biological agents' detection.

As the demand for supply chain management technology grows, the need for electronic solutions combining visibility tracking, the monitoring of supply conditions and container intrusion detection will increase and provide cost effective security to the logistics process. The Brooks GlobalTrak® products will allow shippers, carriers, retailers, banks, and logistics providers to protect their cargo and, as stakeholders instruct, alert authorities "in real time" when intrusion has occurred and before reaching cross border inspection points.

Brooks GlobalTrak® has been designed for rail, trucking and ocean carrier use. Please visit us and take a closer look at the following upcoming trade events: Container Tracking & Security Fair, November 7-8th in Dubai, UAE; Transcomp Intermodal Expo, November 11-14 in Atlanta, GA or Intermodal Transport & Logistics Show December 4-6th in Amsterdam, NV.

About E.J. Brooks Company

Founded in 1873, E.J. Brooks Company is an ISO 9001-2000 registered company. Brooks, the only C-TPAT validated seal manufacturer, is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of ISO 17712-compliant high security intermodal bolts and cable seals as well as tamper evident indicative security seals. For 130 years, Brooks' innovative products have been used by a diverse number of industries to safeguard their revenue and assets. Brooks provides security seals and locking devices to the transportation, retail, money handling, chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The company is based in Livingston, N.J., and has 13 operating units, including locations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, Spain, India, Singapore and China. Visit Brooks and subsidiaries online at http://www.ejbrooks.com/

About System Planning Corporation

System Planning Corporation was founded in 1970 to provide the government with solutions to complex security problems through the application of systems engineering concepts. For 37 years, SPC has been a research/studies organization focusing on arms control, nuclear weapons, and advanced technologies. SPC also designs and builds specialty "low-observables" radars. SPC initiated development of the GlobalTrak® system in response to the post- 9/11 threat environment and adapted the system for supply chain visibility commercial applications. Visit SPC and GlobalTrak at www.sysplan.com/ or http://www.globaltrak.com/


E.J. Brooks
Richard Kirk
+1 973 597 2935

Joe McKinney
+1 703 351 8284

Source: E.J. Brooks Company

Web site: http://www.ejbrooks.com/

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