Sky-Box on-board mobile network for industrial vehicles

March 15, 2008
Sky-Trax Incorporated is please to announce the official commercial release of the Sky-BoxTM.  Designed as a computing and connectivity module, the Sky-Box provides power to all aftermarket additions to any forklift, AGV, or other industrial vehicle. The Sky-Box also has the ability to receive transactional and/or location data from onboard sensors or transaction tools. This functionality combination creates and onboard mobile network; allowing all aftermarket vehicle additions to plug and play together with great ease.The basic function of the Sky-Box consists of the compact internal computer which gathers sensor data several times each second.  The data collected is then processed and depending on the application reveals vehicle location, load ID recorded and transaction data collected during a pick-up or put-away.  The Sky-Box communicates all data collected via a wireless connection with the “host-system” or WMS. Other internal Sky-Box components include a DC power converter, analog-to-digital signal conversion, and an Ethernet switch.The Sky-Trax Sky-Box is available for individual purchase and is also recommended as a power supply for Sky-Trax System and Skan-Free system components including the Optical Label Reader, Optical Position Sensor, Pallet Detector and Lift Height Sensor.