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Tuesday, February 20 2018 - 09:00
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New Unisys Digi-Pet(TM) Service Enables Pet Owners to Monitor and Chat with Their Pets When Transporting them on Airlines
SYDNEY, Feb. 20, 2018/Medianet International-AsiaNet/

----Sensors that continuously monitor comfort, automated alerts, live video 
streaming and voice chat remove the stress of air travel for pets and their 
owners

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) (http://www.unisys.com/) announces Digi-Pet(TM) 
( 
http://www.unisys.com/offerings/industry-solutions/transportation-industry-solutions/logistics-solutions/digi-pet 
) ,  a new solution designed to take the stress out of transporting pets in 
aircraft cargo holds by providing pet owners with the ability to monitor and 
talk to their pets via their personal devices such as smartphones. Digi-Pet 
enables airlines to offer niche pet transport services featuring a high quality 
customer experience for both the pet and pet owner.

Unisys Digi-Pet uses Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology via smart sensors 
attached to the pet’s kennel or carry case to monitor and transmit key metrics 
such as temperature, oxygen levels, vibration and light, and automatically 
alert the pet owner and airline staff if any factors require action.

Pet owners can also subscribe to live video streaming, photos and voice 
exchanges so that they can see and talk to their pet via an app on their smart 
phone or tablet.

"We are emotionally attached to our pets and it can be distressing to be 
separated from them when travelling by air," said Venkatesh Pazhyanur, senior 
industry director of Freight Solutions for Unisys. "Large pets – whether 
accompanied or not – must travel in the cargo hold. Unisys Digi-Pet uses IoT 
sensors to provide pet owners with full visibility of their pet’s comfort and 
the environmental conditions, as well as enabling them to talk to their pet – 
calming both the pet and owner."

Digi-Pet is part of the Digistics(TM)( http://www.unisys.com/digistics ) by 
Unisys suite of innovative digital logistics solutions for air cargo carriers. 
The 20 global carriers that subscribe to Unisys Digistics transport more than 
180,000 animals annually. 

"Unisys Digi-Pet uses innovative IoT technology to enable air carriers to offer 
niche pet travel services, allowing them to enter and capture a high yield 
growing market while improving customer experience and loyalty as pet owners 
don’t need to find specialized pet or other transport modes for their needs," 
said Mr Pazhyanur.

Digi-Pet assists airlines to comply with the International Air Transport 
Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations (LAR)( 
http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/live-animals/Pages/index.aspx) , the 
worldwide standard for transporting live animals to ensure all animals are 
transported safely and humanely by monitoring the pet’s environmental 
conditions from the point of drop-off through to delivery to the final 
destination. 

In addition to transporting domestic pets, this service can be used by shippers 
and carriers that transport other animal cargo such as horses, day-old chicks 
or hatching eggs, which require consistent heat, oxygen and light.

To find out if an airline offers this service pet owners should contact the 
airline passenger division of the airport they wish to depart from.

Unisys debuted Digi-Pet at Air Cargo India ( 
http://www.stattimes.com/ACI2018/index.php ), in Mumbai. 

About Unisys 

Unisys is a global information technology company that specialises in providing 
industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in 
the government, financial services and commercial markets. Unisys offerings 
include security solutions, advanced data analytics, cloud and infrastructure 
services, application services and application and server software. For more 
information, visit: www.unisys.com. 

About Unisys Asia Pacific

In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions to clients in more than 
15 countries across the region. For more information visit: www.unisys.co.in. 
Follow us on twitter @UnisysAPAC, LinkedIn, and in China on: 
www.weibo.com/unisyschina and WeChat Official Account: Unisys China.

CONTACT: Asia Pacific: Claire Hosegood, 
+61 411 253 663, claire.hosegood@au.unisys.com

SOURCE: Unisys

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