Cathexis secures logistics ­operations

November 2015 Transport (Industry)

Cathexis exhibited its VMS software at the recently held Hi-Tech Security Solutions Security in Warehousing and Transportation breakfast in Durban. Gus Brecher explains that the software has been developed to readily integrate with logistics management systems in a number of ways.

The first point of contact is in a warehouse environment where products or product containers are scanned into the database when they are logged in or out of the warehouse. Video footage pertaining to these transactions provides a visual record against the logged data and is extremely useful in terms of tracing damage to items or their theft.

A number of other warehouse solutions are available, including video analytics on perimeters for integration with either visible light or thermal cameras. The company also has a speed detection analytics solution for forklift trucks and counting algorithms for production lines. Brecher says that the speed detection analytics are particularly useful in preventing accidents and footage can be used in safety training programmes.

Cathexis has partnered with MiX Telematics to provide a complete fleet management system. MiX provides the fleet tracking element and management element in terms of driver behaviour, driving patterns, harsh braking and location of vehicles. Cathexis’ offering is a small mobile DVR with full audio and video which is placed in the truck cab and is activated when an event occurs and uploads the video via a cell network to alert the control room.

The system has proved so popular that the world’s largest logistics company and another sizeable logistics company have adopted it.

Cathexis offerings for the warehousing and logistics industries are able to readily integrate with third party products and assist in making control room environments more efficient by configuring automatic action on events.

For more information contact Cathexis Africa, +27(0)31 240 0800, [email protected],


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Cathexis demonstrates its ‘effective innovation’
Cathexis Technologies Technews Publishing Editor's Choice CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring News Integrated Solutions
Cathexis Africa recently held a roadshow with a stop in Johannesburg where Hi-Tech Security Solutions was invited to attend, along with many of the company’s partners and users.

Avoiding human error at ports
LD Africa Transport (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Products Logistics (Industry)
LD Africa introduced a local port to the AxxonSoft Port Security System ,a solution that helps overcome the element of human error and eliminate paperwork.

Numerous challenges for transport and logistics
Transport (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Security Services & Risk Management Logistics (Industry)
Operators are making significant investments in automation and digitalisation in order to address security concerns, improve loss prevention as well as efficiency, and reduce unit order costs.

Hybrid licence plate recognition
ZKTeco Products Access Control & Identity Management Transport (Industry) Logistics (Industry)
The ZKTeco LPRS2000 is a hybrid-recognition vehicle management terminal that combines the latest high-performance UHF reader.

A key to urban transport challenges
Axis Communications SA Transport (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Integrated Solutions Logistics (Industry)
There are many enabling technologies that can impact transportation in South Africa, but a good place to start is by considering the applications for smart physical technology with the ability to collect and respond to data.

Streamlining processes, integrating operations
Security Services & Risk Management Integrated Solutions Transport (Industry) Logistics (Industry)
With Trackforce Valiant, Airbus now has one single platform that connects its security guards, supervisors and management across its organisation.

Physical security at distribution centre
Turnstar Systems Transport (Industry) Access Control & Identity Management Products Logistics (Industry)
Turnstar’s Velocity Raptors create a high-security physical barrier at Massmart’s new 75 000 m2 distribution centre in Riversands, Johannesburg .

Cold chain integrity in real time
Technews Publishing Editor's Choice Asset Management, EAS, RFID IT infrastructure Transport (Industry) Logistics (Industry)
DeltaTrak offers real-time farm-to-fork IoT monitoring of the cold chain to ensure every step of the journey is recorded and verifiable via the cloud.

Security solutions that go the distance
Avigilon Logistics (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Asset Management, EAS, RFID Transport (Industry)
Avigilon self-learning video analytics help detect potentially critical events and issue an alert within the ACC dashboard, allowing officers to then verify event alarms.

Smollan partners with FleetDomain
Logistics (Industry) Asset Management, EAS, RFID Security Services & Risk Management Transport (Industry)
Smollan has been using FleetDomain to manage its fleet of around 2000 vehicles in South Africa, enabling it to contain costs and manage its fleet much more effectively.