Pallet Alliance, a leading innovator in comprehensive pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution companies, has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its revolutionary IntelliPallet platform, the industry’s first enterprise-scale pallet management service to integrate IoT-enabled location and environmental sensors into wooden pallets for greater supply chain and logistics visibility. The patent award (No. 506368778) marks a major breakthrough for the IntelliPallet IoT platform, which provides a wide range of flexible and economical wireless options, including the ability to integrate end-to-end IoT connectivity without requiring customers to convert their existing wooden pallet systems to more costly composite pallets.

“Our IntelliPallet platform has the potential to revolutionize how supply chain professionals operate within the logistics industry, considering that wooden pallets comprise more than 90% of today’s global palletized shipping market, and are significantly less expensive and more sustainable than engineered alternatives such as plastic or composite pallets,” said Mike Jones, a principal at Pallet Alliance. “With this patent, we look forward to expanding the prospective market opportunities for the IntelliPalletwhile strengthening Pallet Alliance’s presence within this emerging area of the logistics industry.”

Introduced in November 2019, the IntelliPallet technology is compatible with mobile (cellular), Bluetooth®, LoRa WAN, and Sigfox protocols, which enable Pallet Alliance to offer optimized pallet tracking solutions, including custom end-to-end IoT connectivity, location, and data analysis specifically based on customers’ needs. Given its extensive scope of wireless connectivity options, the IntelliPalletplatform is ideal for actively tracking pallets in both indoor and outdoor environments, and once installed, the integrated IoT module is virtually undetectable.