Starcom Tetis R


Tetis R is a sophisticated tracking system, designed for the purpose of monitoring and tracking dry and reefer containers, from the moment the container is sealed and until the container is opened when reaching its final destination.


Information about the location, condition and temperature of containers is presented in Real-Time, based on the settings and scheduling defined by the user and sent as an email or text message. Tetis R has also been especially designed for refrigerated cargo and integrates multiple sensors, including a highly sensitive temperature sensor which measures accuracy up to ±0.2°C. The system gathers accurate records of temperature, humidity and light at any desired time interval (e.g. once a day, every half hour or every 10 mins), which is stored and transmitted in parallel to the real-time data provided. By being able to monitor and manage the storage environment of containers and reefers, risk of damage and loss of freight can be significantly reduced.


Additionally, in a situation where an unexpected or significant event occurs, or one that deviates from a predefined setting, the system triggers an alert, so that all persons directly involved or interested in the shipment are informed of the event by receiving a notification in real-time. One can choose to receive alerts either by text message, by email or both. This feature enables all interested parties to address and problem-solve any issues that could affect the supply chain process.


Records of historical sensor conditions and alerts to special events can help to explain any incidents experienced during its journey from the moment the container was sealed, while allowing you to view its route on a map - All from the comfort of a computer or mobile device.


Information Available


  • Position of the container is provided by the GPS function; shown as a landmark on the map, an address or coordinate. 

  • Door open/closed. 

  • Battery charge level. 

  • Lighting level in the container; may indicate that the container door has been left open or imply that there has been an attempt to break-in. 

  • Temperature; mostly significant for temperature sensitive shipments. 

  • Humidity; mostly significant for humidity sensitive shipments. 

  • Impact; in order to warn about possible events of force or impact brought upon the container, including during loading and unloading


Key Features Of The System


  • A standalone unit operated by rechargeable batteries. 

  • Fast and easy installation by attaching the unit to the container door frame with a magnet.

  • A flexible system that can be fully configured to meet customer requirements, with regards to information, times and significant events in real time: 


Examples of real time alerts include: door open/closed, temperature high/low, humidity high/low, light on/off, battery charge level, location status and any combination of these.

The system can also be configured to automatically transmit an audit trail, which gives a complete history of all the stored events including deviations beyond configured ranges, or choose specific information details at specific locations/time frames, in addition to receiving alert notifications in real time.


  • The audit trail feature allows for tracking the entire journey on a map and includes a detailed report of all the recordings. Data cross-referencing has been made possible, so that one can easily switch between the data presented on the map and report if needed. 

  • Geo-fencing function raises notifications when a container has entered or left a location. 

  • The built-in accelerometer keeps you informed about changes in movement or events of impact. 

  • When the unit is out of coverage, all location and sensor information is saved to the memory and later transmitted once the unit is back in cellular coverage. 

  • A convenient option for forwarding information to authorized persons only. 

  • A web based system requiring a simple and easy installation process. 

  • A global system developed for multi-lingual users.


The Tetis R system serves and provides real time data to all parties interested in the delivery of a shipment, such as: logistics personnel, supply chain managers, sales, security, insurance, finance, suppliers, customers, shipping companies and customs. It allows all those involved, to coordinate their efforts to ensure that shipment obligations are being met, or in times of need, to take action immediately and in an orderly manner.


The features and functions made available by the Tetis R provide access to information that is reliable, accurate and delivered in real time, allowing them to keep track and monitor a wide array of parameters and situations. Ultimately, its performance gives full control over dry containers and reefers worldwide.




Tetis R's unique capabilities allows you to react quickly and confidently to unforeseen situations; preventing delays, or damage to shipments, which may lead to a loss of merchandise and ultimately a loss of money.

Here are just a few examples of its many unique applications:


High Risk/Value Cargo

These are goods that demand a higher standard of security:

  • High value items such as computer equipment, metals and electronic equipment. 

  • Items that have a high chance of being stolen owing to their physical attributes; being small, lightweight and easy to transport such as perfumes, cigarettes and smartphones. 

  • Security related cargo such as firearms or confidential equipment

Temperature Sensitive and Special Handling Cargo

These are goods that require monitoring and maintaining in special environmental conditions.

  • Perishable Cargo such as chilled fruits and vegetables or frozen meat and fish, all require a reefer with the utmost in system reliability in order to avoid spoilage. 
  • Healthcare and Chemical Supplies such as medical syringes or hazardous substances all require special handing to ensure safe delivery

Time Sensitive Cargo

These are shipments where the date of delivery is of particular importance and can include exhibition equipment, goods for a limited time (sales) or season related items.


Tetis R can serve as your electronic seal, monitoring and ensuring that your container and cargo arrive safely to its destination.

Tetis R lends itself uniquely to all these applications, as it allows you to observe and reach your goods from a distance. It enables you to have a true understanding of what is happening with your cargo – as and when it happens, and to overcome issues in real time if needed, so that the most reliable and efficient delivery from origin to destination, is made possible.