Safer, more environmentally friendly power source enables supply chain providers to meet requirements of buyers and shippers who want to go Li-Ion free

Tive, Inc. a leading Global Supply Chain visibility provider, announced the availability of the Tive Solo 5G™ Non Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Tracker.  Powered by Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, the new Tive Solo 5G tracker meets the requirements of supply chain buyers and shippers who decided to remove Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) powered recorders and trackers from all of their loads. Lithium-ion batteries have caused a number of safety and health related incidents over the years.

“Alpine Fresh has felt the growing demand for the removal of Lithium-Ion batteries from our customers and their supply chains. We are pleased to have found a safer and more environmentally friendly solution with Tive, Inc.,” said Ellie Ivey, Transportation Manager of Alpine Fresh, Inc.  “With the Non Lithium-Ion Tive Solo 5G, we get the same high accuracy monitoring and tracking on all our in-transit shipments, while meeting the safety and environmental standards our customers and the industry have been looking for.”

The Tive Solo 5G tracker, introduced in Q4 2019, was designed with the ability to replace Lithium-Ion batteries with safer, more environmentally friendly power sources. In June, Tive started shipping Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) powered trackers to suppliers affected by the new requirement. The new Tive Solo 5G is available in either a disposable single-use or multi-use option.

“Tive optimized the Solo 5G’s ultra-low power design to support the use of Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, a much safer option than Li-Ion because they do not contain high concentrations of toxic heavy metals. Tive has committed to remove Li-Ion batteries from its tracking and recording product line by the end of 2020,” said Tive CEO and founder Krenar Komoni.

The innovative Tive Solo 5G™ provides ultra-high accuracy of location, measures temperature, humidity, shock, and light exposure. Using the latest advancements in cellular technology, it reports in real-time to the Tive Data Cloud, automatically monitors and analyzes shipments, benchmarks carrier behavior, supports advanced geofencing, and critical sensor alerts.  The single-use Tive Solo 5G eliminates the headaches of complex reverse logistics operations.