Samsonite Partners with Panasonic to Launch Smart Luggage: USB Port, Fingerprint Lock, Weighing Scale

Samsonite and Panasonic have entered into a strategic partnership to create IoT-enabled Travel Suitcase that intelligently interacts with the consumer. Samsonite’s new product EVOA Tech is powered by the Panasonic’s Seekit Bluetooth Tracker that will enable customers to tag and track their luggage for a seamless experience.

Samsonite Smart Luggage

As of now, there is no information about the Pricing, Models and exact date of launch. The product will be launched in phases in over 15 countries including India, Thailand, Japan, Singapore Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Select countries in the Middle East, China, Indonesia, and Australia. This smart suitcase includes various different functions based on Bluetooth 5.0. Checkout them in detail below.

Samsonite Smart Suitcase

Samsonite Smart Luggage Features

  • Separation Indicator – Get notified as soon as the suitcase is separated.
  • Bi-directional Tracking – Find your phone by double pressing the button on the tracker.
  • Proximity Guidance – Helps you identify your suitcase easily by tapping the buzz button on app on your smartphone.
  • Selfie Button – Allows you to click selfies using the button on the tracker.
  • SOS Alert – Press the button on Seekit tracker thrice to send an SOS alert to up to 3 contacts with GPS location.
  • TSA-approved fingerprint lock – Quickly open the luggage by placing the recorded finger on the scanner. Supports upto 10 fingerprints
  • 3-digit Dial lock – Manual numbered locking system just like a regular suitcase
  • USB port – Charge phones on the go
  • Anti-theft zipper & aero trac suspension wheels
  • In-app language support – Japanese, Chinese, English, Korean

Apart from the Fingerrptin scanner and separation indicator, another important feature of the EVOA Tech range is the Integrated weighing scale that helps you keep your luggage within the weight allowance at the airport. The user-friendly system promptly displays weight in kilograms (kg) integrated into the side carry handle. You can even reverse the display direction with a click of a button, making it easy to read the weight without straining a muscle.

Samsonite EVOA5

Commenting on the partnership, President and CEO Panasonic India and South Asia, Mr. Manish Sharma, said, “We strongly believe that an association with key partners such as Samsonite not only gives us an opportunity to bring innovative technology offerings to a larger customer base but also expands our vision of connected ecosystem through our solutions-oriented approach. The IoT based solution was developed in-house at our Innovation centre in India, which works as an innovation hub central in developing technologically advanced and convenient solutions for our consumers across domestic and global markets.”

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