Carrier Transicold To Launch Telematics Solution
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has been selected to develop the system…
Basically, Telematics is the branch of information technology that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerised information. However, in parlance with Logistics, Telematics refers to connected fleet management. It’s a boon to the fleet managers as it helps in detailed tracking of the position of the vehicle, routes taken, its status and the driver’s activities on real time basis.
Now, Carrier Transicold, a part of UTC Climate, a company that helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility, will start offering a customised telematics solution. The sol ution will deliver advanced capabilities for its Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs).
The new telematics solution will help fleets manage their refrigerated assets by enabling remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics, data management and other value-added capabilities.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide an advanced two-way wireless communications system, uniquely qualified for truck and trailer units and backed by our comprehensive dealer support network. Adoption of telematics by the transport industry has evolved rapidly and is now an important tool for fleet management,” says David Appel, President, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems.
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine and internet of things solutions, was selected to develop the system according to design and qualification requirements specified by Carrier Transicold.
“We launched this initiative in response to customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs," reveals Appel.
He further adds, "The system can be factory-installed and will be supported by our authorised dealer network. ORBCOMM’s experience with remote monitoring and control solutions for mobile assets complements our expertise in transport refrigeration systems. Its expansive satellite and cellular capabilities provide the scale needed to support Carrier Transicold TRUs.”
“We are pleased to have been chosen to support global refrigerated transport leader Carrier Transicold. ORBCOMM’s technologies and knowledge will provide Carrier Transicold’s customers with tools to better track and monitor their shipments,” comments Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM.
With field trials nearing completion, Carrier Transicold anticipates the full release of its telematics solution in North America in 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and other regions around the world.
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