Carrier Transicold will offer a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units to help fleets manage refrigerated assets remotely, the company announced.
“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,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “Adoption of telematics by the transport industry has evolved rapidly and is now an important tool for fleet management.”
The telematics solution is designed to enable remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics, data management and other capabilities to manage refrigerated units. Orbcomm was selected to develop the system according to the design and qualification requirements of Carrier Transicold.
“We launched this initiative in response to customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs,” said Appel. “The system can be factory-installed and will be supported by our authorized 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.”
The system is currently undergoing field trials and Carrier Transicold expects it to be fully available in North America by 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and other markets.
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