Carrier Transicold to supply telematics system for TRUs

Carrier Transicold to supply telematics system for TRUs

Carrier Transicold announced it will offer a customized telematics solution that 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 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,” 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.”

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,” 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.”

Marc Eisenberg, chief executive officer of ORBCOMM, said, “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.”

With field trials nearing completion, Carrier Transicold anticipates the full release of its telematics system in North America in 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and other regions worldwide.

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