As the trucking industry makes greater use of GPS services and telematics for fleet management, practical new uses are being employed for refrigeration equipment. A new third-party protocol for Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit controllers is expanding the universe of telematics providers that offer services compatible with equipment by Carrier, a business unit of United Technologies Corp.
The growing list of telematics providers offering services compatible with Carrier's DataTrak protocol includes:
- Qualcomm Inc
- StarTrak LLC
- Terion Inc
- PAR Logistics Management Systems
- Satamatics Ltd
- InterLink Logistics Technologies
DataTrak is a software upgrade for Carrier's truck and trailer unit controllers that allows microprocessor information to be extracted via the providers' telematics systems.
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