Fleet Visibility and Control Enhanced in Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions Telematics Platform for Refrigerated Operations
Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions™ telematics platform for remote monitoring of refrigerated trucks and trailers has been improved with features for greater functionality, including a new web-based dashboard that provides critical fleet information for better decision making. The eSolutions platform helps refrigerated transporters operate more efficiently by improving visibility of their cold chain assets and intelligently providing a centralized data stream about transport refrigeration units (TRUs).
“The eSolutions platform not only gives connected fleets detailed information about their refrigerated hauls, but it also supplies more comprehensive information about their Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration unit operation than third-party telematics systems,” said David Brondum, director of service, Carrier Transicold. “We call this remarkable fleet intelligence ‘TRU IQ.’ In addition to providing critical data, such as temperatures, location and movement of refrigerated assets, the eSolutions platform can provide analytics and diagnostic information about a fleet’s Carrier Transicold refrigeration units.”
The new dashboard has widgets that provide an at-a-glance overview of the fleet based on key parameters such as critical fuel levels, movement, refrigeration system operating mode and whether parked assets are running on diesel, which will be helpful for fleets subject to idling restrictions. Fleet managers can use the widgets to find specific information about individual units.
Geofencing capabilities have been improved and, when two-way control capabilities are enabled, can allow for creation of customized automatic responses and notifications by email and text.
The enhanced live map mode now offers filter buttons, so managers can isolate and view units by a range of criteria. For example, users can pinpoint units that are not in service, units running in frozen mode, units in an alarm state or some combination of filters. Additionally, fleet managers can zoom in on specific refrigerated assets to see highly detailed information about refrigeration unit operation, movement and direction.
Going forward, Carrier’s new Lynx™ digital platform will enable application support to expand and enhance the automation capabilities of the eSolutions platform.
The system has the advantage of being fully supported coast-to-coast by Carrier Transicold’s dealer network.
The basic eSolutions package provides essential monitoring services. The second tier adds two-way control to remotely adjust setpoints and operating modes. The third tier adds data downloads, remote software updates and the ability to upload IntelliSet™ control configurations.
For additional details about Carrier Transicold's eSolutions telematics platform visit carrier.com/esolutions or turn to the experts in Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network.