Carrier Transicold Providing Telematics System

Carrier Transicold has completed field trials for a customized telematics solution that will add advanced capabilities for its transport refrigeration units (TRUs). “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. was selected to develop the system according to design and qualification requirements specified by Carrier Transicold. The Carrier Transicold 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 that will harness powerful features already found in the Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit microprocessor controls.

“We launched this initiative in direct response to customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs,” Appel said. “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.”

Carrier Transicold anticipates the full release of its telematics solution in North America in 2017.

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