Air Weigh unveils new trailer communication link

Eugene, OR-based Air-Weigh has expanded its ComLink trailer monitoring system with a new J-1708 connection so that data from trailer-mounted electronic devices can now be transmitted directly to the tractor cab. The ComLink J-1708 gateway is currently an option on Air-Weigh's truck and trailer scale products, but could be released to production as a stand-alone gateway system if there is market interest,

Eugene, OR-based Air-Weigh has expanded its ComLink trailer monitoring system with a new J-1708 connection so that data from trailer-mounted electronic devices can now be transmitted directly to the tractor cab.

The ComLink J-1708 gateway is currently an option on Air-Weigh's truck and trailer scale products, but could be released to production as a stand-alone gateway system if there is market interest, the company said.

First use of the ComLink J-1708 gateway will be to deliver brake stroke status and tire pressure data to an in-dash information display, Air Weigh said.

Data that might be transmitted in the future includes reefer temperature, trailer connectivity and a host of security and safety devices, the company added. Air-Weigh noted the J-1708 connection already transmits axle weight data to the tractor.

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