Carrier Transicold to offer telematics system for TRUs

Carrier Transicold announced it will offer a customized telematics solution 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 value-added capabilities,” the company said.

Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

“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 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,” Appel said. “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.”

“We are pleased to have been chosen to support global refrigerated transport leader Carrier Transicold,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM. “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 said it anticipates the full release of its telematics solution in North America in 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and other regions around the world.

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