Mark-It debuts WAM-D at APL reefer terminal

May 1, 2009
Mark-It Services has successfully deployed its WAM-D wireless asset management system at APL’s Global Gateway Central Terminal in Oakland CA.

Mark-It Services has successfully deployed its WAM-D wireless asset management system at APL’s Global Gateway Central Terminal in Oakland CA. APL’s combination wheeled and racked reefer depot operation was a suitable match for implementing Mark-It’s WAM-D device and technology.

For the first time, this WAM-D technology gave APL staff remote control of reefers passing through the terminal facility—all from an office desk or laptop in a monitoring van or service truck. There was no need for APL’s reefer monitoring crew to climb ladders or go into the reefer rack to check functionality. With the WAM-D’s successful launch, APL discovered a strong potential for the Mark-It technology, which will be tapped and used for future reefer operations.

WAM-D is a compact, high-volume data acquisition control device that provides efficient power management. It consists of a detachable wireless device (WAM-D tag) that connects directly to the reefer’s external data port. While connected, the WAM-D provides full two-way communications with the reefer micro so the terminal has full visibility and control of that reefer from the comfort and safety of the office or while traveling and accessing via a laptop.

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