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Thermo King enhances TRU connectivity

June 5, 2023
New BlueBox Lite device offers European customers with vehicle-powered refrigeration units a cost-efficient way to obtain temperature, position, and reefer data.

Thermo King recently introduced the BlueBox Lite telematics device designed to enhance the connectivity of vehicle-powered refrigeration units in Europe.

With the BlueBox Lite device, customers can unlock a more cost-efficient way to not only obtain temperature and position data, but also critical information from the transport refrigeration unit’s (TRU’s) control system, including setpoints, alarms, and hours of operation. BlueBox Lite features 4G connectivity, allowing customers to access data through the Thermo King TracKing web portal, TK Reefer, or integrate it with a third-party platform or back-end system.

“Connectivity is something not to be missed for companies looking to improve the efficiency of their cold chain operations,” Mike McEnnis, portfolio leader for product management, said in a news release. “By introducing the BlueBox Lite telematics device for our V-Series, VX-Series, and B-Series range, we want to make it easier for our customers to take advantage of the data and make their operations smarter. The BlueBox Lite is a plug-and-play, 4G solution that gives them a cost-efficient and easy way to receive real time intelligence on the operation of their refrigerated vehicle.”

Other key features of BlueBox Lite include:

  • Near real-time data access thanks to the 5-minute logging interval availability for improved response times
  • Plug-and-play solution reducing the installation time, with no requirement for a separate datalogger to obtain temperature data. Unlike other telematics solutions with temperature probes, BlueBox Lite is easily installed and connected directly to the TRU’s controller
  • EN12830 compatible solution if combined with the optional TouchLog datalogger
  • Two-way command for setpoint change to allow remote control of load temperature
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