ORBCOMM launches cold chain monitoring system

ORBCOMM has launched the next generation of its cold chain monitoring solution which is available as a 3G or LTE cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version, enables fuel and temperature management, maintenance, logistics and regulatory compliance for refrigerated transport assets.

As part of ORBCOMM’s telematics solution that includes sensors, connectivity and the CargoWatch application  the compact, ruggedized PT 6000 enables visibility and control of cold chain operations to help ensure the integrity of temperature-controlled cargo as it moves along the supply chain.

ORBCOMM’s reefer management solution provides the temperature monitoring capabilities and records needed for compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization regulatory requirements, the company noted. The solution can remotely set reefer temperature, change reefer state, and initiate a defrost with two-way commands. It can also receive real-time alarms when specific conditions are detected, such as an active reefer is turned off, cargo area temperature deviates from the set points or does not match values specified by the order, an asset enters or exits a geofence, and rapid fuel loss is detected.

“In refrigerated trucking, it is critical for fleet owners to be compliant with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, and ORBCOMM’s technology provides the end-to-end visibility and control to meet these regulatory requirements and ensure the highest level of service throughout the cold chain,” said Craig Malone, executive vice president of product development. “We continue to see a migration toward IoT technology as part of our transportation customers’ core strategies to reduce costs and add efficiencies, and we are pleased to be the solution provider of choice for some of the biggest names in the industry.” 

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