Telematics now standard on popular Carrier Transicold units

Carrier Transicold is making telematics a standard feature on its most popular trailer refrigeration units – the X4 and Vector 8000 series units.

The related web-based interface ensures cold chain assets are always visible through a central data stream, delivering information about trailer temperatures, locations and movement. And the platform can also be used to remotely control reefer settings.

Carrier Transicold reefer units
(Photo: Carrier Transicold)

Depending on the configurations and service plans, the telematics can be used to monitor temperatures, performance, fuel, and door switches. Automatic notifications can be triggered when trailers enter and leave geofenced areas, while wireless data transfers are available to remotely manage setpoints, pre-trip diagnostic routines, hands-free trailer pre-cooling, and more. Real-time alerts can be triggered if a warning condition occurs while a unit is in service.

Three plans are available – monitor alone; two-way monitor and control; and monitor and enhanced control, which adds capabilities for data downloads and remote software updates.

Standard hardware includes a 4G LTE communications module, antenna and wiring harness. Options include fuel sensors, temperature probes, door switches, and solar panels.

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