Carrier Transicold has enhanced its TripLINK data management platform for round the clock remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers.
The upgrade is designed to feature greater functionality, more actionable intelligence and customisable fleet control addressing a shipping line’s unique needs.
The enhancements include custom notifications based on user-created parameters to show unit status, alarms or location.
Geofencing is also included, combined with notifications for real-time insights as to when units enter or exit a port or specific location, indicating unit dwell time.
Another feature is data downloads enabling wireless downloads of trip information from reefers using Carrier’s native DataLINE Connect (.dcx) format, which is the standard for reporting and verification purposes.
Willy Yeo, director of marketing, global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, said: “The TripLINK platform gives our customers customisable, centralised and highly detailed visibility into their regionally or globally deployed Carrier Transicold equipment.
The TripLINK platform, which was launched in November, comprises hardware and software modules that enable customers to remotely track container refrigeration equipment location, performance and health, as well as cargo status, through an interactive digital dashboard, accessible via an internet-connected PC, smartphone or tablet.
Telematics integration and a cloud-based architecture are meant to help ensure information is updated so users can make informed decisions about their fleet operations.
With the new notification capability, users can choose to receive immediate email updates in addition to alerts via the TripLINK platform website. Notifications can also signal alarm conditions or provide diagnostic alerts when a refrigeration unit is in transit.
When the optional TripWise diagnostic software is used, notifications about refrigeration system component operation can be intelligently generated, helping shipping lines plan needed equipment inspections or equipment tests when the unit arrives in port.
Using the new wireless data download feature, users can then collect information from individual containers to better understand an alarm event. Historical sensor readings, event logs, alarm summaries and much more can also be accessed.