Carrier Transicold’s new Lynx Fleet platform now provides remote monitoring of mixed fleets, including those using refrigeration systems from multiple manufacturers, through a single interface.
The solution monitors container refrigeration systems as they move by sea and land, providing key information through a centralised data stream, aiming to improve visibility for shipping lines and their customers.
Willy Yeo, director of marketing, global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, said: “The latest upgrade to our Lynx Fleet platform fulfils an important aspect of our digital vision, enabling our customers to monitor all their refrigerated assets, not just their Carrier Transicold units, from a single cloud-based platform that is fully equipped with advanced analytics.
“For customers with mixed fleets, comprising both Carrier and non-Carrier units, this new capability is a powerful tool for fleet optimization and data monitoring.”
Relevant data from non-Carrier equipment will be displayed along with Carrier units on the Lynx dashboard, eliminating the need for fleet managers to toggle between separate platforms.
The platform monitors parameters including temperature and depending on unit options and sensors, humidity, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, along with providing alerts if preset parameters are exceeded.
Location data and geofencing with automated communication is also available to increase visibility of container location, including notifications when cargo crosses geofences created by the fleet manager.
Refrigeration unit health data is provided, based on equipment performance monitoring, to enable predictive analytics and actionable diagnostics.
The system can also be integrated with on-vessel wireless monitoring solutions, allowing vessel operators to view data on all Lynx Fleet-enabled containers onboard.
For vessels with satellite communications capability, this provides more frequent updates to a fleet’s landside monitoring station about cargo and container location around the globe.