Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM
The standard Driver Information Center provides the driver with instant access to current trip data, including miles per gallon, engine and idle hours, idle percentage, and optimum rpm range for the engine. A sweet-spot indicator offers visual cues when the optimum rpm is reached, and a bar graph displays current mpg against trip average mpg.
The GPS Navigation System aids fleet and driver productivity by helping to reduce out-of-route miles. Standard with the Kenworth Diamond cab interior and optional on the Splendor cab interior, this system locates delivery addresses, multiple drop routes, Kenworth dealers, truckstops, and other points of interest.
The multiplex instrumentation system provides enhanced serviceability and reliability. Wiring behind the dash is now color-coded and numbered, and critical connections are maintained with positive locking connectors. The multiplex system is incorporated into a new dash that features large and chrome bezels. The dash has LED back-lighting in the face plate and pointers, and the dash rocker switches contain LED indicator lights. Visit www.kenworth.com for more information.
ReeferTrak offers dual-mode capability
StarTrak Systems, a subsidiary of Alanco Technologies Inc., has introduced the ReeferTrak RT6000 wireless monitoring and control system with dual-mode communications. Available for all Carrier Transicold and Thermo King transport refrigeration unit models, more than 2,000 RT6000 units currently in the field have gone through extensive testing to ensure product integrity and system reliability.
Standard capabilities of the dual-mode (satellite/cellular) RT6000 include:
High-bandwidth cellular coupled with ubiquitous satellite network communications.
Aggressive price point.
Tracking using a GPS Accuracy Enhancement Protocol that allows for accuracy to the dock door.
Refrigeration unit monitoring of all alarms, operational status, and battery condition.
Two-way remote configuration of single- and multi-temperature multi-zone trailers, including Override Power Control (patented), allowing the reefer to be turned on and off remotely, and pre-cooling automatic scheduling capability.
Over-the-air programming, eliminating the need for downtime to upgrade applications.
Tractor Identification & Tractor Connection States (patent pending).
Trip status updates, including Moving/Stationary, Loaded/Empty, and Pre-Cooling Notification.
Fuel monitoring capability detects fuel use, rapid fuel loss, refuel events, and tracking.
ReeferFence, an onboard geofence capability, allows users to create and remotely load 15,000 geofence points and track and manage assessorials and trailer dwell times.
Access www.alanco.com for more details.
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