XATA debuts new reefer
Oct 20, 2009 9:23 AM
XATA Corporation announced the release of a new reefer management and temperature monitoring system that integrates with its XATANET fleet management tools. This capability is the first phase of XATA’s trailer-related roadmap slated for rollout beginning in 2009.
Fleets now face increasing pressure to follow strict temperature standards to ensure that food is not spoiled during transport. On the cost-saving side, they must also optimize reefer fuel usage and overall reefer fleet utilization, among other issues. XATA’s new reefer management system integrates with XATANET and provides fleets with tools to track temperature data throughout a delivery and to ensure they are getting the most efficient use from their reefer fleets.
To provide this system to the market, XATA is teaming up with reefer providers to integrate reefer data with XATANET. Similarly, in line with its hardware-independence strategy, a specialized, trailer-mounted computer will collect and communicate reefer data back to the XATANET web host.
“As refrigerated fleets continue to invest in technology to ensure refrigerated product gets to its destination on time, reefer optimization and temperature monitoring are critical,” said Tom Flies, senior vice-president, product management. “To help meet this need, this enhanced solution gives our customers even more visibility in to their fleets to ensure time sensitive customer needs are met.”
The combined temperature data is presented in a multi-color graph format to indicate temperature status. Another feature of the system is a detailed report that provides specific temperature information at points all through the delivery process. This report shows the goods were delivered within the proper refrigeration guidelines and timetable.
For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282.
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