ibright reefer monitoring system
helps carriers improve bottom line
Mar 21, 2011 7:00 AM
The ibright telemetry system from International Telematics provides an advanced refrigerated monitoring system that, together with other features of the ibright system, can substantially enhance the financial and operating performance of transporters of chilled and frozen products.
Features of the ibright system include:
•Integration with control modules of refrigerated units from major manufacturers
•Real-time monitoring and alerting when compartment temperatures move outside of the set temperature ranges
•Real-time monitoring and alerting of Reefer APU status including engine hours, fuel levels, and other diagnostic information
•Two-way communication to allow key operating settings, including temperature, to be modified remotely
•Combined playback of reefer temperature, trouble code alerts, vehicle speed, and driver alerts and location
•The small size of the ibright unit (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.4") allows for easy installation in the control box
Other vehicle management capabilities include:
•Fuel efficiency and the range of driver and vehicle factors that determine fuel use
•Tire life and the range of driver and vehicle factors that directly impact tire wear
•Engine status and diagnostic trouble alerting
•Vehicle utilization with location and landmark (geofence) capabilities
•Trailer fleet management, tracking, and utilization
•Customer satisfaction criteria such as responsivity, load quality control, and reliability
•Ability to send instructions to vehicle systems such as for idle kill or temperature setting
•Driver messaging and routing
•Over-the-air status of vehicle systems such as engine diagnostics
•Carbon emission reporting
•Management of regulatory compliance including hours of service and state fuel tax
•Driver log-on, ID, and status
•Safety factor alerting, monitoring, and management
•Accident alerting and playback
If monitoring is only necessary when tethered, the reefer can be monitored from the ibright unit installed on the tractor or truck; if monitoring is necessary when untethered, the reefer can be monitored from a separate ibright unit on the reefer. Driver performance (speeding, swerving, cornering, or acceleration) and location can be monitored from the reefer if the tractor (eg, when being driven on contract) does not have a monitoring system. A refrigerated unit health report can be forwarded to a dealer to provide for pro-active maintenance and rapid response to reefer malfunction.
For more details, phone +1-64-6688-2350 or +64-9379-7211, or access www.internationaltelematics.com.
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