Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces the TK BlueBox connectivity technology to its T-Series range of self-powered transport refrigeration units.
Part of the Thermo King TracKing telematics offering, the TK BlueBox communication device can be accessed through the TracKing web portal, or through the TK Reefer and TK Notify mobile apps on a smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled device. This allows fleet managers and drivers to remotely access vital unit data and get real-time notifications to ensure that the load is protected at all times and the unit is running at its most efficient. Drivers can monitor cargo temperatures and the reefer even when they are away from the vehicle during deliveries or on a break.
Colm O’Grady, product manager at Thermo King says: “With this new solution on our T-Series range fleet managers and business owners will receive improved level of real time intelligence on the operation of their refrigerated vehicle. The TK BlueBox device gathers data from multiple sensors and transfers all data to the central TracKing platform over the air. This gives fleet managers the capability to see things like unit operating and temperature status or temperature set-point, all from one central location. If they see something out of the ordinary, they can instantly address the issue to avoid any negative impact to the load.“