Carrier Transicold, a specialist in refrigerated container solutions, recently announced enhancements to its TripLINK platform that will allow it to integrate with vessel-based wireless networks for improved shipboard cargo visibility. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
“Our latest software update significantly expands the current suite of monitoring and control capabilities of the TripLINK platform,” said Willy Yeo, director of marketing of Global Container Refrigeration at Carrier Transicold.
With TripLINK, refrigeration unit performance monitoring can be enhanced through live analytics, a beta feature for providing refrigeration unit health assessments in real time. Refrigeration unit health assessments help to identify potential service needs in advance so they can be addressed at the fleet’s convenience. As part of the live analytics suite, a new tool indicates if a refrigeration unit’s power source is within the ISO-specified range.
“By integrating with on-vessel wireless networks from leading providers, such as Wireless Maritime Services and Net Feasa Ltd., the TripLINK platform gives ship personnel insights into their TripLINK-equipped refrigerated containers onboard, including information about temperature, refrigeration unit operation and the container’s precise location on the vessel,” said Yeo. “For vessels with satellite communications capability, TripLINK data can now also be transmitted back to a fleet’s landside monitoring station while refrigerated containers are out at sea beyond the range of cellular service. This means more frequent updates about cargo and location around the globe, thereby giving asset operators and owners alike greater ease of mind, transparency and control over their refrigerated containers.”
Enabling integration with a ship’s local network requires installation of TripLINK vessel software. The software gives operators a set of control protocols and visibility through the TripLINK dashboard, which shows summary information about refrigerated containers. Additionally, the TripLINK vessel application enables ship crew to be notified of refrigeration unit alarms via handheld devices, if provided as part of the vessel’s wireless service.\
Another upgrade introduced with the latest software update is the ability to simultaneously send identical refrigeration unit commands, such as temperature setpoints, to multiple containers rather than one at a time.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
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