CarrierWeb Launches Two-Way Reefer Control

May 28, 2009
Its information management service offers real-time, two-way control of refrigerated units.

Information management service provider CarrierWeb announced ReeferMate, a control and refrigeration monitoring technology it says allows real-time, two-way communictions and control for fleet managers to manage and control all refrigerated transportation assets.

ReeferMate interfaces directly to the microprocessor controllers of refrigerated (reefer) units provided by all major manufacturers. It is built with rugged, weatherproof components and is mounted in the cowling of the reefer compartment–all wiring, cabling and connectors are included–to support always-on monitoring. The unit ties directly into the reefer power source or via the 7-way hitch, allowing real-time position, fuel and door monitoring when the reefer is turned off.

“Our ALWAYS-ON technology has been adopted by fleet owners who recognize that tracking, monitoring and communication technology is a key component in making better business decisions, protecting assets and cargo, and producing visible results to improve the bottom line,” stated John Marous, president and chief executive officer of CarrierWeb.

Key to the ReeferMate control solution is the two-way communication and control, with up-to-the-minute reefer status information. Precise wireless monitoring and real-time control of temperature protects loads from spoiling, thereby reducing freight claims, ensuring cargo security and improving insurance risks and rates. ReeferMate provides monitoring and control of reefer status, including operating state, temperatures, alarms and alarm disposition clearing, power and battery status, and fuel level. Exception event information is reported in real time to any user and the can be configured to be delivered to the appropriate personnel. For example, it can deliver exception events such as on-time status and fuel changes to operations, route deviations to safety, financial parameters to finance and executive management. All information can be integrated into a fleets’ internal operations system in addition to being available on CarrierWeb’s web site.

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