TAMPA, Fla. — Transflo August 26 introduced Transflo Trailer Tracking, a solar-powered device that integrates into the Transflo Mobile+ platform to give fleet managers near real-time communications and GPS-based tracking of trailers, containers and other assets.
The TT600-series telematics device is manufactured by Flex. It’s compact, rugged, simple to install, and has a solar cell and back-up battery that lasts up to four months with no solar charge, according to Doug Schrier, vice president of product and innovation.
The unit provides complete transparency into the utilization, dwell time, and movements of critical assets.
“Adding asset tracking to the industry’s most powerful cloud-based business management and telematics platform lets Transflo Mobile+ users know precisely when and how their equipment is performing at any time, even when it’s not connected to a tractor or power source,” Schrier said. “Simply install it, turn it on, and the device begins working automatically.”
The TT600-series device has an efficient 4G Cat-M/NB-IoT LTE chipset with 2G backup for always-on two-way cellular communications. It produces one GPS fix per minute when in motion for a steady stream of location information, and the optional RS232/CAN connector allows advanced data capture from trailer sensors, including vehicle health and status, theft and tampering alerts, and remote reefer-unit control and temperature monitoring.
At 10.3 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches, the telematics unit uses little space and attaches to the trailer or other asset with just four rivets, screws, or bolts. The solar cell and large backup battery can provide virtually uninterrupted untethered power.
“Having the telematics device continuously report its location is ideal for trailer pools, ‘power-only’ freight, temperature-controlled fleets, and any operation where you want to eliminate unproductive time and improve communication with drivers, customers, administrators, and maintenance personnel,” Schrier said. “Because the unit is solar powered, it can be mounted to virtually any asset, which extends its value and versatility.”
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