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Thermo King Launches Cellular Version of TracKing Asset Tracking and Management System

(Minneapolis - September 17, 2009) - Thermo King announces the launch of the TracKing cellular web-enabled temperature management system. This new system will complement the existing TracKing satellite system. TracKing is a wireless asset management system which provides the ability to real-time monitor and track untethered units in a fleet. Utilizing cellular, satellite and Internet technology, TracKing also has the ability to interact and control. All of this is available on-demand, from almost any location, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

TracKing provides the ability to monitor an entire fleet's actual position and route history at regular intervals, or on-demand. It provides the pertinent information needed to schedule, control and manage operations of any size, and improves overall asset utilization and fleet productivity. TracKing also provides added security. With its alarm and notification features, along with the mapping and dealer locator, TracKing can greatly reduce losses and risks by ensuring that temperature-sensitive products are transported at the correct temperature. These risk reductions may even qualify for reduced insurance rates. Food safety and freshness are also enhanced, driving greater customer satisfaction and greater profits for fleet owners.

TracKing cellular works best for local and regional distribution customers, and TracKing satellite is the choice for cross-country carriers and rail customers. Applications for both systems include frozen and fresh produce, meat, packaged foods, dairy, pharmaceutical products, flowers, ice and sensitive equipment and machinery.

TracKing allows for monitoring through a secure website where all data is available, eliminating the need for costly software. Remote diagnostics on demand are provided along with multiple reports to improve efficiency. Mapping of vehicle locations is available with both systems, and geo-fencing within the maps is available on the cellular system, along with the ability to monitor route history within a fleet at predetermined intervals or on-demand.

"The TracKing product line allows our customers to turn raw data into information to manage their assets," says John Habermann, telematics product manager for Thermo King. "The net result is that we are enabling our customers to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively."


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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