Combined solution increases operational efficiency, fleet up-time and improves on-time delivery
MINNEAPOLIS Sept. 10, 2013 - Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand ofIngersoll Rand, and Add On Systems (AOS), Inc., a leading provider of AS400/ iSeries software for the truckload carrier market, recently introduced the integration of Thermo King TracKingTM Telematics system with AOS' iSeries software.The combined solution increases operational efficiency, fleet up-time and improves on-time delivery.
TracKingTMis a sophisticated, web-based, refrigerated trailer and temperature monitoring system that provides end to end visibility of cargo and assets over the road, on rail cars and in the yard. This system enables refrigerated fleets to monitor assets, lower operating costs and improve response times while maintaining the highest food safety and quality standards.
"Valuable partnerships like the one with AOS are part of a robust third-party software integration plan that Thermo King has in place to ensure that TracKing meets our customers' need to optimize fleet performance," said Gayatri Abbott, director of smart products and telematics for Thermo King. "The integrated solution offers application compatibility which makes full fleet monitoring easier and more efficient by streaming fleet data to one system."
TracKing captures mission-critical data like cargo temperature, Thermo King refrigeration unit parameters, real-time alarms, trailer location, door openings and fuel levels that arecommunicated to the customer's host system fordisplay on AOS user screens. The AOS module notifies customers in near real-time when a refrigeration unit alarm or event occurs. TracKing and AOS customers who want cargo traceability to ensure food safety now have the flexibility of accessing their refrigerated fleet data in one system.
AOS users will continue to access the TracKing web interface for value-added features like remote download of the Thermo King controller and datalogger, remote OptiSetTM Plus to pre-set refrigeration unit parameters based on cargo profiles, Wi-Fi capability and have full two-way control over their refrigerated fleet.
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About Add On Systems, Inc.
Oklahoma City - Add On Systems (AOS) is a leading provider of AS400 / iSeries software for the truckload carrier market. Currently 150+ truckload carriers, most using either the Innovative IES® software or the TMW ETS TL2000® software, have implemented iSeries software and/or programming support from AOS. AOS provides several add-on modules that help reduce expenses or improve productivity/revenue. AOS Specializes in improving truckload carrier revenue! Add On Systems was established in 1993. For more information, visit http://www.addonsystems.com/.
About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®,Schlage®,Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.
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.
Joan Schimml, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand