SkyBitz and StarTrak launch reefer solution

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SkyBitz, a satellite-based asset tracking and information management service provider, in partnership with StarTrak Systems, a provider of transport refrigeration wireless monitoring and control services, launched the SkyBitz Reefer Control Solution, an affordable refrigeration monitoring and control technology at the 70th Annual Truckload Carriers Association Convention, March 1-4, in Nassau Bahamas.

The SkyBitz Reefer Control enables fleet managers to monitor, manage and control all of their reefer assets from any desktop. By integrating the SkyBitz GLS 210 Mobile Terminal with StarTrak’s ReeferTrak module, SkyBitz Reefer Control adds visibility to any reefer business with the benefits of coverage provided by satellite technology at an aggressive price point – under $1,000 per trailer – says Roni Taylor executive vice president marketing for SkyBitz.

The SkyBitz Reefer Control solution offers customers the combined benefits of satellite communications and tracking solution with proven, two-way control system available for all types of transport refrigeration configurations from StarTrak.

SkyBitz Reefer Control adds the ReeferTrak innovation to its current broad suite of intelligent sensors developed by SkyBitz. Key to the SkyBitz Reefer Control Solution is the ability to offer two-way communication and control with up-to-the-minute microprocessor information.

Through the ReeferTrak module, the SkyBitz Reefer Control system interfaces directly to the microprocessors of reefer units provided by all major manufacturers. The affordable monitoring of reefer status includes features such as operating state, temperatures, alarms, battery condition, fuel level, etc., and two-way control functionality to change reefer temperature set-point, clear alarms, etc. This advanced functionality is all visible via the SkyBitz Web Site Application, InSight, the company says.

Homaira Akbari, chief executive officer of SkyBitz, said the company’s successes in the trucking industry are being expanded to additional vertical markets such as oil and gas and marine.

“We will continue to penetrate markets where there is synergy for customers looking to better manage their global assets,” she said.