Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe recently announced the European launch of the Trailer Tracks 200 solution, a standalone platform designed to automatically monitor both tethered and untethered trailers independent of a truck-based telematics system, providing carriers access to timely information about load status and trailer visibility. Information delivered by TT200 includes a map and address or location, the nearest city, the speed and route of the trailer and trailer connect/disconnect notification.
Qualcomm says TT200 operates in a variety of situations, including whether or not the trailer is connected to the truck, when a trailer is connected to a truck that does not have a telematics system on board, and when trailers are on the road or parked; this enables dispatchers to continue to receive information when the trailer is taken over by a subcontractor.
TT200 is designed to deliver near real-time information about the load status and location of one or a group of trailers through Qualcomm’s FleetVisor Web portal for European customers. Qualcomm says that by leveraging the same Web portal environment as its OmniExpress and Mobile Computing Platform 200 hardware platforms, customers in Europe will benefit from future host development and be able to manage all their assets through one single web portal.
TT200’s rugged design, with an IP69K protection index, means that it is resistant to vibrations, shocks, dust, humidity and severe weather conditions. Because of its compact size, TT200 can be concealed on the trailer’s chassis, keeping it away from potential hazards. TT200 is equipped with its own rechargeable battery, providing power supply for up to 30 days when the trailer is parked, and recharges when the trailer is connected to the truck.
“Trailer Tracks 200 has been designed for transport companies of any size that need to improve their trailer management capabilities,” says Bill Karnazes, managing director of Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe. “With TT200, dispatchers have a solution that provides full visibility to all their trailers, while also improving driver and tractor productivity and optimizing trailer inventory pools.”
TT200 already has been adopted by PØ Scandex, a provider of trade and shipping between France and Scandinavia and a client of Qualcomm since 1990. PØ Scandex was involved in the beta tests of the solution in Europe, and as a result, the company recently became Qualcomm’s first TT200 customer in Europe. PØ Scandex now is equipping its entire fleet of 300 trailers with TT200.