Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, today announced the introduction of new connectivity functionalities to its undermount self-powered truck refrigeration units. The Thermo King UT-Series units can now receive improved level of real time intelligence thanks to the TK BlueBox communication device and connectivity technology.
TK BlueBox communication device and Bluetooth® connectivity provides full, 24/7 visibility of the unit and load condition, remote monitoring and proactive control:
- Bluetooth enables the users within the connection’s range to remotely manage defrost, pre-trip, set point and additional operating mode settings.
- The unit can also be accessed and managed remotely from anywhere in the world through an internet connection as part of the Thermo King TracKing™ offering.
- The TK BlueBox telematics system can be accessed remotely through a free TK Reefer app on smart phone or Bluetooth-enabled device. This provides two-way communication that allows real-time unit management and access to critical data to ensure that the load is protected at all times.
“The TK BlueBox has already been available for our T-Series units. Now it’s also compatible with our under-mount, UT-Series range,” said Davide Previsdomini product manager at Thermo King. “Fleet managers and drivers will be able to remotely access vital unit data and get real-time notifications to ensure that the load is protected at all times and the unit is running at its most efficient. If they see something out of the ordinary, they can instantly address the issue to avoid any negative impact to the load.”
Thermo King UT-Series units already in operation, including UT SPECTRUM, UT XTREME HIGH AMBIENT, UT-Hybrid models can also start benefiting from the Thermo King Connected Solutions offering thanks to a quick installation of the TK BlueBox at one of the Thermo King dealers.