Analyzing Temperature

Download cold: New telematics system for analyzing temperature in cold chain Kiel, 27.07.2012. The Telematikanbieter download presents a new solution for temperature monitoring in semitrailers by means of transponders on the commercial vehicle IAA (20-27 September 2012) in Hanover under the name download cold. The RFID system can control multiple climates and is available in three variants, which differ in terms of data storage and transmission. Download cold is a wireless solution on RFID-based register of temperatures in the cargo hold. Per vehicle, up to four measuring sensors can be installed so that multiple climate zones or areas of the body can be monitored. The active transponder is equipped with a battery, which only has to be changed depending on the configuration after three to four years. The system is certified according to DIN EN 12830.

The standard defines the requirements for temperature recorders for use in supply chains. The robust measurement sensors have been specially designed for use under toughest conditions developed, are dust – and waterproof, and correspond to the protection class IP 68. (Source: Clinton Family). download cold is available in three versions: ‘Package 1’ consists of the required number of measuring sensors and an RFID receiver to read out the data on the premises. The receiver is mounted for example in the area of ramps and loading gates outside and independent of the vehicle. As soon as the receiver approaches the trailer equipped with measuring sensors, are automatically transferred to the Telematikserver the files and there is available.

‘Package 2’ of download cold consists of the measuring sensors and telematics-box ‘VehcoConnect’, with the temperature data can be read from and via GPRS mobile transfer in real time to the headquarters or a Web server. The version of ‘Package 3’ is a complete solution, which sent the temperature data over the download onboard computer in the cab in real time at the headquarters. Thus, the driver can control the temperature itself, set temperature profiles and receive alerts. In addition, he offers On-board computer according to download features such as driving and rest periods, messages, navigation or EcoDriving. Driving and diesel consumption can be optimized with EcoDriving. Also here, both the driver and fleet management have access to the data. Areas of speed, acceleration and delay intensity are determined individually per vehicle and presented. Also, the share may be expelled by braking and coasting. Driver-related individual evaluations with style details and behavior trends can be create in fleet management. The driver get on-board with crisp notes where they can orient based on bar graphs in traffic light colours on the large display. Here it goes to the message.