Transics teams up with Thermo King to integrate tracking into latest version of TX-CONNECT back office software

New release of Transics back office software offers single-interface access to real-time view on drivers, trucks as well as trailers controlled by TracKing

Fleet management expert Transics announces the integration of TracKing, the telematics solution of Thermo King, into the latest release of its TX-CONNECT back office platform. By integrating the TracKing telematics unit into TX-CONNECT 9.0, Transics and Thermo King provide planners, dispatchers, management, etc. access in the back office with single-interface access to information on all their fleet-related assets, vehicles as well as trailers. With this all-in-one approach, both market leaders cater to the ever-growing market demand for user-friendly fleet management solutions that help foster productivity and efficiency.

Established in 1938, Thermo King is the global leader in transport temperature control systems for the transport industry. Its TracKing telematics system gives transporters of perishable goods visibility of their assets from their desktop. “Having real-time temperature, location and alarm information on their refrigerated fleets increases their operational efficiency,” said Michel Hamrouni, Thermo King’s Telematics & Accessories Manager. “Just like the TX-MAX on-board computers from Transics do, in fact. Hence came the idea of combining our trailer-related information with that of the on-board computers, and having Transics visualise this data in the TX-CONNECT back office platform.”

One single back office platform

Besides status and location information from the TX-MAX on-board computers, everyone concerned in the back office gets access to details on the real-time as well as historical position and status of trailers monitored by TracKing, from their familiar TX-CONNECT interface. In addition, real-time information on the conditions in the refrigeration unit and the predefined set points of the cooling unit is available. If there is no deviation from the specified temperature, dispatchers immediately get an alarm. On top of that, TracKing reports are integrated into the TX-CONNECT reporting module and included in temperature reports. More and more customers demand such reports, to gain insight into the temperature history of their goods during shipment.

Genuine market interest

“We pride ourselves in the research and development of market-leading innovative solutions that offer our customers the most reliable, efficient and effective products. The cooperation with Transics, which is just as dedicated to innovation as we are, perfectly fits this strategy,” Hamrouni continued.

Walter Mastelinck, CEO of Transics: “Taking into account the feedback of our customers, our R&D team has developed a whole series of new features for TX-CONNECT 9.0, such as integration into freight exchange, implementation of toll roads and costs into route calculation, etc. – all designed to help our clients work more effectively. The integration with TracKing is definitely a distinct asset. I am delighted to collaborate with one of the market leaders in temperature control systems and am confident that our joint customers will appreciate this innovation.”

Transics experts will be available at IAA in Hannover from September 20th to 27th next (stand number D65, hall 25) to give a demo of the new TX- CONNECT 9.0 and answer all questions on Transics’ products and services.

Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, was founded in 1938 and leads the world in manufacturing and innovating transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and rail cars. Thermo King currently operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centres worldwide. Sales and service are provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. www.europe.thermoking.com

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.