Phillips Connect debuts four smart trailer kits

IoT trailer options from Phillips

Phillips Connect announced Thursday it has assembled four powerful IoT: Internet of Trailers kits, allowing fleets of all sizes to seamlessly convert to smart trailers. Smart trailer technology enables real-time diagnostics, fault detection, and trend reporting - increasing transparency and maximizing efficiency.

Jim Epler, executive vice president at Phillips Connect, has spent over a decade studying some of the largest fleets in North America with the goal of “future-proofing” their operations by equipping them with innovative tech products and telematics. As a result of that work, Phillips Connect says it has identified four smart trailer kits designed to increase fleet efficiency, uptime, safety, and ROI even for smaller fleets that have limited resources to add telematics solutions.

The company says each kit has an average payback of 12 months and an average ROI of 500% after 10 years. Phillips Connect smart trailer kits save fleets money fast.

The company describes the four kits as follows:

  • Tires are one of the highest expenses for a fleet. The Phillips Connect Smart upgrade kit includes TPMS and easily installs in just 30 minutes, saving serious costs and allowing fleets to monitor their tire health, preventing early replacement and downtime.
  • The Phillips Connect Smarter Kit features the hidden/under-trailer installed StealthNet gateway to avoid theft with TPMS, ABS Fault Code, Door and CargoVision to give fleets an extra level of monitoring capabilities and can be installed in under one hour.
  • Understand a fleet from the inside out with the Phillips Connect Smartest Kit with StealthNet gateway, CAN communication, TPMS, ABS Fault Code, Door, CargoVision, and ATIS Lamp. It can also be installed in just one hour.
  • Finally, the Phillips Connect Brilliant Kit enhances fleet operations to the fullest, featuring an array of sensors and data providing a complete picture of a trailer’s health.  Phillips Connect Smart7 gateway, CAN communication, TPMS, ABS Fault Code, Door, CargoVision, ATIS Lamp, AirTank, ATIS Regulator and Light Out. This product has an OEM installation.

Like all Phillips Connect products, the company says the IoT kits communicate to its Connect1 platform that provides complete fleet analytics in real-time with easy reporting, on-demand notifications, historical trends to assist with maintenance schedules and predictive analysis, geo-fencing, and customization for each fleet’s individual needs.

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