Aperia launches new Halo Connect version at TMC

Aperia's Halo Connect i3 installed on a wheel end.

Aperia Technologies introduced the Halo Connect i3 for medium- and heavy-duty fleets on Monday at the American Trucking Association's Technology and Maintenance Council meeting in New Orleans. 

The Halo Connect i3 is an integrated, intelligent automatic inflation solution. It goes beyond ATIS and TPMS offerings, the company says, offering integrated pressure sensing, remote pressure set point adjustments, configurable alerts and customized inflation settings. 

"It's a whole bunch of firsts for the market," says Aperia Chief Commercial Officer Ralph Dimenna.  

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The Halo Connect i3 has Bluetooth, RF, CAN, GPS and LTE connectivity, allowing for two-way communication and seamless integration with other devices and fleet management systems. 

"However you want to run your tire program, the way you want to run it," Dimenna says. 

Pressure monitoring is integrated into the Halo tire inflator, eliminating the need for separate TPMS sensors. Dimenna says that's a first in the industry, allowing fleets complete control of all truck and trailer wheel positions. 

"Imagine receiving customized, real-time alerts for abnormal tire pressure, temperature or vibration issues," Dimenna says. "This allows you to monitor performance, minimize costly roadside breakdowns and make adjustments to your tire program with over-the-air communication." 

Dimmena says Aperia has more than a million tires and a hundred billion miles under management, and the company has used that decade of experience to inform the Connect i3. The new Halo Connect works on tires as small as 17 inches, with the possibility it could work on some 16.5-inch tires, depending on the wheel end. 

Aperia says Halo Connect keeps tire inflation accurate, improving rolling resistance and reducing emissions and increasing miles per gallon. The system can also improve uptime, reducing road calls and tire-related breakdowns. More tire information and better maintenance also improves driver safety, sustainability, and, ultimately, profitability, Dimenna says. 

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