Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) announced Wednesday its Smart7 integrated telematics hub is now available to fleets across North America to be installed on new build trailers and can be retrofitted to existing units. PCT says the Smart7 tracks and manages all trailer health sensors using one device and one platform.
PCT says the Smart7 delivers a real-time comprehensive view of the status of a trailer using one integrated telematics hub, with all of the data available in one clean and consolidated web or mobile device user interface.
The tool is an integrated 7-way nose box with a cellular gateway, GPS tracker, and sensor hub all-in-one that maintains continuous 4G-LTE communication from the trailer. It is as easy to install as Phillips standard nose boxes and requires no additional harnessing or electrical connections. Additionally, accessing the vast capabilities of the Smart7 with easy-to-connect communication from Phillips Connect sensors or sensors from leading manufacturers will give fleets total awareness of their trailers, delivering tremendous ROI by increasing revenue, improving driver uptime, and reducing CSA violations, the company says.
“The introduction of the Smart7 is the end-result of Phillips Connect’s more than five-year product development work to simplify and standardize trailer telematics," says Rob Phillips, founder and CEO, PCT. "Our goal from the beginning was to create a single platform that could work with all suppliers’ sensors using one data plan, and to give our fleet customers a simple way to avoid downtime surprises and to get the most from their assets. The Phillips history is to listen to our customer and then deliver the best solution. We are confident that the Smart7 and the Phillips Connect platform is the right solution for smart trailer capabilities.”
Depending on the needs of the fleet, through the Smart7, PCT says customers can choose to monitor the status of a wide range of trailer operations. Light Out√, ABS Fault√ and Remote Pre√ come standard in the Smart7. Fleets also can monitor trailer doors, tire pressure, cargo status, air tank pressure, ATIS regulator pressure, wheel end temperatures and vibrations, trailer tails, weight, ABS lamps and ATIS lamps.
The Smart7 will also be able to remotely control the Phillips Connect SmartLock theft-deterring gladhand and SmartLock door locks. And PCT says SmartPair can be included to provide tractor-trailer pairing and eliminate the chance of a driver moving the wrong trailer by mistake. Some sensor options will require the IntelliSense harness.