Phillips Connect has entered into an exclusive agreement with STE North America LLC for its new TPMS sensor based on Micro.sp technology.
Phillips Connect says the technology’s energy consumption is 300% more efficient compared with Bluetooth and other RF technology.
Phillips Connect’s first product using Micro.sp technology is its integrated tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors which will transmit reliable 24/7 tire health information through any Phillips Connect Smart Trailer Gateway.
The company says they are simple to install, give quick feedback of data, reduce cost and complexity and do not have to be removed to add air to the tire.
With a small pass-through transmitter embedded directly into the air hose the new Micro.sp TPMS sensor sends tire pressure information as well as optional air tank and ATIS regulator pressure twice a day or on-demand, depending upon whether the trailer is parked in a yard or coupled to a tractor, as part of complete trailer health reporting through the Phillips Connect integrated cellular gateway, the company says. This reported data reveals specific problems that need to be addressed before a trailer is dispatched.
Phillips Connect is now taking pre-orders for its eight-year Micro.sp TPMS sensors. The sensors can be installed in less than one minute per tire, and stay with the asset throughout its life when used with Phillips Connect hoses, the company says.