Truck and trailer pairing among Phillips Connect Technologies solutions

From tractor-trailer pairing to security: Phillips Connect Technologies details telematics solutions

The new Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) products introduced during TMC press conference are designed to operate in an open platform, that can interface with non-PCT telematics gateways and with any supplier sensor, or with PCT supplied sensors or a combination of both.

PCT’s user interface displays a dashboard of fleet assets, giving the ability to narrow in on asset data in order to diagnose components and sensors. PCT discussed the release of a new advance query tool that can be used in mapping, reporting maintenance scheduling, and can be optimized for messaging and alerting, customized to the individual fleet.

The products discussed included:

SmartPair

Phillips Connect Technologies said that SmartPair enables tractor/trailer pairing. When the asset is attached to tractor power, the SmartPair will immediately start looking for nearby sensors. Any tractor with the SmartPair will be picked up by PCT’s tracking products. Multiple layers of logic are included when making the pairing—so if more than one tractor is present, the right tractor is paired with the trailer.

Phillips Connect Technologies Smart7

Smart7 expands on Phillips’ trailer nosebox by adding solar to the lid, a large-capacity battery, and an ABS decoder chip. It also includes PCT’s telematics gateway for GPS and communicating and reporting on multiple health sensors like light out detection, door open/closed, tire status, cargo status, air tank and trailer tail status, SmartLock Gladhand status, tractor pairing, and weight status. The Smart7 also has PCT’s patented remote Pre-Check feature built-in.

Pre-Check Smart System

Functioning through the Smart7™, Pre-Check Smart System allows fleet operators to run a diagnostic on trailer status from a remote location, the company stated. With the ability to view the trailer’s health remotely, fleet operators can dispatch healthy assets and reroute flagged assets for scheduled maintenance.

IntelliSense Harness System

This is an integrated, seven-way smart harness that allows multiple sensors to connect to PCT gateways. A data communication harness is woven into the trailer’s main harness to speed up installation time and improve reliability.

SmartLock Gladhand

This prevents unauthorized use of trailers by preventing the secure connection of the tractor air line supply to release the brakes. The sensor will allow the carrier to have the power to say who can and can NOT use their asset.

Phillips Connect Technologies will be introducing additional new telematics-solution products throughout 2020.

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