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Reefer Monitoring System

Improper temperature control is a key reason why food and other perishable cargo are wasted in the supply chain. Smart transportation companies understand the value of a reliable reefer monitoring system to deliver properly cooled food and pharmaceuticals to customers.

As a leader in the global refrigerated transportation market, some of the biggest companies trust ORBCOMM for complete end-to-end solutions for two-way wireless tracking and monitoring of reefers, containers and other assets involved in the cold chain—whether on land, rail or sea.

So whether you are responsible for a reefer fleet, own refrigerated rail or sea containers, or operate multi-temperature, multi-zone trailers, ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solutions provide complete control to protect refrigerated cargo and optimize utilization.

Monitor Cold Chain Operations for Increased Profitability

  • Ensure cargo temperature stays within the acceptable range and use sensors to alert if any sudden changes occur.
  • Minimize temperature-related load rejections, reduce costly spoilage claims, cut redelivery costs and use “lockdown” mode to help prevent cargo theft.
  • Provide critical reports to determine location, reduce dwell times and optimize reefer performance.
  • Enable increased reliability of reefer monitoring and control with optional backup satellite connectivity.

Reduce Fuel Consumption and Fleet Operating Costs

  • Read data from fuel sensors and send alarms in the event of rapid fuel loss or theft. Detect and resolve improper fuel invoicing, and eliminate unnecessary continuous run usage.
  • Track engine hours and mileage to decrease engine maintenance, tire replacement costs, and to extend trailer lifetime and warranty periods.
  • Enable advanced vehicle management for increased productivity and decreased operating and maintenance costs.

Improve the Safety of Food and Pharmaceutical Transport

  • Use standalone temperature recorders for reliable temperature reports that can be printed on-demand upon delivery.
  • Send, save, archive and analyze transport data via Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC).
  • Keep a historic record of reefer temperature readings, and exchange temperature control information for the entire duration of journeys.
  • Improve the accuracy of records by minimizing downtime with optional satellite backup.

Enhance Regulatory Compliance

  • Automate compliance with the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food safety regulations.
  • Comply with stringent pharmaceutical transport requirements, such as the Good Distribution Practice (European Directive 92/25/EEC).
  • Leverage devices from a manufacturer validated for Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP5) compliance.

Track Gensets for Fuel, Location and Operating Status

  • Genset tracking and management from point of origin to destination.
  • Monitor alarms that indicate unplanned genset shut-downs, low fuel and other critical conditions.
  • Reduce the number of manual inspections required to verify whether gensets are working.

Integrate Easily Into Dispatch Systems

  • Use top dispatch systems (McLeod, TMW Systems, PeopleNet) as the main interface for a centralized view of asset location, temperature/sensor readings and alarm events.
  • Send commands from dispatch systems such as reefer unit on/off, change temperature set points, poll trailer location and more.

Reefer Monitoring Devices

PT 6000: Two-Way Reefer Monitoring and Control

The PT 6000 is a two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services for temperature-controlled cargo. Available as a cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version, the solution provides visibility, control and decision rules to transportation companies worldwide, providing maximum compliance, efficiency and return on investment.



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BT 320: Truck and Trailer Temperature Monitoring Device
The BT 320 is an advanced temperature monitoring device for refrigerated trucks and trailers, with two-way reefer control, maintenance scheduling, temperature compliance data, EBS connectivity, refrigerated vehicle tracking, in-cab reefer monitoring for drivers and real-time alerts.
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Temperature Sensors for Reefer Trailers

Temperature, Cargo and Door Sensors for Reefer Trailer Telematics

ORBCOMM offers a variety of high-performance IoT sensors that provide detailed reports to help you better manage your assets, improve operational efficiency and reduce unauthorized usage and theft.


Temperature Sensors

TS 300 Wireless Temperature Sensor
ORBCOMM’s TS 300 wireless temperature sensor helps ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive cargoes, such as refrigerated or frozen foods and pharmaceuticals, as they move along the supply chain. Used with the ORBCOMM® AG 400, the sensor provides both general cargo area temperature and multi-zone monitoring in refrigerated trailers and trucks independent of the refrigeration unit.

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TS 300: Wireless Temperature Sensor

Euroscan Temperature Sensors
The Euroscan temperature sensors seamlessly integrate into ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solutions to help ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive cargoes such as refrigerated or frozen foods and pharmaceuticals as they move along the supply chain. The IP68-rated sensors operate in extreme temperatures and environments.

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Euroscan Temperature Sensors

Cargo Sensors

GT 1210 with Integrated Cargo Sensors
ORBCOMM’s solar-powered GT 1210 is available as an all-in-one trailer and container tracking solution that integrates cargo sensors for quick and easy installation. Ideally suited for large-scale deployments, the GT 1200 series can be installed in about 10 minutes to minimize operational disruption. Use on any trailer or container asset type and in any orientation. This state-of-the-art, feature-rich tracking solution delivers powerful remote asset management and cargo status detection capabilities with minimum wiring.

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GT 1200 cargo sensor

SC 200 Full Length Cargo Sensor
ORBCOMM’s full length SC 200 cargo sensor can be integrated with our award-winning GT 1100 asset tracking device to detect the presence or absence of cargo inside standard full-length trailers, providing greater asset visibility and security. The SC 200 has a sensing range of up to 53 feet and sends alerts if a change in load status occurs or if the sensor is damaged or removed. As part of a comprehensive trailer tracking solution, the SC 200 enables fleet operators to quickly identify empty and loaded trailers, optimize turn time, detect cargo theft and more.

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Full Length Cargo Sensor

Door Sensors

DS 300 Wireless Door Sensor
ORBCOMM’s wireless door sensor delivers enhanced visibility of trailer and container operations and improved cargo security. The DS 300 detects when doors open or close, enabling fleet operators to know if the cargo area is being accessed as scheduled and react quickly to unexpected openings.

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Wireless Door Sensor

DS 100 Door Sensor
ORBCOMM's reliable DS 100 door sensor can detect if the trailer or container door is open or closed beyond set parameters or while in route, providing enhanced security and operational efficiency. The Door Sensor can report a rapid number of open and close events or if the asset is outside a pre-determined geofence, helping fleet owners improve asset safety and security.

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Door Sensor

Euroscan Side Door Sensor
ORBCOMM’s Euroscan Side Door Sensor seamlessly integrates into our asset tracking solutions, detecting when a side door is opened or closed outside set parameters, such as location or temperature, in order to help operators protect cargo against temperature deviations and theft.

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Side door sensor

Reefer Monitoring Platform

ORBCOMM Platform: Advanced Temperature Monitoring for Trucks and Trailers

The ORBCOMM platform is a single, unified, next-generation analytics and reporting platform that unlocks data-rich insights from your assets so that you can make faster, more accurate, better informed decisions. Manage all your assets in one place with a single, user-friendly fleet management solution.

Our industry-leading cold chain solutions deliver complete two-way communication with all major reefer models, so you can remotely monitor and control temperature, prevent spoiled loads, reduce fuel costs and enable regulatory compliance.

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“We’re able to track trailers, the temperatures in the trailers all the time, the trucks, everything. Everything is faster—response time in the truck with drivers, the visibility for drivers—the reports are so much clearer.”

Randy Martin, Compliance Manager, Dutch Valley Foods


Cold Chain Monitoring Resources

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Trailer telematics has come a long way over the past few years, providing fleet owners with far more than basic trailer GPS data.

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Q&A with our Reefer Monitoring Expert

Your questions answered on FSMA compliance and other key components of a reefer monitoring solution.

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How to Prevent Rejected Loads

The costs of delivering cargo at the wrong temperature can far outweigh the invoice value of the job. Learn how to avoid it...

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