Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced the availability of the Untethered Asset Management service for refrigerated trailers (reefers). As part of the OmniVisionSM Transportation suite of services, the reefer service allows customers to remotely monitor load, temperature and health status of reefers resulting in improved service, cold chain management, and maintenance of the refrigeration units. The service helps reduce rejected loads and saves costs by eliminating the need to manually monitor and track fuel levels, the temperature and health of trailers and more. In addition, the service also helps to reduce cargo claims by providing better load recovery opportunities and critical information such as low fuel, temperature alerts and notification of shutdowns. This service is an important addition to Qualcomm's long-standing asset management services for tethered reefers and untethered dry-van trailers and containers.
Knowing reefer locations helps to optimize equipment and freight inventory and reduce costly downtime. Optional door sensors help prevent theft by sending alerts to dispatchers when a trailer or container's doors are opened or closed. If a theft does occur, GPS tracking can pinpoint the location of the equipment, regardless of whether it is attached to a truck or parked in a yard. Door sensors can also be used to help prove reefer loads have not experienced tampering.
“We are committed to developing products and services that meet the needs of all of our customers,” said Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “The Untethered Asset Management service for refrigerated trailers is designed for carriers who need to provide accurate refrigerated trailer-tracking services to their customers. This new offering is just one of the many services available through OmniVision Mobile Services to help our customers and their customers improve their business processes and increase their bottom line.”
The reefer service can work in conjunction with Qualcomm's in-cab mobile hardware to offer rapid-status visibility into refrigerated trailer fleets for improved fleet utilization and security. Although an in-cab communication service is not required to use the Untethered Asset Management service, customers derive even more value when using the service with in-cab hardware, which enables drivers to be aware of alerts immediately.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has delivered the integrated wireless systems and services that enable businesses around the world to operate at peak performance and improve quality of life across the value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer focus and professional services help enable enterprise customers across a variety of industries to achieve their vision.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.