Thermo King Enhances the Telematics Connectivity for the Vehicle-Powered Units


The new BlueBox Lite device offers customers an easy and cost-efficient way to obtain temperature, position and reefer data for more effective transport operations.

Transport temperature control solutions provider Thermo King has announced its new BlueBox Lite telematics device designed to enhance the connectivity of the vehicle-powered refrigeration units.

With the BlueBox Lite device the customers now get a more cost-efficient way to obtain not only the temperature and position data, but also critical information from the vehicle-powered refrigeration units’ control system like set points, alarms or hours of operation. BlueBox Lite features 4G connectivity allowing customers to easily access the data through the Thermo King TracKing™ web portal, TK Reefer or integrate it with a third-party platform or back-end system.

“Connectivity is something not to be missed for companies looking to improve the efficiency of their cold chain operations,” said Mike McEnnis, Portfolio Leader Product Management. “By introducing the BlueBox Lite telematics device for our V-Series, VX-Series and B-Series range we want to make it easier for our customers to take advantage of the data and make their operations smarter. The BlueBox Lite is a plug-and-play, 4G solution that gives them a cost-efficient and easy way to receive real time intelligence on the operation of their refrigerated vehicle.”

Other key features of the Thermo King BlueBox Lite device include:

  • Near real-time data access thanks to the five-minute logging interval availability for improved response times
  • Plug-and-play solution reducing the installation time, with no requirement for a separate DataLogger to get the temperature data. Unlike other telematics solutions with temperature probes, the BlueBox Lite is easily installed and connected directly to the refrigeration units’ controller
  • EN12830 compatible solution if combined with the optional TouchLog datalogger
  • 2-way command for SetPoint change to allow remote control of the load temperature