SkyBitz Launches Comprehensive Chassis Tracking Solution for Intermodal Industry
Posted on February 29, 2016
Technology Solution Lowers Costs for Chassis Owners Through Greater Utilization and Efficiencies
HERNDON, Va.,– February 29, 2016 – SkyBitz®,
the leader in commercial telematics, today announced the Falcon GXT3100i, a new intermodal chassis tracking and container detection solution. The SkyBitz Falcon GXT3100i is designed to provide a complete picture of chassis’ location and whether a container is loaded on it or not via the SkyBitz Container Detection Sensor. It offers intermodal operators visibility of their assets’ entire chain of events - from the arrival and departure from customer sites to all events occurring in between. All of this real-time data allows them to improve on-time deliveries, reduce delays and turn-cycle times. These increased operational efficiencies equate to cost savings and increased profits.
The SkyBitz Falcon GXT3100i solution offers a quick ROI through its high-impact capabilities for intermodal chassis providers and carriers that enable:
- Improved asset turn ratios and reduced outbound loaded idle time.
- Views of extremely accurate cargo arrival and unload times.
- Increased existing asset utilization which helps reduce rental fees for additional chassis.
- Accurate detention management supported with valid data to enforce detention billing.
- Total asset visibility through accurate real-time arrival and departure data and reports while the chassis is not only at an intermodal facility, but also while in-motion.
We are excited to be able to provide our customers with a new level of intelligence on their intermodal operations,” said Henry Popplewell, President, SkyBitz. “Not only will chassis providers receive door–to-door visibility on the location of their equipment, they’ll also gain insight into whether a container is loaded or unloaded on the chassis. The actionable information from this solution allows intermodal businesses to gain better utilization, avoid misuse, and increase their customers’ satisfaction by improving on-time delivery. All of this adds up to cost savings and an improved bottom line.”
The Falcon GXT3100i intermodal solution is an all-in-one configuration that is designed specifically for chassis and offers ease of installation, maintenance and operation. It consists of a proprietary mounting bracket for chassis that holds the rugged GXT3100 cellular tracking device and the SkyBitz Container Detection Sensor. The Falcon GXT3100i is differentiated by its Container Detection Sensor, which utilizes ultrasonic technology to report that a chassis has a container loaded on it.
Device design, low-cost, and low power consumption make the Falcon GXT3100i ideal for the intermodal industry. Managers can program reporting requirements with the device to have it shut it off for periods of time and geographic zones like when the asset is on rail, to save even more power and unnecessary reporting.
Companies can start deploying SkyBitz’s asset management solutions across their fleets easier and faster than ever before without any upfront capital expense through subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service. For more information about the Falcon GXT3100i please visit: www.skybitz.com/Hardware/FalconSeriesGXT/FalconSeriesGXT3100i.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz is a leader in commercial telematics solutions across multiple vertical industry sectors, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than a thousand enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via a secure web-based application and requires no software downloads. SkyBitz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.