ORBCOMM, a specialist in smart technologies, has announced that it will provide a temperature monitoring solution to leading food retailer Lidl UK across its network of refrigerated trucks and trailers.
The comprehensive cold chain solution, which features high-speed connectivity, device management and seamless data integration, is expected to give Lidl improved visibility over its entire transport network.
According to a statement, ORBCOMM’s automatic temperature detection facilities monitor cargo and set tolerances by leveraging a number of temperature sensors, ensuring the quality of refrigerated goods is maintained throughout the cargo’s journey.
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In addition to this, ORBCOMM’s solution also includes intelligent, configurable alarms that alert the customer to such problems as hardware malfunctions, major temperature variations from set points and rapid fuel loss.
The technology provider will also offer a security solution to Lidl, implementing external door sensors that fit all types of refrigerated trailers and vehicles, sending messages to the retailer as soon as doors are opened or closed at unscheduled times.
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Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM, commented: “ORBCOMM is pleased to support Lidl UK, one of the largest supermarket chains in Europe, in leveraging our advanced cold chain technology to ensure transparency throughout their refrigerated truck and trailer distribution network.
“By providing insight, alerts and systems integration, ORBCOMM is helping Lidl UK to gain real-time visibility and control of their refrigerated transport assets, while reducing operational risk, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving customer service.”