Spireon introduced the next generation of the FL Flex suite of products and IntelliScan cargo sensor under its FleetLocate® lineup. The updated line of Flex devices provides ultimate flexibility. Updated devices are faster to install with more power options, are wireless sensor-capable, and have an integrated cargo sensor. The enhanced next generation IntelliScan cargo sensor adds volumetric capabilities to provide actionable information on available trailer floor space.
“We believe in outfitting our trailers with top-of-the-line technology,” says Jim AuBuchon, CEO, Premier Trailer Leasing. “In 2017, we were one of the first companies to utilize FL Flex’s breakthrough modular design, which supported a variety of sensors and configurations. As our business needs have changed, Spireon’s expanded Flex product line gives us added flexibility for even more use cases, so we can continue to provide our customers with comprehensive trailer data.”
The Flex suite includes an option with wireless sensors and availability for an integrated solar panel and IntelliScan cargo sensor. Users can pair Flex products with wired and wireless sensors including door sensor, PSI ATIS, PSI TPMS, and temperature probe. This latest generation of trailer management devices works on all types of trailers. Owners can install some options in as little as 10 minutes on empty or loaded trailers; this makes customization easier and faster than before.
Kevin Weiss, Spireon CEO, says the company keeps its customers’ needs in mind when developing new solutions. He says Spireon was the first to introduce a 99% accurate cargo sensor, and now Spireon expands that technology. The new innovation can “solve more complex operational challenges for our customers,” Weiss says.
Built on Spireon’s IntelliScan technology, the volumetric-capable sensor enables managers to see whether the trailer’s load with 99% accuracy. It also shows the percentage of trailer floor space that is still available. It uses state-of-the-art optical recognition and artificial intelligence to provide managers with a precise picture of what’s inside every trailer. This enables better optimization of trailer floor space, increases backhaul opportunities, and improves trailer use. Additionally, the next generation IntelliScan mounts in the rear of the trailer providing images of an entire 53-ft trailer. As a result, managers have maximum visibility to the interior when loaded nose to rear.
“We see lots of advantages to having this sensor mounted in the rear of the trailer,” says James Johannesson, president, Magnum Less-Than-Truckload. “Not only do we know if the trailer is loaded or empty, but we can use the images and remaining floor space reporting to train our dock workers on loading best practices.”
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