Why choose Monitoring-Oz

Failure Rate

 Monitoring-Oz has the lowest failure rate in the refrigerated transport tracking industry.  There are many factors that attribute to this; 

·      Positive nitrogen charge for our terminals ensuring against water entering the terminal
·      Modems that require no external antennas
·      Ruggedised single wiring loom
·      Advanced training of installation staff

What is the true cost of a tracking unit failure?

·      Lost utilisation of tracked asset
   o   Load may have to be transshipped
   o   Asset can not be used while tracking is replaced or repaired
·      Loss of brand reputation
·      Penalties if cargo is lost

Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership is an often underestimated benefit of a tracking solution.  Monitoring-Oz’s tracking solutions have among the lowest TOCs in the marketplace, the reasons are simple;

·      Ruggedised design of all hardware
·      Simple installation requirements with trained installers throughout Australia
·      Auto-commissioning of new units
·      Extremely low failure rate

24/7 Support

Monitoring-Os has 24/7 support with highly trained staff.  Our staff are here to help you, your staff and even any contractor doing work on your equipment.  We have more than a 40-year collective experience in refrigerated transport and tracking technologies. 

Manned Monitoring Options

Monitoring-Oz the market leader in manned monitoring options.  This is normally on a permanent basis be can also be utilised to cover for extended periods when your staffing cannot cover the workout.  Some the of the benefits of our 24/7 manned monitoring are;

·      Technical Support Team
·      Monitoring by people who really understand refrigeration and can maximise the benefits of a remote two-way control system
·      Cost effective 24/7 monitoring
·      Reports on non reporting units and known faults
·      Monitoring of rapid fuel loss
·      Customised reporting of issues
·      Technical insights to maintenance service staff

 Testimonial from Carlo Cutinelli Pacific National

We came to Monitoring Oz looking for an integrated visibility solution,” says Carlo Cutinelli General Manager - Customer & Strategic Accounts of Pacific National. “The solution that Monitoring Oz delivered not only provided visibility, but it also enabled full two-way control of the reefer that allowed technical intervention to save the load.

“The ReeferTrak® system has the ability to send SMS/email alerts on critical reefer alarms, allied to this the 24hr manned technical response team is invaluable to us. The system is fully web enable and allows immediate fleet visibility of every type of reefer operation, including reefer temperature monitoring, modes of operation, fuel management, logistics, dwell time, engine hours and usage.”

According to Carlo, Pacific National’s decision to choose Monitoring Oz has been well vindicated. “As the original satellite telematics service provider in Australia they were the natural choice and the relationship has stood the test of time,” Carlo says.

“There were many factors that we took into account when choosing a refrigerated transport monitoring solution. However, the most important factor to us was the availability of information at all times, and that’s why Monitoring Oz was the logical choice since they can provide 100 per cent coverage right across Australia.”

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Monitoring-Oz Successfully Monitors the New SB600/700 Precedent from Thermo King

Have you been considering purchasing new the fuel saving mecca from TK, but have been holding off because you’re unsure anyone can offer a stable monitor and control platform? Monitoring-Oz has been successfully been monitoring one of TK’s finest for the past 4 months with the installation of the first 50 into Australia just around the corner. These 50 are having Orbcomm’s flagship RT6000+ Dual Mode solution installed which offers both satellite and GSM data delivery. This means 100% of Australia’s wide-open spaces are covered.

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Global asset-tracking company Orbcomm is taking aim at the "Achilles' Heel" of the international supply chain — the chassis. The New Jersey-based company, which already tracks ocean containers worldwide, introduced a chassis management system.
With its proprietary satellite network and terrestrial coverage partners, Orbcomm "can track and monitor nearly every type of transport asset," from dry van and refrigerated trailers to ocean and intermodal containers and now chassis, said Marc Eisenberg, CEO.
The timing for a chassis management system couldn't be better. The ocean carriers' decision to leave the chassis management business caused confusion at U.S. ports, where a chassis shortage has led to long truck lines, congested terminals and higher shipping costs.
At the Port of New York and New Jersey, for example, three competing chassis providers don't interchange equipment, a few container lines still offer chassis and some truckers provide their own chassis, said John Nardi, president of the New York Shipping Association.
"It's a real mishmash," Nardi said at a Federal Maritime Commission hearing on port congestion in Baltimore Oct. 1. A task force Nardi co-chairs identified chassis availability — or the lack thereof — as a top cause of delays at the second-largest U.S. port complex.
A chassis shortage is causing massive congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as late peak-season container volumes hit the largest U.S. port complex. Truckers and terminal operators say chassis are in short supply or in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Orbcomm's new system, dubbed the GT 1100-CTS, first helps locate chassis, and that could then lead to improved flow of trucks and containers at port terminals. The system is designed to track individual chassis — loaded or unloaded — as they move through ports.
The GT 1100-CTS includes a tracking and monitoring device combined with a proximity sensor and custom mounting bracket. The device and sensor are installed on a chassis in a manner that protects them from contact with the container during chassis loading.
The tracking device connects to both the tractor's power source and has a solar rechargeable battery. That ensures uninterrupted connectivity with chassis in the field and long service life, Orbcomm said. The system also can determine whether a chassis is loaded or unloaded.
Web-based software provides fleet managers with near real-time alerts on chassis location, activity at geo-fences, and container loadings, Orbcomm said.
Orbcomm has been tracking trailers, railcars, containers and other assets since 1993, using low-earth-orbiting satellites and partnerships with cellular providers. The chassis tracking system complements the company's other machine-to-machine or M2M systems.
Eventually, those systems will be able to "talk" to each other, sharing data to help make supply chains as close to transparent as possible for logistics managers.
"You're starting to see much better potential clarity from the manufacturing floor to the customer door," Craig Montgomery, Orbcomm senior vice president of marketing, told JOC.com this summer.
As M2M technology allows greater connectivity between containers, devices and even pallets of goods, "we're moving from track and trace to monitor and control," Montgomery said.
Monitoring-Oz PTY LTD is pleased to announce the release of ORBCOMM’s award-winning, solar-powered GT1100 asset tracking solution targeted for the global transportation & logistics industry.

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In the shipping and transportation industry, the vast majority of intermodal containers do not have a power source. They are primarily designed to transport products in ships, trains, and road freight across long distances. In the past, companies used the tracking device in the vehicle that is transporting the containers in order to track them. Now, ORBCOMM, a global Machine-to-Machine solutions provider, has launched the GT1100, to improve the efficiency of fleet operations and maximise asset utilisation.

ORBCOMM’s GT1100 is a ruggedised, easy-to-install device designed to fit seamlessly in between the indented spacing on intermodal containers. Its low, one-inch height profile and small form factor are also ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers and other types of cargo assets. ORBCOMM’s GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption.

The GT1100 also includes CargoWatch®, a robust web application for comprehensive device management. The application delivers near-real-time alerts on trailer status, location, history, as well as arrival and departure events and provides complete visibility for fleet and operations managers.

“ORBCOMM’s GT1100 solution is designed to make asset tracking hassle-free, eliminating frustrating battery changes, reducing maintenance and providing customers with a reliable solution that costs much less over time,” said Craig Montgomery, ORBCOMM’s Senior Vice President of Marketing.

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For more information, please contact Steve McLeish.

GT1100 Trailer, Container, Skel and Asset Tracking

Steve McLeish
Monitoring-Oz Pty Ltd
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Monitoring Oz doesn't just sell the esteemed ReeferTrak Cold Chain Monitoring solution; we can also handle the monitoring for you. Sometimes having the right solution is only half the battle, having the right people to interpret the information is paramount. Monitoring Oz's manned monitoring service is an affordable way to get industry leaders ensuring your cargo has the best possible protection.

24/7 monitoring for a 24/7 industry. There is not much point in having the best monitoring solution around if there is no one to read the alerts. Monitoring Oz offers a 24/7 service, in effect possibly replacing 3 full time staff members.

Our staff with many combined years of experience have the confidence to intervene on your behalf with remote technical solutions. Saving you money on tech call out fees where available. If it is an issue we can't rectify remotely our staff will contact the appropriate person of your choosing. This can be based on time, location, origin or destination.

Since offering this service Monitoring Oz has help save countless loads that otherwise may have been lost.

Please contact our friendly sales staff if you would like to know more.