Open telematics standard for containers

London, UK: The Container Owners Association is providing an open standard (at the application layer level) to permit interoperability of telematics device data from shipping containers.

The open standard, which will start with refrigerated containers, but then be expanded to cover all container types, will pave the way for all container owners to have multiple choices of vendors and platforms for their container fleets when choosing telematics systems. This will reduce risk and provide a more competitive and innovative marketplace of solutions to be explored and deployed.
 
Brian Darnowski, chairman, Container Owners Association, said: “This new open standard will allow container owners to explore more complex IT, Artificial Intelligence and even Blockchain applications to bring efficiencies and cost savings to our members.”
 
The first step of this open standard is at the application layer, but the COA Work Group has also drawn up a roadmap to be expanded down to the device level in terms of specification. The open standard is scheduled to be published in October 2019.

For details see: https://www.containerownersassociation.org/
 

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