New Smart7™ Integrated Telematics Hub from Phillips Connect Now Available for Installation on New Trailers and Retrofitting to Existing Equipment

The Phillips Connect Smart7™ integrated telematics hub is now available to fleets across North America to be installed on new build trailers and can be retrofitted to existing units. The Smart7 tracks and manages all trailer health sensors using one device and one platform.

The Smart7 delivers a real-time comprehensive view of the status of a trailer using one integrated telematics hub, with all of the data available in one clean and consolidated web or mobile device user interface.

The Phillips Connect Smart7 is an integrated 7-way nose box with a cellular gateway, GPS tracker, and sensor hub all-in-one that maintains continuous 4G-LTE communication from the trailer. It is as easy to install as Phillips standard nose boxes and requires no additional harnessing or electrical connections. Accessing the vast capabilities of the Smart7 with easy-to-connect communication from Phillips Connect sensors or sensors from leading manufacturers will give fleets total awareness of their trailers, delivering tremendous ROI by increasing revenue, improving driver uptime, and reducing CSA violations.

Depending on the needs of the fleet, through the Smart7, they can choose to monitor the status of a wide range of trailer operations. Light Out√™,  ABS Fault√™ and Remote Pre√™ come standard in the Smart7. Fleets can also monitor trailer doors, tire pressure, cargo status, air tank pressure, ATIS regulator pressure, wheel end temperatures and vibrations, trailer tails, weight, ABS lamps and ATIS lamps. The Smart7 will also be able to remotely control the Phillips Connect SmartLock™ theft-deterring gladhand and SmartLock door locks. Additionally, SmartPair™ can be included to provide tractor-trailer pairing and eliminate the chance of a driver moving the wrong trailer by mistake. Some sensor options will require the IntelliSense™ harness.

The Smart7 Remote Pre√ delivers a full scan of trailer status and health, even when tractor power is not available telling a fleet if a trailer is road-ready and free of problems before a driver is deployed to pull it, saving valuable time.

“The introduction of the Smart7 is the end-result of Phillips Connect’s more than five-year product development work to simplify and standardize trailer telematics. Our goal from the beginning was to create a single platform that could work with all suppliers’ sensors using one data plan, and to give our fleet customers a simple way to avoid downtime surprises and to get the most from their assets,” commented Rob Phillips, founder and CEO. “The Phillips history is to listen to our customer and then deliver the best solution. We are confident that the Smart7 and the Phillips Connect platform is the right solution for smart trailer capabilities.”

For more information about the Phillips Connect telematics revolution, please visit www.phillips-connect.com

About Phillips Connect
Phillips Connect takes telematics light-years beyond basic GPS tracking by combining the industry’s most advanced connected asset solutions for trailers, chassis, and containers with a variety of sensors, including door, temperature, and cargo, along with health-monitoring sensors (tire pressure monitoring, automatic tire inflation, anti-lock braking systems, light out detection, and many more) to real-time GPS tracking. These telematics solutions give fleet managers the information they need to turn their assets faster and maximize driver productivity.

Phillips Connect has developed industry IoT sensor connection technology that is being widely deployed in the commercial transportation industry. These open system platforms consolidate smart components onto one central hub, using one data plan to deliver actionable alerts to the driver, and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams. The products are designed to improve overall safety and security, reduce costs in fleet maintenance and dramatically enhance fleet asset utilization. Phillips Connect is a stand-alone company within the Phillips Technologies Group portfolio of companies. Visit www.phillips-connect.com for more information.

About Phillips Industries
Since 1928, Phillips Industries has been recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components and electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and are available for purchase at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations, including the NTDA, American Trucking Association, SAE, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association, and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations, including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001, as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others. Visit www.phillipsind.com for more information.