Refrigerated Container Temperature Tracking & Monitoring Solutions

Remotely monitor & Track temperature & location Across Your refrigerated shipping containers & cargo

Our refrigerated container monitoring system utilizes our industry leading wired and wireless temperature monitoring sensors to actively track and monitor the temperature & location of reefer shipping containers and valuable cargo, providing customers 24/7 temperature visibility, ability to monitor unlimited cold zones simultaneously, real-time & historical reports and real-time alerts on temperature deviations, while minimizing temperature-related spoilage costs.

Refrigeration monitoring made simple from the time the containers are loaded, during transportation and all the way to the terminal – minimizing temperature-related spoilage costs.

Monitor reefers from any location with our mobile app and setup alerts if reefer loses connection or if reefer gets warmer than the desired temperature. 

Seamlessly and automatically record temperature across your cold chain, removing the need for manual record keeping by creating a unified, automated temperature logbook.


Faster Response Time

With active refrigeration monitoring and real-time alerts, you can immediately take action to save your product when temperature deviates above or below your set thresholds. Whether it be on board a vessel, en-route or in one of your fixed locations, you are always in control.

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Temperature Sensors for Refrigerated Container Monitoring

The temperature sensors are small and can easily fit inside the Supply air vent (as seen in the picture). The temperature sensor is actually inside the vent while the solar unit sits just outside the vent so that it can better interface with the devices that pickup the data from the sensor.

Dedicated App for Temperature Monitoring

When Reefers are left over the weekend at freight/main office, the reefer tech will be able to monitor both locations from the mobile app. If you have reefers running at either location, your technicians can setup alerts that will allow them to know:

  1. If the reefer loses connection with the monitoring device (Piccolo).
  2. If the reefer gets warmer than the desired temperature.

They can also pull up all of the current Temps from any reefer that is being actively monitored.

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Safer for Ship’s Crew

When at sea, the ship is not the safest place for someone to be walking up and down taking temperature readings. That is why they only do it every several hours. With this system, a tech will know prior to his rounds if a reefer is in trouble or not.

How it works

We Offer The Following Devices To Meet Your Needs & Requirements:

For Reefers • Refrigerated Trailers • Cold Rooms • Temperature Sensitive Shipments

Piccolo TMX+​

  • External digital temperature sensor of +/- 0.5˚ C, +/- 0.9˚F accuracy
  • Up to 6 wired digital temperature sensors
  • Battery life of up to 5000 check-ins when fully charged
  • 1 temperature & location check in / 1 hour (customizable)​
  • IP67 Waterproof enclosure
  • 4G CATM1/NB1

Piccolo Hybrid IOT

  • Up to 6 wired digital temperature sensors
  • Wireless Temperature: Unlimited cold zones simultaneously​
  • Back-up battery life up to 5 years, 5000 check-ins on a single charge
  • Check-in rate: Real-time & when unpowered: default of 1x/day when parked & every 10 min when in move mode (customizable)
  • IP67 Waterproof enclosure
  • 4G CATM1/NB1

Wireless Temperature Sensor​

  • GPS Temperature Sensor high accuracy of +/- 0.9°F (0.5°C)
  • Wireless Temperature: Unlimited cold zones simultaneously​
  • Battery life of RFID tags: up to 24-36 months. Solar panel extends battery life to 5 years.
  • Check-in rate: Real time when in Piccolo radius of up to 350 ft. When disconnected: drop-off/pick-up location check-ins
  • IP67 Waterproof enclosure

Get your live demo & price quote

Contact Us to get a demo, discuss your specific needs and receive a price quote - No commitment. Takes around 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reefer trailer temperature monitoring helps carriers cut the risk of cargo loss and asset damage and minimize temperature-related spoilage costs. It ensures cargo temperatures stays within the acceptable range with the use of sensors to alert if any sudden temperature changes occur.

A GPS temperature monitoring device is one that combines GPS tracking, telematics and reefer temperature control in one solution.

Our Piccolo STX is capable of monitoring up to 6 different cold zones simultaneously with wired digital temperature sensors.

We also offer wireless  temperature sensors to monitor multiple compartments at once. 

The benefits of refrigerated trailer tracking include gaining visibility & control into the location and temperature status of your perishable assets as they move through the cold chain, while reducing operational costs & cutting the risk of cargo loss and asset damage. 

A GPS temperature sensor and a GPS temperature monitoring device are basically interchangeable definitions. Both systems help monitor real-time temperature while providing GPS fleet data.