When the leading manufacturer of asset tracking equipment approached PowerFilm, they needed to create a reliable solar powered semi-trailer monitoring product. The vehicle tracking system required solar panels that were extremely durable, capable of surviving years of power washing, snow, hail, and bird droppings. The solar panels also had to be extremely thin, lightweight, and be integrated with the system's electronics. The vehicle tracking computer system used GPS, cellular data networks, wireless sensors, and needed a solar power solution at a specific voltage that worked well in all weather conditions.
PowerFilm worked with the customer designing an appropriate case and mounting system as well as the solar module to power their instruments. The end product contains the electronics and battery, as well as the solar module. It lies very flat on the top of the trailer.
PowerFilm's custom designs provide the specific power, form factor, and durability needed to track any type of asset, whether transported in a semi-trailer, a cargo container or a rail car. Thousands of these units are now in the field monitoring different assets around the world
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