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. Thousands of these units have been successfully installed in the field and semi-trailers around the world are continuously monitored - thanks to PowerFilm Solar.
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.
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