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Phillips Connect ramps up TrailerNet launch with acquisition

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) recently completed the acquisition of Connected Holdings, an IoT (Internet of Things) intelligent services provider in North America. 

PCT’s trailer telematics products are designed to go beyond basic GPS trailer tracking by integrating component health, early fault notifications and predictive analytics into easy to use online applications, which result the company says can improve fleet uptime, CSA scores, driver safety and accident mitigation.

PCT says it will launch its full TrailerNet, ChassisNet, and ContainerNet transportation technology platforms at ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition set for March 18-21 in Atlanta GA.
 
Connected Holdings, headquartered in Newport Beach CA, has been working with PCT over the past year developing the TrailerNet family of trailer telematics solutions, the company said. These products leverage the Connected Holdings “Intelligence as a Service” platform to create an “optimized, cost-effective, integrated and robust” IoT solution.
 
“The synergies that these businesses create with the acquisition are unlike anything I’ve witnessed in my career,” said Bill Ellis, managing director of PCT.  “We tapped into Phillips’ 91 years in the trucking business with its sterling reputation, and worked alongside our fleet customers to create something truly game-changing.

“By integrating the Connected Holdings’ team of industrial IoT engineering experts into our PCT business, the sky is the limit for bringing transformational improvements to transportation.”  

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