The COA is taking the unprecedented step of proposing an open data classification schema for refrigerated containers and compatible wireless devices. The aim is to permit interoperability of telematics device data from the various solution providers in the maritime shipping sector at the API (application programming interface) layer.

Through its Reefer Telematics Working Group – comprising IIoT representatives from Refrigeration Machinery Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and Telematics Providers – the COA is currently finalising the development of an open standard Reefer Data Classification Scheme, supported by an open source Unified Data Model (UDM). Started as a proactive initiative of the COA members, this work to develop the UDM reflects the high level of collaboration among diverse industrial shareholders.

To view the complete announcement, click here: COA Reefer Telematics News Release 1 October 2020