Introducing Star Cool ITI 2.0 – Enhanced Intelligent Trip Inspection
Lifting utilisation to the next level
In the ever-evolving world of shipping and logistics, efficiency and innovation are key. One of the significant breakthroughs in this regard has been the introduction of Intelligent Trip Inspection (ITI) technology, and now, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of Star Cool ITI 2.0 – an even more advanced version of this renowned system.
Originally introduced by MCI, Star Cool ITI was designed to drastically reduce the time and resources required for the manual Pre-Trip Inspections (PTIs) on reefers. PTIs are essential to ensuring the functionality and safety of refrigerated containers before they are loaded with cargo. However, traditional PTIs often proved time-consuming and costly, prompting the industry to seek more efficient alternatives.
The automated ITI stepped in as the game-changer. It allowed reefers to perform self-diagnostics during cargo operation, eliminating the need for time-consuming depot-based tests and associated container lifts and movements. This innovation significantly cut down the PTI time, making it possible for shipping lines to enhance their turnaround times and profitability. The benefits were clear – less downtime, reduced operational costs, and increased customer satisfaction.
ITI 2.0, with its ‘Finalize ITI’ function can expect a complete 100% reduction, translating to substantial cost savings and increased operational efficiency.
ITI 2.0: So what is new?
With ITI 2.0, monitoring and accessing ITI information has never been easier. The improved interface offers a more intuitive and user-friendly experience, resulting in an even larger reduction in PTIs. While shipping lines at this point have achieved a significant reduction in PTIs, ITI 2.0, with its ‘Finalize ITI’ function can expect a complete 100% reduction, translating to substantial cost savings and increased operational efficiency.
Troubleshooting made simple
Service technicians will quickly find ITI 2.0 to be a valuable tool in their operation. The technology provides readily available troubleshooting information without having to run a PTI, ensuring swift and effective resolution of any issues that may arise. This feature minimizes downtime, keeping cargo safe and shipments on schedule.
Finalize ITI functionality
Perhaps the most significant advancement in ITI 2.0 is the introduction of the ‘Finalize ITI’ functionality. This feature basically eliminates the need to run a PTI, optimizing the time needed for a reefer unit to complete the pre-trip inspection process. Through advanced analytics, the controller runs only the tests required for the specific unit, verifying that it is ready for the trip. This not only saves time but also reduces wear and tear on the equipment.
Full Sekstant support
ITI 2.0 integrates seamlessly with Sekstant, allowing remote access globally to all ITI information. This remote monitoring capability empowers operators to plan service actions proactively, even before the container reaches the depot. It’s a game-changer for maintenance and logistics planning, ensuring that reefers are always in top condition. If you want to learn more about Sekstant, go to www.mcicontainers.com/sekstant