TOPS Expert allows for easy monitoring and control of Reefer Containers.
TOPS Reefer Management interface software communicates directly with Reefer Management System (RMS). Reefer container temperatures must be checked and recorded from time to time. They must also be plugged in if they are to be stored in the yard for a considerable period and need to be unplugged before being moved. TOPS Reefer Management interface was developed to automatically exchange reefer container information between TOPS and the RMS and is based on a message set provided by systems such as Reefer Runner from IDENTEC or REFCON by Emerson technologies. The exchange of message is in a two-way flow:
- TOPS continuously receives live temperature data for the reefer containers being monitored by the RMS in the reefer stands and also administrative requests from the RMS
- The RMS continually receives messages from TOPS administrative details for the reefer containers located in the monitored reefer stands