PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PTC), today announced that it has been selected by Chiquita to provide real-time product monitoring and control for their private fleet of refrigerated trailers.
PAR’s solution will provide real-time product temperature monitoring on a continual basis during transit and provide immediate alerts to Chiquita’s fleet operations of any variances in the product temperature.
“Incorporation of real-time monitoring and visibility into our refrigerated loads to protect our product freshness is a targeted enhancement to our delivery network,” said Tom Shepherd, Vice President of Transportation for Chiquita Express. “PAR provides the real-time level of control that we need to create an Intelligent Cold Chain capability with real-time alerts and control of the product temperature.”
The PAR system generates the information needed to monitor and control refrigerated trailer temperatures, react and respond to alarms, and optimize logistics and management of cold chain assets and resources. Customized reporting provides users with alerts and alarms on variances to refrigerated trailer temperatures, operability, low fuel, abnormal/excessive fuel consumption, and excessive dwell time. If cold chain requirements call for temperature monitoring at the product level, PAR provides an independent hard-wired product temperature probe to monitor and report every 15 minutes.
“Our cold chain management system met Chiquita’s stringent requirements for real-time temperature monitoring of their products with the ability to remotely control the refrigerated trailers when necessary,” said John Sammon III, President, PAR LMS. “We are pleased to add the Chiquita brand to our growing number of quality customers in the “cold chain” marketplace.”
About Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products – from energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green salads. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita® and Fresh Express® premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual revenues of $3.5 billion, Chiquita employs approximately 21,000 people and has operations in nearly 80 countries worldwide. For more information visit Chiquita’s Web site at www.chiquitabrands.com
About PAR Logistics Management Systems
PAR Logistics Management Systems Corporation (PAR LMS) is a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PTC). PAR LMS is the premier supplier of visibility to mobile assets throughout North America. PAR LMS began in 2000 with a grant from the United States Department of Transportation to develop best in breed tracking systems for all types of assets in the supply chain. Today PAR LMS focuses on designing and producing communication technology that provide fleet owners with a wide spectrum of information about their assets so they can make more informed business decisions. PAR LMS provides the managers of refrigerated fleets with more information about their assets throughout the entire cold chain whether it is a trailer or container and over the road or rail. PAR LMS has taken this cold chain technology and adapted it for non-refrigerated or mixed fleets and brings the same level of visibility to these fleets over the road or rails. For more information about PAR LMS visit www.parlms.com
About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation creates and markets products that help hospitality operators around the world to better manage money, materials, people and the guest experience. PAR has provided hardware, software and services to the world’s largest restaurant chains and their franchisees for almost 30 years. Today the Company’s extensive offering includes technology solutions for the full spectrum of hospitality operations, from boutique hotels and independent table service restaurants to international QSR chains, all backed by PAR’s global service network. The Company has over 50,000 installations in more than 105 countries worldwide. PAR is also a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and various Federal Agencies. PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PTC. For more information visit the Company’s website at www.partech.com.
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