Deeper look into Trac Intermodal’s journey into IOT transforming an age old traditional industry. Trac Intermodal, a leading intermodal company in North America, is spearheading the development of a smart chassis to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and generate additional revenue. Using a combination of Minifi, Apache NiFi, HDF, and HDP to read sensory data from the chassis fleet allows Trac Intermodal to improve the reliability of the fleet by enforcing preventative maintenance of the fleet, reducing costs in the way of fraud detection and balancing of the fleet, and enabling additional revenue by tracking usage of chassis not related to billable events.
High Level Architecture: Minifi is used to collect and gather sensor information on the edge device, sending the data via S2S to an HDF external gateway then through the firewall to the HDF and HDP internal clusters. Data is processed in real-time and streamed to respective visualizations after enrichment with internal company data.
Use Cases/Business impact: preventative maintenance, fraud detection, fleet balancing.