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Remote Monitoring Webinars, White Papers and Case Studies

The ORBCOMM Knowledge Center is your source for valuable information about real-world applications of our satellite and satellite-cellular products and solutions for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market.

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Reefer Gensets
WHITE PAPER

Transforming Container Supply Chains with M2M and IoT Connectivity

This White Paper offers a current snapshot and future outlook on M2M and IoT in the global container supply chain, covering remote container mangement technology, adoption trends, use cases and key drivers.

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Available in: English
Reefer Gensets
WHITE PAPER

Smart Grid Monitoring: Improving Data Reliability and Availability in Utilities Infrastructure

Key to a truly “smart” Smart Grid infrastructure is the ability to monitor, manage, automate and improve the quality of electricity supplied. Download this White Paper to learn how satellite-based solutions can help utility companies improve the reliability and availability of real time field data, while decreasing power usage, system overloads and outages.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Reefer Gensets
WHITE PAPER

Reefer Gensets: The Top 10 ROI Drivers for Real-Time Monitoring

This white paper explores the new generation of cellular/GPS-based wireless tracking technology for real-time remote monitoring of reefer gensets and outlines 10 key ROI factors to consider when evaluating technology investment.

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Available in: English
FSMA Ready
WHITE PAPER

FSMA: What You Need to Know About Transporting Food - A Simplified Guide to the Food Safety Modernization Act

The US FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has wide-ranging implications and it’s important to understand how these regulations will affect your business. Learn about your FSMA obligations and how you can comply.

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Available in: English
Reefer Tracking: ROI
WHITE PAPER

How to Measure the ROI of a Reefer Management Solution

This guide provides the tools you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) of a refrigerated asset tracking solution. It explores five areas for potential savings and the importance of evaluating each one carefully.

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Available in: English
Vehicle Tracking: Why Choose Dual-Mode?
WHITE PAPER

Vehicle Tracking: Why Choose Dual-Mode?

Learn how dual-mode satellite-cellular provides highly reliable and cost-effective tracking, monitoring and control of trucks and other mobile assets.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Tracking Refrigerated Cargo
WHITE PAPER

3 Reasons to Track Refrigerated Cargo

Smart refrigerated trucking companies understand the value of reliable cold chain management and delivering properly cooled goods to customers. In this paper, you’ll learn why these companies opt for a smart reefer tracking solution and the cost-saving benefits they are experiencing.

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Available in: English
Tracking Heavy Equipment
WHITE PAPER

5 Reasons You Need to Track Heavy Equipment

Smart heavy equipment tracking systems deliver savings through increased equipment productivity, reduced operator errors and efficient maintenance. Discover the 5 reasons you should insist on including satellite or cellular-satellite communications to track heavy equipment in remote areas.

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Available in: English
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
WHITE PAPER

3 Facts About Satellite AIS That You Should Know

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels. Satellite-based AIS provides unmatched coverage when compared to terrestrial-based AIS systems. In this paper, we will examine the facts that are essential when deciding on which Satellite AIS system to use.

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Available in: English
Workforce Automation
WHITE PAPER

Taking Workforce Automation to the Next Level with Smarter Mobility Solutions

Discover how connecting the field worker with the office through a smart mobility solution can increase productivity and improve the bottom line. Plus, learn how to select the right hardware, software and connectivity to best meet your needs.

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Available in: English
SCADA Connection
WHITE PAPER

The SCADA Connection: Moving Beyond Auto Dialers

Discover a more comprehensive way of managing remote sites, including the Top 10 Network and Equipment Considerations for SCADA Sites.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Rail Tracking
WHITE PAPER

Optimizing Rail Operations with Satellite-Based Tracking

As rail operations come under increased scrutiny by users, government regulators, shareholders and the public, guaranteeing both security and profitability become even more crucial to a company's survival. Learn how real-time location tracking enable greater operational efficiencies and lower costs.

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Available in: English
Emergency Communications
WHITE PAPER

Always-on Communications for Emergency Events Management

Better communication means better emergency preparedness, quicker evacuations, and improved logistics during post-disaster crisis management. Learn how an always-on satellite link can be integrated into existing monitoring systems and to create a reliable communication link to vehicles, sensors and mobile workers.

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Available in: English
Mining tracking
WHITE PAPER

Mining Industry: Monitoring Sensors and Other Fixed Assets with Satellite

Satellite helps minimize human intervention, improve responsiveness, and increase efficiency in the mine. Learn how satellite can be used to increase efficiency and reduce costs in three fixed applications.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Tracking Mining Assets
WHITE PAPER

Managing Mobile Mining Assets: Satellite Communication Opportunities

Learn the benefits of using remote telemetry solutions in the mining industry through five examples of mobile equipment applications: vehicle engine monitoring, tire monitoring, brake monitoring, asphalt temperature and truck monitoring, and dust control management.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
IP SCADA
WHITE PAPER

IP SCADA: Filling the Gaps in SCADA Systems

Learn how satellite devices can connect unmonitored sites to the existing SCADA system while cutting communications costs.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Workforce Automation
WHITE PAPER

Satellite Communications for SCADA Equipment Monitoring

Learn the benefits of remote monitoring and how satellite communications equipment fits into the SCADA monitoring system.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Water Management with Satellite
WHITE PAPER

Water Management with Satellite Technology

Learn how the costs of managing and monitoring water systems can be reduced with satellite-based communications.

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Available in: English
Satellite IoT webinar
WEBINAR

Implementing Smart Grid Technology in Remote Areas

For smart grid infrastructure to operate at peak efficiency, solutions are required that enable equipment to integrate to the information network reliably and in real time. Watch this webinar to learn about a new smart grid communications technology that is being used to manage reclosers and other utilities infrastructure in isolated regions.

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Available in: English
Satellite IoT webinar
WEBINAR

Satellite IoT Comes Out of its Niche

It’s becoming easier than ever to integrate higher-end satellite connectivity with cellular and other technologies, and in doing so, to instantly increase the footprint and reliability of your connectivity solution many fold. At the same time, new service offerings not only allow for improved data analytics, but also bring service prices down. Some analysts predict that the number of satellite-based connections for IoT will increase by 80% between 2016 and 2023. This webinar will explore how satellite can help your business.

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Available in: English
IoT webinar
WEBINAR

IoT Gives Birth to the New Supply Chain Agenda

An explosion in applications for RFID and telemetry has made cold chain management, fleet management, and asset tracking commonplace. Now these basic technologies are being combined with Big Data analytics to give rise to supply mega-chains and direct-to-customer fulfillment. Join ORBCOMM's Ashish Chona, Senior Vice President of IoT Software Solutions, for this free webinar which will highlight IoT and M2M case studies that stress ROI and other KPI’s to illustrate the state-of-the art in supply chain management.

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Available in: English
Pipeline monitoring
WEBINAR

Protecting Pipelines & Profit

Discover how oil & gas companies are using more sophisticated, satellite-based pipeline integrity solutions that decrease manual operations and site visits while detecting leaks, theft and improving the bottom line.

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Available in: English
AVL vehicle tracking
WEBINAR

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Agent

Learn how the AVL Agent enables simple configuration of a variety of pre-set event-based reports and thresholds based on each user's unique needs related to location tracking, vehicle status and driver behaviour monitoring.

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Available in: English
Webinar: Mining Monitoring
WEBINAR

Mining: Real-Time Monitoring of Environmental Conditions

Operational requirements for the mining industry are complex and real-time communication is a must. In this mini-webinar, you will hear how a mining company in Chile successfully used SkyWave's satellite service for reliable real-time monitoring of weather conditions in the high mountains. You will also learn about the factors that led the company to use SkyWave as the communication link as well as some of the benefits of the overall solution.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
L-Band
WEBINAR

Driving Remote Connectivity in the Oil & Gas Sector with L-Band Satellite Communications

Oil & gas producers are increasingly being driven to operate in some of the world's most remote locations. The success of these sites is partly made possible by satellite links that connect these sites to corporate headquarters. In this webinar, you will learn how L-band based satellite technology is driving low-cost connectivity and remote monitoring at production sites and everywhere in between.

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Available in: English, Español, Português
Trailer Tracking
CASE STUDY

C.R. England Keeps its Cool with State-of-the-Art Trailer Tracking

Learn how one of the biggest carriers of refrigerated cargo in North America, C.R. England, tapped ORBCOMM for an advanced end-to-end reefer tracking and monitoring solution that delivered new capabilities and fast return on investment.

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Available in: English
Mining Telematics ROI
CASE STUDY

Mining Company Ups the ROI with Telematics

Discover how remote fuel level monitoring and vehicle telematics are paying big dividends for a copper mine in the Andes Mountains. You'll learn how dual-mode remote monitoring devices are used to provide a centralized approach to truck refueling for greater visibility, improved efficiency and maximum profitability.

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Available in: English, Español
VMS for Fishing Vessels
CASE STUDY

VMS: Providing Safety and Regulatory Compliance for Mexican Fishing Vessels

Learn how satellite tracking devices were integral in developing a centralized Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) solution that was easy to use, simple to install and that satisfied regulatory requirements for Mexico’s National Commission on Aquaculture and Fisheries.

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Available in: English
IsatData Pro: Robustness & Dependability in the World's Harshest Environments
CASE STUDY

IsatData Pro: Robustness & Dependability in the World's Harshest Environments

Learn how SkyWave series satellite and satellite-cellular communications terminals, network and applications are equipped to handle even the toughest demands of non-stop real-time security, safety and tracking in some of the world's most extreme locations.

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Available in: English
IsatData Pro: Uninterrupted Coverage Above the Arctic Circle
CASE STUDY

IsatData Pro: Uninterrupted Coverage Above the Arctic Circle

Learn how SkyWave series satellite and satellite-cellular communications terminals, network and applications give operators the power to manage vehicles, vessels, railcars, equipment and people at all times, in some of the most northern regions of the world.

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Available in: English
Satellite for Early Flood Warning
CASE STUDY

Satellite for Early Flood Warning

Learn how an agency used a satellite-based solution to report real-time water level information, enabling the early mobilization of flood protection measures to protect both people and the environment.

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Available in: English
Lone Worker Safety in Remote Areas
APPLICATION PROFILE

Lone Worker Safety in Remote Areas

You'll learn how drivers can now send vital data when they are out of cellular coverage or in the event of an emergency and safeguard against physical risk in situations of working in extreme weather climates.

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Available in: English
Satellite for Monitoring Rented Oil & Gas Equipment in Remote Sites
APPLICATION PROFILE

Satellite for Monitoring Rented Oil & Gas Equipment in Remote Sites

You'll learn the cost benefits of satellite-based monitoring of rented equipment including decreased problem resolution time, fewer trips to customer sites and improved customer satisfaction.

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Available in: English
Satellite for Siren Warning System in Hawaii
CASE STUDY

Satellite for Siren Warning System in Hawaii

Learn how an ORBCOMM partner improved the reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the state-wide outdoor siren warning system in Hawaii State.

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Available in: English
Tracking Vehicles in the African Mining Business
APPLICATION PROFILE

Satellite for Tracking Vehicles in the African Mining Business

You'll learn: The cost-saving benefits of location tracking, fuel monitoring, ore security, and driver messaging in real time as part of a satellite-cellular communication solution.

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Available in: English
Satellite for Rail Car Tracking and Usage Optimization
APPLICATION PROFILE

Satellite for Rail Car Tracking and Usage Optimization

You'll learn: The benefits of satellite-based tracking of rail cars for a leading U.S. producer of electricity, including improved workflow, asset distribution, and cost savings.

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Available in: English
Environmental Monitoring
CASE STUDY

Real-Time Monitoring of Environmental Conditions

Learn how South American mining companies collect real-time weather data from remote weather stations using a satellite communication solution.

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Available in: English
Satellite Communications for Automated Meter Reading
APPLICATION PROFILE

Satellite Communications for Automated Meter Reading

You'll learn: The benefits of satellite-based Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions, a real-world customer problem involving a large US-based water utility and the results of implementing an AMR solution.

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Available in: English
Satellite Communications for Remote Oil & Gas Flow Monitoring
APPLICATION PROFILE

Satellite Communications for Remote Oil & Gas Flow Monitoring

You'll learn: The benefits of satellite-based automated gas well monitoring solutions, a real-world customer problem involving a large Latin American petroleum company and the results of implementing a SkyWave-based solution, including increased production and reduces site visits.

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Available in: English
Reducing Ship Telemetry Costs
CASE STUDY

How to Reduce Ship Telemetry Costs

Learn how the IsatData Pro satellite service was used to increase fuel utilization efficiency of ships to help reduce costs of navigating in international waters.

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Available in: English
Satellite Tracking: Locating Your Railcars
CASE STUDY

Satellite Tracking: Locating Your Railcars

Learn how using satellite technology to know the location of railcars and keep them moving is a winning proposition for railcar managers. Published in Railways Africa, November 2010.

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Available in: English
ARTICLE

5 Ways Satellite M2M is Keeping the Maritime World Connected

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Available in: English
ARTICLE

7 Oil & Gas Assets That Need Remote Monitoring

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Available in: English, Português
ARTICLE

8 Considerations When Selecting a Web-Based SCADA System for Your Remote Sites

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Available in: English
ARTICLE

10 Reasons for L-Band in Satellite SCADA Applications

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Available in: English, Español, Português