maintenance-free solution improves operational efficiency and trailer
Rochelle Park, NJ, August 3, 2016 - ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Barnes Transportation Services Inc. (Barnes) to provide a solar-powered asset tracking solution for its dry van trailers. Headquartered in Wilson, North Carolina, Barnes is a family-owned and operated truckload carrier servicing the Eastern United States. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
Barnes is using ORBCOMM’s ruggedized telematics system, which is self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life, eliminating the need for frequent battery changes. ORBCOMM’s solution includes a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of Barnes’ dry van trailers. ORBCOMM’s telematics solution also integrates with the McLeod LoadMaster™ dispatch software platform, enabling Barnes to capture near-real-time asset data for their fleet, including operational condition, exception reporting and GPS position, through one comprehensive system.
“We’re pleased to expand our customer portfolio with the addition of Barnes Transportation, another great customer in the dry van market that leverages our award-winning trailer telematics solution,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our solar-powered solution offers Barnes continuous, real-time asset tracking and monitoring from origin to destination, requires less maintenance and provides a low cost of ownership for maximum Return on Investment.”
“With more than 75 years in the trucking business, we are committed to leveraging innovative technology to make our transportation operations more efficient over the long term,” said Keith Barnes, President of Barnes Transportation Services Inc. “ORBCOMM’s high-performance telematics system provides big value by enabling full visibility into our fleet, optimal routing and transit time as well as significantly improved trailer utilization.”
Barnes expects to complete deployment of ORBCOMM’s solution by year end.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication solutions and the only commercial satellite network dedicated to M2M. ORBCOMM’s unique combination of global satellite, cellular and dual-mode network connectivity, hardware, web reporting applications and software is the M2M industry’s most complete service offering. Our solutions are designed to remotely track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets in core vertical markets including transportation & distribution, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, oil & gas, maritime, mining and government.
With nearly 20 years of innovation and expertise in M2M, ORBCOMM has more than 1.5 million subscribers with a diverse customer base including premier OEMs such as Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., John Deere, Komatsu Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, as well as end-to-end solutions customers such as C&S Wholesale, Canadian National Railways, CR England, Hub Group, KLLM Transport Services, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Target, Tropicana, Tyson Foods, Walmart and Werner Enterprises. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
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