Solar-powered, maintenance-free solution improves operational efficiency and asset utilization
Rochelle Park, NJ, April 7, 2016 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that Brown Integrated Logistics (Brown), the Southeast’s leader in dedicated and regional transportation services for over 65 years, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for their dry van trailers. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
Brown is using ORBCOMM’s ruggedized trailer 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 end-to-end solution also includes a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of Brown’s dry van assets. ORBCOMM’s solution integrates closely with TMW Systems’ TruckMate® transportation management platform. This interface enables Brown to capture near-real-time trailer data, including operational condition, GPS position, history, as well as arrival and departure status, through one comprehensive system, increasing asset utilization and improving their tractor-to-trailer ratio.
“We are pleased to be selected by Brown to upgrade their trailer tracking technology with our advanced telematics solution and an integrated reporting platform, which will immediately improve their dry van trailer operations,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to delivering the benefits of our trailer telematics solution across Brown’s entire fleet so they can realize a powerful return on investment and sustainable value for their business.”
“ORBCOMM is providing us with a long-term, maintenance-free solution that can operate in the field for several years without changing the batteries, so we can greatly reduce maintenance costs without losing touch with our trailers no matter where they are,” said Kevin Slaughter, President of Brown Trucking Company, a division of Brown Integrated Logistics. “ORBCOMM’s seamless integration with the TMW platform gives us a greater advantage by delivering the valuable trailer data we need through one combined data feed, which has significantly improved our operational efficiency.”
Brown has begun installing ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution on their dry van assets and expects to continue deployments throughout 2016.
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 1.3 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.
About Brown Integrated Logistics
Brown Integrated Logistics, through its subsidiaries Brown Logistics Services, West Logistics, Brown Fleet Services and Brown Trucking, provides a suite of world-class supply chain services, including dedicated and regional truckload transportation, truck and intermodal freight brokerage, dedicated and contract warehousing and warehouse management, and fleet management and leasing services. Our clients turn to Brown Integrated Logistics for customized time-critical, accurate service backed by a commitment to safety, sustainability and efficiency. For more information, go to www.brownintegratedlogistics.com.
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