Enables efficient and secure tracking, monitoring and management of transport bus fleet
Rochelle Park, NJ, April 4, 2017 - ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced today that Kevadiya Inc. (Kevadiya) has selected ORBCOMM to provide satellite communications services and hardware in support of the Vehicle Tracking Program within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which is a federal law enforcement agency and subdivision of the U.S. Department of Justice. Kevadiya, one of Michigan’s top full-spectrum cloud and mobile computing solution providers to the government, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer market segments, will be providing their fleet mobility tracking solution as part of the BOP program.
The Kevadiya and ORBCOMM solution for the BOP will provide position and performance data for their fleet of transport buses as well as route and trip management, customized maintenance reporting and two-way communication with drivers no matter where they are. The solution will enable BOP system administrators to gain full visibility of their fleet, optimize routing based on scheduling and vehicle requirements, receive notification of any route deviations, and take immediate action in the event of an emergency.
In addition, the solution utilizes Kevadiya’s scalable application framework, which employs a reusable architecture for implementing Section 508, FedRAMP and ATO compliant applications. These are all common requirements in highly sensitive and secure government applications and hosting solutions. The Kevadiya program can also be expanded to a RFID-based (Radio Frequency Identification) driver and passenger manifest system using ORBCOMM’s IDP-782 dual-mode device installed in the buses and connected to a RFID reader, which transmits the information over a satellite communications backbone.
“Together with Kevadiya, we have built a comprehensive fleet monitoring solution for the Bureau of Prisons that meets the highest levels of reliability and security required for this type of government application,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We hope to continue expanding our partnership with Kevadiya to deliver advanced telematics solutions that improve operational efficiency and logistics management for a broad variety of commercial and government customers.”
“We are excited to partner with ORBCOMM on the Bureau of Prisons Mobility Telematics Program to deliver an end-to-end telematics solution that provides full visibility and two-way communication with their fleet of transport buses anytime, anywhere,” said Nilesh Patel, PhD, Vice President of Engineering for Kevadiya, Inc. “Leveraging Kevadiya’s modular application framework offers the BOP a unique advantage by expediting the development, certification and compliance process for building this telematics program so they can see the ROI benefits of the solution immediately.”
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) 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 1.72 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 Kevadiya Inc.Kevadiya Inc. (KVD) was born out of a drive to meet computing challenges with creative solutions that deliver outstanding results. We have built a variety of government and commercial applications and have extensive experience with front-end, back-end and full stack designs and implementations. KVD is one of Michigan’s top full-spectrum cloud and mobile computing solution and service providers. KVD has built its reputation by commitment to providing quality engineering products and services, while adapting to rapidly transforming information technologies for innovative, intelligent and secure solutions. Always staying abreast of cutting-edge technologies, KVD has built success through superior customer engagement and satisfaction. For more information, visit www.kevadiya.com.
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