Spanish and French-Canadian models of the ELD offered to meet customer needs around the world
Rochelle Park, NJ, October 24, 2019 - ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is now available in Spanish and French-Canadian versions, expanding its market reach to fleet customers in new geographic regions. ORBCOMM’s ELD provides complete visibility, monitoring and management of drivers, vehicles and displays, helping fleets improve safety records, increase productivity, reduce operating costs, drive up fuel efficiency and help retain drivers.
The ORBCOMM ELD is an Android-based in-cab device with 4G LTE connectivity built on the company’s industry-leading BT 500 hardware and integrated with FleetManager, its robust, Cloud-based analytics and reporting platform. ORBCOMM’s driver-friendly ELD solution has an intuitive and easy-to-learn interface, which automates Hours of Service (HOS) calculations, alerts the driver when available hours are running low and advises on options to maximize remaining hours. Other features of the ORBCOMM ELD include advanced messaging capabilities that improve communication between drivers and office staff, the ability to design custom data entry forms and use form messages and text-to-speech functionality for safety. Dedicated online HOS and exceptions workspaces along with real-time HOS and duty graphs for drivers eliminate issues like unassigned miles with a few clicks. Built on an open, scalable platform, the ORBCOMM ELD also enables customers to easily add third-party applications, store and view documents, capture signatures and send high-resolution images for added efficiency.
“As a global IoT company, we are committed to meeting the evolving needs of our customers around the world, and our new Spanish and French-Canadian ELD models offer ORBCOMM a unique competitive edge in incremental geographic markets,” said Craig Malone, ORBCOMM’s Executive Vice President of Product Development. “Our new Spanish ELD is being utilized by fleets in Latin America as well as in the U.S., while our North American cross-border carrier customers are leveraging our French-Canadian ELD, which not only helps fleets with French-speaking drivers but also ensures compliance with the Canadian ELD Mandate effective in June 2021.”
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
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