- March 27, 2017
Earlier this year, ORBCOMM was first to market with a suite of dual-mode, LTE-enabled dry van tracking devices approved for use on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. ORBCOMM’s GT 1100-LTE devices support both single and dual-mode network connectivity utilizing ORBCOMM’s portfolio of internally-developed satellite modems, which are integrated with ORBCOMM’s OG1, OG2 and IsatData Pro (IDP) networks. The devices enable ORBCOMM customers to future-proof their solution investments with ubiquitous dual-mode coverage.
The GT 1100-LTE devices with integrated cargo sensors are designed for installation outside a loaded or unloaded asset in less than 15 minutes, which significantly reduces installation costs, resources and asset downtime. In addition, these state-of-the-art devices incorporate short-range wireless capabilities to support wireless sensors as well as ORBCOMMmobile apps that enable installation support tools on the go from iOS and Android devices. Self-powered with field-proven energy harvesting technology, ORBCOMM’s GT 1100-LTE devices utilize renewable solar energy to maintain the battery power level and support efficient, high-message reporting rates.
ORBCOMM will also demonstrate the capabilities of its cold chain telematics platform, which features improved visibility throughout the supply chain and compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s Sanitary Transportation Rule, a subset of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The platform’s features include high-resolution temperature charts, trailer precooling notifications and temperature out-of-range alerts for quick corrective measures and continuous monitoring until the situation is corrected. ORBCOMM also offers a centralized document repository to manage sanitation checklists and wash-out records per the FDA’s requirements, which can be maintained for 12 months and integrate seamlessly with third-party transportation management system (TMS) providers.
“From small and mid-sized fleets to some of the biggest names in the transportation and distribution industry, ORBCOMM continues to be the telematics solution provider of choice,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “There is not another company in the IoT space that has ORBCOMM’s broad set of solutions, including cold chain, dry van trailers, rail, intermodal, sea containers, chassis, and gensets, with products as reliable as ours, backed by over 300 superior technical resources spanning development to installation to deployment to customer care.”
For more information, please visit https://www.orbcomm.com/en/industries/transportation-and-distribution or click here to schedule a meeting with ORBCOMM at TCA in Booth 209.
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.
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