Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)

Fleet owners need to reduce operating costs and increase productivity to survive in today’s competitive landscape. Automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology offers a cost-effective and reliable communications link to track vehicle location, reduce fuel costs, optimize travel routes, monitor driver behavior, minimize idle times and ensure cargo and driver security.

ORBCOMM satellite and dual-mode satellite-cellular AVL devices and connectivity provide the reach to enable solution providers to offer transport companies always-on communications wherever their fleets travel, no matter how remote.

Reduce Operational Costs and Increase Productivity

  • Satellite-enabled AVL technology enables vehicle tracking, even outside of cellular range, for always on, near real-time communication
  • Enable dispatch, e-forms/signatures, location-based services, hours of service (HOS), in-cab messaging and more.
  • Send configurable position, motion and other report. Transmit more frequently within cellular, while maintaining reliable backup satellite communications for the best of both worlds.

Monitor Drivers and Increase Fuel Efficiency

  • Enhance AVL with driver monitoring (speeding, acceleration, harsh braking) and on-board diagnostics to reduce vehicle wear, operating and fuel costs.
  • Reduce maintenance costs, equipment failures and help prevent theft by monitoring sensors and equipment logs.

Enhance Cargo Security and Driver Safety

  • Monitor door sensors to help detect theft and ensure cargo is secure from origin to destination.
  • Use reliable, two-way communications, panic buttons and geofences to keep drivers safe in high-risk areas.
  • Help prevent hijacking by detecting the use of GPS and GSM signal jammers. Track stolen vehicles using GPS location information.

Streamline Logistics and Improve Customer Service

  • Transmit forms, work orders, instructions, completion reports and billing signatures en route.
  • Provide accurate Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of any shipment to customers to support just-in-time operations.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with accurate hours of service (HOS) and vehicle maintenance data.

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)

ST 9100 (Dual-Mode)

The fully programmable ST 9100 is a dual-mode satellite/cellular device, combining cellular network coverage and the two-way IsatData Pro satellite service. This versatile device enables asset tracking and monitoring for a wide variety of applications on land and at sea, in the most remote areas of the world.

Related Products:

ST 6100
ORBCOMM’s ST 6000 series satellite terminals deliver complete visibility and control of industrial assets operating in remote areas, with global satellite connectivity over the IsatData Pro network. Features a built-in accelerometer, expanded memory capacity, and support for additional navigation systems.

asset tracking: ST 6100

ST 2100 (Satellite Communications Device)
The ST 2100 provides reliable satellite connectivity over the two-way IsatData Pro network to a variety of industrial assets in remote locations including vehicles, heavy equipment and fixed assets. The device features an optional internal super capacitor, allowing continued operation during temporary power loss. A built-in GNSS module allows global location tracking, and the device is enabled with over the air firmware updates without having to send a technician on site.


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“Cartrack’s vehicle telematics services require a high standard of performance, quality and geographic reach, and ORBCOMM meets this need with ubiquitous global coverage, reliability and integrated M2M services.”

John Edmeston, Managing Director, Cartrack

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