Connectivity: Dual-Mode

Dual-Mode IoT Network Coverage

Satellite-Cellular Tracking for the Best of Both Worlds

ORBCOMM is a single-source provider of global satellite communications and cellular network coverage enabling the best of both worlds in dual-mode IoT fleet management and industrial asset tracking.

ORBCOMM’s dual-mode devices and multi-network services blend cellular bandwidth with reliable satellite coverage for cost-effective coverage around the world—all managed in one place through the versatile ORBCOMMconnect service delivery platform.

Dual-Mode Vehicle Tracking diagram

Why Choose Dual-Mode?

Fleet managers are increasingly choosing dual-mode satellite-cellular devices to manage assets moving in and out of cellular coverage. Here’s why:

  1. Gain Coverage In and Out of Cellular
    Avoid cellular network blind spots and avoid costly cellular roaming charges.
  2. Save on Airtime Least Cost Routing
    Automatically switch between cellular coverage when available and satellite in remote areas for significant cost savings.
  3. Smart Data Communications
    ORBCOMM’s versatile dual-mode devices can be programmed or configured to send and receive larger amounts of data in urban areas and keep a vital communications link outside of cellular.
  4. Immunity to Network Congestion and Weather
    Track vehicles and assets regardless of cellular network congestion, bad weather or emergency events that may interfere with cellular coverage.
  5. Help Prevent Cargo Theft
    Protect cargo in high-risk areas with both cellular and satellite reporting, cellular jamming detection, panic buttons and more.