ORBCOMM Inc., a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced today that it will showcase its fleet management solutions in Booth 209 at the 79th Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN, from March 26-29, 2017. ORBCOMM will feature new enhancements to its industry-leading dry van and cold chain telematics solutions, which are targeted for any size fleet, asset class or integration requirements in the transportation and distribution industry.
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.”