Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Telematics solution for heavy equipment

24 July 2013 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

ORBCOMM announced the availability of a complete end-to-end telematics solution for the heavy equipment industry.

Leveraging its strategic acquisition of MobileNet as well as long-time partnerships with Quake Global and Tier 1 wireless carriers throughout the world, the company is delivering a dual-mode solution for this growing market.

This comprehensive offering includes ORBCOMM’s global satellite and cellular connectivity and a robust web-based analytics platform bundled in a single, low-cost monthly subscription along with state-of-the-art hardware tailored for heavy machinery. Targeted at OEMs, dealers and fleet owners, the solution delivers timely and reliable asset utilisation and operational information.

Customers can receive powerful data insights such as asset location anywhere in the world, engine hours, RPM activity and fuel level. In addition, this solution can read and analyse engine CAN bus data for preventive maintenance and offers geofencing capabilities to send alerts for unauthorised use outside of pre-designated work sites.

A web portal also integrates seamlessly with OEM and dealer back-office platforms, enabling customers to gain visibility over their fleet, while increasing asset utilisation, productivity and customer service.

Powered by ORBCOMM’s global dual-mode communications service, customers can utilise this solution to connect to assets even in the most remote locations. By blending the company’s satellite and cellular services for a bundled price, customers can maximise coverage, flexibility and cost while taking advantage of least cost routing.

To ensure extended service in the field for long-life assets, this solution is equipped with 3G cellular and ORBCOMM’s next-generation OG2 satellite services, which provide complete global coverage and reliable connectivity. ORBCOMM currently has agreements with AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone to provide 3G and 4G GSM and CDMA wireless services.

Quake’s Q4000 and QPRO dual-mode asset tracking and monitoring devices are tailored for ORBCOMM’s heavy equipment solution. These ruggedised, environmentally sealed devices offer a patented, universal protocol that enables M2M communications across both ORBCOMM’s global satellite and Tier 1 cellular networks.

The Q4000 and the QPRO can operate seamlessly with ORBCOMM’s current OG1 satellite network as well as its next-generation OG2 satellite constellation. In addition, these devices can be managed through ORBCOMM’s secure, scalable web-based management portal.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, sales@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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