ORBCOMM introduces platform for transportation asset management

July 29, 2020
The ORBCOMM Platform offers the ability for users to track, monitor, and control all of their transportation assets in one place.
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ORBCOMM Inc. announced the introduction of its next generation analytics and reporting platform, which offers enhanced features, including advanced data insights and a dynamic user interface, to provide customers with a single, unified view of all their transportation asset types using a single sign-on. The new, cloud based ORBCOMM Platform, which has the capacity to support millions of subscribers, was built for the future to address the industry’s evolving requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth, and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem.

The ORBCOMM Platform offers the ability for customers to track, monitor, and control all of their transportation assets in one place – from reefers, dry trailers, and trucks, to chassis and dry and refrigerated shipping containers on the road, rail, and at sea. The platform also includes a driver management component to enable workflow management, performance, communications, and safety compliance with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, U.S. FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS), and Canadian working hours rules. The scalable platform can accommodate any size of operation whether the customer has one or 100,000-plus assets. The ORBCOMM Platform also integrates with sensors for fuel, doors, cargo, temperature, and more for visibility.

Using ORBCOMM’s APIs and integrations, the open platform can deliver asset data to customers’ existing third-party or proprietary enterprise systems to facilitate fleet management. In addition, customers can access increased data and utilize the platform’s advanced analytics to gain insights about their assets’ performance, including benchmarks, historic trends, and comparisons among asset types, enabling faster, more informed business decisions.

The ORBCOMM Platform supports multiple modes of communication, leveraging ORBCOMM’s experience providing a portfolio of satellite, cellular, and dual-mode IoT connectivity. The platform’s capacity has been expanded to process more than 100,000 messages per second, which is an increase of over 1,000 times in message throughput over legacy systems. With the ORBCOMM Platform’s increased processing capability, customers can continue to expand their deployments, access a higher level of visibility, and enable more sophisticated solutions in a 5G, sensor enabled IoT ecosystem.

“ORBCOMM has been a long-time technology leader and innovator in the industrial IoT market, and the ORBCOMM Platform encapsulates our ability to understand and execute on the advanced features and functionality our customers need to be successful, competitive, and prepared for a 5G, sensor enabled IoT ecosystem,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM. “The ORBCOMM Platform provides fleet customers with a complete view across all their assets, deep data insights, faster response time, greater capacity, as well as more real-time visibility – all in one place, from one provider, with one sign-on. It doesn’t get easier or more efficient than that.”

In developing the platform, ORBCOMM also focused on incorporating self-service configurability and control to enable advanced permissioning, role allocation, and authority levels, helping customers improve data security, reduce business risk, and extend data access throughout the organization. With the platform’s interface, customers can unlock relevant data for every user in the organization and customize the data they need to see through a higher level of personalized usability, including preferences, saved searches, scheduled reports, workspaces, widgets, and data filters. By leveraging the ORBCOMM Platform’s enhanced usability and utility, customers can improve their fleet’s productivity and performance, while maximizing the return on their technology investment. 

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