Orbcomm analytics platform gives unified asset view

  • August 10, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

New Jersey-based Orbcomm has introduced an analytics and reporting platform that includes data insights and a dynamic user interface to provide users with a single, unified view of all their transportation asset types using a single sign-on.
The cloud-based platform can support millions of subscribers and was built to address the industry’s evolving requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem.
Users can track, monitor and control all their transportation assets in one place from reefers, dry trailers and lorries 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, US FMCSA Hours of Service (HoS) and Canadian working hours rules.
The scalable platform can accommodate any size of operation whether the user has one or 100,000-plus assets. It integrates with sensors for fuel, doors, cargo, temperature and more for visibility.
Using flexible APIs and integrations, the open platform can seamlessly deliver rich asset data to existing third-party or proprietary enterprise systems to facilitate fleet management. In addition, users can access increased data and employ the platform’s analytics to gain insights about their assets’ performance, including benchmarks, historic trends and comparisons among asset types, enabling faster, more informed business decisions.
It supports multiple modes of communication, leveraging Orbcomm’s experience providing a broad 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 1000 times in message throughput over legacy systems.
With the platform’s increased processing capability, users can continue to expand their deployments, access a higher level of visibility and enable more sophistication in a 5G, sensor-enabled IoT ecosystem.
“Orbcomm has been a long-time technology leader and innovator in the industrial IoT market, and the 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, Orbcomm’s CEO. “The 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 permissioning, role allocation and authority levels, helping users improve data security, reduce business risk and extend data access throughout the organisation. With the platform’s modern, intuitive and easy-to-use interface, users can unlock relevant data for every user in the organisation and customise the data they need to see through a higher level of personalised usability, including preferences, saved searches, scheduled reports, workspaces, widgets and data filters.
By leveraging the platform’s usability and utility, users can improve their fleet’s productivity and performance, while increasing the return on their technology investment.