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ORBCOMM introduces new platform for transportation assets

  • August 5, 2020
  • William Payne

IoT solution provider ORBCOMM has introduced a new analytics and reporting platform to provide customers with a single, unified view of all their transportation asset types using a single sign-on. The cloud-based ORBCOMM Platform can support millions of subscribers and is designed to address the transport industry’s evolving requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem.

Customers can track, monitor and control all their transportation assets on the ORBCOMM Platform – from reefers, dry trailers and trucks to chassis and dry and refrigerated shipping containers on the road, rail and at sea. 

The platform 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 platform is designed to accommodate any size of operation whether the customer has one or 100,000-plus assets. It also integrates with sensors for fuel, doors, cargo, and temperature for enhanced visibility.

Using ORBCOMM’s APIs and extensive integrations, the platform is designed to deliver rich asset data to customers’ existing third-party or proprietary enterprise systems to facilitate optimal fleet management. Customers can access increased data and use 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 platform supports multiple modes of communication, leveraging ORBCOMM’s experience providing a broad portfolio of satellite, cellular and dual-mode IoT connectivity. The platform can process more than 100,000 messages per second, an increase of over 1,000 times in message throughput over legacy systems. 

“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, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “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 new 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 organisation. With the platform’s modern, intuitive and easy-to-use interface, customers 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 ORBCOMM Platform’s enhanced usability and utility, customers can significantly improve their fleet’s productivity and performance, while maximising the return on their technology investment.