ORBCOMM wins 16,000-unit M2M order from major US retail fleet operator

Contract will provide operator with end-to-end tracking and monitoring solutions for its fleet of dry and refrigerated trailers using OG2 satellites and Verizon’s CDMA cellular network

ORBCOMM wins 16,000-unit M2M order from major US retail fleet operator

ORBCOMM has won a contract with one of the US’s largest retail fleets to deliver 16,000 dual-mode tracking and monitoring solutions across its mixed fleet of dry and refrigerated trailers. ORBCOMM expects to ship the majority of the order in the fourth quarter of this year.

The company will provide its dual-mode GT 1100 solution for the customer’s dry van assets utilising its new, more advanced OG2 satellites and Verizon’s CDMA cellular network. In addition, the customer will utilise ORBCOMM’s dual-mode RT 6000+ cold chain monitoring solution for its refrigerated assets.

ORBCOMM’s dual-mode tracking and monitoring solutions are ideal for meeting the demanding requirements of the customer’s nationwide supply chain operations by ensuring complete asset visibility and continuous network coverage, the company asserted.

“Signing one of the nation’s largest companies as a customer validates our ability to build and deliver high-performance M2M solutions that help our customers optimise their assets, drive down maintenance costs and increase their return on investment,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer. “This opportunity marks our largest GT 1100 order to date and sets the stage for future growth in the transportation & distribution industry.”

ORBCOMM is a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar, Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Komatsu, Cartrack (Pty.), and Volvo Construction Equipment, among others.

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