ORBCOMM Inc (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, has announced the commercial launch of its GT 1100 trailer tracking system. Recognized as the winner of CTIA’s 2013 E-Tech Award for Innovation in M2M, the GT 1100 is ORBCOMM’s first self-powered M2M asset tracking and monitoring system. The GT 1100’s compact form factor and one-inch-high profile make it easy to install on trailer rooftops, in between the corrugations of intermodal containers, and on virtually any type of unpowered asset. This rugged system uses solar recharging technology for low power consumption, efficient messaging, and long service life in the field. The GT 1100’s versatile communications platform allows users to build their messaging schedules around their business requirements without any message restrictions or extra costs, providing the flexibility needed for greater trailer visibility and utilization.
This system also includes CargoWatch, a robust web application for comprehensive device management, providing complete visibility for fleet and operations managers. The application delivers near-real-time alerts on trailer status, location, history, as well as arrival and departure events, significantly improving operational efficiency, decreasing fuel and maintenance costs, and reducing theft. Under its ReeferTrak, GenTrak, GlobalTrak, and CargoWatch brands, ORBCOMM provides the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and remotely control cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, it provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety for government and commercial users worldwide. For more information, access www.orbcomm.com.