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The Orbcomm Platform was developed to give fleets a unified view of all asset types and was built to address the industry’s requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem.

Orbcomm introduces next-gen platform for fleets

July 30, 2020
The Orbcomm Platform aims to give commercial truck fleets a unified view of all asset types and was built to address the industry’s evolving requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem.

Orbcomm Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, just announced the introduction of its next-generation analytics and reporting platform. According to the company, the new platform 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 cloud-based platform was built to address the trucking industry’s evolving requirements for greater processing power, data bandwidth and scalability in a 5G IoT ecosystem, the company noted.

The Orbcomm Platform allows fleets to track, monitor and control their transportation assets—from reefers, dry trailers, trucks to chassis and dry and refrigerated shipping containers on the road, rail and at sea—in one place. The platform also includes a driver management component to enable workflow management, performance, communications, and safety compliance with the electronic logging device mandate, U.S. hours of service rules, and Canadian working hours rules.

The platform, which can accommodate any size of operation, integrates with sensors for fuel, doors, cargo, temperature and more, the company added.

“The Orbcomm Platform supports multiple modes of communication, leveraging Orbcomm's extensive experience providing a broad portfolio of satellite, cellular and dual-mode IoT connectivity, which is a strong competitive advantage for the company,” Orbcomm said in a statement.

The new platform’s capacity has been expanded to process more than 100,000 messages per second, which is an increase of more than 1,000 times in message throughput over legacy systems, the company added.  

“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 Orbcomm CEO Marc Eisenberg. “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.” 

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