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Orbcomm adds camera analytics, sensors to its data-driven truck solutions

March 7, 2022
The IoT solutions company announced three new offerings at the start of the TMC annual meeting, including a cargo camera sensor, reefer tractor ID sensor, and a safety and maintenance integration.

ORLANDO, Florida—Orbcomm Inc., a global provider of IoT solutions, has added new feature enhancements to its data-driven truck telematics solution to improve visibility, efficiency, safety, and experience for fleets and drivers and their customers. Orbcomm unveiled its technology during a press conference at American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting on March 6 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Orbcomm’s truck management solution provides nose-to-tail intelligence that delivers data insights to fleets, streamlining their operations and helping them achieve business goals. The solution’s new features include:

Cargo Camera Sensor: Orbcomm is continuing to enhance its portfolio of camera and video intelligence solutions with the launch of its new cargo camera sensor. The latest camera technology enables fleets to save valuable time and eliminate margin of error by immediately identifying the status of a trailer with images that show load and unload progress, load shift, cargo or asset damage, dunnage, and cleanout verification. 

The device can send images to the back office when the trailer’s door is opened or closed while paired with a door sensor and when the driver begins or ends a move for optimal visibility and security. Image capture can be triggered manually from the back office at any time so that dispatch can see the status of the trailer when needed. The sensor can capture, store, and transmit hundreds of images with its large storage capacity. As Orbcomm’s cargo camera technology continues to evolve, the sensor will use state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies to help customers gain deeper insights into their operations, including maximizing utilization of their trailer space, turnaround time, and profitability.

Tractor ID Sensor for Refrigerated Trailers: Leveraging Orbcomm’s breakthrough Bluetooth and radar filtering technology for its Tractor ID sensor targeted for dry vans, this new sensor integrates with Orbcomm’s refrigerated trailer solution to address the costly industry pain point of incorrect tractor-trailer pairing. The  Orbcomm Tractor ID sensor ensures the tractor will connect to the desired trailer while filtering out nearby trailers that could otherwise lead to inaccurate pairings, increasing driver efficiency, and retention. By validating that drivers are transporting the correct refrigerated cargo to the right location on time, Orbcomm’s Tractor ID sensor helps prevent revenue loss due to increased fuel usage from wasted driving hours,  cargo spoilage leading to increased fuel usage, high insurance claims as well as improve customer satisfaction.

Safety and Maintenance Integrations: Orbcomm completed a new integration with Bendix focused on fleet safety and collision avoidance. Bendix’s software collects and transmits safety data and video of severe events off the vehicle along with driver identification and transforms it into actionable information in real time. With Bendix, Orbcomm customers can assess driving trends and develop targeted driver training to improve fleet safety and compliance. Orbcomm is also partnering with Noregon to help customers achieve greater savings on vehicle maintenance and increase uptime with their TripVision software and is adding trailer maintenance to provide a complete picture of fleet health.

“Orbcomm is delivering innovative sensor technology and feature enhancements to provide the transportation industry with the most comprehensive, data-driven truck solution that extends from the asset’s nose to tail,” said Chris MacDonald, Orbcomm SVP of North America Sales. “We are empowering our customers with deep insights about their operations to address their pain points, increase the efficiency of their fleet and their drivers, and enable them to make more informed business decisions—all through one integrated platform.”

Orbcomm is at Booth 937 at the ATA’s TMC Transportation Technology Exhibition from March 7-10.

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