ORBCOMM (News - Alert) Inc., a provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, recently announced that its trailer tracking solution has been selected by Swing Transport Inc. (Swing Transport). The award-winning GT 1100 solution is expected to improve Swing Transport’s trailer-to-tractor ratio for its fleet of more than 1,000 dry van trailers. Also, ORBCOMM will provide an advanced web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase the in-transit visibility and security of its dry van assets.
Rugged enough to withstand a harsh environment, ORBCOMM’s GT 1100 is a self-powered, solar recharging GPS trailer tracking and monitoring solution, with low power consumption, long service life in the field, and efficient messaging via cellular communications. Its small form factor and flexible design make it easy to install on trailers or in the groove of intermodal containers to enable greater asset visibility and utilization.
“We look forward to working with Swing Transport and delivering a full system solution to help them drive fleet productivity and efficiency,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s CEO. “We are focused on providing our customers with the best value and the most complete service offering to run their business smarter and achieve a full return on investment as quickly as possible. We expect to see a significant impact on Swing Transport’s operations, which will continue to grow as we complete the deployment across their entire fleet.”
In related news, ORBCOMM recently announced a new fleet of six second-generation satellites is expected to have an almost immediately noticeable effect on the company's revenue. Orbcomm's current wave of first-generation satellites, unfortunately, has a daily service gap that typically lasts eight hours at a time, but the newer satellite model will fill this gap. By improving the reliability and continuity of the M2M service, company revenue is expected to immediately and dramatically increase.
Edited by Adam Brandt