ORBCOMM introduces self-powered asset tracking and monitoring device


USA: ORBCOMM has unveiled ORBCOMM GT 1100, a self-powered M2M asset tracking and monitoring device targeted for a variety of global markets including transportation and logistics, heavy equipment and oil and gas.

ORBCOMM GT 1100 is designed to fit seamlessly in between the indented spacing on intermodal containers. Its low, one-inch height profile and small form factor are boasted as ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers and other types of cargo assets. The GT 1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption, which works well for tracking and monitoring other remote unpowered assets such as construction and mining equipment.

The GT 1100 also includes a software application, CargoWatch, for comprehensive device management. This web-based application delivers near-real-time, essential alerts on asset status, location, history, and arrival/departure, providing complete visibility for operations and fleet managers.

The ORBCOMM GT 1100 can support three modes of communication – cellular, satellite and dualmode, which blends cellular and satellite capability. This device will be offered initially with cellular communications capability. Customer samples of this device are available now for trial, and the device will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2013. This fall, the satellite and dual-mode versions of the GT 1100 will be commercially available in conjunction with ORBCOMM’s OG2 next generation constellation launch.

Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer, said; “Based on the strong demand in both domestic and global markets for a flexible, cost-effective and reliable M2M solution, we see a tremendous opportunity for ORBCOMM to leverage its 14 years of industry expertise. While most solutions limit asset visibility to one or two views per day, this innovative solution gives you many daily reports. We are excited to bring ORBCOMM’s high-performance GT 1100 to market.”



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