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Are Telematics and the Need for Equipment Control Changing the Construction Industry?

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Last week ORBCOMM participated at the INTERMAT 2015 exhibition for what is arguably one of the biggest international exhibitions for the construction equipment and machinery industry. So what was the buzz?  From our perspective, much of the conversation focussed on

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Fighting Wildfires with Satellite-Cellular Technology

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The destructiveness of a fire can be devastating. Lives are lost. Prized possessions are destroyed. Whether caused by dry conditions, mechanical sparks or human negligence, the wrath comes at a very large price. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they try,

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Heavy Equipment: The Big and the Bold at INTERMAT 2015

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INTERMAT, the world’s third largest construction/heavy equipment trade show is in full gear in Paris. This year 37 countries are represented with 1484 exhibitors showcasing their products from April 20-25 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Like ConExpo, INTERMAT happens every three years and

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SkyWave apresenta a última geração em gestão de frotas

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O monitoramento de frotas pode ser uma tarefa árdua para empresas que operam fora das áreas de cobertura celular. Hoje em dia, os operadores de frotas procuram soluções que possibilitem visibilidade total de suas frotas, além de conectividade ininterrupta em

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Video – ORBCOMM: We are M2M

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Heavy Equipment Telematics is Disruptive—Embrace It to Stay Competitive

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At the recent Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) Management Conference and Annual Meeting, Caterpillar’s strategic development manager presented the first ever session on telematics for heavy equipment. Citing the demise of Kodak, Gerald Green stressed the importance of embracing

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Emergency Preparedness: When Cellular Isn’t Enough

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In response to the shootings that occurred at Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa last October, a report was recently issued outlining the shortcomings of the local cellular/public telecommunications infrastructure. The report detailed how Canadian local public sector employees recently had their

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Transport Roundup: Spot Freight Rates, Trucking’s Fitness Guru and the ‘Internet of Things’

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Here are some recent stories making headlines in the transportation world. Spot freight market rates are on the rise Freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reported that the van segment saw a 3.2% increase in rates pushing it up to an

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