Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cargo Security: How Connected Containers Help Combat Crime

Cargo theft. Fraudulent pick-ups. Trafficking of drugs and weapons. People smuggling. Counterfeit and misdeclared goods. Tax and duty evasion. International container operations have always been vulnerable to criminal activity. And the risks continue to rise today, exposing shippers, the transport

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Fleet Management: Connecting More Than Just the Dots with M2M and IoT

The needs of fleet operators vary significantly from one to the next; from simple dots-on-the-map, to monitoring driver behavior, to optimizing fuel consumption and streamlining vehicle maintenance. No one product can meet all customer requirements which is why technology providers

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Onshore to Offshore: How M2M is Changing the Oil & Gas World

Oil and Gas companies are forging ahead with their Digital Oilfield initiatives as they look to reduce operating costs and keep profits up. M2M is a key technology enabler and here are a few examples of how it is helping

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The ROI of IoT

Biz Tech’s recently published article, Automation and Analytics Emerge as Key Internet of Things Use Cases, does a nice job of defining the term Internet of Things (IoT) and developing examples of how IoT can work for both consumers and

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The Future is Bright in the Connected World of IoT Money Makers and Start-Ups

The connected world has never been so diverse. And there was proof to be seen at the IoT Evolution Conference last month in Fort Lauderdale where big and small commercial hardware and horizontal software providers shared space with private equity and

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Maritime Vessel Tracking Driving Better Fuel Efficiency for PETRONAS

As the number of deep-water offshore exploration and production sites increases, energy companies are requiring more and more maritime vessel services for day-to-day operations. The increase in maritime costs has driven many energy companies to take a hard look at

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Cargo Theft: More than $175 Million Stolen in 2015

A report released by CargoNet early this year indicates there were 881 incidents of cargo theft in the US and Canada alone in 2015. The total value of stolen goods was estimated at more than USD$175 million, with 10 thefts worth more

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Technology, Mobile App Use Common Among “Best Fleets to Drive For”

On January 25, 2016 TCA and CarriersEdge announced the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, including these ORBCOMM customers: Bay and Bay Transportation Bison Transport Grand Island Express, Inc. Landstar System, Inc. Prime

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AIS: New OG2 Satellites Enable Near Real-Time Vessel Monitoring

On December 21, 2015, ORBCOMM launched the second satellite installment of our next generation OG2 constellation. Eyes from all over the world witnessed the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch (and subsequent landing), and the successful placement of 11 additional

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OG2 Update: All 11 Satellites Processing Customer Traffic, Being Positioned in Proper Orbits

We continue to make significant progress on our OG2 launch operations. All 11 OG2 satellites have been turned on and are successfully processing customer message traffic. We are also continuing to conduct propulsion maneuvers to position the satellites into the

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