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ORBCOMM 2016 Year in Review: IoT Innovation and Growth

2016 was another big year in the rapid development of the Internet of Things, and it was another year of great innovation and growth here at ORBCOMM. Building on our roots as a pioneering M2M connectivity company, we continue to

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Beyond the Device: Future-proofing Smart Containers in a Fast-Changing World

Digitization of global container supply chain operations is upon us and big data from IoT devices will play a critical role. Early adopters of IoT-connected ‘smart containers’ are starting to reap the first fruits of the new digital economy, reporting

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Are You IoT Ready? Find Out…

From wireless connectivity and embedded devices to software and sensor options, there are countless considerations to weigh before planning out your Internet of Things (IoT) solution. How do you know where to start, or if you’re even ready for an

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Logistics 4.0 in Food and Pharma Transport: Digitizing Cold Chain Compliance and Control

There has been a lot of chatter of late regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as “Industry 4.0″, which refers to our digital/robotic future and the game-changing speed and breadth of global data transfer. At the heart of this

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Trailer Tracking Trends: Detention Among Top 5 Business Problems

Last month ORBCOMM published a blog post about whether the ROI of trailer telematics is significant enough to justify the investment. DAT Solutions recently released its survey of 257 carriers and the conclusions definitely corroborate what we’re saying. A few of the

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From Farm to Fork: Extending the M2M & IoT Value Chain

We’ve been writing a lot about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and cold chain compliance in the wake of the FDA’s final rule around food transportation. What a lot of people may not realize, however, is that M2M and

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IoT, RFID, Big Data and the Supply Chain Management Revolution

ChainLink Research did a great wrap up of all the new technologies, applications and use cases on review at the recent RFID Journal LIVE! Conference. There was so much to see and learn about. RFID touches just about everything in

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RFID Journal Live Recap: Delivering the ROI of IoT

ORBCOMM had a great time in Orlando at RFID Journal Live! At our show booth, we had the opportunity to reveal to about 3,000 attendees from more than 60 countries what we’ve been up to since the acquisition of InSync

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Asset Tracking Driving Better Business Decisions

Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau recently authored a blog post on the US Department of Transportation’s site announcing a new proposed rule that will requires state transportation agencies to monitor the performance of highways and use the collected data to help

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With Smart Intermodal Telematics, Google’s Futuristic Idea Is Already Reality

Google has a new patent. This one involves a package delivery platform tied to autonomous road vehicles delivery. While self-driving trucks are still pretty futuristic and surrounded by political, economic, safety, and insurance questions – to name a few –

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