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Sensors, Satellite, Smart Apps and Shipper Visibility: Welcome to the Future of Containers

Container tracking and monitoring technology is hardly a novel idea, but recent trends and technical advancements have accelerated an industry shift towards the increasing use of sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) telematics devices and applications in the supply chain. Over

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Heavy Equipment Telematics: Driving Growth Through Technology

As we pack our bags and get ready for INTERMAT 2018 in Paris, it’s a good time to take a step back and think about the wider challenges that the heavy equipment industry will be discussing at the exhibition. At

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Telematics Tackling Driver Detention and Other Trucking Challenges in the U.S. and Europe

European trucking companies are benefiting financially from increased demand and tighter capacity, with freight rates hitting a 10-year high, says a recent report from The Journal of Commerce. The picture is the same in the USA, where “the economy is

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Truck Telematics: Putting the Driver at the Heart of the Matter

Following our 2017 acquisition of truck telematics providers Blue Tree Systems and inthinc, ORBCOMM was recently featured in two Transport Topics articles focusing on the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations from the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Industrial IoT Innovations and Insights: ORBCOMM 2017 Year in Review

2017 was an exceptionally busy year for ORBCOMM, with new clients, projects, products and acquisitions combining to further strengthen our position as the most comprehensive global provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Before we embark on another busy

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Intermodal and IoT: 5 Reasons They are a Match Made in Heaven

As we prepare for the annual Intermodal Europe conference taking place this year in Amsterdam from 28-30 November, our thoughts turn to the current and future role of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in fostering modal shift. According

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UNIT45 Pioneers Smart Containers for the New Silk Road

Intermodal innovator UNIT45 is helping big name shippers like HP and Friesland Campina to take advantage of the New Silk Road linking China and Europe with a new breed of 45ft temperature-controlled containers optimised for long-distance rail operations. And it

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Cold Chain Visibility, Connectivity and Digitalisation Dominate the Agenda at Cool Logistics Global

How can the IoT, blockchain and other new digital technologies be used to re-engineer cold chain processes and reduce waste ‘from farm to fork’? This was the key focus of discussion at the 9th Cool Logistics Global conference, held last

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IoT and Cold Chain Execution: Making the Invisible Visible

With the right vision and technologies in place, the Internet of Things has the potential to transform the efficiency of cross-border food, pharmaceutical and other perishable supply chains, eliminating ‘black holes’ and helping all parties gain better visibility, traceability and

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Reefer Genset Innovator Shakes Up the Market with Advanced Telematics

Dutch innovator Genmark has developed a range of lightweight, easy-to-operate, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly reefer container gensets, including a world-first design for use on extending road chassis. And it has turned to ORBCOMM telematics as an integral part of the solution…

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