Integrated Heavy Equipment Telematics Systems Driving Better Operational Efficiency

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Whether you are an OEM, a dealer, a contractor, or a lessor, it’s imperative that you always know where your equipment is, what it’s doing, if and when it needs service, if it’s been tampered with or stolen, and how it can be better allocated on job sites. You may have a fleet of 50 or 50,000 assets. You may have basic information needs or more sophisticated monitoring requirements. Regardless, you need to be able to manage your fleet effectively and access critical position, maintenance and operational data where and when you need it so you can make the best business decisions.

Fleet telematics applicationThe telematics systems for tracking and monitoring heavy equipment are evolving and becoming a more integrated and necessary tool for helping companies increase operational efficiency and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. ORBCOMM has taken heavy equipment telematics to the next level with our new dual-mode tracking and monitoring solution targeted for the construction, mining, rail and utility industries. We launched our new solution at the Bauma 2016 trade show in Munich, Germany, this week.

ORBCOMM’s end-to-end solution combines the power of ORBCOMM’s PT 7000 device and the depth of information provided by our FleetEdge web application. The immediate benefits to customers include gaining complete visibility of their heavy equipment fleet, the ability to manage their operations more efficiently and improving equipment performance and uptime.

ORBCOMM’s ruggedized PT 7000, which is available as a cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular device, provides accurate status and position information along with key operational metrics, such as fuel consumption and engine hours, so customers can proactively manage their fleet worldwide. The PT 7000 works with ORBCOMM’s newly enhanced FleetEdge web application, delivering comprehensive dashboards, advanced reports and analytics, custom charts, alerts, self-service administrative functions, and more.

equipment telematics: PT 7000

The New PT 7000 for Heavy Equipment Telematics

The ORBCOMM solution provides valuable equipment position, status and performance reports that enable customers to track asset movement to minimize theft and loss, schedule service alerts to enable preventative maintenance, monitor fuel usage to optimize fuel consumption, and more. Active alerts, including out-of-spec sensor readings, such as loss of oil pressure or high coolant temperature, can be automatically sent to a mobile device to ensure timely corrective measures are taken.

FleetEdge is available through the ORBCOMMmobile app, enabling customers to manage their heavy equipment fleet on the go from any mobile device. ORBCOMM’s mobile app runs on both iOS and Android devices to facilitate easy access to near-real-time asset data and key metrics.

To learn more about our new heavy equipment solution available now, please schedule a meeting with ORBCOMM (USA Pavilion, Hall C4, Booth C4.603/J) at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany, from April 11-17, 2016 or visit

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Mark Kuiack

Mark Kuiack is Director of Digital Marketing for ORBCOMM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of ORBCOMM's web and social media presence, and has over 15 years of experience in marketing and writing about various technology applications.

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