IoT Now listed in world’s Top 20 Industrial IoT blogs by ORBCOMM

IoT Now has been listed today in ORBCOMM‘s Top 20 Industrial IoT Blogs. As Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to evolve and new innovations are born, there are innumerable bloggers reporting on the latest trends in the industrial IoT landscape.

There are far too many good IoT resources to list, says ORBCOMM, so its executives have compiled a list for their internal teams and their partners of 20 “must-bookmark sites” for anyone trying to stay up to speed on the latest developments in industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Describing IoT Now, ORBCOMM says, “If you’re interested in learning about what the future of IoT looks like, IoT Now is a great place to go. Yes, it focuses on current innovations and modern-day trends in the IoT landscape, but it provides a window with a clearer view of what the future looks like by examining how we utilise these technologies today. Expect a wide variety of topics, covering everything from microservices to AI and product trends,” says ORBCOMM. (

Articles have been chosen for their “insightful and up-to-date news regarding the IoT Industry”. ORBCOMM adds that readers “would be interested in seeing what other blogs made the cut,” and it helps to build the overall Industrial IoT community.

The 20 blogs are all valued equally, an ORBCOMM spokesman tells IoT Now. “All (are) even in our eyes. We wanted to list the top blogs/news sources that we read to keep ourselves updated with the industry and share them with our customers. The ones listed are all read equally and we felt they all deserved a spot on our customers’ reading list.”

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ORBCOMM Surpasses Two Million Subscriber Communicators in the Industrial IoT Market

ORBCOMM Surpasses Two Million Subscriber Communicators in the Industrial IoT Market

ORBCOMM Surpasses Two Million Subscriber Communicators in the Industrial IoT Market

Milestone marks Company’s continued growth and market leadership.

ORBCOMM Inc. today announced that it has surpassed two million subscriber communicators.

ORBCOMM’s subscribers are in the industrial IoT market, spanning the transportation & distribution, heavy equipment, maritime, oil and gas and government sectors. ORBCOMM offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of IoT products and services leveraging 11 satellite and Tier One cellular wireless carriers.

Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer:

“Reaching two million subscribers is a significant milestone for ORBCOMM, demonstrating our continued growth and market penetration in industrial IoT. Our customers are some of the largest and most influential companies in the world, and we are committed to delivering best-in-class IoT solutions and advanced technology to help them stay connected to their assets and manage their business more efficiently.”

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ORBCOMM Acquires Blue Tree Systems Limited

ORBCOMM Acquires Blue Tree Systems Limited

Solidifies ORBCOMM’s offering for the global freight telematics market with consolidated in-cab, dry and refrigerated transportation solutions.

ORBCOMM Inc. announced today that it has acquired Blue Tree Systems Limited (Blue Tree) based in Galway, Ireland, along with its subsidiaries in the United States, Germany and France.

Blue Tree provides world-class transportation management solutions across multiple classes of assets that include trucks, refrigerated straight trucks as well as refrigerated and dry trailers. Blue Tree serves more than 300 customers in North America, the European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Blue Tree’s products meet the demands of transportation companies that are increasingly looking to manage their assets under a single platform and facilitate simplified integration with their business systems. Blue Tree’s robust truck in-cab platform is based on an open Android architecture that offers customers a fully managed, flexible and proven solution that is easy for drivers to use. In addition, Blue Tree offers advanced, country-specific compliance solutions in both North America and Europe.

Blue Tree’s solutions meet the requirements for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations, which will require companies to replace drivers’ paper log-books with electronic “Hours of Service” applications within the next several months. Blue Tree’s customers achieve broad efficiencies, increased driver safety as well as workforce optimization throughout the supply chain.

The acquisition of Blue Tree solidifies ORBCOMM’s transportation portfolio by adding truck in-cab and refrigerated fleet vehicle solutions to ORBCOMM’s industry-leading cargo solutions. Customers will have access to an integrated offering encompassing nearly all transportation assets from one source. Blue Tree’s market leadership also adds strength and distribution in key geographies such as Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“With advanced trucking solutions combined with an integrated software platform, Blue Tree is a strong strategic addition to ORBCOMM’s broad transportation portfolio,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Combined with our acquisition of inthinc in June, Blue Tree enables ORBCOMM to provide the most complete transportation solution offering covering nearly every asset class – from in-cab to fleet vehicles to refrigerated assets to dry vans – making us the clear leader in this space and in global industrial IoT.”

“ORBCOMM is one of the leading IoT companies in the world, and we believe the increased scale, resources, customer base and geographic profile that ORBCOMM offers will support our rapid growth globally. We look forward to leveraging ORBCOMM’s strong brand equity in our markets,” said Charlie Cahill, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Tree Systems. “ORBCOMM’s leadership in transportation telematics provides great synergy and support for our transportation solutions and delivers an unmatched and long-lasting value proposition for transportation companies around the world.”

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ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution

ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution

Provides end-to-end visibility and robust analytics for comprehensive reefer management.

ORBCOMM Inc. announced today that it has launched the next generation of its cold chain monitoring solution.

ORBCOMM’s PT 6000, which is available as a 3G or LTE cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version, enables fuel and temperature management, maintenance, logistics and regulatory compliance for refrigerated transport assets.

As part of ORBCOMM’s comprehensive telematics solution that includes sensors, connectivity and the CargoWatch® application, the compact, ruggedized PT 6000 enables complete visibility and control of cold chain operations to help ensure the integrity of temperature-controlled cargo as it moves along the supply chain. ORBCOMM’s enhanced reefer management solution provides the precise temperature monitoring capabilities and records needed for compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulatory requirements.

The solution can remotely set reefer temperature, change reefer state, initiate a defrost and more with two-way commands. It can also receive real-time alarms when specific conditions are detected, such as an active reefer is turned off, cargo area temperature deviates from the set points or does not match values specified by the order, an asset enters or exits a geofence, and rapid fuel loss is detected.

ORBCOMM’s feature-rich solution is compatible with every type of refrigerated unit for maximum utilization and seamless installation on the wall of a refrigerated trailer or inside a reefer cabinet. The device supports up to three temperature sensors to accommodate reefers with multiple zones and has a rechargeable battery that reports for up to 10 days on a single charge when no vehicle power is available. In addition, the device is fully integrated with third-party dispatch and in-cab software providers, including Innovative Computing Corp., TMW Systems, McLeod Software, Add On Systems, PeopleNet, SSI, and Prophesy.

Craig Malone, ORBCOMM’s Executive Vice President of Product Development, said:

“In refrigerated trucking, it is critical for fleet owners to be compliant with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, and ORBCOMM’s technology provides the end-to-end visibility and control to meet these regulatory requirements and ensure the highest level of service throughout the cold chain. We continue to see a migration toward IoT technology as part of our transportation customers’ core strategies to reduce costs and add efficiencies, and we are pleased to be the solution provider of choice for some of the biggest names in the industry.”

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