The new solutions of ORBCOMM allow for faster and more reliable monitoring of construction and mining equipment in remote areas

ORBCOMM Inc, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions has announced that it will introduce its latest telematics devices and enhanced web platform aimed for the heavy equipment industry at Bauma, which is the world’s biggest trade show relevant to construction machinery, in Munich, Germany.

Seemingly, the new solutions of ORBCOMM allow for faster and more reliable monitoring of construction and mining equipment in remote areas, advanced analytics and diagnostics, and management of mixed fleet on a single data platform. This would improve operational efficiencies, maintenance practices, and utilization.

Citing reliable sources, the company will introduce the advanced version of FleetEdge, an integrated solution for heavy equipment telematics, which currently supports the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) telematics standard.

With the support of AEMP 2.0, FleetEdge can process and capture an extensive range of data points and various error codes which include fuel level, average power percentage, engine temperature, and idle times, irrespective of equipment OEM or machine type.

This ability allows mixed fleet managers to create a consolidated view of maintenance state, fuel consumption, utilization and other vital parameters across the jobsites, entire fleet and other areas, on a single platform, sources mentioned.

Reportedly, the new hardware solutions of the company include a compact all-in-one telematics device, GT 1020 which is designed for asset tracking applications in construction, mining, and other demanding environments. It is equipped with GPS, integrated antennas, and 4G LTE.

For uninterrupted connections and constant operation, the GT 1020 can withstand extreme weather and environmental conditions. The GT 1020 is easy-to-install and supports an optional CAN Bus interface which enables advanced vehicle reporting, diagnostics, and analytics, sources added.

Apparently, ORBCOMM will also showcase the enhanced version of PT 7000, a rugged control and monitoring device for heavy equipment which currently supports 4G LTE. The company’s new diagnostic, predictive, and analytical tools allow users to mine data for other digital efficiencies and improved maintenance practices.