ORBCOMM introduces GT 1200 line, its solar-powered tracking offering for dry trailers and containers

ORBCOMM Inc., provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced Monday that it has launched its next generation solar-powered GT 1200 series of devices as part of a comprehensive telematics solution that includes multiple sensor options, user-friendly applications and reliable cellular and optional satellite connectivity for hassle-free trailer and container tracking.

The GT 1200 series is an evolution of ORBCOMM’s GT 1100 product line and includes an enhanced, high-sensitivity solar panel that charges up to 20 times faster than its predecessor even without direct sunlight, resulting in up to three times more messages per day for increased asset utilization.

The ruggedized and ultra-compact GT 1200 features expanded out-of-the-box support for wireless sensors, a 3-axis accelerometer for motion and impact detection, quicker and safer field installation, and a newly-engineered solar panel that makes recharging possible in indirect sunlight and on overcast days. These hassle-free devices require no maintenance for up to ten years, and come with built-in tamper and impact detection.

The GT 1200 is available as a comprehensive trailer tracking solution that includes connectivity and a customizable application with powerful reports, dynamic dashboards, advanced analytics, two-way commands and more. Customers may also integrate ORBCOMM’s data feed into third-party transportation management systems and proprietary enterprise applications.

The GT 1200 series is available in two variants – GT 1200 that gets complete visibility for trailers and containers without maintenance or battery changes with advanced reporting and analytics to help streamline processes and improve efficiencies; and GT 1210, an all-in-one, feature-rich tracking device with integrated cargo sensors that provides remote asset management and cargo status detection capabilities with minimum wiring.

ORBCOMM provides industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government.

With enhanced I/Os and Bluetooth support, the GT 1200 can be configured with ORBCOMM proprietary wired and wireless sensors, including door, ID and temperature, as well as third-party sensors. Ideally suited for large-scale deployments, the GT 1200 series can minimize operational disruption, and be used on any trailer or container asset type and in any orientation.

The compact devices are ruggedized to withstand extreme conditions, require no battery changes for up to 10 years and include built-in tamper and impact detection. The GT 1200 series also can easily be configured with ORBCOMM’s integrated cargo sensor and other wireless sensors. With a new streamlined design, the devices can be installed externally on all cargo asset types in about ten minutes, even when the asset is full, making customer deployments quick and efficient with minimal disruption to their operations.

“ORBCOMM’s new GT 1200 series is part of our comprehensive innovation plan to enhance nearly all our products to expand our existing capabilities and provide customers with advanced technology and unmatched value,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer. “With expanded support for wireless sensors, an improved solar panel and safer, faster field installation, the GT 1200 product line features the latest in asset tracking technology and offers incremental benefits to our transportation customers looking to streamline their fleet operations and gain efficiencies.”

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