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What’s new from ORBCOMM for TruckX 2019

TruckX Conference and Expo is South Africa’s largest trucking, logistics and fleet event dedicated to the road transport industry. It takes place in Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg, South Africa on July 3, 2019.

ORBCOMM is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. We provide the industry’s most complete and integrated fleet monitoring solutions for transportation and logistics that enable real-time visibility and control of transport assets as they move across the supply chain. Our fleet management monitoring and telematics solutions for trucks, refrigerated and dry trailers and multimodal containers deliver improvements in profitability, productivity, safety and compliance.


At TruckX 2019, in the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, ORBCOMM will showcase recent innovations, including our truck management and in-cab camera solutions, our versatile fleet management and trailer tracking solutions and our HACCP-compliant temperature recorders for cold chain operations. Join us in Booth 3 at TruckX Conference and Expo to find out more.

We’ll also be introducing Johan Pretorius, who has been appointed to a leadership role in ORBCOMM as Vice President Sales, Africa. Pretorius brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the role, after twelve years with the company. He will be responsible for leading our efforts as we look to expand our footprint in the region.

The ORBCOMM team is pleased to share a preview of our latest developments below and would welcome one-to-one press interviews to discuss these developments as well as industry trends in transportation and logistics.

We look forward to meeting you at TruckX Expo 2019. – The ORBCOMM team

TruckX Conference and Expo takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg, South Africa on July 3, 2019. ORBCOMM will be exhibiting in booth 3.

Truck Management and Driver Behaviour Monitoring

ORBCOMM’s Truck Management solution consists of a comprehensive reporting platform, a telematic device, an in-cab driver interface, in-cab video cameras as well as sensors and peripherals that enable complete visibility of truck fleets and drivers for improved fleet and driver safety, adherence to driving hours, improved fuel economy, fuel theft prevention and reduced liability from false claims resulting from vehicle crashes.

Secure Cold Chain Compliance: Temperature Recorders

ORBCOMM will showcase the latest developments in its temperature recorder and transport refrigeration monitoring systems for reefers and straight trucks, with the Euroscan X3 temperature recorder and the HACCP-compliant Euroscan MX2 communication module. Both devices are ideally suited for cold chain maintenance and reliable transport refrigeration monitoring. They are GAMP 5 certified and the MX2 also meets HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) requirements. As part of a turnkey cold chain monitoring solution, which includes a comprehensive reporting platform, the temperature recorders can be used on a variety of over-the-road refrigerated transport assets to protect loads from spoilage and claims, improve delivery estimates with real-time location data, optimise fuel consumption, prevent theft and more.

Trailer and Vehicle Tracking

ORBCOMM’s comprehensive asset tracking solutions enable visibility of fleets used in oil and gas, mining and transportation and distribution for improved safety and operational efficiency. Along with a powerful reporting platform and cellular, satellite and dual mode (satellite-cellular) telematics devices, ORBCOMM’s vehicle and trailer tracking solution extends connectivity to drivers, vehicles and cargoes in some of the most remote regions of the world for improved security, better customer service and streamlined operations.

GT 1020: Real-time asset tracking and monitoring for heavy equipment in harsh environments

The GT 1020 is a new compact all-in-one telematics device designed for use in multiple asset tracking applications in mining, construction and other demanding environments. Equipped with integrated LTE 4G/3G/2G cellular and GPS antennas, the GT 1020 will withstand extreme weather and environmental conditions such as dust, water, shock and vibration for uninterrupted connections and constant operation. The GT 1020 is quick and easy to assemble and disassemble and, thanks to its small size, can also be discreetly installed on smaller vehicles and equipment to prevent theft and tampering. A permanently installed, rechargeable battery allows reporting for up to nine months without an external power supply, depending on the reporting frequency. The device is available as part of ORBCOMM’s turnkey FleetEdge solution, with APIs and integration tools also available to facilitate integration with proprietary and third-party applications.

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa