ORBCOMM and Komatsu Renew Services Agreement
26 February 2015 – ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced that it has signed a multi-year services agreement with Komatsu to continue providing wireless data services for their heavy equipment telematics applications. The renewed agreement will build upon Komatsu’s long-time success with its KOMTRAX and VHMS on-board machine monitoring and communications systems, which utilize ORBCOMM’s global satellite network.
ORBCOMM enables Komatsu, the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earthmoving equipment, to track and monitor the location, critical operating metrics, productivity, and performance of its heavy equipment assets around the globe. As part of the agreement, Komatsu will continue to deploy telematics systems on their equipment and leverage ORBCOMM’s satellite network services.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our 14-year relationship with Komatsu, which is one of our most important heavy equipment OEM customers, and provide significant operating efficiencies through greater visibility and control of their global equipment fleet,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “ORBCOMM has clearly established our leadership position in heavy equipment telematics, and we look forward to offering our customers significant benefits, such as improved network performance and coverage, through our new OG2 satellite constellation, which we expect to complete launching this summer.”
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Cartrack (Pty.) Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, among other industry leaders.
By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One cellular partners, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine; and homeland security.
ORBCOMM is also a leading provider of tracking, monitoring and control services for the transportation market. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrakTM, GlobalTrak®, and CargoWatch® brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.