Adds first African transportation VAR to customer portfolio and expands business on continent
“We are very pleased with the positive response from our dealer network, which is very excited to offer our cost-effective tracking and monitoring applications to the African market.”
Cartrack, a leading vehicle tracking and logistics company based in Johannesburg, South Africa, will use ORBCOMM’s global satellite network to track and monitor the location, routes and status of its vehicles in near-real-time. By integrating ORBCOMM’s global satellite communications service into its telematics solution, Cartrack will helps its customers gain significant operating advantages and cost savings through an enhanced coverage footprint and improved visibility and security over their assets even in the most remote areas of the African continent outside of typical GSM coverage.
“Cartrack’s agreement with ORBCOMM further demonstrates our commitment to the African market and our industry leadership as the top choice for wireless M2M services,” said Christian Allred, ORBCOMM’s Senior Vice President of International. “With the growing importance of cost-effective, reliable connectivity in powering M2M applications, ORBCOMM will play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of Cartrack’s telematics solution. In addition, ORBCOMM’s recent installation of key ground infrastructure in South Africa will provide even greater network availability and geographic coverage for the Sub-Saharan countries.”
“Cartrack’s vehicle telematics services require a high standard of performance, quality and geographic reach, and ORBCOMM meets this need with ubiquitous global coverage, reliability and integrated M2M services,” said John Edmeston, Cartrack’s Managing Director. “We are very pleased with the positive response from our dealer network, which is very excited to offer our cost-effective tracking and monitoring applications to the African market.”
ORBCOMM and Cartrack will market their joint telematics solution at Satcom Africa 2013, which is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 28-29.
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, Asset Intelligence (a division of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, 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 based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets.
ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and control services for the refrigerated transport market. Under its ReeferTrak®, GenTrak TM, and CargoWatchTM brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated 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 and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visitwww.orbcomm.com.
About Cartrack (Pty) Ltd.
A subsidiary of Onecell Holdings, Cartrack is a GSM technology-driven vehicle telematics, communication, and stolen vehicle recovery business unit, servicing more than 330,000 vehicles worldwide, and over 200,000 vehicles within South Africa. Operationally, Cartrack has a strong presence in Africa and Europe. Cartrack has two key areas of market focus: comprehensive fleet management solutions and stolen vehicle tracking and recovery. Within the scope of these two broad target markets are: GPS and GPRS vehicle tracking technology with Internet-based vehicle and driver monitoring software; in-vehicle navigation with low cost two-way texting communication; vehicle cost management software; insurance telematics for driver risk management and insurance premium optimization; stolen vehicle recovery service via 24/7 emergency control centers with ground and airborne recovery teams. In-house design and development of hardware and software, with direct involvement in procurement and manufacture, ensure Cartrack offers leading-edge solutions at low cost to its worldwide customers. Cartrack technology is widely accepted by motor manufacturers and insurers, hardware and installations being of the highest standard.