Orbcomm and Hub Group Launch Container Tracking and Monitoring Solution
[Via Satellite 12-18-13] Orbcomm has signed a multi-year agreement with Hub Group to deploy Orbcomm’s GT 2300 intermodal container tracking and monitoring platform. Hub Group will begin deployment of the Orbcomm system in the first quarter of 2014.
Hub Group will integrate Orbcomm’s GT 2300 solution to more accurately identify trucking loading and unloading events, which should reduce container idle time and increase customer satisfaction. Hub Group anticipates Orbcomm’s GT 2300 platform will improve the information flow across the multiple touch points between its intermodal/drayage and back-office operations, providing customers with greater visibility to their loads. In addition, this solution improves the timeliness of pick-up and delivery information, which is expected to lead to more optimal equipment utilization.
Orbcomm’s GT 2300 uses customizable reporting profiles to optimize data delivery and power management for extended battery life. The device is also designed to fit internally within the container corrugations to avoid damage during cargo loading, unloading and movement. The GT 2300 combines position, load stage, door events, and cargo status.