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OrbComm Unveils New IoT Tractor ID Sensor

By | July 21, 2021

Heavy equipment telematics concept from Orbcomm. Photo: Orbcomm

OrbComm is bringing its latest IoT innovation to the agriculture market. It announced July 20 that it had launched a wireless Tractor ID sensor, which aims to enable trailer pairing confirmation for improved driver and operational efficiency. This latest innovation in OrbComm’s’s smart truck solution is focused on bringing total tractor to trailer intelligence for enhanced visibility, efficiency, safety and experience to fleets, drivers and their customers.

The OrbComm Tractor ID sensor’s advanced Bluetooth and radar filtering technology ensures the tractor will connect to the desired trailer, while filtering out nearby trailers that could otherwise lead to inaccurate pairings. The Tractor ID sensor immediately determines a correct or incorrect tractor-trailer pairing, the beginning or ending of moves and trailer connects or disconnects.

“This sensor is a significant enhancement to our smart truck solution, which combines advanced telematics, analytics and connectivity to create a complete smart truck solution that offers optimal insight into the fleet’s entire operations through one integrated platform,” Gregg Plonisch, OrbComm’s Vice President of Product Management said in a statement.