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Bureau of Prisons Selects Kevadiya, Orbcomm for Vehicle Telematics

By | April 10, 2017
      Orbcomm's IDP-782.

      Orbcomm’s IDP-782. Photo: Orbcomm.

      Orbcomm announced that Kevadiya has selected Orbcomm to provide satellite communications and hardware in support of the vehicle tracking program within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which is a federal law enforcement agency and subdivision of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Kevadiya will also provide its fleet mobility tracking solution as part of the BOP program.

      The Kevadiya and Orbcomm solution for the BOP will provide position and performance data for their fleet of transport buses as well as route and trip management, customized maintenance reporting, and two-way communication with drivers no matter where they are. The solution will enable BOP system administrators to gain full visibility of their fleet, optimize routing based on scheduling and vehicle requirements, receive notification of any route deviations, and take immediate action in the event of an emergency.

      In addition, the solution uses Kevadiya’s scalable application framework, which employs a reusable architecture for implementing Section 508, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and Authority to Operate (ATO) compliant applications. These are all common requirements in highly sensitive and secure government applications and hosting solutions. The Kevadiya program can also be expanded to a Radio Frequency Identification-based (RFID) driver and passenger manifest system using Orbcomm’s IDP-782 dual-mode device installed in the buses and connected to a RFID reader, which transmits the information over a satellite communications backbone.