ORBCOMM's StarTrak to Provide Refrigerated Transportation Solutions with Software from TMW Systems
StarTrak's ReeferTrak®System Validated in Use with TMWSuite®
FORT LEE, N.J. & CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ORBCOMM Inc. (NAS: ORBC) , and a leading provider of telematics solutions for the transport and logistics industries, and TMW Systems, Inc., the leading provider of transportation management software to transportation and logistics companies, today confirmed the successful implementation of StarTrak's ReeferTrak® application with TMWSuite® at joint customer, Lessors, Inc.
StarTrak's advanced ReeferTrak application interfaces with TMWSuite to provide for-hire carriers and private fleets the ability to capture real-time refrigerated trailer operational data including trailer temperature, operational condition and GPS position. The StarTrak interface with TMWSuite is now available for general release from TMW Systems.
In the application for Lessors, ReeferTrak delivers a broad range of refrigeration unit events, alarms and status, including temperature set point, on/off state, location, temperatures, fuel levels, and microprocessor controller alarms. The broad range of reefer-specific data is used completely in the TMWSuite user screens.
"This joint capability from StarTrak and TMW offers timely and comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services to help carriers operate more effectively and efficiently," said David Gsell, StarTrak's General Manager. "TMWSuite customers can leverage the StarTrak interface for continuous visibility and full two-way control over their fleet, maximizing real savings, improving end-to-end operations and ultimately providing better service throughout the value chain."
"The customer-proven integration with StarTrak provides our cold chain for-hire carrier customers with leading tracking and monitoring capabilities for transport refrigeration units," said Jennifer McQuiston, Director, Partner Management, TMW Systems. "TMW customers who are active in food and temperature-controlled logistics operations now have extensive options for trailer tracking and fleet management with this announcement."
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. 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. Through its recently acquired StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC and StarTrak Logistics Management Solutions, LLC (formerly PAR Logistics Management Solutions) businesses, 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 Automated Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
About StarTrak Information Technologies LLC
StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary of ORBCOMM Inc., delivers world-class information technology to the transportation industry. By distributing intelligence uniformly on every asset and using the results to create the most complete and effective telematics applications available in the transportation industry, StarTrak accelerates our customers' profitability and Return on Investment (ROI). StarTrak provides numerous solutions for transportation companies and has achieved a market leading position for refrigerated transportation systems. By developing solutions focused on the needs of our customers, the company has created a wealth of intellectual property that customers use to improve quality, lower costs and revolutionize operations. In addition to relationships with leading refrigerated unit manufacturers such as Carrier and Thermo King, StarTrak's customers include well-known brands such as Tropicana, Maersk Line, Prime Inc, CR England, FFE Transport, Inc. and Exel Transportation. For more information, visit www.startrak.com.
About TMW Systems
TMW Systems is the leading Transportation Management Software (TMS) provider to for-hire and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused exclusively on providing mission-critical enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,300 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex trucking companies in North America. TMW customers collectively manage over $70 billion in annual freight spend, direct more than 500,000 power units and maintain more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia-New Zealand. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com.
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