inthinc Technology Solutions (Salt Lake City, USA) has announced that satellite operator Orbcomm (Fort Lee, USA) will support its telematics and fleet-management applications.
The telematics company serves fleet industries in the US heavy equipment and oil and gas sectors, among others.
Its products provide alerts and information to drivers and fleet managers that inthinc claims can improve driver behavior, reduce crashes, increase fleet productivity and reduce emissions.
“Orbcomm is pleased to expand inthinc’s communications infrastructure by providing greater flexibility, scalability and coverage options for its data communication needs,” said Brian Bell, Orbcomm’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. “We are poised for the opportunity to provide both cellular and satellite services for inthinc’s leading global telematics applications as we roll out our next-generation constellation.”
“We work with some of the largest commercial fleets in the world, and our customers require a solid and cost-effective communications platform to ensure their drivers and mobile assets are safe and productive,” said Kevin Mitchell, vice president of operations at inthinc. “Orbcomm’s ubiquitous global network enhances the data transmission infrastructure that supports inthinc’s telematics platform for managing fleet activities in real time.”
Orbcomm says its service will allow inthinc to send vehicle and driver performance data to its web-based portal, through which fleet managers can monitor vehicle location and driver performance.
The functionality should allow managers to keep track of fleet operations and identify areas in need of improvement.
Among its other benefits, inthinc says its technology has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80%.