ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company specializing in two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and solutions, today announced that it is working with Kobelco Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (KCM) on a global telematics application.
KCM, which is Japan’s second largest manufacturer of hydraulic excavators, will use ORBCOMM’s global satellite communications network to track and monitor the location, status and performance of their construction equipment. KCM’s powerful on-board system will enable their customers to gain significant operating advantages and cost savings through enhanced visibility and better asset management of their machinery.
“KCM’s agreement with ORBCOMM further demonstrates our market leadership as the top choice for wireless M2M network service among the largest global manufacturers in the heavy equipment industry,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the growing importance of cost-effective, reliable connectivity in powering M2M applications, ORBCOMM will play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of KCM’s high-performance asset monitoring solution in key international markets.”