Global satellite data communications company Orbcomm has been chosen by Japanese firm Sumitomo Construction Machinery to provide wireless data connectivity for the company’s global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) telematics solution.
Sumitomo will use the global satellite communications network of New Jersey-based Orbcomm to help keep track and monitor the location, status and performance of the company’s equipment anywhere around the globe. With the help of Sumitomo’s advanced asset monitoring solution, it will help them gain visibility over its fleet of machinery, enhance operational efficiency, maximize cost savings and deliver improved service to its customers. Global deployment of the OEM installation will commence in mid-2013.
In a company statement, Orbcomm CEO Marc Eisenberg expressed his satisfaction with the new partnership. He said, “We are excited to work with Sumitomo, an industry leader in technological innovation, to help bring their telematics solution to the global marketplace. Sumitomo’s agreement with ORBCOMM once again confirms the value and power of our global M2M network and validates our position as the leader in heavy equipment telematics. Together, we will meet the growing demand of faster, more cost-effective connectivity and integrated solutions that enable smart machines.”
“This partnership combines ORBCOMM’s ubiquitous coverage and expertise in satellite M2M communications with our high-performance technology to create a dynamic telematics solution,” said Mitsunori Kawamura, Sumitomo’s Corporate Officer of the Customer Support Division. “We look forward to leveraging this opportunity with ORBCOMM to increase our market share in heavy equipment telematics and pass along the benefits of our superior asset management solution to our customers.”