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March 11th, 2019

ORBCOMM's New Telematics Product for Tracking Keeps 'em Trucking

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) has launched their next generation solar-powered GT 1200 series of devices as part of a comprehensive telematics solution that includes multiple sensor options, user-friendly applications and reliable cellular and optional satellite connectivity for hassle-free trailer and container tracking.

The GT 1200 series is available in two variants:

GT 1200: Get complete visibility for trailers and containers without maintenance or battery changes with advanced reporting and analytics to help streamline processes and improve efficiencies.

GT 1210: This all-in-one, feature-rich tracking device with integrated cargo sensors delivers powerful remote asset management and cargo status detection capabilities with minimum wiring.

The GT 1200 series is an evolution of ORBCOMM’s GT 1100 product line and includes an enhanced, high-sensitivity solar panel that charges up to 20 times faster than its predecessor even without direct sunlight, resulting in up to three times more messages per day for increased asset utilization.

The compact devices are ruggedized to withstand extreme conditions, require no battery changes for up to 10 years and include built-in tamper and impact detection. The GT 1200 series also can easily be configured with ORBCOMM’s integrated cargo sensor and other wireless sensors. With a new streamlined design, the devices can be installed externally on all cargo asset types in about 10 minutes, even when the asset is full, making customer deployments quick and efficient with minimal disruption to their operations.

ORBCOMM will also be appearing at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort from March 10-13, 2019 in Booth 107.

Executive Comment

Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s CEO, said the company's new GT 1200 series is part of the firm's comprehensive innovation plan to enhance nearly all of the products to expand existing capabilities and provide customers with advanced technology and unmatched value. With expanded support for wireless sensors, an improved solar panel and safer, faster field installation, the GT 1200 product line features the latest in asset tracking technology and offers incremental benefits to ORBCOMM's transportation customers looking to streamline their fleet operations and gain efficiencies.