LBX selects ORBCOMM for global heavy equipment telematics

ORBCOMM Inc. provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions,has announced that LBX Company (LBX), the maker of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, has selected ORBCOMM to provide satellite data communications for its global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) telematics application.

LBX will utilise the ORBCOMM satellite network to enable its customers to track and monitor their heavy machinery worldwide through its RemoteCARE®equipment management tool. RemoteCARE provides timely and reliable machine location, operational performance, working status and periodic maintenance reporting, as well as offering 24 hour security and geofencing capabilities. Leveraging ORBCOMM’s cost-effective and reliable satellite connectivity, LBX customers can significantly reduce operating costs, minimise equipment downtime and increase theft prevention, while gaining complete equipment visibility and performance monitoring metrics.

“LBX’s selection of ORBCOMM for satellite connectivity affirms our position as the network of choice for heavy equipment telematics,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer. “LBX joins other major global heavy equipment OEMs already using ORBCOMM throughout the world that are unlocking significant value when they equip their assets with our M2M network.”

“With ORBCOMM’s reliable global satellite coverage, our customers can obtain mission-critical data from their Link-Belt excavators, while operating nearly anywhere in the world, providing real and immediate ROI savings,” said Rod Boyer, vice president of Customer Support for LBX.

LBX began initial deployments of their telematics solution in early 2015.

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