Orbcomm, Add On Systems integrate two-way trailer data

dispatch softwareOrbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and Add On Systems (AOS), a provider of real-time interfaces and applications for truckload carriers, announced the successful integration of Orbcomm’s fleet tracking and monitoring system with the AOS’s Trailer Monitoring and Management (TMMi) system.

Orbcomm’s platform integrates closely with AOS’s software for the ability to capture near real-time trailer data for both refrigerated and dry transport assets. The integration leverages Orbcomm’s GT 1100 dry van trailer tracking and its
RT 6000+ cold chain monitoring system.

The companies say their mutual customers will have access to valuable trailer data including temperature, mileage, fuel levels, operational condition, alarm events and GPS position. Orbcomm says it is currently the only company to offer two-way communications integration with the AOS platform for command and control over assets, including the ability to turn the reefer on/off, set temperatures, control reefer profile settings, switch between continuous and start/stop modes and clear reefer alarms remotely.

“The Orbcomm interface with TMMi speeds the delivery of critical data, alarms and alerts from our trailers to our driver support staff so we can quickly take action if needed to provide the highest level of service and dependability to our customers,” said Andy Morris, vice president of information services for KLLM Transport Services. “All of our customers’ shipments are temperature and/or time-sensitive, which makes it extremely important to have real-time information about our fleet where and when we need it, which in turn helps KLLM optimize trailer utilization and lower operating costs.”