ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) has selected ORBCOMM to provide wireless data connectivity for their global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) telematics solution.
Sumitomo, which is one of Japan's leading manufacturers of excavators, asphalt pavers and other construction equipment, will use ORBCOMM’s global satellite communications network to track and monitor the location, status and performance of their equipment anywhere in the world. Sumitomo’s advanced asset monitoring solution will help the company gain visibility over its fleet of machinery, improve operational efficiency, maximize cost savings, and ultimately provide better service to its customers. Global deployment of the OEM installation will begin in mid-2013.
“We are excited to work with Sumitomo, an industry leader in technological innovation, to help bring their telematics solution to the global marketplace,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “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.”