JLG chooses Orbcomm for end-to-end telematics solution for global equipment fleets

Orbcomm Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has selected Orbcomm to provide an end-to-end telematics solution platform for its global fleet of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, the company said.

Orbcomm´s solution will provide global wireless connectivity along with state-of-the-art hardware and a robust web platform for asset management.

JLG, the world´s designer and manufacturer of lift and access equipment, will use Orbcomm´s ruggedized PT 7000 solution as well as other telematics hardware to provide its customers with access to critical engine and equipment operational data, including location, engine hours, utilization, fuel levels, and maintenance schedules, and to monitor fault codes or other critical alerts.

The hardware is compatible with Orbcomm´s web interface, which has been tailored for the JLG ClearSkyâ„¢ platform, to deliver comprehensive dashboards, advanced reporting capabilities and analytics as well as custom charts, alerts, self-service administrative functions, and more.

The solution will also be available through a mobile app, enabling customers to manage their aerial equipment on the go, in real time from any mobile device. By integrating Orbcomm´s industry-leading solution, JLG´s ClearSky will provide its customers with enhanced support through improving equipment operations and performance and proactively managing equipment maintenance schedules.

JLG began rolling out the Orbcomm solution in the first quarter of 2017 to pilot customers in North America and will continue deployment to customers in key regions including North America, Europe, China and Australia throughout 2017 and beyond.

Orbcomm provides solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care.