Pits & Quarries
Terex selects Orbcomm telematics
By Andrew Macklin
January 29, 2016 – Orbcomm Inc. announced that Terex Materials Processing, a business segment of Terex Corporation (Terex), has selected Orbcomm to deliver a customized end-to-end telematics solution to track and monitor Powerscreen and Terex Finlay machines.
Orbcomm’s comprehensive dual-mode solution will provide global satellite data service combined with cellular connectivity through Orbcomm’s wireless partner, AT&T, along with state-of-the-art hardware and a robust web-based platform for asset management.
Orbcomm’s heavy equipment telematics solution will provide Terex Materials Processing and their customers with critical asset data such as the location, engine hours, utilization, fuel levels, and urea levels as well as monitor engine fault codes or other alerts that are generated during the machine’s usage. Orbcomm will also provide a powerful web portal for data analytics and reporting that has been tailored for Terex by Orbcomm’s team of engineers.
“Working with an industry leader like Terex Materials Processing is a great opportunity for Orbcomm to showcase our broad range of technical capabilities and comprehensive product and service offerings we can provide to the heavy equipment industry,” said Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm’s chief executive officer.
“Orbcomm’s telematics solution has been battle tested and proven in the heavy equipment market for more than a decade, and we are confident that their advanced technology, full-service platform and knowledge of our industry best meets our telematics needs,” said Barry McMenamin, group electrical engineering manager at Terex Materials Processing. “We are especially pleased with Orbcomm’s customized web portal, which will enable us to easily monitor our fleet of machinery and provide operational efficiencies and cost savings to our customers right away.”
Terex Materials Processing has officially begun offering the factory installed deployment of Orbcomm’s telematics system on its machinery and expects to standardize the solution across several different models that ship from its primary factory in Ireland.