Wednesday , 22 January 2020
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Orbcomm purchases transport solution company Blue Tree Systems

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm has acquired Irish transportation solutions company Blue Tree Systems, along with its American, German and French subsidiaries.

The Galway-based firm provides solutions for trucks, including refrigerated trucks, as well as refrigerated and dry trailers, and has more than 300 customers across North America, Europe and Australasia.

Orbcomm’s CEO Marc Eisenberg said: “Combined with our acquisition of inthinc in June, Blue Tree enables Orbcomm to provide the most complete transportation solution offering covering nearly every asset class – from in-cab to fleet vehicles to refrigerated assets to dry vans.”

One of Blue Tree’s products is an in-cab truck platform based on an open Android system, which is both flexible and easy to use for drivers.

The company’s solutions meet Electronic Logging Device (ELF) Mandate requirements, which necessitate companies to replace drivers’ paper log-books with electronic alternatives.

Blue Tree Systems founder and CEO Charlie Cahill said: “We believe the increased scale, resources, customer base and geographic profile that Orbcomm offers will support our rapid growth globally.”