ORLANDO -- Orbcomm announced the commercial launch of its GT 1100 trailer tracking solution, a compact device that uses solar power to recharge the battery, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
The GT 1100’s compact form factor and low, 1-inch-high profile make it easy to install on trailer roof tops, in between the corrugations of intermodal containers and on virtually any type of unpowered asset, according to the company.

The ruggedized solution uses solar recharging technology for low power consumption, efficient messaging and long service life in the field. The GT 1100’s versatile communications platform allows customers to build their messaging schedules around their business requirements without any message restrictions or extra costs, providing the flexibility needed for greater trailer visibility and utilization.
The GT 1100 also includes CargoWatch, a Web application for comprehensive device management, including near-real-time alerts on trailer status, location, history, as well as arrival and departure events.