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April 13, 2018

ORBCOMM Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance


ORBCOMM, a global provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions recently announced that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a forum for the development of blockchain standards, education and solutions for the freight industry.


ORBCOMM is the first telematics provider to be selected as a member of BiTA. With ORBCOMM’s single-platform transportation solution nearly all asset types will set it up to play an important role in shared distributed ledger technology for logistics management, asset tracking, transaction processing, and other implementations.

“We believe ORBCOMM will be a key contributor and resource for BiTA given its history as an innovator and leader in delivering transformative technology to the transportation and logistics industry,” said Chris Burruss, President, BiTA. “We look forward to working with ORBCOMM to develop and embrace standards addressing interoperability and compatibility between solutions used across the supply chain.”

ORBCOMM will collaborate with BiTA’s members, including transportation service providers, shippers, OEMs, suppliers, vendors and insurance companies, to determine how to incorporate blockchain technology into the transportation supply chain, improving end-to-end visibility, streamlining manual paper operations, ensuring data integrity and security, enhancing communications, and optimizing efficiency, according to the announcement.

“We are pleased to be the first telematics provider to join BiTA, which we see as a great opportunity to drive the development of blockchain solutions that create further efficiency, transparency and security across the transportation supply chain,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM. “We are committed to providing our customers with the industry’s most complete, integrated transportation solution offering, and leveraging shared ledger technology is an important next step in making the freight business easier, more seamless and secure across multiple platforms and touchpoints.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh


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