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Orbcomm Acquires Blue Tree Systems

By Ken Briodagh October 02, 2017

According to a recent announcement, ORBCOMM, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has acquired Blue Tree Systems Limited (Blue Tree) based in Galway, Ireland, along with its subsidiaries in the United States, Germany and France. Blue Tree provides transportation management solutions across multiple classes of assets that include trucks, refrigerated straight trucks as well as refrigerated and dry trailers. Blue Tree serves more than 300 customers in North America, the European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Blue Tree’s products are designed to manage transportation companies’ assets under a single platform and facilitate integration with their business systems. The truck in-cab platform is based on an open Android architecture that offers customers a managed solution that is easy for drivers to use. In addition, Blue Tree offers country-specific compliance solutions in both North America and Europe and meets the requirements for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations

“With advanced trucking solutions combined with an integrated software platform, Blue Tree is a strong strategic addition to ORBCOMM’s broad transportation portfolio,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM. “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 – making us the clear leader in this space and in global industrial IoT.”

The acquisition of Blue Tree is designed to solidify ORBCOMM’s transportation portfolio by adding truck in-cab and refrigerated fleet vehicle solutions to ORBCOMM’s cargo solutions, according to the release. Blue Tree’s assets also add strength and distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“ORBCOMM is one of the leading IoT companies in the world, and we believe the increased scale, resources, customer base and geographic profile that ORBCOMM offers will support our rapid growth globally. We look forward to leveraging ORBCOMM’s strong brand equity in our markets,” said Charlie Cahill, Founder and CEO, Blue Tree Systems. “ORBCOMM’s leadership in transportation telematics provides great synergy and support for our transportation solutions and delivers an unmatched and long-lasting value proposition for transportation companies around the world.” 


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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