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ORBCOMM Appoints Rick Ochsendorf as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Its North America Transportation Business

September 15, 2020

ORBCOMM Appoints Rick Ochsendorf as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Its North America Transportation Business

Seasoned transportation industry leader and operations expert joins ORBCOMM’s executive team to focus on enhancing the customer experience




ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020  — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that Rick Ochsendorf has joined its executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for its North America transportation business. In this role, Ochsendorf will lead ORBCOMM’s team responsible for enhancing customer relationships as well as the implementation and execution of all IoT products and services provided to North America transportation customers.

Ochsendorf is a transportation industry veteran with 34 years of experience in leading teams responsible for operations, customer experience, product management, technology and sales across multiple platforms, including product strategy, positioning and marketing. Most recently as the General Manager of Trimble Transportation Mobility, which provides solutions for the long-haul trucking, field service management, rail and construction logistics industries through the combined legacy of ALK, PeopleNet, TMW Systems and 10-4 Systems, he led the sales, customer experience and technology teams. Prior to that, as PeopleNet’s Vice President of Operations, he created and grew the professional services department to reinforce the company’s focus on creating ROI for customers by assessing their business processes and organizing successful implementations. He also served as Director of Operations for Q Carriers, a national refrigerated truckload carrier, where he led many initiatives to reduce cost, increase revenue and reduce driver turnover. In addition, he held a number of operations, customer service and accounting positions at Berger Transfer and Storage, the largest Allied Van Lines agent.

“Rick’s impressive track record and depth of industry expertise in building and leading effective customer success teams will be a valuable asset to ORBCOMM and our North America transportation customers as we continue to enhance the overall customer experience,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the launch of the new, state-of-the-art ORBCOMM Platform, Rick will focus on ensuring our transportation customers have the highest level of technology, support and services, enabling them to implement our best-in-class IoT solutions and gain visibility and control over their fleets for all asset classes.”

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.

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Libelium celebrates The Annual IoT Conference with 100 experts on the Internet of Things from 20 countries

June 18, 2018




Libelium celebrates The Annual IoT Conference with 100 experts on the Internet of Things from 20 countries



Zaragoza, 18th June 2018


Libelium, designer and manufacturer of technology for smart cities, is holding an international conference in Spain with experts in Internet of Things solutions. Bringing together a hundred representatives from 20 worldwide countries, the event will be held on 21 and 22 June in Zaragoza, the city that hosts the Libelium headquarters.



The conference includes several working sessions in which specialists will showcase the latest IoT technology applications in two key areas: environmental sustainability and the urban environment. Participants will be able to discover the most innovative projects in precision agriculture, intelligent water management, environmental monitoring of air quality, noise pollution and intelligent parking management.


The event program includes the participation of international representatives of renowned multinational technology companies such as Ericsson, Vodafone, Arrow and Schreder, as well as others specialized in specific vertical solutions for improving productivity in vineyards, noise control in airports, water quality monitoring in Asian fish farms and the management of public parking spaces in shopping malls and cities.


Alicia Asín and David Gascón, co-founders of Libelium, will participate as hosts, revealing the latest trends in the IoT technology market in which many telecommunications companies, device manufacturers, software developers and cloud platforms operate.


Libelium’s technological platform is committed to the interoperability of different sensors that allow the measurement of any parameter through any wireless communication protocol and send the recorded data to multiple cloud platforms. In this way, the ecosystem of collaborating companies and alliances that Libelium has reached in recent years provide compatibility with large companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Indra, Telefónica, Nec, Ericsson and Telnet, among manyothers.


Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Aragonese winery Pago Aylés (Cariñena) where Libelium has implemented a precision agriculture project to monitor the growth of the vineyards.



More information: www.libelium.com/iot-conference

Fybr Partners with SMC Labs to turn San Mateo County into a Living Lab for Regional Innovation

May 18, 2018


Fybr Partners with SMC Labs to turn San Mateo County into a Living Lab for Regional Innovation



Fybr is pleased to announce a partnership with SMC Labs, San Mateo County’s Smart Region Innovation Lab, to deploy cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology within two of the county’s innovation zones. SMC Labs will use Fybr’s end-to-end, integrated IoT platform to pilot several use cases, including parking, irrigation management, air quality and asset management. Fybr will also partner with SMC to test new technologies and potential solutions that facilitate the resolution of complex regional issues within San Mateo County.


Fybr provides an end-to-end integrated platform. The platform comprises Fybr sensors, gateway, cloud platform and user interface (web based dashboard, and mobile app). The solution connects a variety of Fybr and non-Fybr sensors, and transmits its data securely to the cloud. The data is then processed, analyzed, and returned to a user interface to provide valuable information and actionable insights in realtime with the goal of making life better for residents of San Mateo County.

As an example of innovation in action, SMC Labs is conducting pilots with Fybr’s parking sensors with electric vehicle (EV) spaces. This pilot evaluates new ways of encouraging EV use by addressing “recharge anxiety” – the reluctance of drivers to use their EVs because of fears they may not be able to find charging stations. This is particularly relevant, where 49% of all electric vehicle (EV) owners in the United States, reside in California according to the International Council of Clean Transportation. By coupling data from Fybr’s parking occupancy sensors with its Parking Genius app, drivers can get real-time information on available EV charging spaces and turn-by-turn directions navigating directly to those spaces. San Mateo County officials will have visibility into EV parking space statistics, including occupancy rates, turnover, and availability. This allows them to plan and allot additional EV parking spaces in the future.

SMC Labs is part of a broader regional initiative by the County of San Mateo to deploy and validate the benefits of “smart technologies” including IoT, machine learning, data analytics and blockchain across a host of known and as yet unknown use cases. By bringing together a network of solutions vendors, services providers and subject matter experts, SMC Labs fosters active collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders (including area residents, cities, businesses and universities), to solve regional problems that improve the lives of county residents.

Fybr is proud to be part of San Mateo County’s Smart Region innovation lab. The adaptability of Fybr’s secure platform will allow SMC Labs to demonstrate how almost any sensor can be connected to the physical world to collect, process and analyze data and return actionable insights in real time using one underlying IoT platform,” says Bob Glatz, Chief Executive Officer of Fybr. “In addition to hosting various proven solutions, the Fybr platform is ideal for rapid prototyping and experimentation with new sensor solutions.”

About Fybr

Fybr is the world’s leader in parking sensor management solutions, delivering real-time data to actively connect and improve communities of all sizes. Fybr helps keep traffic flowing with useful information about residents and visitors – people with individual lives, unique needs and distinct goals – not just cold, clinical numbers. Fybr’s data is drawn directly from city life, with tangible applications that bring fresh energy to communities large and small – all through smarter parking.



NEC adds Cloud compatibility to Libelium’s IoT Gateway

November 07, 2017



NEC adds Cloud compatibility to Libelium’s IoT Gateway




  • Libelium reinforces its commitment to interoperability with the integration of six new cloud platforms in the IoT Gateway Meshlium: Biz4, NEC Connexive, RoboMQ, Spark Compass, Symphoni and Ubicamóvil.


  • More than 100 partners are now actively networking on Libelium’s IoT Ecosystem, joining cloud platform leaders like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Ericsson, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure and Telit, already compatible with the IoT Gateway




Zaragoza (Spain), 7 November 2017


Libelium announces the integration of NEC on board of its Sensor Platform through the IoT Gateway Meshlium. This integration’s announcement includes six new cloud platforms that join Libelium’s IoT ecosystem, now comprising more than 100 partners. This fact reflects the wide range of compatibility that Libelium offers giving customers access to develop IoT projects involving different cloud platforms. To this end, Libelium strengthen its portfolio by extending the interoperability of its technology to offer a quicker and easier adoption of IoT solutions.


Libelium is currently shifting its strategic focus from sensor devices to its IoT Gateway Meshlium to extend its presence in the whole IoT value chain allowing the development of end-to-end solutions. “The great interoperability of our IoT platform allows customers to access to new market opportunities by connecting any sensor or even any device to any cloud platform through any communication protocol”, Alicia Asín, Libelium CEO, states.


The company has recently enhanced the accuracy, reliability and quality for applications such as Smart Parking, Smart Environment, Water Management, Air Quality Index and many others that will be showcased at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona next week.


NEC, worldwide leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, has trusted Libelium and joined the Cloud Partner program to innovate on IoT Solutions. NEC´s Connexive IoT Platform and Libelium IoT Gateway Meshlium interaction deliver state of art capability for IoT devices and sensors management and orchestration including support of massive IoT information data storing, processing and analytics.


“Through this partnership, NEC will expand the IoT ecosystem leveraging on collaboration as a core factor and contribute in improving customer’s efficiency and creating new social value through IoT technologies.” said, Shigeru Okuya, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation. “Libelium robust IoT sensor portfolio and NEC IoT solutions integration experience brings a unique ready to use offering for the IoT market.”



Five more cloud platforms complete this last integration on the Libelium Cloud Partner Ecosystem:


Biz4Intellia is an end-to-end IoT and M2M solution which includes combination of IoT  devices, an IoT platform suite, inbuilt reporting and analytics platform, and configurable business services. Biz4Intellia produces a seamless end-to-end solution to support business process execution to achieve specific business objectives.


RoboMQ is a Hybrid Integration Platform that integrates SaaS, multi-cloud deployment and applications over any protocol to build unique business advantages. RoboMQ is a mesh of open-core messaging brokers allowing local interaction with federated hops across clusters.


This company, based in the United States, has created a platform that collects data from devices, wearables and sensors networks. Powerful analytics on collected performance data are carried out, real-time behavior and actions provide granular visibility in a centralized platform specialized in healthcare and public spaces such as universities, stadiums, or airports.


  • Symphoni:

This start-up based in the United Kindom has created a platform that gives the users the opportunity to build applications easy, no coding is required. Symphoni permits the user to connect building  blocks  in a  visual and  intuitive  way while the  platform generates the  code.


Ubicamóvil enters the Libelium Cloud Partner Ecosystem as the first Mexican platform. Initially designed to GPS satellite tracking for automobiles, Ubicamóvil is now expanding its business to different verticals into the IoT world.


With the integration of these platforms to strengthen its vast Ecosystem, Libelium is easing the IoT adoption in all the verticals of the market around the world. On this context, The IoT Marketplace –the global IoT e-commerce released in 2016- already offers 68 IoT kits “ready-to-be-deployed” for applications as varied as noise levels monitoring, flood prevention, smart building, air quality index or industrial protocols, among others.


More information: NEC adds Cloud compatibility to Libelium’s IoT Gateway


Libelium releases new IoT Smart Cities Platform enhancing accuracy in noise level and air quality pollution sensors

November 14, 2016


Libelium releases new IoT Smart Cities Platform enhancing accuracy in noise level and air quality pollution sensors



With the aim to improve control on environmental emissions and sound pollution to combat climate change and to reduce the impact in citizens health, Libelium launches new worldwide certified sensors according to the last legislation requirements.



Barcelona(Spain), 14/11/2016

Today, at Smart City Expo, Libelium presents the new generation of the IoT Sensor Plaform for Smart Cities with more accurate sound level and air quality sensors. These sensors address current market demands of higher precision and are aimed to complete the professional equipments to increase city capillarity.


Traffic noise and air pollution together represent the most important environmental risk factors in urbanized societies. Increased awareness of the societal burden of these factors is intensifying the efforts for effective legislation. “Up to 3.7 million people die yearly in the world due to exposure to pollution in cities. The UN Climate Change Conference COP22 is agreeing to implement climate finance to reduce gas emissions so developed countries have a commitment to invest $100 billion annualy by 2020 and the smart cities market needs accurate technology to comply with legislation”, reasons Alicia Asín, Libelium CEO.

In this emerging scenario, Libelium has improved its sensors design according to regulations of noise and environmental control. A new set of factory-calibrated gas sensors allows to calculate the AQI (Air Quality Index) following international worldwide directives, measuring CO, NO, NO2, SO2 and dust/particle matter (PM1/PM2.5/PM10). This new generation of gas sensors offers extra accuracy detecting variations as small as 0.1 ppm in many cases.

The new sound level sensor can be placed outdoors as it includes a waterproof microphone. It has been designed following the specifications of the IEC 61672 standard for sonometers with an accuracy of +/-0.5dBA. The value given by the sensor is the Leq (Equivalent Continuous Sound Level), a magnitude used in regulations of noise control at workplaces and outdoors and perfect for the creation of sound level maps.

“The accuracy of these sensors and the fact of being wireless communicated with any Cloud platform in real time make them the perfect complement to extend the capillarity of these services in Smart Cities” concludes David Gascón, Libelium CTO.


Libelium Plug&Sense! Smart Cities is fully certified with CE (Europe), FCC (US), IC (Canada), ANATEL (Brazil), RCM (Australia), PTCRB (US) and AT&T (US).

More information: http://www.libelium.com/libelium-releases-new-iot-smart-cities-platform-enhancing-accuracy-in-noiselevel- and-air-quality-pollution-sensors/