Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

ORBCOMM platform for Controlled Atmosphere

William Payne
November 14, 2019


ORBCOMM has updated its ReeferConnect and VesselConnect platforms to manage the intermodal industry’s new, energy-efficient Controlled Atmosphere containers. The move supports the logistics industry's move to controlled atmosphere containers for refrigerated cargo transport. The new platforms allow for remote command and control of the new, energy-efficient containers.

Controlled Atmosphere containers regulate carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen levels, enhancing the quality and shelf life of perishable produce. These state-of-the-art containers are designed to create an optimum atmosphere that enables high respiratory produce, such as bananas and avocados, to be transported further and over a longer time period, while still arriving in fresh and pristine condition for the supermarket shelves. 

ORBCOMM says it has fully implemented the Controlled Atmosphere technology into its ReeferConnect and VesselConnect platforms for leading OEMs Daikin and StarCool, enabling remote command and control of their containers, including setting the Controlled Atmosphere functionality, initiating pre-trip inspections and accessing data logs.

“ORBCOMM is committed to maintaining its position as a leader and innovator in the industrial IoT by continuing to develop new technologies and expanding the capabilities across our solution portfolio to meet our customers’ evolving needs and market challenges,” said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM Inc. “With the technology advancements we’ve made in refrigerated cargo transport, we are the first IoT company to support Controlled Atmosphere containers, which will take intermodal operations to a higher level of operational efficiency and compliance, while ensuring optimal care for high-value, perishable cargo.”