Orbcomm announced that it has signed a strategic distribution agreement with Machinestalk, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to provide Orbcomm's global satellite, cellular and dual-mode network connectivity; hardware; web reporting applications; and software in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
The arrangement combines Orbcomm's portfolio of IoT products and services with Machinestalk's IoT and telematics platform technologies to provide a variety of asset tracking, monitoring and control solutions. Orbcomm and Machinestalk stated they will target core vertical markets including transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, oil and gas, maritime, mining, and government. Through this combined solution offering, Orbcomm and machinestalk will enable customers to increase visibility and security over their fixed and mobile assets and gain operational efficiencies to streamline their business and improve logistics management.
"At Machinestalk we believe that IoT is no longer an option for enterprises wishing to grow in their industry space or simply defend their market share," said Mohammad Alkhushail, chairman of Machinestalk. "Together with Orbcomm, we can deliver advanced IoT solutions that enable enterprises to maximize information access, insight and analysis as data volumes increase and real-time intelligent response becomes a necessity of doing business."