Orbital wins vehicle location and data collection contract

Orbital wins vehicle location and data collection contract

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Orbital Sciences Corporation has announced that Waukesha County, Wisconsin has selected the company’s ORBTRAC.COM system to help track and manage a portion of the County’s fleet of highway maintenance vehicles. The planned roll-out of the system calls for immediately equipping 56 County snow plows with in-vehicle units and completing the installation of additional units in the remaining 150 highway maintenance vehicles in 2003. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The ORBTRAC.COM system represents the latest technology in vehicle fleet management for government public works organizations. The Internet-based system is fully integrated, using real-time satellite-delivered Global Positioning System (GPS) information and two-way mobile communications capabilities. It provides the capability to track vehicle location and status, as well as to identify sections of roadways that have been serviced. Orbital’s system also provides post-service analysis tools to help customers improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of future operations.

Orbital’s newly designed touch-screen Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) will be installed in Waukesha County vehicles for use by the operator to communicate with the control center, transfer data and monitor vehicle equipment status. Orbital’s system will also incorporate the County’s existing wireless communications infrastructure for vehicle-to-dispatch communications.