CNH Industrial N.V. will integrate the satellite network of Iridium Communications into the telematics systems for its construction equipment segment. The move will provide global machine-to-machine connectivity in the absence of conventional networks, CNH said in an announcement of the agreement.
"The agreement with Iridium foresees the deployment of global satellite connectivity for customers of the company’s construction equipment brands, Case and New Holland Construction," the announcement said. "Integrating this connectivity will allow users of the brands’ telematics solutions, CASE® SiteWatch and New Holland Construction® Fleet Force, to function outside of cellular coverage boundaries. This will effectively allow operators to communicate with their construction equipment regardless of the physical distances between them."
Iridium is a global satellite communications provider for the real time exchange of mobile voice and data.