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Hauppauge company wins bid to help track mass-transit fleet

The Hauppauge-based electronics company Orbit International Corp. has won a new contract to supply a tracking system for fleets of mass-transit vehicles.

Orbit, which is primarily known as a defense contractor, got the $535,000 contract for mobile display terminals through a Quakerstown, Pa., subsidiary. The contract was announced last week.

Orbit did not name its customer, but described it as “a leading transportation management company that has been providing transit solutions for over 40 years, and currently operates in over 200 cities around the world.”

The Pennsylvania subsidiary, Tulip Development Laboratory Inc., will start delivering the terminals later this year.

The terminals allow a driver to “transmit and receive real-time tracking and transportation data using a 6.4 inch color display,” Orbit said in a news release.

“A city’s control center, using satellites and radio transmitters, is able to monitor the location and status of its entire mass transit fleet, allowing for optimal vehicle communications, including all information for efficient fleet service,” the news release said.

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