Fort Lee, NJ. – April 8, 2010 – ORBCOMM, Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Quake Global, Inc. the leading manufacturer of ORBCOMM M2M modems, today announced their next generation of satellite modems for the ORBCOMM® satellite network with the Q4000 and Q-Pro series of QUAKE™ products. These robust, reliable and highly configurable devices have received Type Acceptance Testing (TAT) approval from ORBCOMM and units
are available for immediate delivery.
“ORBCOMM and Quake have a more than decade long partnership,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO of ORBCOMM. “These new devices reflect our shared vision to expand our leadership position to new M2M markets such as security, marine and transportation as well and others that have so far been previously underserved in data acquisition. When configured as dual mode, these new devices provide satellite coverage and cellular bandwidth at prices that are lower than other satellite-only services with similar capabilities.”
Though small enough to fit in your hand, the Q4000 is a rugged industrial grade modem with dual-mode operation over the ORBCOMM satellite network and GSM terrestrial networks. With embedded GPS, the highly customizable Q4000/Q-Pro are versatile, all-in-one remote asset tracking solutions. They are designed to meet stringent automotive power conditioning requirements and have extremely low power consumption for extended battery operation. The Q4000/Q-Pro also incorporates an application programming interface (API) that allows developers to utilize their functions to create customized onboard applications. Utilizing QUAKE’s patented technology and unified communications protocol, system integrators need only develop a single protocol to communicate across the ORBCOMM satellite system and terrestrial networks. This functionality significantly reduces development time and costs.
“QUAKE has long-standing relationship with ORBCOMM. Our partnership has secured a leading position amongst OEM customers, which has become a great success story for both our companies,” said Polina Braunstein, CEO of Quake Global. “QUAKE provides highly reliable and cost-effective solutions for the ORBCOMM network. With our new family of products we can now offer our customers global communication over the ORBCOMM satellite network in conjunction with global GSM networks. Our new Q4000 and Q-Pro devices are the perfect reflection of market demand and are a great compliment to the ORBCOMM vision.”
About Quake Global, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Quake Global designs and manufactures industrial M2M modems and controllers for advanced data acquisition, machine, process and motion control and asset monitoring through satellite, cellular, GPS and other emerging technologies. QUAKE is the only manufacturer of network agnostic modems, providing its customers with a unified communications protocol for data coverage across multiple global satellite and terrestrial networks from a single device. From its San Diego headquarters and through a network of international distributors, QUAKE products serve companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime and trucking industries, as well as in utility, gas & oil and rail applications. QUAKE is proud of its world-wide reputation for providing reliable, rugged, high-quality communicators to major international OEMs. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. For more information, visit www.quakeglobal.com.
About ORBCOMM, Inc.
ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. ORBCOMM is the leading commercial provider of global AIS data from space, with users that include the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and IHS Fairplay, among other government and commercial organizations. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in four core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; and marine/homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
Lenny Braunstein, 858-277-7290 Ext. 295
Lucas Binder, 703-433-6505
VP, Business Development and Investor Relations