Program monitors Canadian and global marine traffic to keep borders more secure
Rochelle Park, NJ, April 25, 2018 - ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that the Government of Canada has exercised the option for another year on their contract through ORBCOMM’s Canadian partner Maerospace, a global supplier of advanced data analytics and maritime domain awareness solutions.
Through its Canadian subsidiary SkyWave, ORBCOMM will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to the Government of Canada for monitoring Canadian and global marine traffic. The Government of Canada contract award was the result of a competitive procurement process among providers and integrators of space-based AIS data service and is a multi-year contract with options through 2020.
“We have had great success in collaborating with Maerospace over the past year to provide the Government of Canada with the most complete situational picture of Canadian and global vessel activity to ensure maritime visibility and security,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to extend the contract with Canada for another year, which reaffirms ORBCOMM’s position as the industry’s preferred provider of satellite AIS data.”
“We are committed to continue supporting Canada’s national security mission through our joint efforts with ORBCOMM to provide highly accurate AIS data,” said Eric Meger, Founder and CEO of Maerospace. “Together with ORBCOMM, we can leverage our advanced systems and technology that will help Canada maximize maritime domain awareness.”
ORBCOMM’s AIS service provides unmatched global coverage and latency and processes over 26 million messages from over 200,000 unique vessels per day through a combination of satellite and terrestrial AIS data, which is well ahead of all other AIS services.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
About Maerospace Corporation
Maerospace Corp., based in Canada, is a global supplier of real-time, predictive analytics to the maritime market. Their core product, TimeCaster™ provides a dramatic improvement in the accuracy and completeness of the maritime picture. Our Advisor™ product analyzes this picture to detect and provide real-time alerts on anomalous behavior. TimeCaster™ and Advisor™ together deliver the world’s most accurate picture of the maritime domain for maritime authorities internationally as well as for commercial ship and cargo tracking companies. For more information, visit www.maerospace.com.
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