ORBCOMM is a wireless telecommunications company providing narrow band two-way digital messaging, data communications, and geo-positioning services on a global basis. The company owns and operates a network consisting of 30 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellitesand terrestrial gateways deployed around the world. Small, low-power, and commercially proven subscriber communicators can connect to private and public networks, including the Internet, via these satellites and gateways. Through this network, ORBCOMM delivers information to and from virtually anyplace in the world on a nearly real time basis.
ORBCOMM serves customers through Value Added Resellers (VARs) that provide expertise in specific industries. These ORBCOMM resellers provide whole product solutions and customer support to end-users. Customers from all around the world currently rely on ORBCOMM for a wide range of mobile and fixed site data applications including:
• Monitoring and controlling assets at remote sites for; oil and gas extraction, pipeline operations, storage, custody transfer, and electric power generation and distribution
• Tracking and managing construction equipment, locomotives, rail cars, trucks,trailers, shipping containers, marine vessels, aircraft and locating and recovering stolen vehicles and cargo
• Messaging for truck fleets, owner operators and remote workers
• Weather data for general aviation and marine vessels
ORBCOMM went public on November 3rd, 2006.