ORBCOMM Inc., a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced today that is has signed an agreement with Beijing Marine Communication Navigation Company (MCN), the premier supplier of Inmarsat mobile satellite services in China, to provide ORBCOMM’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service in China. This agreement opens China for global enterprise customers that utilize ORBCOMM’s robust IDP offerings for their asset monitoring applications across a wide variety of industrial markets, such as transportation, heavy equipment, oil & gas and maritime. ORBCOMM’s IDP service utilizes Inmarsat’s global L-band satellite network to offer the highest payload and lowest latency of any satellite M2M service.
“China is an important geographic market for ORBCOMM and our global customers, and our agreement with MCN is an exciting next step in broadening the reach of our satellite business and strengthening our service offering,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “The combination of MCN’s leading market presence in China and our powerful IDP service allows us to better meet our customers’ needs by providing them with the highest and most reliable level of satellite connectivity and network coverage.”
“Partnering with ORBCOMM to provide IDP service in China is a significant breakthrough for both of our companies, and we look forward to expanding the distribution of ORBCOMM’s IDP service to customers across many vertical markets,” said Song Zhen, MCN’s Vice President. “We believe ORBCOMM’s IDP service offers a unique advantage, especially for the transportation, public service and government sectors, by enabling enterprises to share more data across diverse operations and workflow automation, while improving the security and efficiency of their business.”
ORBCOMM’s IDP service offers enhanced reliability and the ability to deliver more data than other satellite M2M services in the market. This allows businesses to share more data across diverse operations via emails, text messages, electronic forms and workflow information. The IDP series supports a wide range of security and location-based M2M services, from heavy equipment telematics, to tracking and in-cab messaging for fleet management, to transmitting fixed equipment telemetry information for remote oil & gas monitoring, to vessel tracking and buoy monitoring in maritime applications.
ORBCOMM and MCN will be able to market and distribute ORBCOMM’s IDP service in China immediately. With the addition of China, ORBCOMM is now able to offer its M2M products and services in more than 135 countries and territories around the world.