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ORBCOMM and MCN to Offer IDP Service in China

ORBCOMM Inc. 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.”