Orbcomm Receives Contract From U.S. Coast Guard
Officials from Orbcomm Inc. today said the company has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to develop and supply automatic identification system (AIS) capabilities over the Orbcomm satellite network. AIS is a shipboard broadcast system that transmits a vessel’s identification and position to aid navigation and improve maritime safety. The International Maritime Organization has mandated the use of AIS on all Safety of Life at Sea vessels. Orbcomm did not disclose the contract value.