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Orbcomm Signs Maritime Global AIS Distribution Agreement

By | January 9, 2009

      [Satellite Today 01-09-09] Orbcomm signed a global automatic identification system (AIS) distribution agreement for commercial purposes with Lloyd’s Register – Fairplay, a provider of insight and information in the commercial shipping sector, Orbcomm announced Jan. 8.
           Lloyd’s Registser operates a global network of terrestrial-based AIS receivers, which is used to validate the position of the world’s merchant fleet. The company will add Orbcomm’s satellite-sourced information to its communication arsenal.
          The agreement includes a minimum annual license fee to Orbcomm that begins in January. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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