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Orbcomm Brings Satellite M2M Services to China

By Kendall Russell | July 13, 2017
      Heavy equipment telematics. Photo: Orbcomm.

      Heavy equipment telematics. Photo: Orbcomm.

      Orbcomm announced it has signed an agreement with Beijing Marine Communication Navigation Company (MCN), a 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 use Orbcomm’s IDP offerings for their asset monitoring applications across industrial markets such as transportation, heavy equipment, oil and gas, and maritime.

      According to Orbcomm, the IDP service allows businesses to share more data across operations via emails, text messages, electronic forms and workflow information. The IDP series supports a range of security and location-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services, including heavy equipment telematics, tracking and in-cab messaging for fleet management, transmitting fixed equipment telemetry information for remote oil and gas monitoring, and vessel tracking and buoy monitoring in maritime applications. Orbcomm and MCN will begin to market and distribute the IDP service in China immediately.

      “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,” said Song Zhen, MCN’s vice president.