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The Connected Ship: Remote Vessel Monitoring Improves Performance While Reducing Costs

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Smart tracking and monitoring devices can now be found in all kinds of industrial assets—heavy equipment, industrial machines, reefers, trailers, containers, and more. Gartner estimates 8.4 billion connected things are in use today, with the number expected to climb to

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AIS Meets IoT: How Technology is Set to Transform Global Ocean Trade

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Discover the evolution of vessel tracking and monitoring technology and look into the future of smart global ocean trade and supply chains, harnessing satellite AIS, IoT connectivity and big data to deliver unprecedented levels of visibility and control… Sea faring

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Satellite AIS: Novel Data Uses and the Year that Was

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2016 was a historic year for ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS data business, and started in the glow of the successful launch of our new OG2 satellites, which have continued to improve our industry-leading Automatic Identification System (AIS) service. We’re now able to process

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Multimodal Technology Trends and our Top 5 Smart Container Articles

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2016 was a great year for our container and ports solutions business, which started on the heels of our exciting acquisition of WAM, a specialist in advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for refrigerated containers and other intermodal assets. Throughout

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Satellite AIS: The Largest Maritime Paradigm Shift in Over a Century

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Satellite AIS has created possibly the largest paradigm shift in the maritime world since the introduction of the  steam engine and the screw propeller over 100 years ago.  The first six satellites in ORBCOMM’s AIS-enabled constellation were launched for the US

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AIS Data Helping Protect Lives in High Seas and Altitudes

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We live in a world with huge amounts of information and how that data is received and assimilated can have life or death consequences in certain situations. Information, much like building a house, must be framed properly in the context

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AIS Data Shines a Light on Global Commercial Fishing Activity

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September 15, 2016 marks the beginning of a new era for ocean resource conservation. Oceana, Google and SkyTruth have launched their collaboration to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Global Fishing Watch is a public platform that identifies fishing vessels and

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AIS Augments Big Data for Enhanced Maritime Surveillance: Making Waves at GEOINT 2016

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GEOINT 2016 was a fantastic geospatial data focused three days hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). With more than 260 exhibitors, the show paired the interests of government and commercial stakeholders, highlighting emerging geospatial technologies and solutions. Whether

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Cargo Security: How Connected Containers Help Combat Crime

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Cargo theft. Fraudulent pick-ups. Trafficking of drugs and weapons. People smuggling. Counterfeit and misdeclared goods. Tax and duty evasion. International container operations have always been vulnerable to criminal activity. And the risks continue to rise today, exposing shippers, the transport

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Maritime Vessel Tracking Driving Better Fuel Efficiency for PETRONAS

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As the number of deep-water offshore exploration and production sites increases, energy companies are requiring more and more maritime vessel services for day-to-day operations. The increase in maritime costs has driven many energy companies to take a hard look at

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