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New in Vessel Tracking – Introducing Hali: Terrestrial AIS + Satellite AIS + Satellite M2M

This week we’re proud to launch our latest innovation delivering small craft safety, security and compliance. An initiative between ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock, Hali is a tri-mode Class B AIS transponder that delivers reliable vessel locations to ensure full

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Satellite AIS: Novel Data Uses and the Year that Was

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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Onshore to Offshore: How M2M is Changing the Oil & Gas World

Oil and Gas companies are forging ahead with their Digital Oilfield initiatives as they look to reduce operating costs and keep profits up. M2M is a key technology enabler and here are a few examples of how it is helping

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Maritime Vessel Tracking Driving Better Fuel Efficiency for PETRONAS

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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AIS: New OG2 Satellites Enable Near Real-Time Vessel Monitoring

On December 21, 2015, ORBCOMM launched the second satellite installment of our next generation OG2 constellation. Eyes from all over the world witnessed the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch (and subsequent landing), and the successful placement of 11 additional

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Satellite AIS: Thinking Beyond Collision Avoidance

As we get ready to attend C-Sigma VI in London, I am reminded that we are often asked how satellite AIS fits into ORBCOMM’s portfolio of asset tracking solutions. That is a very good question! For the maritime market and

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ORBCOMM Partner Portvision Wins ‘Best Satellite AIS Solution’

As part of the ‘2015 Annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards’, Government Security News recognized companies for their scientific achievements and dedication to homeland security, and the Portvision AIS service once again stood out above the competition. Unlike traditional VTS

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How Satellite AIS Illuminates Global Fishing Activity

Satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) data usage has evolved from simple collision avoidance and location tracking to more novel applications including maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, maritime intelligence and more. One such example is Global Fishing Watch—a

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Satellite AIS: Why the Launch of OG2 Satellites is a Game Changer

In my last blog post, I referred to Portvision CEO Dean Rosenberg’s blog post which clearly articulated the benefits and limitations of terrestrial and satellite AIS. In today’s post, I wanted to look at the limitations that were outlined for

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The Ins and Outs of Vessel Tracking from Space with Satellite AIS

Portvision Director of Products Dean Rosenberg recently wrote a blog post that did a great job of capturing how Automatic Identification System (AIS) evolved and where it stands today. If you are new to AIS and want to learn a

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