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VAR Spotlight: PT Megah Surya Persada

Tackling transparency in fishing Indonesia-based PT Megah Surya Persada (MSP) uses ORBCOMM’s satellite service to bring transparency and regulatory compliance to the local fishing industry through vessel tracking. Indonesia is one of the largest fish producers in the world, making

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Fishing Vessel Monitoring System Aids Thai Maritime Authorities

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has the potential to damage the marine environment and put fishermen’s lives at risk. We talk to ETNECA in Thailand to find out how ORBCOMM’s vessel monitoring system is being used to promote responsible and

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How Dark Vessel Detection Can Improve Maritime Safety

“Dark” vessel activity is becoming an increasingly common practice, where vessels turn off their AIS transponders or cooperative beacons to engage in illegal activities and evade authorities. As such, dark vessel detection has become increasingly important to pinpoint vessels that

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Closing the Gap: How IoT Technology is Enabling Total Visibility of Refrigerated Containers at Sea

Refrigerated containers spend a large portion of their in-transit time at sea, where managing them poses a series of challenges. Crews are often unable to complete regular checks because of heavy workloads, unfavorable sea and weather conditions and the size

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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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Onshore to Offshore: The Role of M2M in Oil and Gas

Oil and gas companies are forging ahead with their digital oilfield initiatives as they look to reduce operating costs and keep profits up. Here are a few examples of how M2M applications in the oil and gas industry are 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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The Ins and Outs of Satellite Vessel Tracking

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 with satellite vessel tracking. If you are new to AIS and

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