ORBCOMM, Maerospace extend contract with Canadian gov’t.

ORBCOMM Inc., a provider of industrial IoT solutions based in Rochelle Park, announced Wednesday that the Government of Canada has extended another year on its contract through ORBCOMM’s Canadian partner Maerospace, a supplier of advanced data analytics and maritime domain awareness solutions.

Through its Canadian subsidiary SkyWave, ORBCOMM will provide satellite Automatic Identification System, or AIS, data to the Government of Canada to help monitor its global marine traffic.

The contract runs through 2020.

“We have had great success in collaborating with Maerospace over the past year to provide the Government of Canada with the most complete situational picture of Canadian and global vessel activity to ensure maritime visibility and security,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM CEO. “We are pleased to extend the contract with Canada for another year, which reaffirms ORBCOMM’s position as the industry’s preferred provider of satellite AIS data.”

“We are committed to continue supporting Canada’s national security mission through our joint efforts with ORBCOMM to provide highly accurate AIS data,” said Eric Meger, founder and CEO of Maerospace. “Together with ORBCOMM, we can leverage our advanced systems and technology that will help Canada maximize maritime domain awareness.”