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|Wireless data networking|
Russell 2000 Component
|Founded||1993 by Orbital Sciences and Teleglobe|
|Headquarters||Rochelle Park, New Jersey, United States|
Chairman: Jerome (Jerry) Eisenberg|
CFO: Dean Milcos
CEO: Marc Eisenberg
EVP Technology and Operations: John J. Stolte
|Products||Industrial Internet of Things, telematics and satellite communications solutions|
|Revenue||$186.7 million USD (2016)|
Number of employees
ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is an American company that offers industrial Internet of things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communications solutions designed to track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets in markets including transportation, heavy equipment, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government. The company provides hardware devices, modems, web applications and data services delivered over multiple satellite and cellular networks.
As of November 2017, ORBCOMM has more than 2 million billable subscriber communicators, serving Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., John Deere, Komatsu Limited, and Volvo Construction Equipment, as well as other customers such as J. B. Hunt, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Canadian National Railways, CR England, Hub Group, KLLM Transport Services, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Target, Tropicana, Tyson Foods, Walmart and Werner Enterprises.
ORBCOMM owns and operates a global network of 31 LEO communications satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure including 16 Gateway Earth Stations (GESs) around the world. ORBCOMM is licensed to provide service in more than 130 countries and territories worldwide.
- 1 History
- 2 Satellites
- 3 Network services
- 4 Hardware
- 5 Solutions
- 6 Awards and recognition
- 7 See also
- 8 References
Founding and development of low Earth orbit satellite system
The ORBCOMM low Earth orbit (LEO) system was conceived by Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) in the late 1980s. In 1990, Orbital filed the world's first license application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the operation of a network of small LEO spacecraft to provide global satellite services of commercial messaging and data communications services via the company's ORBCOMM program.
During the initial stages of the program, Orbital pursued a multi-pronged approach: regulatory approvals; ground infrastructure development and procurement of sites; modem development and country licensing. In 1992, the World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) supported the spectrum allocation for non-voice, non-geostationary mobile satellite service. With WARC approval, Orbital set up a specific ORBCOMM program for the development of satellites and ground infrastructure, and ORBCOMM became a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbital. In 1995, ORBCOMM was granted a full license to operate a network with up to 200,000 mobile Earth stations (MESs).
ORBCOMM began procuring Gateway Earth Station (GES) locations and contracted with a division of Orbital Sciences, located in Mesa, AZ, to develop and build four sets of GESs and associated spares. Land for the four GESs was procured or leased in Arizona, Washington, New York and Georgia.
After the 1992 WARC approval, ORBCOMM signed contracts with three modem developers and manufacturers: Kyushu Matsushita Electric Company, a division of Panasonic; Elisra Electronic Systems, an Israeli company with expertise in electronic warfare systems; and Torrey Science & Technology, a small San Diego-based company with long ties to Orbital Sciences. Panasonic provided the first ORBCOMM-approved MES in March 1995. Elisra followed with the EL2000 in late 1995, and Torrey Science provided the ComCore 200 in April 1996.
During the development of equipment, ORBCOMM also pursued licensing and regulatory approvals in several countries. By 1995, ORBCOMM had obtained regulatory approval in 19 countries, with a number of additional countries well into the regulatory process. ORBCOMM was also in initial negotiations with groups in Indonesia, EMEA and Italy for becoming ORBCOMM licensees, as well as GES operators in their respective regions.
During the conceptual stages of the LEO satellite communications system, Orbital Sciences purchased a small company in Boulder, Colorado specializing in small-satellite design. This company built the first three satellites in the ORBCOMM system: ORBCOMM X, Communications Demonstration Satellite (CDS) 1 and CDS 2. ORBCOMM X was lost after a single orbit. To validate the feasibility of commercially tracking and communicating with a LEO satellite, Orbital built an additional communications payload and flew this payload on an SR-71 in 1992. These tests were successful, and work on CDS 1 and 2 continued. CDS 1 and CDS 2 were launched in February and April 1992 respectively. These satellites were used to further validate the design of the network and were showcased in Orbital’s plans to sign up an equity partner for the completion of the ORBCOMM System.
In June 1992, Orbital created an equal partnership called ORBCOMM Global L.P. with Teleglobe Mobile Partners (Teleglobe Mobile), an affiliate of Teleglobe Inc., for the design and development of the LEO satellite system. Teleglobe Mobile invested $85 million in the project and also provided international service distribution. Orbital agreed to construct and launch satellites for the ORBCOMM system and to construct the satellite control center, the network control center and four U.S. gateway Earth stations.
In April 1995, two satellites (F Plane) were launched, and in the summer the ORBCOMM global mobile data communications network was tested. Teleglobe Mobile invested an additional $75 million in the project that year and joined Orbital as a full joint-venture partner in ORBCOMM. In February 1996, ORBCOMM initiated the world's first commercial service for global mobile data communications provided by LEO satellites. ORBCOMM also raised an additional $170 million. In October 1996, ORBCOMM licensed Malaysian partner Technology Resources Industries Bhd. (TRI) to sell ORBCOMM's global two-way messaging service in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. TRI became the owner of a 15% stake in ORBCOMM, Teleglobe owning 35% and the rest held by Orbital.
In December 1997, ORBCOMM launched 8 satellites (A Plane). In 1998 ORBCOMM launched 2 satellites (G Plane) in February, 8 satellites (B Plane) in August and 8 satellites (C Plane) in September. After a short hiatus, ORBCOMM launched 7 more satellites (D Plane) in December 1999.
With the launch and operation of the C Plane satellites, ORBCOMM became the first commercial provider of global LEO satellite data and messaging communications services. ORBCOMM inaugurated full commercial service with its satellite-based global data communications network on November 30, 1998. In March 1998, the FCC expanded ORBCOMM’s original license from 36 to 48 satellites.
In January 2000, Orbital halted funding of ORBCOMM, and Teleglobe and Orbital signed a new partnership agreement with 67% ownership to Teleglobe and 33% to Orbital. In May 2000, Teleglobe ceased funding ORBCOMM. Like its voice-centric competitors Iridium and Globalstar, it filed for Chapter 11 protection, in September 2000.
In 2001, a group of private investors purchased ORBCOMM and its assets out of an auction process, and ORBCOMM LLC was organized on April 4, 2001. On April 23, 2001, this group of investors acquired substantially all of the non-cash assets of ORBCOMM Global L.P. and its subsidiaries, which included the in-orbit satellites and supporting U.S. ground infrastructure equipment that the company owns today. At the same time, ORBCOMM LLC also acquired the FCC licenses required to own and operate the communications system from a subsidiary of Orbital Sciences Corporation, which was not in bankruptcy, in a related transaction. ORBCOMM issued a public offering of stock in November 2006. The company sold 9.23 million shares of common stock.
In September, 2007, ORBCOMM Inc. was sued for its IPO prospectus containing inaccurate statements of material fact. It failed to disclose that demand for the company’s products was weakening. In 2009, a payment of $2,450,000 was agreed.
In September 2009, ORBCOMM signed a contract with SpaceX to launch ORBCOMM’s next-generation OG2 satellite constellation.
ORBCOMM launched its commercial Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) service in 2009. AIS technology is used mainly for collision avoidance, but also for maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, and environmental monitoring. AIS launched two additional satellites, VesselSat-1 and VesselSat-2, in January 2011 and October 2012 respectively.
On July 14, 2014 ORBCOMM launched six next-generation OG2 satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
In December 2015, the company launched eleven OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This dedicated launch marked ORBCOMM’s second and final OG2 mission to complete its next-generation satellite constellation.
Since 2011, ORBCOMM has acquired a number of companies including:
- StarTrak Systems
- In 2011 ORBCOMM acquired StarTrak and its ReeferTrak and GenTrak brands, including devices and applications for tracking refrigerated trailers, assets and gensets. StarTrak’s customers included refrigerated unit manufacturers such as Carrier and Thermo King as well as companies such as Tropicana, Maersk Line, Prime Inc, CR England, FFE Transport, Inc. and Exel Transportation.
- PAR Logistics Management Systems
- In 2012, ORBCOMM acquired the assets of PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS), a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation and provider of monitoring solutions for transport assets and cargo.
- In 2013, ORBCOMM acquired MobileNet, a provider of telematics solutions to the heavy equipment and rail support industries, with a platform geared toward heavy equipment Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), dealers and fleet owners. MobileNet’s customers included Doosan North America as well as rail companies Union Pacific, CSX and BNSF.
- Also in 2013, ORBCOMM acquired GlobalTrak, an information services company that uses networks, sensors and proprietary software platforms to provide container/vehicle tracking, awareness and intelligence for military, government and commercial customer applications.
- SENS Asset Tracking
- A third acquisition for ORBCOMM in 2013 was Comtech’s Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) operation—a provider of one-way satellite products and services. The SENS system, which consists of satellite-based tracking devices, a network hub and an Internet-based back-office platform, enables data retrieval via the Globalstar satellite network.
- In 2014 ORBCOMM acquired Euroscan, a provider of refrigerated transportation temperature compliance recording systems used primarily for the transport of food and pharmaceuticals. As part of this transaction, in addition to acquiring Euroscan’s distribution channel in Europe and other geographies, ORBCOMM acquired Ameriscan, Euroscan’s North American subsidiary. At the time of the acquisition, Euroscan had a worldwide installed base of 200,000 recording units of which approximately 10,000 were wireless subscribers.
- InSync Software
- In 2015, ORBCOMM acquired InSync Software—a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise solutions and software applications. The acquisition expanded InSync’s uniform software platform beyond RFID, cellular and sensor technologies to include satellite. InSync’s software enables sensor-driven asset tracking and remote monitoring applications.
- SkyWave Mobile Communications
- Also in 2015 ORBCOMM acquired SkyWave Mobile Communications—an M2M service provider on the Inmarsat global L-band satellite network. The addition of SkyWave’s higher bandwidth, lower-latency satellite products and services leverage IsatDataPro (IDP) technology, which is now jointly owned by ORBCOMM and Inmarsat. With the acquisition, SkyWave brought ORBCOMM more than 250,000 subscribers, 400 channel partners, and annualized revenues of over $60 million.
- WAM Technologies
- In 2015 ORBCOMM also acquired WAM Technologies LLC (WAM), an affiliate of Mark-It Services, Inc. and provider of remote management and control solutions for ocean transport refrigerated containers and intermodal equipment. With the acquisition of WAM, ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solutions now include trailers, railcars, gensets and sea containers.
- In 2016 ORBCOMM acquired Skygistics (PTY) Ltd. and its South African and Australian subsidiaries. Skygistics provides satellite and cellular connectivity options as well as telematics solutions, and adds distribution for ORBCOMM’s products in South Africa and 22 other African nations.
- In 2017 ORBCOMM acquired inthinc, Inc., a provider of fleet management, vehicle telematics, driver safety and regulatory compliance solutions to a broad range of industrial enterprises. inthinc provides an entry point for ORBCOMM into the vehicle fleet management market.
- Blue Tree Systems
- Also in 2017, ORBCOMM acquired Blue Tree Systems Limited, a provider of transportation management solutions across multiple classes of assets that include trucks, refrigerated straight trucks as well as refrigerated and dry trailers. Blue Tree offers country-specific compliance solutions in both North America and Europe. Blue Tree’s solutions meet the requirements for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate regulations, which will require companies to replace drivers’ paper log-books with electronic Hours of Service applications by December 18, 2017. 
The first-generation OG1 satellites each weigh 42 kg (93 lb). Two disc-shaped solar panels articulate in 1-axis to track the sun and provide 160 watts of power. Communication with subscriber units is done using SDPSK modulation at 4800 bit/s for the downlink and 2400 bit/s for the uplink.
Each satellite has a 56 kbit/s backhaul that utilises the popular TDMA multiplexing scheme and QPSK modulation. ORBCOMM is the only current satellite licensee operating in the 137-150 MHz VHF band, which was allocated globally for "Little LEO" systems. Several such systems were planned in the early to mid 1990s but ORBCOMM was the only one to successfully launch. In the continental United States, ORBCOMM statistically relays 90% of the text messages within six minutes, but gaps between satellites can result in message delivery times of 15 minutes or more. ORBCOMM reported during an earnings report call in early 2007 that 50% of subscriber-initiated reports (messages of six bytes in size) were received in less than 1 minute, 90% in less than 4 minutes and 98% in less than 15 minutes. With the current constellation of ORBCOMM satellites, there is likely to be a satellite within range of almost any spot on Earth at any time of the day or night. Every satellite has an on-board GPS receiver for positioning. Typical data payloads are 6 bytes to 30 bytes, adequate for sending GPS position data or simple sensor readings.
A total of 35 satellites were launched by ORBCOMM Global in the mid to late 1990s. Of the original 35, a total of 24 remain operational today, according to company filings. The plane F polar satellite, one of the original prototype first generation satellites launched in 1995, was retired in April 2007 due to intermittent service. Two additional satellites (one from each of Plane B and Plane D) were retired in 2008 also due to intermittent service. The other five satellites that are not operational experienced failures earlier. The absence of these eight satellites can increase system latency and decrease overall capacity. ORBCOMM has invested in replacement satellites as the first generation is at or nearing end of life. On 19 June 2008 six additional ORBCOMM satellites were launched with the Cosmos-3M rocket: one ORBCOMM CDS weighing 80 kg, and five ORBCOMM Quick Launches weighing 115 kg each. These new satellites were built by German OHB System AG (platform) and by Orbital Sciences Corporation (payload) and included a secondary AIS. Design and production of the satellite platform was subcontracted by OHB System to Russian KB Polyot. On November 9, 2009 ORBCOMM filed a report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission stating that since launch, communications capability for three of the quick-launch satellites and the CDS has been lost. The failed satellites experienced attitude control system anomalies as well as anomalies with its power systems, which resulted in the satellites not pointing towards the sun and the earth as expected and as a consequence have reduced power generation. The company filed a $50 million claim with its insurers covering the loss of all six satellites and received $44.5 million in compensation.
On 3 September 2009 a deal was announced between ORBCOMM and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to launch 18 second-generation satellites with SpaceX launch vehicles between 2010 and 2014. SpaceX originally planned to use Falcon 1e rocket, but on March 14, 2011 it was announced that SpaceX will use Falcon 9 to carry the first two ORBCOMM next-generation OG2 satellites to orbit in 2011. On Oct. 7, 2012, the first SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of a prototype OG2 ORBCOMM communications satellite from Cape Canaveral failed to achieve proper orbit and the company filed a $10 million claim with its insurers. The ORBCOMM satellite was declared a total loss and burned up in the atmosphere upon rentry on October 10, 2012.
On July 14, 2014 ORBCOMM launched six next generation OG2 satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. In September 2014, ORBCOMM announced that, after in-orbit testing, the six satellites had been properly spaced within their orbital planes and were processing over 20% of the network’s M2M traffic. In June 2015, the company lost communication with one of the in-orbit OG2 satellites. The company recorded impairment charge of $12.7 million to write-off the net book value of this satellite as of June 30, 2015. The company stated that the loss of this one satellite is not expected to have a material adverse effect on network communications services.
In October 2015, the company announced that SpaceX plans to launch eleven OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the next launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellites were deployed on December 21, 2015. This dedicated launch marked ORBCOMM’s second and final OG2 mission to complete its next generation satellite constellation.
Compared to its current OG1 satellites, ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites are designed for faster message delivery, larger message sizes and better coverage at higher latitudes, while increasing network capacity. In addition, the OG2 satellites are equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped vessels for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts.
Frequency range Downlink 137–138 MHz Uplink 148–150.05 MHz
ORBCOMM provides satellite data services. As of May 2016, ORBCOMM has more than 1.6 million billable subscriber communicators. ORBCOMM has control centers in the United States, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea, as well as U.S. ground stations in New York, Georgia, Arizona, Washington and international ground stations in Curaçao, Italy, Australia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Argentina, Morocco, Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia. Plans for additional ground station locations are under way.
The ORBCOMM satellite network is best suited for users who send small amounts of data. To avoid interference, terminals are not permitted to be active more than 1% of the time, and thus they may only execute a 450 ms data burst twice every 15 minutes. The latency inherent in ORBCOMM's network design prevents it from supporting certain safety-critical applications.
ORBCOMM’s acquisition of SkyWave Mobile Communications in January 2015 gave the company access to higher bandwidth, lower-latency satellite products and services that leverage IsatData Pro (IDP) technology over Inmarsat's global L-band satellite network.
ORBCOMM's direct competition includes Globalstar's simplex services (which ORBCOMM also resells) and L-band leased capacity services such as those offered by SkyBitz. ORBCOMM's most significant competitor is Iridium Communications, which offers the Iridium SBD service, which features data packet, latency and antenna capabilities similar to that of IDP technology, which is now jointly owned by ORBCOMM and Inmarsat.
ORBCOMM satellite services can be easily integrated with business applications. Customer data can be retrieved or auto-forwarded via SMTP or HTTP/XML feed directly over the Internet or through a dedicated link.
ORBCOMM also partners with seven different cellular providers to offer wireless connectivity, cellular airtime data plans and SIM cards for M2M and IoT applications.
ORBCOMM's other network service business is Automatic Identification System, or AIS, which is a widely deployed system used to track ocean vessels. Six satellites with AIS capability were launched in June 2008, referred to as the Quick Launch satellites. However, all six satellites eventually failed prematurely. When ORBCOMM’s next generation satellites launched on July 14, 2014, each one was equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped vessels for ship tracking and other maritime applications. ORBCOMM combines its satellite AIS data with a variety of terrestrial feeds to track over 150,000 vessels daily for over 100 customers in a variety of government and commercial organizations.
ORBCOMM offers cellular, satellite and dual-mode hardware devices for M2M tracking, monitoring and control applications, for a variety of industry applications.
- GT 1100: a dry van trailer tracking device with solar panel and rechargeable batteries that can be connected to door and cargo sensors. Available with cellular-only, satellite-only or dual cellular-satellite communication options. Chassis tracking option also available.
- RT 6000+: a two-way refrigerated trailer tracking and control device that allows temperature, fuel and maintenance for trailers carrying temperature-sensitive cargo. Available with cellular-only, satellite-only or dual cellular-satellite options.
- GT 2300: a container tracking device with embedded cellular communication. Designed to provide visibility into the status, movement, loading and unloading transactions of dry intermodal containers.
- PT 6000: a cellular or dual-mode refrigerated trailer management device providing fuel and temperature monitoring and control, maintenance, logistics and regulatory compliance.
- PT 7000: a cellular or dual-mode heavy equipment tracking and monitoring device providing access to real-time data and analytics.
- SkyWave IDP 600 Series: satellite communications terminals using the two-way Inmarsat IsatData Pro satellite service for remotely managing fixed and mobile assets. The SkyWave IDP-680 is designed for vehicle tracking and fixed industrial equipment monitoring, while the SkyWave IDP-690 is engineered for maritime and low elevation-angle applications
- SkyWave IDP-782: an integrated, dual-mode communications terminal that delivers connectivity to assets in fleet management applications using either cellular or satellite communications over the two-way IsatData Pro satellite data service.
- SkyWave IDP-800: programmable satellite communications device with an integrated battery compartment that uses the two-way IsatData Pro satellite data service. Designed for tracking unpowered equipment in both land and maritime applications.
- SkyWave SG-7100: a programmable and configurable cellular communications gateway for fleet tracking and industrial asset monitoring applications. It can be configured with Wi-Fi, satellite, Ethernet, and other networking technologies.
- Euroscan X3: a temperature recorder and printer designed to provide proof of an uninterrupted cold chain from point of origin to destination for food, pharmaceuticals and other temperature controlled cargo.
- Euroscan MX2: a HACCP-compliant two-way refrigerated tracking device with embedded cellular communication for the transport refrigeration market.
- RCU: ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect Unit (RCU) is a telematics device for use with marine reefer container monitoring. The RCU communicates with OEM reefer controllers to read, monitor and remotely control the reefer container.
- Pro-400: a cellular or dual-mode device that uses verbal coaching to monitor driver behaviour and alert drivers and managers when actions that may compromise safety are detected.
ORBCOMM’s interchangeable OG2 (OG2-M and OG2-GPS) and OG-ISAT (IsatData Pro L-Band) satellite modems feature an identical footprint (smaller than a credit card), connectors, power input, programming environment, communication interface and protocols. ORBCOMM’s SkyWave IDP 200 Series packaged satellite modems operate over Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro network.
ORBCOMM offers a variety of sensors for M2M applications including a multi-zone cargo sensor, trailer or container door sensor, hook/unhook trailer sensor, fuel level sensor and temperature sensor.
Antennas for ORBCOMM’s IDP service have a small form factor, and are similar to the ones used in the other L-band (1.5-1.6 GHz) satellite networks (Iridium, Globalstar). ORBCOMM's spectrum of 137 to 150 MHz is at a much lower frequency, and requires a much larger antenna than other networks. Most antennas are basic "whip" antennas that can be several feet long. Smaller, more compact designs are available but with performance trade-offs.
ORBCOMM offers a variety of web applications for different industry markets:
- CargoWatch: a trailer tracking application for dry van and mixed dry van/refrigerated fleets. Delivers alerts on trailer status, location, history, and arrival/departure.
- ReeferTrak: a two-way cold chain management application, enabling remote tracking, monitoring and control of reefer units.
- ReeferConnect: solution for remote refrigerated container management, enabling real-time tracking and two-way control of refrigerated containers and cargo.
- VesselConnect: solution for local and remote management and control of refrigerated containers on board a sea vessel.
- Coldchainview: a web application compatible with Eurscan-branded products, enabling cold chain compliance via monitoring of food, pharmaceuticals and other refrigerated assets.
- FleetEdge: a heavy equipment telematics application, providing location data, operational status as well as analytic, predictive and diagnostic tools for fleet managers.
- CargoWatch Secure: a cargo security and intermodal container tracking solution that tracks assets in-transit and in-storage as well as provides asset lifecycle awareness.
- viaFleet: a fleet management application used for tracking, monitoring and managing trucks, railcars and other mobile assets.
- AssetWatch Mining: Real-time locating system (RTLS) Solution for above and underground mine asset tracking.
ORBCOMM also offers a series of enterprise applications:
- ORBCOMMconnect: ORBCOMM’s subscriber management and M2M service delivery platform for managing assets across multiple networks and technologies. Enables multi-network subscriber management, up to four levels of account structure, alerts and automation, a mobile app integration.
- DeviceCloud: A single interface for managing multiple networks and devices, where connectivity and device-specific messaging is abstracted to a common interface and messaging API.
- ORBCOMM Enterprise Connect: a 4G xLTE wireless failover and business continuity solution for distributed enterprises and retail locations, providing WAN connectivity for M2M and IoT applications.
- iApp: a cloud-based platform for enterprise application enablement. Enables the development, deployment and management of RFID and sensor-based IoT applications. The iApp platform was acquired as part of ORBCOMM’s acquisition of InSync Software in January 2015.
Awards and recognition
- 2017 Compass Intelligence A-List in IoT & M2M Award: IoT Satellite Service Provider of the Year 
- 2017 Connected World IoT Innovations Award: AssetWatch Mining 
- 2016 IoT Breakthrough M2M Satellite Service Provider of the Year 
- 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 
- 2016 IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Awards: CargoWatch Secure and Cold Chain Telematics Solution
- 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Awards: PT 7000 & ORBCOMMconnect
- 2016 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award
- 2016 Connected World IoT Innovations Awards: ORBCOMMconnect
- 2016 Connected World Award: iApp Platform
- 2016 MSUA Innovation Award: OG2 Satellite Modem List
- 2016 Compass Intelligence Satellite M2M Service Provider of the Year
- Food Logistics Top 100 List
- Connected World 2016 CW List
- American Business Awards - 2015 Silver Stevie Awards: Telecommunications Company of the Year, Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Communications Team of the Year
- 2015 Internet of Things (IoT) Evolution Product of the Year Awards: GT 1000 & SkyWave IDP-782
- 2015 Connected World IoT Innovations Awards: GT 1100 & SkyWave IDP-782
- 2015 MSUA Innovation Award: SkyWave IsatData Pro Service
- 2014 IOT Evolution Excellence Award
- Compass Intelligence 2015 A-List in M2M Award
- 2014 M2M Evolution Magazine Asset Tracking Award: GT 1100
- 2014 M2M Evolution Magazine Product of the Year Award: GT 2300
- Compass Intelligence 2014 A-List in M2M Award
- 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award: GT 1100
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- ICO Global Communications
- Iridium Satellite LLC
- Solaris Mobile
- Sky and Space Global
- SkyWave Mobile Communications
- TerreStar Corporation
- ORBCOMM Surpasses Two Million Subscriber Communicators in the Industrial IoT Market
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Selects ORBCOMM for End-to-End, Fleet-Wide Asset Tracking and Monitoring Solution
- ORBCOMM Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results
- ORBCOMM and Morsviazsputnik to Offer IDP Service in Russia
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- TRI Acquires License to Sell Orbcomm Messaging Service.
- Orbcomm Communications Satellite Network.
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- Class Action Lawsuit Against ORBCOMM Archived 2013-12-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- ORBCOMM and SpaceX Reach Deal to Launch Satellite Constellation.
- ORBCOMM Announces First Global AIS Distribution Agreement.
- ORBCOMM Announces Launch Window for Second OG2 Mission.
- ORBCOMM Acquires Euroscan, Europe’s Leading M2M Provider of Refrigerated Transportation Solutions
- ORBCOMM Completes Acquisition of SkyWave
- Orbcomm acquires Blue Tree Systems; expands in-cab and trailer telematics offerings
- FMCSA ELD Implementation Timeline
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- "ORBCOMM and SpaceX Set Plans to Launch Satellites on Next Falcon 9 Launch". Reuters. 2011-03-14. Archived from the original on 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
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- "SpaceX Engine Failure Claims Experimental Satellite". Wired. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- ORBCOMM Launches Commercial Service for First Six OG2 Satellites
- ORBCOMM Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results
- ORBCOMM Announces Launch Window for Second OG2 Mission
- ORBCOMM Announces Launch Window for Second OG2 Mission
- ORBCOMM Announces First Quarter 2016 Results.
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- ORBCOMM Cellular M2M Network Coverage.
- ORBCOMM Satellite AIS.
- The 5th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards is Proud to Honor Top in Mobile, IoT, and Emerging Tech
- Connected World Honors 2017 IoT Innovations
- ORBCOMM Named M2M Satellite Service Provider of the Year by IoT Breakthrough
- ORBCOMM Named on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
- ORBCOMM Wins Two 2016 IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Awards
- ORBCOMM Wins Two 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Awards
- ORBCOMM Receives Smart Grid Product of the Year Award[permanent dead link]
- ORBCOMM Wins 2016 IoT Innovations Award from Connected World[permanent dead link]
- ORBCOMM Wins 2016 Connected World Award
- ORBCOMM Wins 2016 MSUA Innovation Award for its OG2 Satellite Modem[permanent dead link]
- ORBCOMM Named Satellite M2M Service Provider of the Year by Compass Intelligence
- ORBCOMM Named on Food Logistics Top 100 List Archived 2016-01-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- ORBCOMM Named on Connected World’s 2016 CW 100 List
- Stevie Award Winners in The 2015 American Business Awards
- 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award Winners Announced
- Connected World magazine Announces IoT Innovations Winners
- ORBCOMM Wins 2015 MSUA Innovation Award for SkyWave’s IsatData Pro Service
- Winners of the 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award Announced
- Compass Intelligence Announces Winners of the 2015 Mobility Awards, A-List in M2M, Green Technology and Customer & Digital Experience Awards
- 2014 M2M Evolution Asset Tracking Award Winners Announced
- ORBCOMM Wins M2M Evolution Magazine’s Product of the Year Award[permanent dead link]
- Compass Intelligence Announces Winners of the 2014 Mobility Awards in Wireless, M2M, and Green Technology
- ORBCOMM Wins 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award