AIRSIS’ PortVision Service Will Integrate Satellite and Terrestrial AIS Data to Provide Expanded Solutions to its Maritime Customers
San Diego, CA – April 30, 2009 – AIRSIS Inc., a technology company that provides innovative solutions to a wide range of customers, announced today that it has signed a global Automatic Identification Service (AIS) distribution agreement with ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC). AIRSIS, through its PortVision service, is a leading provider of information solutions for the maritime industry. By leveraging satellite based and terrestrial AIS communications, PortVision supports subscribers with real-time vessel tracking, arrival/departure alerts, and historical reporting and analysis of vessel and terminal activities. The addition of satellite-based AIS information will significantly expand PortVision’s AIS-based analytics and business intelligence capabilities by leveraging global vessel movement data.
“Incorporating ORBCOMM’s satellite-based AIS data into PortVision is a big win for our customers,” said Dean Rosenberg, President of AIRSIS. “We now have the ability to integrate worldwide vessel locations and movements into our service offerings, allowing our customers to derive even greater value from PortVision. Some of our largest customers are already realizing benefits from the ORBCOMM data in the areas of chartering, trading, terminal operations, and market intelligence.”
“ORBCOMM is pleased to have our AIS data included in the PortVision suite of available services,” said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM. “We look forward to working with AIRSIS to continue to build intriguing new offerings from our new satellite-based AIS services business.”
PortVision provides enhanced levels of knowledge and transparency to maritime activities within ports, inland waterways, and oceans. The Web-based service provides real-time visualization and historical reporting through a data warehouse that processes and analyzes over 20 million vessel movements each day. PortVision records all AIS-enabled vessel arrivals and departures in covered service regions and automatically notifies users when events of interest occur. Historical playback and reporting features offer expanded opportunities to increase safety, security, efficiency, and market intelligence. PortVision subscribers include users from all major oil companies, large and small marine service companies, terminals, fleet owners, port authorities, and government agencies. PortVision is a service of AIRSIS Inc., a San Diego-based technology company with a regional PortVision office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.portvision.com or call 1.858.586.0933.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communications products and services track, monitor, and control mobile and fixed assets in four core markets: commercial transportation, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, and marine/homeland security. The Company's products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and has a network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
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