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November 7th, 2010

ORBCOMM... A Solid Grounding (SATCOM)

[SatNews] ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and a provider of space-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) services, has commissioned the South African Gateway Earth Station (GES) into operation.

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The construction on the GES commenced in early April, 2010, and was completed in September, 2010. The GES was constructed at the CSIR Satellite Applications Centre (CSIR). CSIR's onsite personnel will continue to provide ongoing maintenance support to its operation. This new GES is a terrestrial link to ORBCOMM's network of low-earth orbit satellites providing low-cost, near real-time, two-way machine-to-machine (M2M) satellite communications. ORBCOMM also announced today that it has signed agreements to purchase the Gateway Earth Stations (GESs) from its third party partners in Malaysia and Argentina.