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ORBCOMM and Kordia Extend AIS Contract With Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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Shine Micro industry-partners Orbcomm and Kordia announced that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has extended their AIS contract for another year.

From globenewswire.com:

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has extended their contract for another year through ORBCOMM’s partner Kordia. ORBCOMM and Kordia, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions in Australia and New Zealand, will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to AMSA for designated regions and specific maritime projects.

The AMSA contract award, which extends into 2020, was the result of a competitive bid among providers of space-based AIS data services. Headquartered in Canberra, Australia, AMSA is responsible for promoting maritime safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment as well as providing a national search and rescue service.

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About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.

About the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
As Australia’s national regulatory body, AMSA promotes the safety and protection of the marine environment and combats ship-sourced pollution. AMSA provides the infrastructure for safety of navigation in Australian waters, and maintains a national search and rescue service for the maritime and aviation sectors.

About Shine Micro
Shine Micro specializes in innovation and optimization of AIS, including AIS receivers for Aircraft, ISR and Unmanned Systems, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring and Small Vessel Tracking (SVT).  From the USCG Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) to the invention and patent of Class B AIS transmission protocol (CSTDMA), Shine Micro is the pioneer of high-sensitivity AIS reception for long-range, real-time, persistent monitoring and vessel tracking.