Unseenlabs Partners With ORBCOMM to Provide Maritime
ROCHELLE PARK, NJ, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global trade agreement for distributors with Unseenlabs, a French company that specializes in geolocation of ships at sea and a European leader in satellite discovery Radio Frequency (RF) from space to offer its unique, space-based RF services for marine surveillance applications to the government and the ORBCOMM commercial network Automatic Identification System (AIS) customers.
Using a special, state-of-the-art satellite constellation, Unseenlabs’ emission detection services allow maritime surveillance of “dark” ships at sea that turn off their AIS transponders or cooperative beacons to engage in illegal activities and evade the authorities. Using its own on-board radio frequency technology based on the identification of electromagnetic waves emitted by ships, Unseenlabs is able to geolocate any ship in the sea from space, in near real time and regardless of weather conditions, within one kilometer, from one single nanosatellite. Unseenlabs provides a wide range of marine stakeholders with accurate, up-to-date ship position data, using a unique electromagnetic fingerprint to enable impossible emitter identification and to provide significantly improved tracking of activities at sea.
ORBCOMM will disseminate Unseenlabs value-added radio frequency data, together with ORBCOMM’s industry-leading AIS service, through ORBCOMM’s established government and commercial maritime channels to provide an improved picture of shipping activity worldwide. Unseenlabs adds data and synergizes with ORBCOMM AIS data take vessel tracking and monitoring to a higher level of reliability and accuracy. By offering AIS customers the ability to find and monitor “dark” ships, ORBCOMM and Unseenlabs can play a valuable role in combating illegal and anti-environmental behavior, such as illegal fishing or hydrocarbon dumping, to significantly improve the safety and security of the world. ocean.
“We are excited to work with Unseenlabs to seek new opportunities for their space-based maritime surveillance services through our partnerships with maritime information providers as well as our key government clients,” said Greg Flesate, senior vice president and general manager of the government of ORBCOMM, AIS and business operations. “Unseenlabs’ unique technology for detecting RF emissions is a critical tool for identifying and reporting bad participants who turn off their AIS devices while engaging in illegal activities at sea, such as unregulated fishing, trade violations, environmental pollution and drug and human trafficking. “
“ORBCOMM’s leading AIS service is the perfect complement to Unseenlabs’ innovative electromagnetic technology and unparalleled coverage, allowing customers to find and monitor any ship, anywhere, anytime, even when they’ve cut out their built-in active beacons and disappeared from the screens. monitoring, ”said Clement Galic, CEO and founder of Unseenlabs. “In partnership with ORBCOMM, we are able to provide ORBCOMM customers with a comprehensive, anti-counterfeiting maritime surveillance service, which is essential to ensure maritime safety and create a sustainable future for our oceans.”
The pioneering of ORBCOMM AIS data service provide the most comprehensive and reliable global coverage on the market in a decade. ORBCOMM continues to grow its AIS business by improving its satellite AIS service with two new, next-generation AIS CubeSats, which feature advanced software radios and a unique multi-antenna implementation, and are expected to expand the constellation of the ORBCOMM constellation to increase visibility. to smaller Class B ships and expanding its polar footprint with launches planned for next year. In addition, ORBCOMM is working with AAC Clyde Space and Saab to develop the next generation of space-based VHF data exchange system (VDES) satellite, which is expected to launch in 2022, which will improve maritime communications by providing wider global coverage and increased bandwidth and flexibility.
For more information on the ORBCOMM satellite AIS service, download the ORBCOMM White Paper, Accelerating Digitization in Global Maritime Trade and Supply Chains: The Evolving Role of AIS Data.
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 provide increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a wide range of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all supported from end-to-end support, from installation to deployment to customer service. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base, including first-class original product manufacturers, solution customers and channel partners covering transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime affairs, natural resources and government. For more information visit www.orbcomm.com. You can also contact ORBCOMM at https://blog.orbcomm.com, on Twitter at @ORBCOMM_Inc, at https://www.linkedin.com/company/orbcomm or in https://www.youtube.com/c/ORBCOMM_Inc.
Founded in 2015, Unseenlabs is an innovative company of French origin and a European leader in RF radar geolocation. Its own on-board satellite technology allows customers to geolocate any vessel at sea, even those that turn off their cooperative beacons. Unseenlabs provides a wide range of marine players with accurate data on ship positions, allowing better monitoring of activities at sea. Whether it is to meet the data needs of maritime companies or to assist institutions and organizations in combating illegal and anti-environmental behavior, such as illegal fishing or illegal dumping, Unseenlabs intends to be a tool in the service of the oceans.
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