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ORBCOMM Acquires SkyWave
In January 2015, ORBCOMM Inc. announced that it had completed the acquisition of SkyWave mobile communications. Together the combined companies bring the most complete and versatile set of customer hardware and software solutions in the business. These offerings range from high bandwidth to low bandwidth, the most comprehensive global regulatory authorizations and the broadest satellite-based coverage and connectivity options in the market today.
SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of satellite and satellite-cellular terminals, applications, network and professional services for mobile and fixed remote industrial tracking, monitoring, control, and management.
SkyWave provides the hardware, network and applications that work together to deliver a cost-effective, integrated approach for tracking, monitoring, control, and management of vehicles, vessels and equipment anywhere in the world. With extensive industry experience, SkyWave understands the unique challenges involved in tracking remote assets, and uses this knowledge to enable high value solutions for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.
Our integrated product and service offerings are used by organizations in the transportation, maritime, energy, and resource industries. We provide these comprehensive solutions through a global network of system integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and data communications solution providers in over 100 countries. These partners deliver high-quality, reliable systems and solutions customized to fit each customer's unique mobile and fixed remote resource management requirements.
Since its inception, SkyWave has been setting the standard for meeting the increasing demand for richer information in M2M applications. Most recently, SkyWave launched its IsatData Pro service with a packet data capability far beyond anything currently on the market, allowing businesses to share more data across diverse operations, via emails, electronic forms and workflow information.The global service allows users to send over 37 times more data, meeting the higher data payload capacities required in mobile business applications and M2M telemetry, while significantly increasing productivity and lowering costs.
Established in 1997, SkyWave is based in Ottawa, Canada. SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 700,000 satellite/cellular terminals to customers in over 100 countries. Today, it manages more than 80 million satellite-based data messages every month.
Our users depend on us to increase the productivity and safety of their mobile and fixed remote resources and, as an Inmarsat service provider, we are able to offer the reliability they need through our global communication portfolio.
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