Orbcomm, a provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp.'s (Comtech) Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) operation, which includes satellite hardware, network technology and web platforms.
According to a release, SENS is a company focusing on providing one-way satellite products and services.
Orbcomm noted that this acquisition supports the Company's multi- network operator strategy and strengthens Orbcomm's position as a provider of satellite and cellular communications for the M2M industry. In addition, this opportunity complements Orbcomm's recently acquired GlobalTrak business, which uses Comtech's SENS technology for its military container tracking applications in Pakistan and Afghanistan, its fuel monitoring program in support of the Defense Logistics Agency as well as other global deployments.
SENS provides secure tracking and messaging products and services to the government, defense, transportation, logistics, and oil & gas industries, all of which are key vertical markets for Orbcomm. The SENS system, which consists of satellite-based tracking devices, a network hub and an Internet-based back-office platform, enables customers to retrieve and view critical data from the field via the Globalstar satellite network.
"The SENS acquisition expands Orbcomm's portfolio of services by adding new offerings to our existing suite of satellite and cellular network services," said Marc Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM. "We see this market segment growing rapidly based on customers that can benefit from the Globalstar network's reliable, low-power, low-cost, one-way satellite data service for short messaging along with its unique advantages in power management."
Orbcomm will integrate the SENS operation and continue to support existing SENS customers, while marketing SENS products and services through Orbcomm's global distribution channels.
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