ORBCOMM Partners with Sumitomo on Global OEM Telematics Solution

  ORBCOMM Partners with Sumitomo on Global OEM Telematics Solution

      Further strengthens market leadership in heavy equipment industry

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ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- March 12, 2013

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company
focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced
that Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) has selected ORBCOMM
to provide wireless data connectivity for their global Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEM) telematics solution.

Sumitomo, which is one of Japan's leading manufacturers of excavators, asphalt
pavers and other construction equipment, will use ORBCOMM’s global satellite
communications network to track and monitor the location, status and
performance of their equipment anywhere in the world. Sumitomo’s advanced
asset monitoring solution will help the company gain visibility over its fleet
of machinery, improve operational efficiency, maximize cost savings, and
ultimately provide better service to its customers. Global deployment of the
OEM installation will begin in mid-2013.

“We are excited to work with Sumitomo, an industry leader in technological
innovation, to help bring their telematics solution to the global
marketplace,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Sumitomo’s agreement with ORBCOMM once again confirms the value and power of
our global M2M network and validates our position as the leader in heavy
equipment telematics. Together, we will meet the growing demand of faster,
more cost-effective connectivity and integrated solutions that enable smart
machines.”

“This partnership combines ORBCOMM’s ubiquitous coverage and expertise in
satellite M2M communications with our high-performance technology to create a
dynamic telematics solution,” said Mitsunori Kawamura, Sumitomo’s Corporate
Officer of the Customer Support Division. “We look forward to leveraging this
opportunity with ORBCOMM to increase our market share in heavy equipment
telematics and pass along the benefits of our superior asset management
solution to our customers.”

About ORBCOMM Inc.

ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Its customers include Caterpillar
Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy
Industries, Asset Intelligence (a division of I.D. Systems, Inc.), Komatsu
Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among
other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO)
satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and
reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile
and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy
equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine; and homeland security. ORBCOMM
based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels,
locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and
other assets. Through its recently acquired StarTrak Information Technologies,
LLC and StarTrak Logistics Management Solutions, LLC (formerly PAR Logistics
Management Solutions) businesses, ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider
of tracking, monitoring and control services for the refrigerated transport
market. Under its ReeferTrak^®, GenTrak ^TM, and CargoWatch^TM brands, the
company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and
remotely control their refrigerated transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM
provides Automated Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel
tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers
worldwide. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey and has its
network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit
www.orbcomm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to our plans,
objectives and expectations for future events and include statements about our
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including those concerning the Company’s expectations, are subject to known
and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
differ materially from the results, projected, expected or implied by the
forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond the Company’s control,
that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or
industry results, to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. In addition, specific consideration should be given to various
factors described in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and Part II, Item 7.
“Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations,” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2011, and other documents, on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise
any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by
law.

Contact:

Investors:
ORBCOMM Inc.
Robert Costantini, 703-433-6305
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
costantini.robert@orbcomm.com
or
Media:
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Jennifer Stroud, 212-371-5999
Vice President
jcl@abmac.com
 
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