Coda Octopus Group, Inc.: Coda Octopus Group Inc.: Coda Octopus Colmek Awarded Contract to Upgrade and Launch the Network Test

Coda Octopus Group, Inc.: Coda Octopus Group Inc.: Coda Octopus Colmek Awarded
    Contract to Upgrade and Launch the Network Test Set for ORBCOMM's Next
                       Generation OG2 Satellite Network

Lakeland, FL, September 24^th, 2013 - Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (OTC:  CDOC.PK) 
today announced  a contract  award to  upgrade ORBCOMM's  next generation  OG2 
Network Test Set (NTS), which provides a convenient tool to support  ORBCOMM's 
efforts to enhance its global low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network. The NTS
allows subscriber  manufacturers and  end users  to fully  test their  devices 
before they  are  shipped  and  deployed on  the  production  network,  as  it 
effectively simulates the ORBCOMM end-to-end user environment.

"Coda Octopus  Colmek  (Colmek) enjoys  the  relationship it  has  built  with 
ORBCOMM over the years," stated Mike Midgley, CEO of Colmek. "Working with  an 
industry-leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions company such as ORBCOMM is
very rewarding."

The OG2 NTS upgrade will leverage the existing versatile solution that  Colmek 
developed for  ORBCOMM's OG1  NTS previously.  Both versions  of the  NTS  are 
compatible  with  ORBCOMM's  new  state-of-the-art  OG2  satellite  modem.  By 
providing OG2 support within the same  testing framework, the OG2 NTS  permits 
all elements  of  the network  to  be tested  together  or separately  and  in 
conditions that  allow ORBCOMM  to verify  that existing  components will  not 
compromise network performance  or violate protocol  in any way.  All of  this 
testing can be  done prior to  deploying subscriber solutions  on the  ORBCOMM 
production network.

The OG2 NTS will also provide  a platform for ORBCOMM to perform  FCC-mandated 
type  approvals.  By  reproducing  ORBCOMM  network  behavior  and   potential 
real-world  Radio  Frequency  circumstances,  the  NTS  allows  comprehensive, 
reliable testing of the OG2 modems  to ensure correct operation. In  addition, 
the NTS provides  valuable information  on modem performance  metrics such  as 
timing, frequency,  stability, signal-to-noise  ratio, as  well as  bit  error 
performance and serves as an integral  part of subscriber modem type  approval 

Colmek has been involved with  ORBCOMM's satellite program for several  years, 
starting with  the  development  of replacement  software-based  Ground  Earth 
Station (GES) modems, which have been deployed to ORBCOMM's 15 GES  locations 
around the world and are  currently supporting OG1 messaging service  traffic. 
Colmek was  selected  to  implement  this network  enhancement  due  to  their 
experience, level of service and proven success in executing ORBCOMM's OG1 NTS
and GES projects. In addition, Colmek's product scope and lessons learned from
these prior projects  are complementary  to the  requirements of  the OG2  NTS 
upgrade, making the transition seamless and effective.

"Colmek  welcomes  the  opportunity  to  help  ORBCOMM  enhance  this  program 
capability," said Gary Rohrbaugh, COO for  Colmek. "By using our expertise  in 
developing  path-breaking  Radio  Frequency   and  modem  solutions  for   the 
government and commercial sectors,  Coda Octopus Colmek  is poised to  support 
ORBCOMM in  this significant  venture leading  up to  the launch  of its  next 
generation satellite constellation."

Company Contact: Geoff Turner,
                 Executive Director

About Coda Octopus Group, Inc.
Originally founded in 1994 as Coda Technologies, the Coda Octopus Group is now
headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. The Group consists of a Marine Products
business in Florida and Edinburgh, Scotland, and engineering businesses in
Utah, USA and Weymouth, England. Each of the Group companies are technology
innovators with a particularly high level of sonar expertise. The Group has
facilities in Florida, Utah, the UK and Norway.
Alongside providing custom engineering and development for defense
applications, and oil and gas, companies, one of the Group's key products is
the Coda(TM) Echoscope^® - the first real time 3D subsea sonar. The
Echoscope^® is also at the heart of the Underwater Inspection System(TM) which
is being adopted for homeland security, and other applications in ports around
the world.
With this patented revolutionizing sub-sea visualization capability, and the
existing systems integration skills within Coda Octopus Colmek Systems
Engineering, Inc. and Coda Octopus Martech Systems Engineering Ltd, the Coda
Octopus Group believes they can become a world leading integrated sonar
technology supplier.
For further information, please visit ,,, or or contact Coda Octopus
Group at

About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Its
customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi
Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu
Ltd., Cartrack (Pty.) Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, among other
industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO)
satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One
cellular partners, 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 is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and
control services for the transportation market. Under its ReeferTrak®,
GenTrakTM, GlobalTrak®, and CargoWatchTM brands, the company provides
customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control
their cold chain and dry transport assets. Additionally, ORBCOMM provides
Automatic 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,

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products and their level of sales, access to the capital necessary to finance
and grow the business, a highly competitive environment in the security field
that includes numerous large and well established companies much larger than
ours, and our ability successfully to deploy our technologies and products to
meet the technical demands and market requirements of our customers. These
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and Coda Octopus Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update
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