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
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
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,
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
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
For further information, please visit www.codaoctopus.com , www.colmek.com,
www.martechsystems.co.uk, or www.codaoctopusgroup.com or contact Coda Octopus
Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the
context of the statement will include words such as Coda Octopus Group plans,
expects, should, believes, anticipates or words of similar import.
Stockholders, potential investors and other readers are cautioned that these
forward-looking statements are predictions based only on current information
and expectations that are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause future events or results to differ materially from those set forth
or implied by the forward-looking statements. Certain of those risks and
uncertainties are discussed in registration statement on Form SB-2 and
include, but are not limited to, market acceptance of Coda Octopus' planned
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
forward-looking statements are only made as of the date of this press release
and Coda Octopus Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update
such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson
The owner of this announcement warrants that:
(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other
applicable laws; and
(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of
information contained therein.
Source: Coda Octopus Group, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.