ORBCOMM and Inmarsat to Form Strategic Alliance to Collaborate on M2M Opportunities

  ORBCOMM and Inmarsat to Form Strategic Alliance to Collaborate on M2M
  Opportunities

   Alliance creates synergies and opportunities to accelerate growth in the
                             satellite M2M market

Business Wire

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- November 4, 2013

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine
(M2M) solutions, and Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global
mobile satellite communications services, today announced a strategic alliance
to collaborate on joint product development and distribution to address the
needs of the rapidly growing satellite M2M market. In addition, they will
investigate opportunities for future satellite network expansion and
integration.

ORBCOMM and Inmarsat will work together to create a standard satellite
platform and develop cost-effective hardware and flexible service pricing
models for the global M2M industry. ORBCOMM is in the process of building a
series of interchangeable modems powered by ORBCOMM’s OG2 VHF network and
Inmarsat’s L-band network. These modems are expected to have the same
footprint, connectors, power input, and programming environment. Manufacturers
and partners will be able to drop in the appropriate modem that corresponds
with either the ORBCOMM or Inmarsat network based on geography, message size
and delivery speed for unrivaled ease of use and flexibility. In addition,
users will be able to take advantage of ORBCOMM’s relationships with Tier One
cellular providers for dual-mode service, including either satellite network.
ORBCOMM also will offer its unique MAPP^TM (Multi-Network Access Point
Platform), which seamlessly translates and integrates the communications from
its diverse network service partners into a uniform set of commands and
information. This will facilitate a uniform platform for provisioning, billing
and multi-mode access for M2M applications, supported by Inmarsat’s M2MAP (M2M
Access Platform), enabling access to network and terminal management tools for
wholesale integration with ORBCOMM.

These versatile offerings are expected to be available in ORBCOMM’s end-to-end
solutions businesses inthe heavy equipment, fixed asset and transportation
industries, as well as through ORBCOMM’s Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) channels. ORBCOMM will be leveraging off
Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP), a satellite packet data service offering the
highest payload and lowest latency in the market, and BGANM2M, a 3G service
offering real-time IP data up to 512 kbps on a single global SIM – the only
service of its kind in the satellite M2M space. ORBCOMM and Inmarsat expect to
distributethese solutions globally through their extensive commercial and
government distribution networks. Given the compelling and complementary
respective strengths in coverage, response time, antenna size, and message
size, the quality of service and geographic footprint of the ORBCOMM and
Inmarsat offering will be unmatched.

ORBCOMMand Inmarsat will also look to find potential synergies in multiple
areas, which could include leveraging technologies, capital expenditures,
product development, satellite operations, and ground infrastructure support
for future satellite deployments. Today, ORBCOMM operates a constellation of
low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and Inmarsat operates a constellation of
geostationary (GEO) satellites.

“As the leader in satellite M2M, we are excited to team with Inmarsat, the
industry’s largest MSS player, to set the standard for satellite solutions in
M2M,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal with
Inmarsat is to create a compelling offering for the M2M industry by developing
a truly innovative, scalable – and most importantly – a standard
satellite-based global M2M platform. We want to make it as easy as possible
for M2M solutions companies to use the most appropriate network for their
unique application needs without having to invest huge amounts of development
time and capital in each capability.”

“By working with ORBCOMM and leveraging their 20 years of expertisein M2M, we
can round out ourmobile communications offerings by delivering
ORBCOMM’sdynamicM2Msolutions and dual-modenetworkservicesto our global
customer base,” said Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our
combined strengths will be unmatched in the satellite M2M space. Welook
forward to working with ORBCOMMto maximize our service offerings in the
satellite industry and expand ourfootprint in M2M through our ground-breaking
standard satellite platform.”

ORBCOMM and Inmarsat will host a conference call to discuss their strategic
alliance on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET.

To access the call, domestic participants should dial 1-888-549-7880 at least
ten minutes prior to the start of the call. UK callers should dial
0800-358-5271. All other international callers should dial 1-480-629-9643. To
hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following
completion of the call, please visit the Company’s website at www.orbcomm.com,
select the “About Us” tab, then the “Investor Relations” tab, then select
“Presentations and Webcasts,” to access the link to the call. To listen to a
telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 1-800-406-7325
domestically or 1-303-590-3030 internationally and enter reservation
identification number 4649158. The replay will be available from approximately
12:00 PM ET on November 5, 2013, through 11:59 PM ET on November 19, 2013.

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^®,
GenTrak^TM, GlobalTrak^®, and CargoWatch^® 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, visit
www.orbcomm.com.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For
more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking
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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and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to
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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, 2012, 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:

ORBCOMM Inc.
Investor Inquiries:
Robert Costantini, +1-703-433-6305
Chief Financial Officer
costantini.robert@orbcomm.com
or
Inmarsat
Jonathan Sinnatt, +44-(0)20-7728-1935
Head of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
or
Financial Media:
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Chuck Burgess, +1-212-371-5999
President
clb@abmac.com
or
Trade Media:
Rhodes Communications
Jim Rhodes, +1-757-451-0602
President
jrhodes@rhodescomm.com
 
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