download PDF: Press Release Maerospace wins GoC Order for SB-AIS
February 28, 2017 Waterloo, Ontario—Maerospace Corporation, a Waterloo, Ontario-based Canadian company today announced a contract award from the Government of Canada to supply enhanced maritime domain awareness services. Under the contract, Maerospace will supply AIS data from its partner, SkyWave, the Canadian subsidiary of ORBCOMM Inc. and will enhance this data with its TimeCaster™ technology.
The Government of Canada contract award was the result of a competitive procurement process among providers and integrators of space-based AIS data services. The contract is funded for one year with one-year options, which could potentially extend the contract for a total of three years. The data and services supplied will be used across all government departments including the Department of National Defense, Defense Research and Development Canada and other departments involved in maritime security.
Maerospace previously provided TimeCaster™ services to the Royal Canadian Navy under the Build in Canada Innovation program. This award brings those capabilities into full operation along with a new source of satellite AIS data.
Eric Meger, founder and CEO of Maerospace, said, “We are truly excited to be supporting the national security mission of the Canadian government with this project. This is a major step for us and a validation of our efforts to create the world’s most accurate and complete picture of the maritime domain. We have worked with ORBCOMM on projects in the past and we know that the quality of their data will serve our customer well – especially when combined with TimeCaster™.”
About Maerospace Corporation
Maerospace Corp., based in Canada, is a global supplier of real-time, predictive analytics to the maritime market. Their core product, TimeCaster™ provides a dramatic improvement in the accuracy and completeness of the maritime picture. Our Advisor™ product analyzes this picture to detect and provide real-time alerts on anomalous behavior. TimeCaster™ and Advisor™ together deliver the world’s most accurate picture of the maritime domain for maritime authorities and commercial ship and cargo tracking companies. For more information, visit www.maerospace.com.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and the only commercial satellite network dedicated to M2M. In addition, ORBCOMM provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data services for vessel tracking to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers worldwide. ORBCOMM has more than 1.69 million subscribers with a diverse customer base. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.