M2M and IoT services provider Orbcomm announced that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) extended their contract for another year through Orbcomm’s partner Kordia, a provider of mission-critical technology products in Australia and New Zealand. Orbcomm and Kordia will provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to AMSA for designated regions and specific maritime projects.
The AMSA contract award, which extends into 2020, was the result of a competitive bid among providers of space-based AIS data services. AMSA is responsible for promoting maritime safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment as well as providing a national search and rescue service.
Orbcomm’s AIS service provides global coverage, processing over 26 million messages from well over 200,000 unique vessels per day through a combination of satellite and terrestrial AIS data for marquee government and commercial customers worldwide.