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AIS Data: 3 Keys to Complete Maritime Visibility

The ORBCOMM AIS Advantage

ORBCOMM’s industry-leading Automatic Identification System (AIS) data service delivers the most complete situational picture of global vessel activity including information about the location, identification and other critical data of maritime vessels around the world. 

Our clients trust ORBCOMM as the most comprehensive and cost-effective supplier of global AIS data, with complete ocean coverage from both terrestrial and satellite AIS receivers.

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ORBCOMM combines multiple AIS data sources for maximum global coverage.



3 Reasons to Choose ORBCOMM's AIS Data Service

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The most comprehensive global AIS service

  • Our own satellite constellation with 16 gateways around the world and 24/7 support.
  • Partnerships with terrestrial AIS providers, with 10,000+ receivers around the world.
  • Proven reliability in congested waterways, ports and open ocean.
  • A single, simple interface to multiple AIS data streams.
  • Data collected from almost 300K unique AIS transponders worldwide.
  • 28M messages daily, 86% with an average latency of less than one minute.

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Committed to helping our partners deliver solutions

  • ORBCOMM pioneered spacebased AIS technology in 2004 and continues to be the leader.
  • We don’t compete with our partners, we enable them to succeed.
  • We understand the market, are a trusted partner, and share our experience to help partners be successful.
  • We consolidate data from leading AIS data providers enabling us to provide a one stop shop for all global AIS data needs. 

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Deeply established and financially stable

  • ORBCOMM is a publicly-traded company with $187M in revenue (2016) and a market cap approaching $1 billion.
  • The ORBCOMM AIS data business has had 30% year over year growth for the past 5 years.
  • Over 700 employees, 450 engineers and technical experts, 100+ patents.
  • 1.83 million subscribers use ORBCOMM services, including numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies for close to 20 years.

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