ORBCOMM and Wavecom enter into joint marketing agreement

The two companies will work together to meet the demand for hybrid communications services.
Fort Lee, USA and Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-March 11, 2008

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC), announced today that it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Wavecom (Nasdaq: WVCM) whereby the two companies will work together to address the growing demand for devices that combine both satellite and terrestrial wireless communications.

ORBCOMM's COO, Marc Eisenberg said, "We are very excited that Wavecom intends to promote dual-mode services that combine ORBCOMM with terrestrial wireless networks. Wavecom's position as a leading provider of cellular M2M technology is further validation of ORBCOMM's plans to bring dual-mode services that combine satellite and cellular to the market at prices normally associated with single-mode services."

"We are already seeing tremendous customer interest in combining cellular and satellite technologies," said Stefan Lindvall, Wavecom Group Vice President and Head of Americas Region. "We are pleased to partner with a well established satellite M2M leader like ORBCOMM to deliver improved global coverage and enhanced value to the marketplace."

Wavecom is the leading provider of automotive-grade Wireless CPU® devices to the automotive and fleet marketplace. With nearly 15 years experience enabling automotive and industrial products to communicate via cellular technology, Wavecom is uniquely positioned to provide the comprehensive products and services to enable dual-mode satellite and cellular communications to this same customer set.

Wavecom Wireless CPU® products come with Wavecom Open AT® Software Suite including operating system, integrated development environment and plug-ins designed to simplify the development of wireless applications for a wide variety of devices. This unique software enables seamless integration of multiple communications protocols executed directly on the Wavecom Wireless CPU®, thereby saving customers both component costs and development time.

For more information about dual mode communications, please visit www.orbcomm.com or www.wavecom.com


ORBCOMM is a global satellite data communications company that provides reliable, cost-effective data communications services to customers around the world through its unique low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite network and global ground infrastructure. A diverse customer base, including industry leaders General Electric, Caterpillar Inc., Volvo Group, XATA, Hitachi and Komatsu, uses ORBCOMM services to track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets, including trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, heavy machinery, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters and storage tanks anywhere in the world. For more information call 1-800-ORBCOMM or visit its website at www.orbcomm.com

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