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ORBCOMM Announces Global Partnership With Fleet Management Solutions

December 22, 2003

ORBCOMM, a global satellite telecommunications company, announced Dec. 18 that it has entered into an agreement with Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) to provide wireless data access through its low-earth-orbit satellite network for tracking and managing fixed and mobile assets around the world. FMS is launching its ORBCOMM enabled MLT 300 Series tracking solution nationwide with roughly twenty selected fleets this month. The MLT 300 provides GPS and other critical sensor information to end-users, with an emphasis on reliability and cost effectiveness. For the initial soft launch, the MLT 300 series is targeting the North American market, leveraging more than 130 dealers for sales and support. FMS also offers customers subscription options through its FMAC arm (Fleet Management Acceptance Corporation). Together, ORBCOMM and FMS are offering this service via a pure satellite solution at or below cellular prices. In addition to industry standard tracking and reporting features, the MLT 300 series includes dispatch, exact routing, DOT reporting, stop durations, idle times, mileage, automated maintenance scheduling, and optional two-way messaging.
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