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ORBCOMM next-generation OGx service will deliver unparalleled network connectivity and best-in-class Internet of Things solutions to industrial customers around the world

OTTAWA, July 8, 2021 – Calian® Group Ltd., (TSX: CGY), deliverer of trusted solutions across Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and IT & Cyber Solutions segments, announces a contract with ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, to develop the satellite ground gateway system for ORBCOMM next-generation OGx service. This service will provide industrial customers around the world with increased global coverage, battery power, bandwidth, and speed.

“Our next-generation OGx service will deliver unparalleled network connectivity and best-in-class IoT solutions to industrial customers,” said David Roscoe, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing, ORBCOMM. “It made sense to engage a technology leader like Calian, given their long history of developing sophisticated ground systems, services and products for the Satcom industry.”

Critical applications such as remote monitoring and environmental-sensing IoT depend on the ORBCOMM next generation OGx service. Calian no-fail software architecture ensures the data flows constantly for these critical services. By combining custom-built, software-defined satellite communication modulators and demodulators with monitoring and management software, the end-users are provided with a communication network they can count on. Calian has built multiple custom satellite communication gateways over the last three decades and is proud to again be selected as the supplier of choice for these types of solutions.

“We are proud to be selected by the ORBCOMM team to develop the satellite gateway solution to support their next-gen OGx modems,” says Patrick Thera, President of Calian, Advanced Technologies. “ORBCOMM is an industry leader in IoT solutions, and we look forward to being part of their success.”

“I would like to congratulate our Advanced Technologies business unit on this partnership and thank ORBCOMM for their confidence in our team. This is an exciting win that supports the customer diversification and innovation elements of our growth framework,” said Kevin Ford, Calian CEO.

About ORBCOMM Inc. 

ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things, providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care. ORBCOMM has a diverse customer base including premier OEMs, solutions customers and channel partners spanning transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government. For more information, visit You can also connect with ORBCOMM at, on Twitter at @ORBCOMM_Inc, at; or at

About Calian, Advanced Technologies

Calian, Advanced Technologies solutions include satellite gateways and infrastructure for RF communications, telemetry, tracking and control systems, space science and earth observation. Calian, Advanced Technologies provides leading-edge communication products for terrestrial and satellite networks. In addition, we enable our commercial and defence customers to deliver reliable, high-quality products and systems by providing them with superior electronics engineering, manufacturing and test services. One of our key markets is custom satellite communications gateways for customers that require complex waveforms for the services they provide. Our customers are leaders in their industries providing systems tailored to meet their demanding requirements, with practical solutions, delivered on time and on budget.

About Calian

Calian employs over 4,500 people in its delivery of diverse products and solutions for private sector, government and defence customers in North American and global markets. The Company’s diverse capabilities are delivered through: Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning, and IT and Cyber Solutions. Advanced Technologies provides innovative products, technologies and manufacturing services and solutions for the space, communications, defence, nuclear, government and agriculture sectors. Health manages a network of more than 2,400 healthcare professionals delivering primary care and occupational health services to public and private sector clients across Canada. Learning is a trusted provider of emergency management, consulting and specialized training services and solutions for the Canadian Armed Forces and clients in the defence, health, energy and other sectors. IT and Cyber Solutions supports public and private-sector customer requirements for subject matter expertise in the delivery of complex IT and cyber security solutions. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Company’s offices and projects span Canada and international markets.

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