COLMEK Develops New Modem for ORBCOMM

New Modem Technology to improve reliability and efficiency of satellite network

Technology to improve reliability and efficiency of its satellite network

Salt Lake City, UT, October 12, 2011 – Colmek, a custom electronics engineering firm servicing the defense and commercial markets has announced today the successful design, development and delivery of a leading-edge satellite modem. Designed for ORBCOMM Inc. , a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, the product will be installed at ORBCOMM’s Gateway Earth Stations (GESs) around the world. The new modem will support ORBCOMM’s next generation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that will begin launching later this year.

A long-time provider of sophisticated signal processing applications, Colmek has developed a powerful Linux-based satellite modem, which leverages the latest in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and software-defined radio technology. Colmek’s flexible modem design will provide communications that are fully compatible with both ORBCOMM’s current and future generations of LEO satellites. The new modem’s streamlined design will enable increased data transmission speed, enhanced power efficiency and improved data reliability for the ORBCOMM network.

“Based on past performance on ORBCOMM application design projects, Colmek continues to be a key business partner for ORBCOMM in developing state-of-the-art components that support our current and next generation satellite constellations,” said John Stolte, ORBCOMM’s Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations. “We look forward to bringing the benefits of our future network expansion to our worldwide customer base, which will significantly improve our data transmission capabilities and performance and further establish ORBCOMM as the leading provider of M2M data communications solutions.”

“Colmek is excited for the opportunity to help ORBCOMM enhance its ground infrastructure with the development of a more robust and powerful GES modem,” said Jason Martin,Vice President of Engineering, for Colmek. “By leveraging our cutting-edge signal processing technology and our expertise in developing innovative, ruggedized engineering solutions for the government and commercial sectors, Colmek is poised to further expand our core competencies into the satellite communications marketplace.”

About Colmek
Colmek is an innovative provider of engineering services, rugged products and system integration for defense, aerospace, mining and harsh-environment customers worldwide. For over 30 years, Colmek has been recognized as a leader in conceptual design, production and high-quality manufacturing of custom engineered systems, staffed by intelligent engineering leaders with a passion for pursuing superior quality, while balancing cost containment. Our rugged products and services can be found applied on unmanned vehicles, submarines, mining equipment, aircraft and ships. For more information, visit

About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to- Machine (M2M) communications. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Asset Intelligence a division of I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Manitowoc Crane Companies, Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in four core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; and marine/homeland security. ORBCOMM based products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. Through the recently acquired StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC, ORBCOMM is an innovator and leading provider of tracking, monitoring and control services for the refrigerated transport market. Under its ReeferTrak® and GenTrakTM brands, the company provides customers with the ability to proactively monitor, manage and remotely control their refrigerated transport assets.  ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has its network control center in Dulles, Virginia. For more information, visit

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Vice President
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VP, Business Development and Investor Relations

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Colmek offiers Electrical, Mechanical & Software Engineering Services focused in these areas: Custom Data Acquisition Systems, Analog/Digital Signal Processing, FPGA Integration, Rugged Enclosure Design, RF Conditioning
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