This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

ORBCOMM To Acquire MobileNet, Inc.

Stocks in this article: ORBC

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company specializing in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of MobileNet, Inc. (MobileNet), a leader of satellite and cellular-based telematics solutions for monitoring heavy equipment and assets that support the rail industry as well as being a long-time ORBCOMM value-added reseller.

The acquisition of the MobileNet business supports ORBCOMM’s growth strategy of expanding its end-to-end solutions portfolio in key vertical markets. Integrating MobileNet’s unique products and services will allow ORBCOMM to directly address opportunities within the heavy equipment industry through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), dealers and fleet owners.

Through MobileNet’s flexible, proven telematics platform, ORBCOMM can offer the industry a complete fleet management solution. MobileNet’s advanced web applications, which utilize ORBCOMM’s global network connectivity, will provide customers access to precise, near-real time equipment data on demand, including location, engine and production hours, mileage, fuel usage, maintenance alerts and asset security. Leveraging MobileNet’s turnkey offering will further enhance ORBCOMM’s leadership position in services to the global heavy equipment sector by providing customers significant operating advantages as well as savings in development costs and faster time to market for implementing telematics solutions in the field.

“With MobileNet’s strong customer base and proven success as a solutions provider in this market, we believe the MobileNet product offering fits perfectly within our strategic initiative of strengthening our end-to-end solutions capabilities in key areas,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We have worked with the MobileNet team for many years and look forward to having them join ORBCOMM.”

“Building on MobileNet’s advanced technology platform and ORBCOMM’s extensive global reach, we welcome the dynamic opportunities for growth, innovation and expansion the acquisition offers MobileNet and our customers,” said William Purdie, MobileNet’s Founder and President. “We strongly believe that our customers will continue to benefit from MobileNet’s high level of service and reliability while gaining new value from ORBCOMM’s breadth of global data communications services, engineering and customer support and enhanced distribution channels.”

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,457.50 +100.63 0.58%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs