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ExactEarth Ltd lands multi-year satellite contract

Initial $4.6 million order renews current annual subscription


May 3, 2012
by Purchasingb2b Staff

CAMBRIDGE: Satellite AIS data services provider exactEarth Ltd has won a multi-year contract from the Government of Canada for its exactAIS data service. The initial $4.6-million order received under the new contract renews the current annual subscription and includes a licence for data usage throughout the Canadian government.

“This renewal order, won in a competitive bid environment, continues to demonstrate how exactAIS is gaining traction in many Government departments with uses spreading beyond the traditional maritime agencies,” said Peter Mabson, president of exactEarth. “It shows that the exactAIS data service is now being recognized as a vital part of mission-critical decision support systems.”

The company said its services are used by the Marine Security Operations Centre which includes several departments and agencies including: the Department of National Defence; Transport Canada; the RCMP; the Canada Border Services Agency; the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; and the Canadian Coast Guard. Typical uses include enhanced maritime security and surveillance, arctic vessel traffic monitoring and analysis, environmental protection and enforcement, regulatory compliance, economic trade analysis and search and rescue support. The decision to renew the subscription service government-wide will help expand existing uses and develop new applications.