CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - exactEarth today announced that it
has been awarded a C$19.2 million contract by the Government of Canada
to provide extensive advanced Satellite AIS data services. This
contract covers a period of 18 months and supersedes and significantly
augments the existing AIS data services contract that had been in place
since 2012 with the Canadian Space Agency and Department of National
Defence. The superseded amount is C$1.8 million, making the net new
order booking C$17.4M.
Under the new contract the full exactAIS® data service is made
available to all Canadian government departments and is expected to be
used for a wide range of applications including but not limited to
wide-area maritime surveillance and security, customs and border
protection, Arctic vessel traffic monitoring, fisheries and environment
monitoring as well as Search and Rescue.
"We are very pleased that the Government of Canada has recognized the
fundamental importance and value of AIS data to the management,
surveillance, security and safety of global maritime traffic," said
Peter Mabson, President of exactEarth. "Since the Government of Canada
first adopted the exactAIS® service in 2010 their usage has grown
exponentially - both in terms of number of users and number of
applications. This is not only indicative of the value provided by this
service but is also a testament to the quality and reliability of the
exactAIS® data service. exactEarth's data service is currently being
provided to more than 40 countries and we are committed to continuing
to provide leadership in service quality and customer support to all of
our customers around the world."
About exactEarth Ltd.
exactEarth, based in Cambridge, Ontario, is a data services company
providing the most advanced information on global maritime traffic
available today. Our premium service, exactAIS®, delivers an
unrivalled view of the recognized maritime picture at a global scale.
Offering fully secure data in a variety of industry standard formats
and delivery methods, exactEarth's data provides real value for a wide
range of operational maritime applications delivering operational
efficiencies, enhancing security, safeguarding the environment, and
assisting in saving lives. For more information, visit our website at www.exactearth.com.
SOURCE: exactEarth Ltd.
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