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OmniTRACS switch to new satellite boosting service

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. Mobile communications provider Cancom Tracking has announced that its satellite-based OmniTRACS...


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. Mobile communications provider Cancom Tracking has announced that its satellite-based OmniTRACS mobile communications solution has increased coverage following the transfer to Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite.

Cancom’s OmniTRACS is now operating on Anik F2, the world’s largest commercial communications satellite. Cancom customers have been experiencing improved service in the Canadian East coast, specifically St. John’s, Newfoundland since the new satellite has been in operation, Cancom says.

The company adds the satellite offers Cancom customers two major benefits: it has extended coverage in Eastern Canada as well as increased message delivery speed due to stronger satellite signal strength. With the new satellite fully functional Cancom provides coverage to all Canadian customers in North America.

“We had been anticipating the launch of Anik F2 because Armour would benefit from the increased coverage the new satellite would provide,” said Ralston Armour, Vice President ACS, Armour Transportation, which has been using OmniTRACS for more than eight years. “We have noticed a considerable increase in coverage since the launch of the new satellite and our drivers and dispatchers from our three offices in Newfoundland have benefited the most from the substantial improvement in the coverage.”


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