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December 7, 2010

Camgian partners with satellite data firm on Quantum solutions

Camgian Microsystems Corp. has selected ORBCOMM Inc. to provide a global communications platform for Quantum, its industrial asset monitoring solution, company officials said in a statement.
Quantum is a wireless industrial operations intelligence platform which supports the seamless integration of local area sensor networks, satellite communications and back-office analytics software for monitoring remote fixed and mobile assets.
Using ORBCOMM’s global network ensures that Camgian’s customers will have access to timely and accurate asset intelligence, allowing for enhanced logistics operations and supply chain efficiencies, company officials said.
An innovator in advanced wireless electronic technologies and solutions for the military and government sectors, Camgian’s partnership with ORBCOMM marks the company’s entrance into the industrial market where it is leveraging Quantum to ensure environmentally safe management and disposal of large volume waste oil products.
“We are pleased that Camgian has selected ORBCOMM to provide satellite communications service for their industrial monitoring solution,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer.
“Our partnership reinforces ORBCOMM’s expertise in delivering global two-way data communications for fixed asset monitoring in the oil and gas industry, which continues to be an extremely important vertical market for our business.”
“Camgian’s partnership with ORBCOMM will provide our company with a strong advantage in the industrial marketplace, which represents tremendous growth potential for our business,” said Gary Butler, Camgian’s president and CEO.
“By teaming with ORBCOMM, we are combining the latest technologies in satellite data communications with a high-performance business intelligence platform to enable our customers in the oil and gas industry to increase how they manage their remote assets and take advantage of significant performance and operating cost savings benefits.”
The publicly-traded ORBCOMM Inc. is a global satellite data communications company focusing on two-way machine-to-machine communications.
Starkville-based Camgian is a leader in developing advanced electronic technologies and solutions, pioneering leading-edge innovations enabling a new generation of low-power, high-performance electronic systems and products for the defense, security and industrial markets.
Step UP! Community Breakfast scheduled

The Step UP! Starkville Community Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.
This month’s theme being “Courage,” the organization will honor Cpl. Timothy Read, who was recently injured in Afghanistan.
Guest speakers on courage include Junior Olympic softball coach Karen Johns and Bill Buckley, director of Mississippi State University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Donations of $5 will be accepted at the door.

MSU staff member elected national president of SVA

Mississippi State University research associate Michael Campbell is the new president of the Student Veterans of America, the nation’s leading advocacy group for student veterans.
Campbell, a research coordinator for the department of entomology, was selected to the one-year post at the organization’s national conference held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
“I am looking forward to serving my fellow student veterans in this position, and I promise to work diligently on their behalf,” Campbell said.
A 2009 MSU graduate, Campbell served in the Army 2000-04 and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned an associate of arts degree from East Oklahoma State. In 2007, after learning of the university’s G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, he transferred to Mississippi State, earning his bachelor’s degree in forest management,.
In 2008, he was an integral part of the group that constructed the bylaws and constitution founding the SVA.
Campbell has served as president of the MSU SVA chapter as well as state director prior to being named to the top post.
The SVA is a nonprofit organization with more than 20,000 members in 327 university chapters across America. Its goal is to help veterans successfully transition from combat to the classroom by developing student veteran groups on campuses to create a network of resources, ideas, and support; developing programs and policies that help them transition to the classroom; centralizing the critical resources that they need to graduate; and advocating on behalf of them at the state and national levels.

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