XATA Corp. will partner with Orbcomm LLC to offer low-cost, two-way satellite communications to new and existing XATA customers.

The companies said its partnership combines two-way satellite with Internet and pc-based software, enabling XATA customers to drive additional productivity gains into their fleet operations while further enhancing customer service.

The Orbcomm satellite network will be an optional, integrated offering within XATA’s solutions and will be essential for any fleet operation that wants to see and communicate with any vehicle, no matter what its location.

The integration of Orbcomm into XATA’s system architecture is already underway as the company plans to roll out the new capabilities to a number of test sites later this month. The products are slated for general availability in January.