Marlink reports that its Sealink VSAT service is now available with global coverage through 60 cm Ku-band antennas, as opposed to the 1m antennas previously required.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has launched a new version of Voyager, its navigation software solution, with Voyager 7 representing a fundamental rebuild of the software in comparison with earlier versions.
The Liberian Registry, in partnership with Prevention at Sea Ltd, a Cyprus-based maritime compliance technology company, has launched a new software product designed to replace traditional paper oil record books (ORBs) and to facilitate correct ORB entries in electronic format.
Buzz Marine reports that it has delivered approximately 40 of its HubbaX 4 Duo mobile broadband systems to Humboldt Ship Management in Santiago, Chile, for use on the UltraNav and UltraTug fleets of inshore vessels, tugs and pilot boats.
KVH has announced that its content delivery service IP-MobileCast will now include high-resolution updates from Applied Weather Technology (AWT) as a standard feature, meaning that subscribing vessels will receive global weather data four times per day without incurring any data transmission costs.
EMC, recently acquired by Global Eagle Entertainment (pending closure of the deal), reports that it has taken orders to supply VSAT equipment and services for seven platform supply vessels in the North Sea as part of a four-year fleet agreement with GulfMark in Norway.
German shipping company Vertom-Bojen Bereederungs is to implement DNV GL’s ShipManager integrated fleet management software on 41 vessels, the companies report.
ChartCo reports that it has secured what it describes as “significant” new investment from Equistone Partners Europe to fund the continued growth of its ship-board data platform PassageManager, a deal which will see the company leave the Kelvin Hughes Group as a consequence.
Marlink reports that it has been contracted to implement the KeepUp@Sea IT operational platform from fellow Norwegian company Palantir on 110 vessels for shipping company CMA CGM.
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