Volaris Group, parent company of maritime software provider SpecTec, has announced that it has acquired shipping ERP rival ShipNet from Inchcape Shipping Services to expand its presence in the maritime vertical.
Pacific Basin Shipping has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband system across its entire owned fleet of Handysize and Supramax dry bulk ships, totaling 99 vessels.
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce says that he is aiming to introduce 10 Mbps services on FleetBroadband in the early part of the next decade, once the company has completed the launch of its Inmarsat-6 generation of satellites.
Satellite communications company Thales is taking its first steps into the commercial maritime satcom market with the launch of a new system called VesseLINK, aiming to provide commercial vessels with global broadband connectivity via the Iridium network.
Rolls-Royce has announced the latest stage in its research and development plans to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality, confirming that Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – has agreed to provide “a significant research grant” to fund further investment in an unmanned ship R&D centre in Turku, Finland.
Telenor Satellite and Cobham have signed an agreement for the supply of SAILOR Ka-band antenna systems to the satellite operator, to be provided to customers of Telenor’s latest generation Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service, THOR 7.
Intellian Technologies is set to introduce a new 65cm Ku/Ka-band convertible satellite communications system, called the v65, that will allow users to access both the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies on the same antenna, similar to the company’s v100 1-metre unit but on smaller, lighter equipment.
Kymeta has made a series of announcements aimed at hastening the introduction of the company’s flat panel satcom antenna technology to the market, as it confirmed the first commercial trials for the product alongside the launch of a new bundled service package, as well as the sale of an equity stake in the firm to satellite operator Intelsat.
Transas has signed a partnership agreement with Satcom Global to add integrated connectivity to THESIS, its unified platform for digital operations on ships and in shore-based offices, adding to another partnership deal agreed with JRC at the end of February.
VIKING Saatsea, the maritime e-learning unit of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING), has released a new set of computer based courses for training in the ISPS Code (the International Ship and Port Security Code).
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