Maritime Satellite Communications

Thome Ship Management and Radio Holland Singapore have concluded a Service Rate Agreement (SRA) covering the service and maintenance of the navigation and communication systems on board Thome’s entire fleet of more than 200 vessels.
Setel Hellas reports that it has completed the roll out of its SeeMBox-V vessel data management system on board the vessel Equinox Eagle, for Greek shipmanagement company Equinox Maritime.
Panasonic Global Communications and Newtec have unveiled a new high bandwidth satellite modem which will be offered to Panasonic customers with the promise of being able to provide twenty times the bandwidth of Panasonic’s current system.
Telenor Maritime has expanded its existing communications systems agreement with Color Line to supply Wi-Fi and mobile phone services across the cruise and ferry company’s entire fleet.
The North P&I Club in the UK is undertaking a ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign to highlight the cyber threats facing shipowners, aiming to raise awareness of the increasing danger to international shipping, ports and offshore operations.
Intellian has launched a new dual-band, 3-axis satellite TV system, the s100HD WorldView, including the company’s latest generation LNB (Low Noise Block-Down Converter) technology and designed to resemble its existing GX100 and v100 VSAT communications terminals.
Marlink has launched two new ‘High Speed Zones’ aimed at the leisure market and charter companies with high bandwidth demands, offering connectivity of up to 20 Mbps on existing standard equipment in specially dedicated areas in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
SpeedCast has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Harris CapRock in a cash transaction valued at US$425 million, with the aim of strengthening its position in the cruise and energy sectors.
The UK's Automated Ships Ltd (an M Subs Ltd subsidiary) and Norway's Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world's first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and partner Radiance Communications have begun the deployment of maritime VSAT services across Qatari LNG transport company Nakilat’s fleet of LNG and LPG carriers.
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