Maritime Satellite Communications

Globalstar is launching a new STINGR system, integrating the company’s STX3 simplex satellite transmitter with a GPS receiver and a dual band antenna, to create a unit for use in Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring of assets like ships and containers.
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership focusing on the design, testing and validation of first generation remote and autonomous ships, with the eventual aim of making such vessels a commercial reality.
Satcom technology company Newtec has entered into a strategic partnership with the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54), with the aim of strengthening its position in China and across Asia.
KVH reports that it is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crews to allow them to receive a wider range of news, sports and entertainment content on their personal devices.
SAIT Communications has now officially changed its name to SpeedCast, formalising the integration of the company following its acquisition last year.
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.
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