Intelsat 33e, the second of Intelsat’s EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), has successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017, the satellite operator has announced.
ECDIS Ltd has introduced an offline version of its Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACAT) courses, to allow for study on ships with little or no internet access.
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based Tallink Grupp covering the new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland, a deal which includes Wärtsilä's Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online remote support services.
Wärtsilä and cruise company Carnival Corporation have signed a 12-year performance-based agreement worth approximately €900 million, which will see digitalised data streams from vessel engines analysed by specialists for real-time optimisation of the equipment and prediction of operational and maintenance demands.
Idwal Marine, a provider of ship inspection services, has launched a free Cloud-based online platform to provide quotations and deliver reporting for vessel condition, pre-purchase and pre-charter inspection services.
Flat panel antenna company Phasor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales Alenia Space (TAS) for the development of a software-defined terminal for commercial Ka-band satellite communications.
Globecomm Maritime has launched new metered VSAT plans that can include two separate data bundles to split traffic for operational use from crew communications.
Hatteland Display has added four new sizes to its range of second generation Series X Panel Computers for maritime applications.
P&I Club Steamship Mutual has released a DVD titled ‘Cyber Security: Smart, Safe Shipping’ highlighting the implications of a potential cyber security breach for a shipping company.
Charity organisation GBA Ships, a non-profit based in Germany, has implemented the Adonis Personnel Manager software package to manage onboard and offshore HR operations for its flagship vessel, the MV Logos Hope.
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