Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to offer telecasts of major cricket events to ships and to commercial aircraft through its global VSAT networks.
Engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has signed an agreement with ship performance monitoring company Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece, to jointly develop a diagnostics system to acquire and evaluate real-time propulsion operating data from all WinGD 2-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines.
Swedish maritime technology company Adveto has announced that it has commenced development of its new ECDIS platform, called ECDIS G8.
Castor Networks, a provider of satellite communications services to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, reports that it has acquired Watum Solutions, an IT and satcoms provider to the shipping and offshore industry, effective immediately.
Iridium has completed the successful launch of its first ten Iridium NEXT satellites, with the satellites delivered into low-Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 14.
SES has announced that satcom and entertainment services provider GEE has purchased its own Ku-band payload on SES’s AMC-3 satellite, to boost capacity for customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Marlink is extending the number of Stena Line ships connected to its multi-band communications network, with the first out of four additional vessels set to join the service now online.
Software provider Veson Nautical has announced two new deals with d’Amico Shipping and TATA NYK Shipping to use its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS), along with the Veslink online hub, for their commercial operations.
UK broadcaster BBC has announced the launch of a global TV entertainment channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market, via its BBC Worldwide division.
Seagull Maritime has upgraded the Seagull Training App to version 2.0, for both Android and iOS, to improve usability across a range of mobile devices, with dynamic screen layouts for different sized displays.
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