Airbus Defence and Space has signed a deal to continue as the Global Sponsor of the Digital Ship conference and exhibition series in 2015, following the completion of this year's events calendar at the recent Digital Ship Athens 2014 conference.
A new Earth observation system integrating satellite and laser technologies, that could be used in areas like ship detection and emergency response, has successfully completed its first image download using a gigabit laser transmission system.
MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line in the world to begin to roll out the latest iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect, with the aim of optimising its VSAT communications with higher throughput and improved functionality.
Airbus Defence and Space has reported that it has doubled its VSAT capacity in the Caribbean in preparation for increased traffic and activity in the region over the winter period.
Airbus Defence and Space has added five new members to its Field Service Alliance (FSA), bringing the total number of partners in its maritime VSAT network to ten.
Marlink has signed a strategic partnership agreement with maritime IT provider Palantir, which will see Palantir’s products added to Marlink's portfolio of satcoms and value added services.
In a surprise move, Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it plans to sell off its commercial satellite communications business, including its maritime satcom business and direct sales subsidiary Marlink.
Marlink reports that United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has selected its WaveCall Plus VSAT services for 17 newbuild containerships, the first of which is due for delivery by the end of the year.
Marlink has announced that Scorpio Ship Management (SSM) has chosen its WaveCall Ku-band VSAT services for 75 newbuild tankers and bulkers to be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.
Airbus Defence and Space today announced the release of version 3.1 of its XChange communications management platform, with a new feature allowing any device connected to on board networks to be accessed via a single system.
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