Astrium Services has released a new software version for its XChange connectivity platform, which allows crews to use their own smartphones on board.
Astrium Services and Intelsat have signed a multi-year renewal agreement for C-band capacity to be used by Astrium Services’ maritime customers in the Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
After extensive negotiations, Inmarsat and Astrium have taken the first firm steps towards a distribution deal for the Global Xpress Ka-band service following the agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two companies.
SES and Astrium Services have signed capacity deals to deliver connectivity to vessels around Latin America as well as in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
Astrium has completed an extension of its worldwide VSAT satellite communications services, which it says will offer more bandwidth over smaller antennas.
Astrium Services, part of the EADS Group and the parent company of Vizada following its 2011 acquisition of the maritime communications provider, is to restructure the company and discontinue the Vizada brand.
Vizada has announced the launch of a new premium edition of its e-messaging tool, SkyFile Mail, an enhanced version of the SkyFile software.
Vizada has announced that it is to extend the coverage area of its Pharostar Ku-band VSAT service, and is introducing a range of new packages to appeal to a wider section of the market.
Marlink reports that it is to introduce new C-band services on the iDirect platform, utilising DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) technology on regional, multi-regional and global maritime C-band beams.
Vizada and its partner SRH Marine Electronics report that they have signed a 24-month agreement with Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd to equip the company’s fleet of 63 vessels with a broadband communications system.
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