Marlink has connected a record number of vessels in a single month and extended its global Installation Quality Assurance Program (iQAP) to more than 260 trained personnel in more than 100 ports.
Inmarsat has equipped four Paraná River push boats operated by Impala Paraguay with Fleet Xpress connectivity, in a breakthrough for maritime broadband inland along one of South America’s longest waterways.
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).
In Valour Consultancy’s latest maritime connectivity report, “The Future of Maritime Connectivity – 2020 edition”, Marlink Group remained the largest retail service provider for VSAT communication services in 2019. The global service provider increased its revenue market share from 23.1 per cent in 2018, to 23.9 per cent in 2019, writes Joshua Flood, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy.
Furuno Hellas has been awarded Digital Twin Ready certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for HermAce, a smart onboard system that collects and monitors data on bridge navigation and communication equipment, actively supporting remote troubleshooting and problem rectifications.
Maritime technology and digital solutions company, Tototheo Maritime, and Marine Fields Holdings, a firm developing live Port call ‘time-stamp’ sharing, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI).
Ship manager Roxana Shipping has recently completed a major technology upgrade project, installing Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress (FX) on all ten of its tanker fleet. The project has provided each vessel with the two Mb FX package in combination with Infinity Plus and Cobham 60 GX antennas, resulting in a significant bandwidth and technology boost for both their business and crew welfare requirements.
CYSEC, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland, has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.
Intellian has announced the launch of its next generation tri-band product, the v240MT Gen-II antenna. Developed from the tri-band v240MT – the first multi-orbit, multi-frequency and auto-switching antenna in the market, with over 150 systems already deployed – the new product adds a host of additional features and value, including the ability to operate multiple antennas seamlessly via its dual datacenter capability, and enhanced Ku-band performance.
OneWeb has launched 34 satellites onboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
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