Marine radio communications are uniquely different than traditional land mobile. Smaller vessels from 80 to 180 feet typically use VHF handhelds for internal and external communications. Now, some VHF two-way radios include both marine and land mobile frequencies with programmable channels for navigation and communications.
BW Group has signed a new contract with KVH to continue using its VSAT services for at least five years. The company is also upgrading 102 vessels to utilise KVH’s mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network for advanced satellite communications.
OneWeb and OneWeb Satellites, a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb, have announced plans to advance the OneWeb Responsible Space program with a commitment to implement an advanced-technology grappling fixture, developed by Altius Space Machines, on OneWeb’s satellites.
With the festive season approaching the wellbeing of seafarers is something shipping companies should prioritise as it can be a very challenging time for those who are away from family and friends over Christmas, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.
Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a technology agnostic solutions portfolio designed to interconnect on board Operational Technology (OT) within a standardised data structure.
Following a survey conducted by Danica, a Hamburg-based crewing specialist, the company’s managing director Henrik Jensen has stated that: “Our survey shows that 80 per cent of the seafarers who do not have internet access today would move jobs in order to get it. This is a huge warning to those shipping companies who do not offer crew internet access onboard their vessels.”
NSSLGlobal has announced the provision of its high-speed VSAT service to Sea-Eye e.V., a German registered, non-profit organisation working to rescue refugees from hazardous conditions at sea.
OneWeb will host a roundtable in London on Wednesday November 6 to discuss what the new age of ubiquitous, reliable broadband could hold for the Arctic.
Iridium Communications and OneWeb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver a combined service offering, allowing their mutual partners to offer bundling and co-marketing opportunities for the Iridium Certus L-band services and OneWeb's Ku-band service.
Color Line has signed a multi-year, fully managed communications contract with Speedcast for its Color Carrier vessel.
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