KVH has announced that Crewtoo has surpassed 100,000 members just 16 months after its launch, making it the world’s largest social network dedicated to mariners.
MTN Communications has launched OceanPhone Mobile, a calling and messaging app for maritime crews which leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure on vessels, as well as its own network.
SMSGlobal today announced the launch of Se@MeNow, a maritime social portal allowing voice and video chat, web mail, photo and music sharing, online games and shopping, and live updates on sports events.
Gentay reports that it has added an intrinsically safe Android smartphone to its range of products.
Globalstar, which operates a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) L-band satellites, has launched Sat-Fi, a hotspot system which can provide satellite connectivity to smartphones, tablets or laptops via Wi-Fi.
RedPort Global has launched its new Optimizer Crew satellite broadband Wi-Fi router, to be used for managing access to onboard communications systems.
Saga Shipholding of Norway has signed a contract with Dualog to implement the communications services provider’s Crew Surf system.
Globalstar is today launching a new pre-paid satellite phone package for customers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) which it claims to be “the lowest cost pre-paid service in the mobile satellite services industry”.
Thuraya has launched an Android version of its SatSleeve device, which brings satellite connectivity to smartphones. The first version, launched less than a year ago, was designed for iPhones.
German developer bobz reports that the crew tool of its shipznet near-shore communications system has been adopted by over 1,000 seafarers within six months of its introduction.
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