Simon Møkster Shipping has completed a ‘remote office’ project that has resulted in the company’s 23-strong fleet of offshore supply and specialist vessels becoming fully connected to the Microsoft Lync platform via its installed VSAT systems.
German developer bobz has launched a Crew Solution package for its shipznet near-shore communications system, which offers data rates of up to 20 mbps.
Marlink has announced that CMA CGM has chosen its standardised Ku-band VSAT service WaveCall for more than 35 container vessels, including the 16,000 TEU Marco Polo and its sister ships.
Navarino has announced that it has won two new Greek customers, Goldenport and Athenian Sea Carriers, which both have signed up for FleetBroadband plans of 6GB per ship with the Infinity bandwidth management and optimisation solution.
SMSGlobal has announced that 3,000 vessels are now equipped with its CrewCommCenter system.
From the autumn, BBC World News bulletins will be available on board commercial vessels via Telemar Scandinavia and NSSLGlobal, the three companies have announced.
Greek company Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has won a contract with EPIC Shipping to provide it with FleetBroadband services.
Headland Media, purchased in May 2013 by KVH, reports that its Crewtoo social media site for seafarers has now passed 60,000 members in the 12 months since its introduction in August 2012.
Telecoms company Smart in the Philippines has unveiled a range of services designed to help Filipino seafarers stay in touch with their loved ones through phone calls, text messages and via the internet.
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