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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.

Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Smart services for Filipino sailors

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.

Globecomm Maritime has partnered with Iridium to install OpenPort terminals on two tall ships taking part in challenges for British charity Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Satcom service provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has been chosen by ship management company Chandris to provide FleetBroadband and value-added services. Both companies are based in Greece.

Following on from its recent acquisition of Headland Media, KVH is to further extend its strategic move into the content delivery space with the launch of a new IP-MobileCast service for its mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network.

iVitta, which developed a Pay-As-You-Go global roaming SIM card for seafarers, has teamed up with G2 Crew Services to expand its distribution.

Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

New features on Crewtoo

Crewtoo, an online community for seafarers, has launched new features to allow its 40,000 members to share images, form groups and read daily news.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

Hartmann’s fleet on XChange

Marlink has landed a contract with German ship operator Hartmann Reederei to supply standardised Ku-band VSAT services to its 74 vessel fleet.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

Imtech introduces IPTV

Imtech Marine reports that it has developed a low cost IPTV solution specifically suitable for merchant and special vessels.

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

BYOD to sea

Astrium Services has released a new software version for its XChange connectivity platform, which allows crews to use their own smartphones on board.

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