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.
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.
Marlink has landed a contract with German ship operator Hartmann Reederei to supply standardised Ku-band VSAT services to its 74 vessel fleet.
Imtech Marine reports that it has developed a low cost IPTV solution specifically suitable for merchant and special vessels.
Astrium Services has released a new software version for its XChange connectivity platform, which allows crews to use their own smartphones on board.
SingTel, in collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, has developed 46 widgets specially designed for its CrewXchange portal to help seafarers plan their stay in Singapore.
Thuraya has launched a new satellite voice calling product, the Thuraya SatSleeve, a device which can be used to bring satellite connectivity to a regular Apple iPhone.
Globecomm Maritime has introduced Access Chat Plus, an optimised chat and video conferencing application designed for maritime satellite communications, offering 'marinised' version of services similar to those available via Skype.
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