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.
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has published a smartphone app, focused on seafarers’ needs.
Station711 has announced that its crewtalk solution has been integrated with the FleetBroadband Multi-voice service.
Bernhard Schulte has announced that it is to provide new crew internet cafe facilities to the seafarers serving on all of its vessels.
The Crewtoo.com social media site for seafarers reports that it has now reached 6,000 members, a 300 per cent increase in two months.
Mobile network operator Three is to provide seafarers visiting ports across the UK with free mobile internet as part of a national scheme being run in collaboration with the UK Merchant Navy Welfare Board, which aims to connect international seafarers with their families using internet communications tools.
The UK Marine business of SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, is to supply an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) based entertainment solution to the Lancelot accommodation work barge operated by Intership Ltd of Singapore.
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