Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.
RedPort Global has introduced a new satcom management system which combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with RedPort’s own Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway.
Dualog reports that it has introduced a new Crew Connection app to allow seafarers to manage their onboard internet usage via their mobile device.
Norddeutsche Reederei is to outfit its fleet of 50 vessels with the Navarino Infinity Cube, which will be used to manage IT networks and communications on board the company’s ships.
The 2018 Crew Connectivity survey of 6,000 serving crewmembers by Futurenautics, sponsored by KVH and Intelsat, has found that the application of technology in operations is growing in perceived importance, and that access to the internet at sea “strongly influences” the decisions of some 92 per cent of seafarers about where to work.
The free, confidential helpline for seafarers provided by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) can now be accessed using the instant messaging app Viber, expanding the range of contact options for international crews in need of support.
Martek Marine has launched a new vessel internet system based on GSM connectivity, which will be marketed under the name SeaCell.
Antwerp-based tanker company Euronav has agreed a deal with Satcom Global to roll out the Aura Ku-band VSAT service across its fleet, following the successful completion of sea trials with the system carried out over the course of 2017.
Marlink has added a new prepaid voice card calling facility for use with the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress network, noting that it is the first Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the Ka-band service to provide prepaid cards.
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