SpeedCast has launched its new SIGMA Net device for network management on shipping vessels and at other remote sites, designed specifically to operate over VSAT and MSS.
The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), an organisation promoting seafarer welfare, has launched a new website called SeafarerHelp to provide a free, confidential helpline service to seafarers and their families all over the world.
KVH reports that it is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crews to allow them to receive a wider range of news, sports and entertainment content on their personal devices.
Port call management company DIABOS has added a new Pay-Master system to its portfolio of services, which aims to replace traditional cash remittances to vessel captains.
KVH Media Group has expanded its NEWSlink portfolio with the launch of two new daily local language editions in Japanese and Korean, with the range now totalling approximately 110 NEWSlink editions in 23 languages delivered to seafarers on more than 9,000 vessels around the world.
Maritime mobile network provider, Skybridge, has launched VoiSea, a VoIP app that offers access to free voice and HD video calls and messages at sea and other remote locations, whilst keeping bandwidth consumption to a minimum.
ITC Global has released an enhanced version of ITC Crew LIVE, a crew welfare service aimed at the offshore industry that offers communications and entertainment options, including internet connectivity and live TV.
NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft (Reederei NSB) has agreed a deal with Marlink to roll out fully managed VSAT services to its entire fleet of more than 50 vessels, including connectivity and selected related applications.
NSSLGlobal has announced a deal with MOL LNG Transport (Europe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines), which will see the satellite provider replace the legacy VSAT systems on board MOL LNG’s fleet of 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
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