Preliminary results from the 2015 BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report indicate that internet access at sea is improving, contributing to improved overall welfare for the commercial maritime workforce.
Motive Television reports that its Content Express platform for TV and video on demand (VOD) is currently undergoing testing with two ferry lines, and is expected to launch commercially next month.
Inmarsat has reported the launch of Fleet Media, the entertainment service it announced last year which will see a variety of content delivered to commercial vessels at sea, and available to crew on demand.
Airbus Defence and Space has released the latest version of its XChange communications management platform, enabling crew accounts to be managed from shore.
MTN Communications has released figures illustrating the changing way data is consumed on board cruise vessels, with mobile devices increasingly popular, and volumes of data traffic rising significantly.
KVH has announced a new dedicated voice configuration for its mini-VSAT maritime satellite network, which will prioritise Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and deliver it on a protected data stream.
SpeedCast has announced that it has signed a ‘multi-year communications contract’ with Gearbulk, operator of the world's largest fleet of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch jib craned vessels.
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human rights organisation based in London, has announced the launch of the ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’,an international database where details of missing seafarers and fishermen can be submitted and recorded.
Videotel has partnered with Mines Rescue Marine (MRM), part of Mines Rescue Service Ltd (MRSL), to create a system designed to improve the safety of mariners operating in enclosed spaces.
Motive Television PLC reports that it has completed the development and testing of its Content Express platform for the global maritime market.
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