Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability.
Intellian reports that its GX100 and GX60 Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals have now been granted certification by TELEC, a radio equipment certification and testing body based in Japan.
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) providing an option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress network.
Greece-based maritime communications provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has agreed a new deal with Seanergy Maritime, covering the installation and provision of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress system on the shipping company’s vessels.
Inmarsat has unveiled its new Fleet Secure cyber security offering for the maritime sector, a fully-managed service to detect vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from widespread cyber-attack that will be commercially launched as a standard option on Fleet Xpress.
Inmarsat has announced a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to act as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1), under construction by Airbus Defence and Space and scheduled for launch in 2020.
Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), under which the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress service will be integrated into newbuild ‘smart ships’ from the vessel construction stage to provide connectivity for a range of digital processes.
The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia, through the use of satellite systems to improve catch documentation and traceability (CDT).
Inmarsat has reported its financial results for the first half of 2017, with maritime revenue for the six months down by 3.9 per cent to $278.4 million compared with the same period last year, as customers move from FleetBroadband on to VSAT services.
Inmarsat has ramped up the installation network for its Fleet Xpress Ka-band VSAT service, increasing the number of ports where a complete flat fee service installation is available from six to 33.
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