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The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed its intention to approve the Iridium satellite network as a recognised provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, joining the single current recognised service provider, Inmarsat.

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.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:11

Inmarsat results outline FX growth

Inmarsat has published its Q1 2018 financial results, showing a small increase in maritime revenues as its installed base of Fleet Xpress customers continues to grow.

Thursday, 08 March 2018 17:12

Intellian launches dual FX antenna system

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Intellian has launched a new dual antenna system linked by a new device called a GX Mediator, which will manage automatic switching between two GX antennas on a single service package in case of blockage of one of the antennas, to maintain a constant connection.

Inmarsat’s new Fleet Safety product, a service incorporating FleetBroadband and a Maritime Safety Terminal (MST), has been recommended for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition after an International Maritime Organization (IMO) technical review.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:17

New generation of FB terminals planned

Inmarsat and Intellian report that they have signed an outline agreement covering the design and manufacture of a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals, supporting both the existing I-4 satellite network as well as Inmarsat’s planned sixth generation I-6 satellite constellation, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2020.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:52

Campbell Shipping to migrate to Fleet Xpress

Inmarsat reports that it has reached an agreement with ship management company Campbell Shipping, headquartered in Nassau, The Bahamas, to migrate its fleet of dry bulk carriers to the Fleet Xpress VSAT service.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:37

Special FX plans for OSVs launched

Inmarsat is looking to increase its focus on the energy sector with the launch of a new set of Fleet Xpress plans designed specifically to meet the requirements of offshore support vessels (OSVs).

Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:29

MOL tests real-time shore access to VDR data

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:36

Cobham simplifies dual GX antenna installations

Cobham SATCOM has created an integrated below decks system to simplify Inmarsat Fleet Xpress installations that use dual Ka-band antennas to combat satellite blocking from the ship structure or other deck equipment.

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