Pole Star is supporting the new Lars Thrane LT-3100 GMDSS terminal for Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) compliance and Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS).
Dutch shipping company Royal Wagenborg has renewed and extended its contract with Castor Marine for its Global Ku VSAT connection.
Cobham SATCOM has received regulatory approval from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to allow for Japanese adoption of its SAILOR 4300. The approval of SAILOR 4300 L-band follows the MIC’s regulatory approval of Iridium Certus broadband.
Iridium Certus 100 mid-band service is now commercially available for Iridium customers.
Intellian’s C700 Iridium Certus terminal has been approved for use in Japan. The C700 is the first Iridium Certus terminal to be approved for the Japanese maritime market.
Jan De Nul Group has moved its entire fleet of 82 vessels and jack-up barges to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium L-band services on a long-term contract to guarantee solid vessel connectivity.
The International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) has named Iridium and Thales as its official communications partners.
Marine electronics and satellite communications provider, Mackay Marine has joined Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) as a service provider.
Topcon Positioning Systems has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contract with DDK Positioning to supply Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) hardware components.
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has announced plans to adopt Iridium's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System service (GMDSS) and the Iridium Certus broadband service, following regulatory approval.
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