Speedcast has announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine to add SRH’s maritime navigation and electronics products alongside Speedcast’s satcom portfolio to create integrated shipboard system packages delivered by a single supplier.
Speedcast has launched SIGMA Gateway Xtreme, a new network management device capable of controlling Speedcast’s Ku-band VSAT services, Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and 4G/LTE services, to offer redundancy in communications links alongside virtual machine capabilities.
KVH is set to launch an upgraded version of its mini-VSAT service, utilising Intelsat Epic high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity to boost its network capabilities and deliver up to 10 Mbps connectivity to maritime customers under a range of new plans.
Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered into a collaboration agreement, to offer services combining Orange’s satellite network with BlueTide’s maritime technology systems to vessels in the work-boat industry.
KVH has responded to claims by an ethical hacker that he had managed to ‘hack’ a live satcom CommBox, the communications management system used by the satcoms company alongside its mini-VSAT system, to say that the equipment that was said to have been compromised was not connected to the KVH network, nor was it being used by a KVH satcom customer.
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.
French cruise company Ponant has extended its VSAT and GSM services contract with Marlink, which will improve bandwidth speeds on its five-strong fleet of yachts and cruise vessels, while also adding four planned newbuilds to its communications deal.
Cobham SATCOM reports that it is currently developing a range of augmented reality (AR) ‘smartglasses’, in collaboration with software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG), for use by maritime service technicians installing and servicing antenna equipment on ships.
KVH has agreed a partnership with Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), an international scientific research organisation founded by oceanographer Dr Bob Ballard, to provide services and products to OET in exchange for feedback on various KVH products.
Intelsat has confirmed the successful launch of its Intelsat 37e satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the latest addition to its EpicNG constellation of high throughput satellites.
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