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.
Maritime satellite antenna company Intellian has announced that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), has selected its VSAT antennas to be installed across its fleet of container ships.
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.
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.
Flat panel antenna company Kymeta has formed a new KĀLO business unit in preparation for the launch of commercial availability of its new service, operating on the Intelsat satellite network.
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) is to install Cobham SATCOM VSAT and satellite TV (TVRO) antennas, as well as additional radio communication equipment, on six new offshore support vessels (OSVs) set to enter service on development contracts offshore Brazil during 2017 and 2018.
Flat panel satcom antenna company Phasor has announced a new partnership with DSM to develop a radome for its phased array, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) using DSM’s Dyneema technology.
Kymeta has named e3 Systems as its exclusive global distribution partner for the yacht market, offering Kymeta’s metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services.
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