Inmarsat and VT iDirect, who have worked together over the past four years on the Global Xpress programme, have announced the formation of a joint research & development (R&D) team named ‘i2’ to support the development of next generation satellite communications technologies.
Intellian reports that it has completed a triple installation of 2.4m VSAT antennas for the next generation Petronas Floating Liquid Natural Gas (PFLNG) vessel Satu, built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.
Cobham SATCOM has developed a new version of its SAILOR 900 Ku-band VSAT antenna, which features an upgraded Block Up Converter (BUC) with the potential to deliver higher uplink bandwidths than the company’s existing technology.
Telenor Satellite has approved the BB75 Ka-band antenna, produced by Skytech, for maritime users of Telenor’s THOR 7 Ka-band payload.
Korean satellite antenna manufacturer KNS, has announced a series of new antennas in a variety of different bands aimed at a range of different vertical sectors, including commercial shipping, fishing and leisure craft.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
Korean antenna manufacturer KNS has announced the development of a new COTM (Communication On The Move) antenna which it says is the first in the industry to include a Ku/Ka dual band automatic switching and polarization capability.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced the development of a unique new type of communications antenna system called SeaAerial – which is made out of seawater.
Kymeta Corporation and Intelsat report that they have successfully completed initial testing of the mobility performance of Kymeta’s flat-panel antennas on Intelsat’s satellite network for maritime applications.
Inmarsat has announced a new partnership with EM Solutions to develop the world’s first combined MilSatCom/Global Xpress (GX) maritime satcom terminal.
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